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Old April 15th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #1
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Post need new tire advice

new boxster owner and proud of it. the prevoius owner had sumimotos or some piece of crap tires on the front and goodyear eagles on the back.ive already spun the car (with wife in passenger seat who counted 4 360s after we ended up on the shoulder of the road,no car damage at all thank god)and was driving in light rain in austin tx. need to replace tires and need some suggestions 2002 boxster with 17 inch wheels. oh ya one great thing did happen because of spinout.wife refuses to get behind the wheel. there is a god.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #2
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Michelin Pilot Sport 2's. Set of 4 filled with Nitrogen is under $800 at Costco.
I got mine when there was a $50 discount for any 4 Michelins purchased.....

So, $850 tops for PS2's - same as the OEM tires on the 987 base boxster.

Hope that helps.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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oh ya one great thing did happen because of spinout.wife refuses to get behind the wheel. there is a god.
She will probably refuse to get in any car you're driving, period.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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Any stains on passenger seat?

I don't know about PO who had mismatched tires, but prob'ly not too bright.

PS2s are good choice. Whatever you buy, make sure they are N-rated. TireRack great place for further advice.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 05:38 PM   #5
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I have Conti's 14800 miles since Sept and they are wearing well
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Old April 19th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #6
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mismatched tires have nothing to do with it....
tread remaining., how were you driving....real fast, how much water on road?

the mismatched tire deal, is a big pile of baloney....

glad you are OK, but you need to look at other variables for the spin....4 360s you had to be really moving...
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Old April 19th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #7
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Another vote for the Michelin Pilot Sport/Pilot Sport 2. These are both N-rated tires, which means Porsche approved. I shopped around and found the best price at TireRick and had them installed at Custom Alignment in Mountain View. CostCo was a little less expensive, but I wanted to go with an installer who had experience with Porsches.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #8
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I've just recently mounted a set of these on my 01. I also have them on 545 and find them to handle well in the rain & the curves

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ng=Y&minLoad=S
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Old April 20th, 2007, 04:08 AM   #9
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traderted wrote:
> oh ya one great thing did happen because of spinout.
> wife refuses to get behind the wheel. there is a god.

Well, we people are different. Whenever I'm out in the Box with the GF -- she wants to drive, and I love it. (she's a motorcycle rider and a helicopter pilot, so that might explains it ;^)

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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #10
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Another vote for the PS2's --- I had the OEM Continentals on before. The PS2's handle much better and give more feedback than the Continentals ever did. Plus, the ride is more pleasant with the Michelins. I also had them installed at Custom Alignment and was very pleased with the service. You will pay extra for that, but at $1K+ for new tires, you want to make sure they get installed by people who know what they are doing, so that you can enjoy them to their fullest.
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