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New tires - vibration much reduced.


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Couple weeks ago, I picked up a boxster S from Chicago. I had to get the front tires replaced, because I couldn't get it certified locally. The car also had a bad vibration in the steering wheel when getting up past 70mph.

I got 4 new Hankook Ventus V12 tires. The ride is much improved. The vibrations have decreased 10 fold. It could be placebo, but even shifting into 3rd (nagging problem since day 1) seems to be better. The tires and install cost me $1100cdn all in. The shop was happy to come out to pick up the car (hmmmm Boxster? - we'll offer to pick it up) - as I was working, and my wife had the kids, and she hasn't driven the car yet)

In hindsight, I should have got the tires replaced before I brought it back into Canada, but being cheap, I thought I could run the rears at least for the summer.

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Couple weeks ago, I picked up a boxster S from Chicago. I had to get the front tires replaced, because I couldn't get it certified locally. The car also had a bad vibration in the steering wheel when getting up past 70mph.

I got 4 new Hankook Ventus V12 tires. The ride is much improved. The vibrations have decreased 10 fold. It could be placebo, but even shifting into 3rd (nagging problem since day 1) seems to be better. The tires and install cost me $1100cdn all in. The shop was happy to come out to pick up the car (hmmmm Boxster? - we'll offer to pick it up) - as I was working, and my wife had the kids, and she hasn't driven the car yet)

In hindsight, I should have got the tires replaced before I brought it back into Canada, but being cheap, I thought I could run the rears at least for the summer.

man, you call yourself cheap but spend $1000 on tires and Hankooks even! Could have had it done for $600 including a Hunter Road Force balance!

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Couple weeks ago, I picked up a boxster S from Chicago. I had to get the front tires replaced, because I couldn't get it certified locally. The car also had a bad vibration in the steering wheel when getting up past 70mph.

I got 4 new Hankook Ventus V12 tires. The ride is much improved. The vibrations have decreased 10 fold. It could be placebo, but even shifting into 3rd (nagging problem since day 1) seems to be better. The tires and install cost me $1100cdn all in. The shop was happy to come out to pick up the car (hmmmm Boxster? - we'll offer to pick it up) - as I was working, and my wife had the kids, and she hasn't driven the car yet)

In hindsight, I should have got the tires replaced before I brought it back into Canada, but being cheap, I thought I could run the rears at least for the summer.

man, you call yourself cheap but spend $1000 on tires and Hankooks even! Could have had it done for $600 including a Hunter Road Force balance!

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Unfortunately those 17" buns won't fit on my 18" rims.... that's the going price at local tireshops in the area (Canada) ..... I was hoping to get my car safetied, and maybe do a tirerack etc. purchase and ship them to Buffalo, and drive down to have them installed, but I needed new tires ASAP, and didn't think driving back across the border in an unregistered car was a good idea....

Next time, I need 4 tires, I'll get them from the states.

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I also have a US Boxster S and now in Edmonton - when I need tires I am taking a road trip to the US. Way too expensive in Canada. Petee C - what rubber was on the Boxster before you had new tires put on? Did you have to do anything else to the car before it could be 'passed'? I had an airbaglight issue on mine and front brakes and rotors needed done.

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I also have a US Boxster S and now in Edmonton - when I need tires I am taking a road trip to the US. Way too expensive in Canada. Petee C - what rubber was on the Boxster before you had new tires put on? Did you have to do anything else to the car before it could be 'passed'? I had an airbaglight issue on mine and front brakes and rotors needed done.

I had Pirelli P-zeros (N3 version?). couple wearbars showing at the front, and the rears may have lasted the summer......

Nothing else needed for the safety.... my PPI revealed that the brakes were about 70% remaining in the front, and maybe 50% in the rear......

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