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Old 12-15-2017, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Austin997.2 View Post
In Texas, once every 5 years its a hell yes!!!
That looks like so much fun. We used to take our cars up to the resort center ski parking lot at night and do all sorts of fun stuff after hours. I really dont know how my 4s would do with all the traction control, but I would give it a shot.
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:03 AM
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PSM has a switch to shut it off. And I'd love to find some ice to see if the rumor that one notch up on the handbrake shuts off four wheel drive.

Speaking of PSM, I was at Laguna Seca a while back on a skid pad. Stability control on kept the cars straight. Sport got fun. Stability off got very sideways. It was a great lesson in exactly how much the computers intervene these days.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:47 AM
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On my way back from a two week ski trip, Vail, Park City, Sun Valley....the driving was as much fun as the skiing!
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:46 PM
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I finally put my snow tires/wheels on. I am loving this wheel compared to my Sport Design. The gray in it sort of matches my Atlas.
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BTW, Anyone know what this wheel is called?
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:58 PM
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Here is a close up. I think it is called Turbo Design generation 2?
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:11 PM
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Question. Snow tires will give you a 5% discount or so and you need to use them from Dec to March.However ,I dont drive it during december , january and February whe you are expected to have them on, and take it off driving coverage just leaving fire and theft on it during this period. Should I get the discount all year long even tho I never drive the car in the snow or during this period?
Note. If I were to drive it in the snow during this period, I i would definitely put the snow tires and road insurance on the vehicle.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:53 PM
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Here is a close up. I think it is called Turbo Design generation 2?
Yep. Turbo II. Forged. Came out in 2010 for the 997.2 Turbo. Pricey option on other models. Got them as my summer set. Too nice for my winters. http://www.wheelenhancement.com/prod...e-997-turbo-ii

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Old 12-15-2017, 10:21 PM
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Have lived in NJ, Monmouth cty, Essex cty for 38 years. Always drove in snow with BMW's and since 2010 with 911's, 996 C4S and now 997 C2S cab. I used Blizzaks in 18 and now Sottozeros in 19. What's the big deal?
Everyone else does and NJ roads are cleaned up fairly rapidly. I drive my 911 everywhere in all weathers. Great DD!
Well I think you guys have convinced me. I have to get a set of snow tires and rims for my 997. I really miss the car. I have been watching the roads the past few winters. The area I live in in NH really gets the roads clear fast. So snow is not that big an issue. I think I will keep the C2 rather than buy a C4 at this point.
I hate not driving the car for 5-6 months out of the year. Life is too short not to drive a 911.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Hula View Post
Yep. Turbo II. Forged. Came out in 2010 for the 997.2 Turbo. Pricey option on other models. Got them as my summer set. Too nice for my winters. http://www.wheelenhancement.com/prod...e-997-turbo-ii
I hate to agree. Too nice for winter I may have the shop switch the winter tires to my Sport Design rims. I got these 19 in Turbo II with near new Solatazzaros ( guessed at that sp) for $2200 from a real nice guy from CT. I was half regretting spending for these right after buying my car, till I saw how great they look !
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by cpbmd View Post
Well I think you guys have convinced me. I have to get a set of snow tires and rims for my 997. I really miss the car. I have been watching the roads the past few winters. The area I live in in NH really gets the roads clear fast. So snow is not that big an issue. I think I will keep the C2 rather than buy a C4 at this point.
I hate not driving the car for 5-6 months out of the year. Life is too short not to drive a 911.
You will need a set of rims. I do not recommend Tire Rack packages although many find them great. I recommend you purchase real, used Porsche rims. There are quite a few wacky Porsche owners who buy one, then swap their rims for aftermarket... these are called "take offs" and many wheel and tire places will deal in take offs. A popular place near Philly that is big with Porsche folks is Sports Car Tire in Wilmington DE 302-571-8473. He has a big warehouse of take offs so give them a call.... I have used them for rims and rim refurbishment.... real specialists.... they also do repair for dealerships in the area. Their inventory constantly changes so you never know what they have and of course, they will sell you a used wheel/ new tire package and ship. Just know your size and what you are willing to buy as these guys will push their inventory on you... they are not dishonest, but they will push.

The reason I don't trust Tire Rack is my buddy purchased one of their winter tire/rim packages for his BMW 5 series and within a few months, the wheels would go out of balance..... so we drove down to Sports Car Tire and the guy just took one look and recognized the Tire Rack- sold brand and said the rims are bent.... "we see this all the time.... cheap Hong Kong steel". (Taiwan?) He pulled one wheel and put it on a little jig and turned the wheel... as it slowly spun, you could see the path distort.... the thing was just torqued out of shape. Not good. He said the reasons are two 1)cheap steel, and 2) the rims were simply not strong enough for the weight of a 5 series BMW. Of course, YMMV. They had a nice inventory of BMW take offs so my buddy purchased a set of 4, swapped out, and all is good. This very real experience has made me vary wary of aftermarket wheel companies.... this is more than a fashion issue... it is also about safety.

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Old 12-17-2017, 05:36 PM
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The first 911S I bought was gong to be a snow car no matter what! I lived 45 minutes north of Zuffenhausen at the time so winter was not an option. I drove it daily through German winters. They're built for that. Today's tire technology is incredible. They use special oils which do not harden appreciably during cold temperatures so they perform extremely well. It's truly the other guy you have to be on guard for. These cars handle fairly severe snow depths well but you may have to watch out for ice accumulation inside your wheel wells. One time I was driving due east out of a very chilly Denver and when I got off the West-East roads I discovered that I could barely turn the wheels, there was so much ice build up within the wheel wells.

Lubricate all of your rubber seals (door, truck, etc) with liberal amounts of talcum powder to keep the rubber free and safe from freezing and sticking doors closed.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:37 PM
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:08 PM
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No

I have a C2S cabrio with 305 Turbo wheels.

It's not for the winters here in Poland. Salt, bad drivers with limited snow driving experience (I'm from Sweden where we are more used to snow driving and also have the proper tyres)

I have a 4WD Volvo car for the winter. It does the job much better and instead I spend the time tinkering with the Porsche in the garage. Always some projects for each winter:

Kudos though for you who drive your Porsches. If i didn't have the company car I might have bought a C4S for that purpose.
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