Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Recommended Posts

Probably this is a stupid question, but when I read the manual of my new 997, it says that tires should not be fixed, so does it mean each time I get a nail I have to buy a new tire??

One more question, my car has in the rear 305/30/19 wheels, anyone has an idea how long will they last and the replacement value??

Thank you

SF

Edited by Loren
No shouting zone -Reformatted ALL CAPS post

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
    You can remove these ads by becoming a Contributing Member.

If it is repairable you can have it done but it will lose the speed rating. Not worth it in my opinion. Get the road hazzard warranty and have them replaced when you get a nail, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

using a tire plug to fill a nail hole is not recommended on high performance tires because it voids the speed rating. I have done it though, because in normal even spirited driving I can't imagine you'd approach your "new" max speed.

also, your tires are 305/30/19 not the wheels. you can get replacements at tirerack.com. you didn't list what brand tire you have but if its bridgestone they are $339, michelin $488, pirelli $465.

if you have significant wear you should replace in pairs, not just one.

some peope get as little as 7k miles and others close to 15k. depends on brand , driving style etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had 7 nails in 2 summers... And I've had BMW patch them every time (since my Porsche dealer wont), no high speed blowouts yet... I doubt I or anyone else could push the car hard enough on public roads to cause the patch to fail.

The only time I didn't repair was when the puncture was near the sidewall... That was the last one and it cost me 2 305/30/19s.!. Now I have an extra with 40% wear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a combo plug-patch that is installed from the inside. Look for a shop that specializes in these repairs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.