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  1. Hi all, looking for recommendations about tyres for a 997 Carrera S . Currently running Pirellis which I find harsh with lots of road noise. I’m looking for a good road tyre, not for track days but for every day use. Much appreciated Ash
  2. Hi All. I need to replace my P ZERO's on my 911 GTS. I'm thinking of trying the Michelin Sport Cup 20" instead. any feedback? I do some track days, but not a lot. any suggestions on places in Sydney to have them fitted?
  3. I'm in the process of getting new rear tyres - PS2 305/30 R19, here in Perth. The best that Michelin can offer (in stock) are tyres that were manufactured 14 months ago. Considering 6 year life limit (I have Porsche Extended warranty), that gives me less than 5 years for a $1150 outlay. For many owners not a problem, but as I do very low km's (2010 997.2 with 38,000 km; and getting less each year), I'm not likely to be replacing these new tyres on tread limits. Not sure if the problem is due to being in Perth - low turn over and we probably get sent the old stock from Michelin in the first place. If anybody has recently purchased the same tyre(s), I would be interested in hearing what their manufacture dates were. I've been trying to contact Michelin Australia to see if they can accommodate low km owners with manufacture dates that are closer to fitment date - haven't had much success or interest from them so far. Also I must compliment TyrePower Claremont - very helpful getting details on manufacture date, etc, - if only the same could be said about Michelin
  4. Michelin TB15 Classic Tyres2x 215/55x152x 335/35x15New they approximately $2,800 for the set of 4Both pair have no less than 4mm of tread left (new have approximately 5.5mm)One of the rear tyre has had a slow leak repair215/55x15 were fitted on 9inch rims335/35x15 were fitted on 11inch rims$1000 will separate
  5. $400 (firm) for PFA members..... Porsche 944 late offset et52 1986-on after market wheels 18"225/40/18 BF Goodrich g-force sport tyres in good - excellent condition.Only selling due to upgrade.call or msge for more details & inspection if required, (advertised elsewhere)
  6. curse of the 15 inch wheel I've been reading the "aged tyre" thread and reckon my tyres are onto their use by date. I have a 1988 944S with the dreaded 7J x 15" wheels. teladialsthe spec offset should be 52.3 but my wheels have the pre 1986 offset of 23.3!!! The intended use is for weekend drives on curvy roads. No track use. Porsche's recommended tyre for this car/wheel combination is the Pirelli P6000. It is out of stock in Australia and is waiting to be manufactured. According to Bruce Buchanan this tyre is pretty average and just good enough for a 6 cylinder Merc of 1980's vintage. It seems difficult if not impossible to find a good 15" tyre which is not a pretty average passenger car tyre. If someone knows of a good grippy road tyre let me know. The first alternative would be to get new, or used, 16" rims which opens up the availability for better rubber. Going 7J x 16" would mean the least detriment to the existing suspension, odometer reading & ABS. It would be nice to keep close to an 'in period' look of the wheels. Does anyone have some 16" wheels for sale? Another alternative is to pick up some used 17" cup wheels. Looking on the Rennlist forum their is a positive comment about 993 cup wheels fitting the 944. Does this mess up the suspension,odometer or ABS? Has anyone here done this? I'm sure this has all been discussed & resolved before, any help would be most appreciated.
  7. Hi, I have some Pilot Sport Cup 2's for sale in the following sizes; 2 x 235.30.19 2 x 265.30.19 2 x 245.35.19 Price $1650.00 Tyres are located in Geelong but can be delivered to buyers within Melb and am happy to post at buyers expense.
