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Originally Posted by alex911s
No problem getting boring at work,LOL
I wonder if the 20" pirelli ice and snow was approved by porsche, tirerack was selling them per Damon it was sold out
Not sure if you would want a 20" snow tire. It is generally adviseable to get an 18", due to taller sidewall (better deflection in pothole situations) and a smaller patch width (cuts thru snow a bit better).
A correction to Wingless's info posted above regarding Nitto tires. I have Nitto TerraGrapplers in the 255/55 R18 size for my 18" wheels. They are not rated to Cayenne top speeds so I stay under 130 mph .
As Wingless says they are not true winter tires but rated by the manfacturer as mud and snow. This dual use is good for me because I occasionally go off road in the desert as well as skiing in the Sierra Nevada. I have driven them in a heavy Sierra blizzard and they are very capable in snow most icing conditions. During that weekend I slipped once on sheet ice, and this is where true winter tires *might* have shown their superiority.