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printemps2001

Winter Driving in a C4

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I just bought a 2007 C4 and intend to drive in in the CT winter. My previous car was a 2005 S4 and I ran P Zero Nero M+S year round and never had any difficulties with our weather (ground clearance and not traction was the limiting factor). With the Porsche, I intend to run dedicated snows on separate wheels. Does anyone have suggestions as to tire and wheel size? Tire brand and model? Thanks in advance.

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I have a C2 with 18s (turbo twist knock-offs) and Continental Winters. Excellent winter performance and reasonably priced at the tirerack.

Ironically my previous car was an 05 Audi S4 Cab with Nero M&S. The Porsche is about as good with full winter rubber and I don't have AWD. Yours should be even better.

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I just bought a 2007 C4 and intend to drive in in the CT winter. My previous car was a 2005 S4 and I ran P Zero Nero M+S year round and never had any difficulties with our weather (ground clearance and not traction was the limiting factor). With the Porsche, I intend to run dedicated snows on separate wheels. Does anyone have suggestions as to tire and wheel size? Tire brand and model? Thanks in advance.

I got the Porsche standard-issue winter wheels & tires + the hardtop (I have a C4 Cab). Porsche Nashua stores all this for a fee and I drive up each spring/fall and swap. Great stuff. I can pass ANY SUV in the winter time while they're fishtailing and sliding all over....(this happened in the worst snow storm of the year last year...blew by a BMW X5...I had to, it was sliding all over the place :)

Enjoy, and sorry I don't know what the standard-issue P-tire is for winter time I have., but they're great.

Damon

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I just bought a 2007 C4 and intend to drive in in the CT winter. My previous car was a 2005 S4 and I ran P Zero Nero M+S year round and never had any difficulties with our weather (ground clearance and not traction was the limiting factor). With the Porsche, I intend to run dedicated snows on separate wheels. Does anyone have suggestions as to tire and wheel size? Tire brand and model? Thanks in advance.

I got the Porsche standard-issue winter wheels & tires + the hardtop (I have a C4 Cab). Porsche Nashua stores all this for a fee and I drive up each spring/fall and swap. Great stuff. I can pass ANY SUV in the winter time while they're fishtailing and sliding all over....(this happened in the worst snow storm of the year last year...blew by a BMW X5...I had to, it was sliding all over the place :)

Enjoy, and sorry I don't know what the standard-issue P-tire is for winter time I have., but they're great.

Damon

I bought 19" Carrera S "lobster fork" takeoffs from Wheel Enhancement, with Pirelli 240 SnowSports mounted - stock size front, 295 width rear (instead of my 4S' normal 305). They are wonderful! Noise is pretty low, grip is great. The car is truly a gas to drive in snow, with 2 caveats...

1.) Ground clearance can be a problem - the Porsche front clip is a weak, expensive snow plow and,

2.) I know that I can stop. What about the guy behind me in the 5500 lb. SUV?

Other than that, I heartily recommend driving the 997 year 'round! Nothing better than a cold clear day in January to get good intake charge density... :-)

-don

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