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I need to replace the rear tires on my 2007 C4s and it turns out the Michelin Pilot Super Sports are completely unavailable, with no ETA. Even if one makes allowance for the odd size and likely small demand, that is still pretty shocking. What alternative have you tried and what do you recommend? Car is a daily driver, street driven, I value quiet running (not that our cars are *that* quite, but would rather not add running noise).
I have a 2003 911 cabrio (no PSM) with the Carrera 18" wheels and need a new set of tires. I have decided on the Michelin Pilot Super Sports based on reviews and price. Unfortunately, they do not make stock sized rear tires (285/30 ZR18).
My choices for rear tires are:
285/35-18 - (taller) or
265/35-18 - (narrower)
My choices for front tires are:
225/40-18 - Original size
235/40-18 - Seen others recommend... not sure why
1) Which rear tire size would you recommend?
2) Why should I change the size of the front tires from the original size?
Thanks for you input.
Time to replace my OEM summer tires (2007 C4S, got 32,300 miles out of them)--any recs for what to replace with?
I'm trying to choose between Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 or Super Sport. The Super Sports have better ratings on tirerack but the PS2s are OEM. The Super sports are about $500 less than the PS2s for all four tires.
They are both Y rated with similar load capacity.
Anyone try the super sports? I've never been to the track but wouldn't rule this out in the future
Has anyone changed their rear tires from Michelin PS2 285/30-18 to Super Sports 285/35-18? The SS's are less expensive and better regarded than the PS2s, but they don't come in a 285/30-18 size.
I did the math (and browsed previous postings on the subject), and the 35s are about .5" taller in radius. I prefer not to go narrower to 265.
Does it make that much of a difference in handling? What about acceleration?
My speedometer is currently 10% fast, so this may bring it down, though it's the least of my concerns in all honesty.