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Just replaced my 2 rear tyres, Pirelli Rosso N4s again (3rd set), I wanted to change to Michelin Pilot sport PS2 N4, could not find any in OZ at all in 295/30/18, none in WA so ended up with the same from over east @ $645 ea.

The Pirellis are very noisy, one of the worst in the range, and get noisier as they get worn to the extent that they were howling and screaming at anything over 50Klms/hr with 3.5mm left on them, on new ones and its a lot quieter but still a lot of road noise. Thought it was wheel bearing but Indy says not just the tyres!

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On 13/12/2019 at 06:00, 1q2w3e4r said:

I couldn't get PS4's in the sizing for 996TT's so Ive just put a set of Cup 2's on it.  I didn't fancy using 20 year old tyre technology which is what the PS2 and Pirelli P Zero Rosso's are now, if I could have I would have taken then PS4 route. 

Are there any choices in modern 285/30 sizes?

I'm faced with replacing the back two which say Michelin Pilot Sport N3 285/30 ZR18.

But might go all four if there was a good modern choice - the fronts still have wear in them but are old and pretty dead.

I know nothing about tyres LOL

On 30/06/2019 at 16:21, carl888 said:

What ever you do, do NOT mix compounds/manufacturers front and rear, this is a specific directive from the manual.

So - dont all manufacturers say that?

Do we know what happens if you do? Why is it so bad?

I'm struggling to get matching rears - and when I say me, I mean my tyre guy.

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 996  C2 -  ’m running conti sport contact 2 — 295 x 30 x 18 on the back and same in 225 x 40 On front , very happy

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6 minutes ago, Troubleshooter said:

 996  C2 -  ’m running conti sport contact 2 — 295 x 30 x 18 on the back and same in 225 x 40 On front , very happy

Has Conti SC2s on the back of my C2 when I got it, and they seemed fine, it was the fronts (older Sport Maxx) which were probably my problem, but PS2's cured all that and car as a whole now seems much more settled on the road.

Has SC2s front and back on our 987S, and they were pretty good.  We got about 30,000kms out of the backs (Boxster seemed to go through equivalent of 3 sets of backs to 2 sets of fronts)

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2 hours ago, firecall999 said:

Are there any choices in modern 285/30 sizes?

I'm faced with replacing the back two which say Michelin Pilot Sport N3 285/30 ZR18.

But might go all four if there was a good modern choice - the fronts still have wear in them but are old and pretty dead.

I know nothing about tyres LOL

So - dont all manufacturers say that?

Do we know what happens if you do? Why is it so bad?

I'm struggling to get matching rears - and when I say me, I mean my tyre guy.

Tyroola has:

PZero Rosso Asimmetrico N4 in 285/30/18 and 225/40/18

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 N3 in 285/30/18 and 225/4018

Both are N rated and available in 996 dimensions.

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16 hours ago, Carrera28 said:

Tyroola has:

PZero Rosso Asimmetrico N4 in 285/30/18 and 225/40/18

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 N3 in 285/30/18 and 225/4018

Both are N rated and available in 996 dimensions.

Thanks!

This other forum thread hates the Pirelli's! 
https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/997/249236-tyre-better-pirelli-pzero-rosso-michelin-ps2-2.html

I remember way back in the late 90's I have a '76 911 with Boxster wheels on it for a while, and that came with Bridgestone SO2s - I remember liking those 🙂

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