  8. I've got some items that I no longer need and want to clear room for... 1. 997 GT3 Cup muffler & Side muffler delete pipes. I bought this setup for my car for just over $4000 from PCM (Have receipts). This setup bolts directly on to the headers and removes the two side mufflers behind the rear wheels, before joining a centre muffler. The centre muffler looks much like the OEM one but is basically a straight pipe. This sheds a lot of weight and is said to be good for around 10whp up top. I had this on the car for one weekend, at Phillip Island the extra power was noticeable in the higher RPMs, but please note that this is bloody loud, as there's no more valve control. If you use your car a lot on the track then this will be good for you, if it's on the road then it might not be a good solution as there is quite a lot of drone between 2.5-3k RPM. Asking price is $3000 or best offer. 2. I have a set of Pirelli Pzero Corsa (N-spec) tyres in 235/35/19 & 305/30/19. These were fitted brand new on my car when I bought it from PCB in March last year. I did one track day on them and about 1000 road kms. They have about 85-90% tread remaining and no unusual wear. The sidewalls and shoulders are in great condition, the only reason I took these off was to try out the Pzero Trofeo R. Looking to get $1000 or best offer Please call/sms 0428 891 986 - Jonathan
  9. For Sale: Pirelli P-Zero 305/30ZR20 103Y XL N0. 2 available. Brand New, never mounted. Suitable for 991 4S, Turbo and Turbo S rears, possibly others. N0 specific for Porsche. This is the OEM tyre so will not affect warranty. For pick up NSW 2137, 2114, 2220 or 2015 with arrangement. Can be picked up by courier or shipped at buyer's expense. Price: $200 each ONO, email me at dkc64@hotmail.com. Selling because I sold my car before needing the tyres. Tyresales sell them at $615 https://www.tyresales.com.au/buy/tyre/pirelli/pzero_(n)/305-30r20/139822?q=4
  10. Looking to choose R-SPEC tyres for my 996 GT3. 235/40 -18 & 295/30 - 18 Only doing club level track days, not full circuit racing or Targa rallies. Will use my R-specs on a dedicated set of BBS rims, leaving road tires on my standard rims. Some say the Yokohama A050 is the ultimate and obviously its top dollar. What do people think is the best “bang for your bucks” value option? including from the following: -Yokohama A050 vs AD08 vs V105 -Dunlop DZ03G -Hankook z221 -Kumho V70a -Toyo R888 -Others? Appreciated and regards to all
  11. Just wondering those of you with the big gun exotics that most of us dream of... Or those with just an expensive or beautiful set of wheel rims!! Who and where do you go to get tyres fitted? I just spent a $1000 refurbishing me fuches and buying new wheel nuts and I'm paranoid of getting gouged or scratched!! I had a bad experience with rough-head tyre boy changing tyres on a non-pcar of mine a few cars back, whacking the wheel wrench on my rims, scratching, gouging my rims!! Arrghhh!! I ripped into the poor bob jane tyre manager at the time and decided not to ever go back to a run o' the mill tyre place again. Do you flip em a lobster (a 20) and say "be careful mate" or ask for the manager to do the work and not the rasta-haired tattooed hulk with the wheel wrench between his teeth?
  12. I have a set of tyres from my 964 to dispose. Fronts 225/45/17 Rears 255/40/17 Lots of tread, but they are older tyres. Would probably help you pass a roadworthy or be good for burnouts (but seriously, I have driven on them, and they have no flatspots) Pick up Woolloongabba. Phone me on 0418316203
  13. For Sale: Pirelli P-Zero 245/35ZR20 91Y N0. 2 available. Brand New, never mounted. Suitable for 991 2S, 4S, Turbo and Turbo S fronts, possibly others. N0 specific for Porsche. This is the OEM tyre so will not affect warranty. For pick up NSW 2137, 2114, or 2220 with arrangement. Can be picked up by courier or shipped at buyer's expense. Price: $180 each ono, email me at dkc64@hotmail.com. Selling because I sold my car before needing the tyres. sells for $396 each at tyresales: https://www.tyresales.com.au/buy/tyre/pirelli/pzero_(n)/245-35r20/139821?q=4
  14. Hey guys, im selling a set of 4 HRE 19 inch wheels that would suit a 996 or 997. They are only a few months old with no marks and scratches and they come with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tyres with over 90% tread. Total price for this kit is $15,000, you can have them for $3500.
