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    Winter tires

    Sorry if this is a frequently asked question, but I want to make sure I choose right. Our 2004 CTT needs four new 19" winter tires. Primarily for motorway driving and also for snowy alpine pass/ ski resort conditions. We have the Pirelli Scorpions and I'm not that impressed, having had one or two scarey moments over the past two winters. Our gargae drive is sloping, so my heart drops every time I drive on to it when snowcovered Smiley 

    Seems that there's a Dunlop Grandtek alternative which is also designated with 'NO' - any experience with these? For those Swiss members - I guess reifendirekt is the best source right?

    Cheers


    Re: Winter tires

    2chavs:

    Sorry if this is a frequently asked question, but I want to make sure I choose right. Our 2004 CTT needs four new 19" winter tires. Primarily for motorway driving and also for snowy alpine pass/ ski resort conditions. We have the Pirelli Scorpions and I'm not that impressed, having had one or two scarey moments over the past two winters. Our gargae drive is sloping, so my heart drops every time I drive on to it when snowcovered Smiley 

    Seems that there's a Dunlop Grandtek alternative which is also designated with 'NO' - any experience with these? For those Swiss members - I guess reifendirekt is the best source right?

    Cheers

    I may be mistaken (your dealer would be able to confirm it) but I think I remember reading that the Nokians were supposed to be the best "approved" option for real snow conditions, such as you can expect in Switzerland.

    Let's face it though, driving on snow is always good for scary moments, regardless of tire brand used.   Smiley

     


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    fritz


    Re: Winter tires

    thanks Fritz. I decided to stick with the Pirellis. The current ones were not new when I received the car, so let's see what the difference is like over the whole 'lifespan'. BTW tirerack.com is a great website to get advice on tires - everything I needed to know 


    Re: Winter tires

    My experience with the Pirelli Scorpion (19'') was horrible, I almost got involved in several accidents because the braking performance wasn't adequate on snow. Same with sidegrip or traction, horrible.

    I switched to Nokian WR and never looked back.

    However: if you're living in a region with lots of snow and ice, theNokian Hakkapeliitta R SUV might be a very good choice, it is available even for the Cayenne Turbo S with the larger brake system (19''). This tire is "R" rated only (up to 170 kph) but it is fantastic in snow.


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    Re: Winter tires

    I don't know if fits also cayenne but I read pirelli Carving Edge it's a fab winter tyre.(also available with studs).developed for nordic countries


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    Re: Winter tires

    I've ordered a Panamera Turbo with 20" wheels that should arrive while the snow is still flying here in Ohio.  I need something other than the summer tires that come with the car so I will be able to drive it..

    My first choice would have been an all season tire that didn't require a second set of wheels to be switched between.  A thorough search reveals no such tire to be available.

    My second choice would have been a second set of 20" wheels with Nokian WRG2.  They, unfortunatley, don't come in the right sizes.

    The choice that Porsche has developed is a second set of 20" wheels with some newly developed N0 versions of Pirelli Winter 240 Sottozero Serie II.

    Does anyone know what to expect from these tires? 

    The www.tirerack.com description sounds very promising, perhaps ideal for Ohio winters:

    The Winter 240 Sottozero Serie II (Series 2) is Pirelli's V-speed rated Performance Winter tire developed for the drivers of premium, high performance vehicles facing challenging wintertime road conditions as they drive their cars year round. The Winter 240 Sottozero Serie II was developed with the philosophy that winter tires must perform in a variety of unpredictable weather conditions and aren't just for use in the snowbelt states. Winter 240 Sottozero Serie II tires are designed not just as snow tires, but as seasonal tires suitable for the weather and road conditions typically experienced in parts of the U.S. between November and April by providing traction and handling in dry, wet, cold and wintry conditions.


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: Winter tires

    go for 18 inch - better traction as thinner tire - that is what i used on my 08 turbo - they are now on my GTS and will go through anything


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    Re: Winter tires

    CPA4S:

    go for 18 inch - better traction as thinner tire - that is what i used on my 08 turbo - they are now on my GTS and will go through anything

     

     

     Not possible. Smiley


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    Re: Winter tires

    Going to some ordeal with the winter tires too...

     

    Took the old 20'' SportDesign from the 04 CTT to put on the 09 TTS but they need spacers, the caliper hit the front rims.

    Are spacers OK?


     
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