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    Boxster in snow?

    I didn't see any posts regarding the Boxster's handling on snow, could some drivers please share some expeiences with winter conditions? I've been considering a purchase (manual) and there might be times when I'd be in the mountains and get caught in a few inches. Thanks.

    Re: Boxster in snow?

    1. You will definitely need to have winter tyres. The standard performance tires are evil and near useless in snow. Its costly, but Porsche has specific winter tire
    reccomendations for your year and model, follow them because when the road is dry again and you push the car harder you don't want to wrap yourself around a telephone pole.

    2. Forget about chains. Unless Porsche has a specific $$
    factory application for your wheel/tire size you are out of luck.

    3. Even with snow tires, I would advise to add some weight into the rear trunk for additional traction. Two 25lb bags
    of dog food or a 50lb bag of cement really helps, especially
    going up hill from a start.

    4. Check your model year owners manual for snow and traction control and PSM on or off advice.

    Its really fun to have the top down on a snowy road, seat heaters add to the fun.

    Re: Boxster in snow?

    Snow?

    What's that???

    Now rain we have -- sometimes floods, hurricanes,
    tornadoes. And heat. Lots of that.

    But snow???

    - Mark

    Re: Boxster in snow?

    Snow???

    What is that?

    - Mark in Houston

    Re: Boxster in snow?

    thanks JimFlat6

    Re: Boxster in snow?

    I live and Switzerland and drive my 2003 Boxster S a lot in the snow and mountains. Good wintertires are a must, I use Pirelli SnowSport 240. Traction is really good, if you drive off slowly the first meters. I have the 255 rear tires. Once rolling it's a blast. I like driving in the snow, the Boxster handles really well. I don't have PSM and don't miss it, but some people like it.

    I have (Porsche) snowcahins (Ebay, new $100) with me all the time but never used them so far. On several occasions I drove by BMWs (engine in the front) who couldn't get up the hill anymore, I had no problem.

    Zürich

    Re: Boxster in snow?

    I tried out the new Boxter in snow conditions a few months back, and it handled great on/off PSM! Good traction and beautifull balance. Not the same forward drive as my own 996 C4, but easier to control. A blast to drive.

    Winter driving can be great!
    On snow tires of course. For best performance in snowy conditions use the skinniest tires you can fit. During winter time I run 205/50-17 (on 7x17) and 225/45-17 (on 8,5x17).

    Drive it - don't park it!


     
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