  15. Parts are in Melbourne: 235/40ZR18 Sumitomo HTRZ III tyres x 4 can sell in pairs. plenty of tread. $100 each Genuine Factory Painted Yellow Centre Console as new 997.1 997.2 987.1 987.2 911 Cayman Boxster with matching ashtray. The ashtray alone costs a few $$ and is rarely included. Great to brighten an otherwise rather dark interior purchased from PCM. Has all the right cutouts etc as opposed to ones from USA. $800 Standard Black Centre Console used 997.1 997.2 987.1 987.2 911 Cayman Boxster with matching ashtray off 997 TT SOLD Used hand brake 997.1 997.2 987.1 987.2 911 Cayman Boxster Black leather, good condition off a 997 TT $300 Brand new hand brake 997.1 997.2 987.1 987.2 911 Cayman Boxster Black leather, new condition purchased from PCM. Standard leather.$500 Used Porsche Double DIN radio for 997.1 997.2 987.1 987.2 911 Cayman Boxster. Porsche may need to code for your car. 2 Available $300 Used 986 S exhaust for 986 Boxster. Muffler assembly with tips only. Pipes were cut pre muffler by exhaust shop. $300 Boxster door sill covers. One used great condition, one new with plastic over metal part. Sold as pair. $200 Pair of used leather sports seats from 997S. These will suit a fair few Porsches including 997.1 997.2 987.1 987.2 911 Cayman Boxster. Includes side airbags. Great condition. Electric adjustable back with manual lift. $1900 SOLD Used Cayman 17" Genuine Porsche wheels with continental contact sport tyres $900 Used 997.1 steering wheel for use with circular airbag. No tears or marks. $300 Used Alcantara GT3 steering wheel from 997.2 GT3 with circular airbag $700 SOLD Also have this: Audi TTRS exhaust system from APR $2000 http://goapr.com.au/products/apr_exhaust_cast_downpipe_25tfsi-au.html Website says will also suit Audi RS3 0401270025 preferably call. Steve
  16. I have just been speaking with my mechanic who is preparing my car for the forthcoming Race Across the Nullabor charity drive and the topic of tyres came up. Currently the car is being used as a weekend driver and supersprint from time to time. The rears are a semi slick and as noisy as a heard of elephants on the road. I am thinking of taking these off and setting them up on separate rims for the track stuff and re heeling the old chariot in something that better suits touring and spirited weekend drives. Any recommendations or advice is greatly appreciated, thanks
  17. For Sale: Pirelli P-Zero 245/35ZR20 91Y N0. 2 available. Brand New, never mounted. Suitable for 991 2S, 4S, Turbo and Turbo S fronts, possibly others. N0 specific for Porsche. This is the OEM tyre so will not affect warranty. For pick up NSW 2137, 2114, 2220 or 2015 with arrangement. Can be picked up by courier or shipped at buyer's expense. Price: $250 each ONO, email me at dkc64@hotmail.com. Selling because I sold my car before needing the tyres. $552 on tyresales.com.au https://www.tyresales.com.au/buy/tyre/pirelli/pzero/245-35r20/107051?q=4
  18. For Sale: Pirelli P-Zero 305/30ZR20 103Y XL N0. 2 available. Brand New, never mounted. Suitable for 991 4S, Turbo and Turbo S rears, possibly others. N0 specific for Porsche. This is the OEM tyre so will not affect warranty. For pick up NSW 2137, 2114, 2220 or 2015 with arrangement. Can be picked up by courier or shipped at buyer's expense. Price: $400 each ONO, email me at dkc64@hotmail.com. Selling because I sold my car before needing the tyres. RRP over $1000 per tyre.
  19. I have recently noticed a noise coming from the front drivers-side wheel of my '81 SC. It starts out as a dull cyclical noise at about 40 kph and increases in rate and dB around 60 kph. By 80 kph - 90 kph it is not as noticeable. I am hoping it might just be a flat spot on the tyre as the rubber is getting old and I generally only drive the car on the weekends or the occasional work run. I am not very mechanically minded though so is there anything else that it could be? Bearing issue perhaps? Is there anything I can do to try and diagnose the problem (other than just taking it down to the local service centre)?
  20. FREE Advan tyres to good home....... Are apparently approx 10 years old so are definitely not new but may suit someone for track/test tyres etc...... Let me know if you want them and if you can collect them they are all yours (can help with freight if required) 2 x 235/40/17 2 x 255/40/17 PM if you would like these at all....
  21. Some of you may have noticed I have had some Fuchs wheels comings and goings recently. Anyway I had some Potenza RE003 fitted recently. Took the P car down to the mechanic for some lowering and an alignment. Mechanic sees yellow paint dot markings and says they should be aligned with the valve stem. i understand the yellow paint dot marks the lightest balance point of the tyre and this should be aligned with the wheel valve stem (the heaviest point of the wheel). I took the wheels back to the tyre go who says the yellow dot alignment is old school and not necessary now with current wheel balance equipment. I asked if the would refit and rebalance the wheels. Wheels guy says the rears have minimal balance weights fitted and it would be a waste of time, but he said he would redo the fronts which had more balance weights fitted (60 gm, but within spec of 80 gm). $30 per wheel. I picked the wheels up and the yellow paint markings were a lot closer to the valve stem and it appeared that less balance weights were required. To their credit wheel guy waived $30 charges. Side note: wheel guy says more balance weights are required when applied to the inside of the wheel, as compared to being placed on the outer rim. Opinions sort: do people worry about paint dot markings when they have tyres fitted? I am sure @Peter M and @carl888 will chime in.
