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Old 02-07-2019, 12:25 PM
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This is awesome, thanks for posting!
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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do your windows freeze like mine do? lol
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ogun228 View Post
They don't come in our sizes. Neither does the Alpins from Michelin. Hence the "crappy Sottozeros".
I've got 295 Nokian Hakkapeliitta7s on the rear, and 235s at the front on the stock rims. It might help that I live in Finland, but there wasn't a lot in stock from Nokian's own distributor Vianor. I picked up the last two 295s in the country. I suspect that, next time, I will have to order them.

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ogun228 View Post
They don't come in our sizes. Neither does the Alpins from Michelin. Hence the "crappy Sottozeros".
Michelin Alpine Pilot does, I saw them on a 997 4s

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Balr14 View Post
I have used Blizzaks on a variety of cars for about 20 years. They are great in the snow but the tread squirms a little on the freeways around here. As has been mentioned, they don't have a long life, 3-4 years is about the limit, depending on how much you drive.
They are the test winners here in plenty of Magazines, great stuff
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kalanioc View Post
do your windows freeze like mine do? lol
They have managed well. Its one of the things i was worried about. But no, works fine..Just to be clear its my weekend winter car, in the summer its my weekend car too
So I reallt don┤t drive if its slush or dirty. Pure winter is just the chill
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:59 AM
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I inquired with Tire rack and 295 X 30 19 " is a very short list for Allseason Extreme high performance. or winter only tires
Tire rack suggested a 18" wheel and tire set where the options list grows.
What I did suggested by a Porsche Dealer friend. 235 x 35 19" for front and went 285 x 30 19" rear for the Continental Contact DWS 06 Extreme high performance All season. My wife did not want to be swapping wheel sets . We had the routine with our 92 C2 using the Bridgestone Blizzack's and did very well on all but black ice .
I have Hakkapolitas 7's came studded on my ski Honda Pilot and they are great in snow and ice but feel weird on the highway I stay under 75 MPH
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:25 PM
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Bought this 997.1 C4S this weekend. A 911 driver for my girlfriend.

Drove over several snow packed mountain passes from Steamboat Springs, CO to my home in Durango,CO. 720 mile round trip.
Drove our Cayenne S up to get the 997, which might be the best Porsche road car ever built, fast, comfortable and very capable.

The 997 C4S came with Pirelli Sottozero 3, so I wasn't concerned about driving it home in February. Wow, this car was awesome and so much fun driving in winter conditions
Now this wouldn't be my normal winter routine, when the cars are covered up, garaged and on the battery tender, but I get it now.
I think many of the people we passed yesterday were shocked to see a fat hip 911 out on the mountain passes. Great experience !!













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Old 02-10-2019, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TYPE911 View Post
Bought this 997.1 C4S this weekend. A 911 driver for my girlfriend.

Drove over several snow packed mountain passes from Steamboat Springs, CO to my home in Durango,CO. 720 mile round trip.
Drove our Cayenne S up to get the 997, which might be the best Porsche road car ever built, fast, comfortable and very capable.

The 997 C4S came with Pirelli Sottozero 3, so I wasn't concerned about driving it home in February. Wow, this car was awesome and so much fun driving in winter conditions
Now this wouldn't be my normal winter routine, when the cars are covered up, garaged and on the battery tender, but I get it now.
I think many of the people we passed yesterday were shocked to see a fat hip 911 out on the mountain passes. Great experience !!




I totally get it! Its a very very fun thing and the cars in winter lanscape.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:01 PM
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I had to settle for Kumho’s because I was unable to find anything else. 225/35/19, 275/30/19. Have yet to drive them on snow. This car on ice is scary. Perhaps that’s because I’ve been driving heavier cars but it was unsettling.
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