996TT Discontinued Tire Sizes & AWD Implications - Page 9 - Rennlist Discussion Forums



996TT Discontinued Tire Sizes & AWD Implications

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2017, 06:30 PM   #121
Duc Hunter
User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 124
Default

My 2 cents....avoid the Sumitomo's. Cheap, yes. Right size, yes. Hard (no traction in the dry) yes. Noisy, yes. I see in 996TT sized the Bridgestone S-02's are available which are not bacd. Right now Tire Rack says they have PSS2's and PS Cup 2's also. Hmmm.

I went to P-Zero Rosso's in the GT2 size and they r a much better tire. Both are far less than the unobtainium Michelin's. I do love Michelin's though.
Duc Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2017, 02:52 AM   #122
lconn
User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 11
Default

I went from the Sumi's to Continental ExtremeContact DW's. My reason was that I changed to 295/35ZR18's and 225/45's in order to soften the ride and get it up my driveway as it is my daily driver. Revs are 799 and 802. I bought the DW's as their sidewall is softer. Spare me the performance stuff, know all of that already. But I like driving it to work now and my fillings are all still there.
lconn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2017, 03:42 PM   #123
etchhead
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
etchhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA and Portland
Posts: 530
Default

My new to me car came with DWs and am very impressed with their street feel/performance especially in the PNW. I'm anxious to put my CCWs back on with new NTs but the wet performance of the DWs is hard to beat!
etchhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 12:11 AM   #124
strathconaman
User
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 125
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lconn View Post
I went from the Sumi's to Continental ExtremeContact DW's. My reason was that I changed to 295/35ZR18's and 225/45's in order to soften the ride and get it up my driveway as it is my daily driver. Revs are 799 and 802. I bought the DW's as their sidewall is softer. Spare me the performance stuff, know all of that already. But I like driving it to work now and my fillings are all still there.
How is the fitment of the 225/45s on the front? Any rubbing?
strathconaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 12:38 PM   #125
Third-Reef
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Third-Reef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Penn Valley, Ca
Posts: 381
Default

I currently run the contisport DWS in the 225/45 and 295/35. The size stagger is off a little with the fronts being smaller. They are incredible in the rain, OK in the snow, and a little lacking at Laguna Seca. I have 6mm spacers and only get a little rubbing in the front with the wheel at lock, Not enough to have worn through, just a shinny spot. I have 20K on these, including 1 track day and they still have enough for the autocross i am going to in April. Most of my miles are long haul commute in and out of the Ca. Bay area and I have tweeked my alignment. Switching to the Michelin PS2s before my next track day
Third-Reef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 01:08 AM   #126
lconn
User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 11
Default

So far no problems. I run the tire pressures a little low and combined with the size change the ride is substantially more comfortable. No rubbing and I feel the tires look better with the slightly taller sidewalls.
lconn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2017, 05:17 PM   #127
manimal
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 90
Default

No doubt too-tall DW's with low pressures is more comfortable!

I know you said to "spare you the performance stuff", so I'm sorry, but that setup sounds more appropriate for a Buick than a Turbo Porsche.
manimal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C4S - Front / Rear Tire Size Question dunkd 996 Forum 16 12-01-2016 04:26 PM
Please help: 997.1 C4S wheel size ratio and its effect on the viscous coupler Joe Cool 997 Forum 6 04-26-2016 12:51 PM
996 TURBO AWD Question Ck986 996 Turbo Forum 30 12-09-2014 06:16 PM
315/25/19 Tires???? 928drvr86.5 996 Turbo Forum 8 08-22-2012 07:44 PM
Good discussion on wheels, tires and other performance mods - great for newbs Avid Fan Autocross 14 08-31-2007 11:12 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 04:41 AM.


Copyright ę 1998 - 2015 Rennlist.com