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    Anyone with winter tire experience with the turbo?

    Has anyone had experience with winter tires for the 997 turbo? What brands? Practical use in the snow through the streets of New England?

    I saw Pirelli snows at Tire Rack that looked like the choice for 19 inch wheels. Thoughts? Thanks!

    Re: Anyone with winter tire experience with the turbo?

    yes-i have experience with winter tires and turbos-have had 1 996tt and 2 997tt cars and put winter tires on all 3-tire rack is who i dealt with also-the pirellis are a great choice and work well-your decision is whether to get a tire-wheel package from them or just get tires-that is up to you depending what fits into your budget. the car drives great with winter tires in the snow-i have a subaru and would use that if i know that it was going to be a significant snow, but i know that i can take my car to work in the winter and if it starts to snow, i have no problems going home. i can tell you that i have driven the car in 6 inches of snow with no problems. hope that helps.

    Re: Anyone with winter tire experience with the turbo?

    I have the 19" contis from TR, they were great last winter. I had 'em on c4s rims, fit fine, now they are on the stock rims. I had the p 240 snow sports on my c4s, I think it's a better winter tire.

    Re: Anyone with winter tire experience with the turbo?

    997TT handles great in snow, except the height it is almost like an SUV I have the pirelli sottozero and they are pretty good on dry roads too.

    Posted before, but a good opportunity to post my favorite pic again


    Re: Anyone with winter tire experience with the turbo?

    wow... amazing picture!

    if you have more like that please post'em!

    Re: Anyone with winter tire experience with the turbo?

    I'v had my Turbo in conditions just like this at Lake Tahoe - it's a blast AS LONG AS IT'S FRESH FALLEN SNOW . Otherwise , the high spots develop into boulder -like chunks of solid ice due to thaw/freeze/thaw and that low front spoiler pays dearly .


    Re: Anyone with winter tire experience with the turbo?

    Yes, akin to a snow plow.

    Conti's on the Turbo's stock 19 inch wheels

    Very happy with that set up. Up to Whistler several times, great car.

    Re: Conti's on the Turbo's stock 19 inch wheels

    If you have a lot of snow and/or it is pretty cold around your place during winter time, get the Nokian winter tires recommended by Porsche, they even have a N-rating(meaning that they were especially tested, modified(!) and approved for a certain Porsche model). I doubt there is a better winter tire for the 997 Turbo IF(!) the outside temperature drops below 5*C. If you mostly have temperatures over 10*C during winter time, get a different winter tire because the Nokia sucks bigtime with warmer temperatures.

    Re: Conti's on the Turbo's stock 19 inch wheels

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    RC said:
    If you have a lot of snow and/or it is pretty cold around your place during winter time, get the Nokian winter tires recommended by Porsche, they even have a N-rating(meaning that they were especially tested, modified(!) and approved for a certain Porsche model). I doubt there is a better winter tire for the 997 Turbo IF(!) the outside temperature drops below 5*C.

    RC.. Any info on MY10 997TT with PDK available??

    Re: Conti's on the Turbo's stock 19 inch wheels

    Pirelli Sottozero 240's are what the dealers are shipping up here. They have done very well in reviews and I will be putting them on my car this year.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Winter+240+Sottozero

    Re: Anyone with winter tire experience with the tu

    Thanks for all the information. Very helpful.

    Re: Conti's on the Turbo's stock 19 inch wheels

    Quote:
    RC said:
    If you have a lot of snow and/or it is pretty cold around your place during winter time, get the Nokian winter tires recommended by Porsche, they even have a N-rating(meaning that they were especially tested, modified(!) and approved for a certain Porsche model). I doubt there is a better winter tire for the 997 Turbo IF(!) the outside temperature drops below 5*C. If you mostly have temperatures over 10*C during winter time, get a different winter tire because the Nokia sucks bigtime with warmer temperatures.



    I thought it was the opposite: since the Nokian WR are all-season tires with the "snowflake in the mountain" extreme weather rating, they do better in higher temps than a pure winter tire, plus they can handle snow. I had WRs on my turbo last year, and they did great in weather up to 10-15 C and down below freezing in the snow too.

    Now they aren't Pilots in the summer, but then Pilots are pretty worthless in the snow...

    Re: Conti's on the Turbo's stock 19 inch wheels

    Has anyone come across Nokian's recently in the US?

    Also -  I noticed there are Pirelli Sottozero 240's & 270's. Does anyone know what the difference is?  


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