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Hi,

I currently use 295 30 ZR19 contact 2's on my 997. I do about 28K a year (every day driver) mostly highway.

Has anyone used or heard about the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position tyre they show a tread rating of 400 AA A versus 280 AA A for the conti. the only draw back is they are 96 W versus (100 Y) nd I can't see an N rating.

If any have used these it would be useful to know if they are ok for the car. saving of $75 bucks per tyre and double the wear (40k warrenty)

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The "N" rated Potenza for the 997 is the 305/30R-19 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A.

Don't put cheap tires on your Porsche.

A great tire in your current size (295/30R) would be the Michelin PS'2. Great tire, not cheap. You might get about 20,000 miles on the rear tires with a lot of highway driving. 12-15,000 miles is more common though.

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Hi,

Thanks, how does the 305 work will it fit the porsche 19 rims ???

Also I think the tread wear rating for the RE050A (140) and the Michelin (220) are both lower than the continental (280), the potentza is (400) but the speed rating is lower W versus Y. I don't think the Michelan will wear as well as the Conti on that basis. also I get inner wear due to camber and highway miles.

Think I'll stick with the conti's..

Do you have a view on balancing. If I go to orbit racing @ wpb I can get a road balance, whereas tire kingdom does a mag balance.

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Hi,

Thanks, how does the 305 work will it fit the porsche 19 rims ???

Also I think the tread wear rating for the RE050A (140) and the Michelin (220) are both lower than the continental (280), the potentza is (400) but the speed rating is lower W versus Y. I don't think the Michelan will wear as well as the Conti on that basis. also I get inner wear due to camber and highway miles.

Think I'll stick with the conti's..

Do you have a view on balancing. If I go to orbit racing @ wpb I can get a road balance, whereas tire kingdom does a mag balance.

I have PS2's on my C2S and think they are great especially compared to the Pirrelli's(305 PS2's on the rear stock rims). I have Contis on the S4 and I don't like them at all. It is a lease car which will be turned in. If I was going to keep it I would put PS2's on it. The conti's are noisier and don't track well especially on grooved roads.

960's on my A3 good compromise tire. Quiet, decent ride and handling plus they are supposed to be good for 45K. I would consider them on my 911 if I drove it everyday for the improved mileage.

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