  22. This month's Wheel magazine has their annual tyre comparison where they run a number of sensible buy 205/55 R 16's through a reasonably controlled testing regime. Like previous tests the outcome is the usual "you get what you pay for" and "buy a name brand and you can't go wrong" with the most expensive tyre tested getting the overall points win. (Yokohama Advan Sport V105 - $228) While they had the testing set up, they did some tyre myth testing that I found very interesting: Underinflated Underperformer - I was surprised to see the relationship between tyre pressure and traction to be not as great as I expected. In their testing dropping the tyre pressures from 32psi to 24psi - which I see as a massive change - only reduced their average cornering g's by 2% and the dry stopping difference by an additional 16cm from 80 kph. (This frankly blew me away as I can still recall seeing a graph plotting tyre pressures against traction in Fred Puhn's book where the graph rose very quickly and then plateaued out. Then again it was probably 30 years ago that I last saw this book and they were probably comparing cross-plys when I think about it!) Overinflation = Overperformer? - Going from 32psi to 40psi resulted in a 3% increase in lateral grip and a 39cm reduction in stopping distance. Again not as great as I expected and suggest the increase in harshness is maybe not worth it in a street car. Wear Can Be Good Sometimes - Testing a set of normally mid runner but well worn tyres that still had 2mm tread depth allowed the posting of the best dry slalom time and among the highest cornering g's. However what surprised me is that in the wet testing the cornering g's were only 7% less than their best performing full tread depth tyre. The fact the worn tyres took an extra 11 m to stop over their best tyre in their wet braking testing didn't surprise me.... Here's One for You Phatt Tyre Guys - Since tyre testing was done with 205/55 16's this myth is very applicable to the front tyres of most older 911's. I love how narrowed tyred cars steer and often can't understand why many people think that putting wide rubber on their street cars is a good thing. If you like tramlining, kickback, higher steering effort and loss of precision, I guess it could be. I accept there is an increase in corning grip by going wider but do you know how much? Well, comparing same brand tyres and going up a size in width and diameter with a lower profile ratio to 225/45 17's only gave 2% more lateral grip. They don't comment if more of that grip increase came from the 10% extra rubber or the 10% reduction in profile. This result was still behind their best ranked 205/55 16 in slalom times so like many things there are other greater variables at play than just size. I think I often say something similar to my wife.... I'm now thinking if you want more grip on the front end of your old 911, softer compound is the way to go rather than phatt's but accept for some guys its all about stance........ (I think Porsche thinks the same way for street driven 911's. Recently purchased some Porsche N3 approved Michelin Pilot Sports fronts for my 993 that whilst labelled as 205/50 R17's when fitted up measure out at 195mm wide.)
  23. For Sale: Bridgestone Potenze RE050A 305/30ZR19 102Y N1 tyre. Only 1 available. Brand New, never mounted. Suitable for 997 4S, Turbo and Turbo S rears, possibly others. N1 specific for Porsche. This is the OEM tyre so will not affect warranty. For pick up NSW 2137, 2114, 2220 or 2015 with arrangement. Can be picked up by courier or shipped at buyer's expense. Price: $400, email me at dkc64 at hotmail.com. Selling because I sold my car before needing the tyre. $791 on tyresales.com.au https://www.tyresales.com.au/buy/tyre/bridgestone/potenza_re050a/305-30r19/258?q=4#moreinfo
  24. Hi all, thought it might good to set up a thread listing competitive tyre pricing for our cars. Just posted my recent experience in another Boxter thread. May also help us get better competitive pricing if we list dealers willing to do a deal.? I'll kick it off! Mitchelin Pilot Sport 2 - 255/40/R17: Bob Jane Artarmon (Sydney) - $330 each. Jax Pennent Hills would have price matched. You need to haggle though. This was not the offered price!
  25. Hi all, getting the 986 on Saturday. This one has 17" rims not the standard 16s. What tyre brand do you all recommend? Also, confused on tyre sizes. Should I use 235/50R17 on back and 205/55R17 on the front? Advice needed please guys. P

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