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Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I was unable to find a way to search this forum.

I just bought a 2001 C4 with the M030 option and a 6 speed and I live in southern Oregon so we have heat, rain and some snow.

From reading it seems to be the wisest idea to have two sets of wheels and tires - summer and winter - but I'd prefer to avoid that expense and just use one set of all season tires (probably Continentals) year round.

How much will I be giving up with this approach. It will not be tracked, but I do like driving faster than I should - especially around corners. Will I give up significant braking distance.

Thanks

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Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I was unable to find a way to search this forum.

I just bought a 2001 C4 with the M030 option and a 6 speed and I live in southern Oregon so we have heat, rain and some snow.

From reading it seems to be the wisest idea to have two sets of wheels and tires - summer and winter - but I'd prefer to avoid that expense and just use one set of all season tires (probably Continentals) year round.

How much will I be giving up with this approach. It will not be tracked, but I do like driving faster than I should - especially around corners. Will I give up significant braking distance.

Thanks

I have been running on Continental DWS tires and have not had any problems at all with them. The wear is exceptional, handing is very good in dry and wet conditions. My road noise has been reduced greatly since switching over to these. My car is a 2000 911Carrera.

Purchased a set of 4 from Tire Rack at a very good price and had my local mechanic install them.

DWS stand for Dry, Wet, Snow

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I have a 2002 911 C4S and live in New Jersey where we have all types of weather (including a recent hurricane). I am running the Hankook Ventus V12 all seasons. Very reasonably priced and very good in all weather conditions. Wear is marginal though.

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I ran Bridgestone RE-960's on my 993. For day in, day out use, they were terrific. That said, there was an immediate and noticable drop off in performance (turn in, mostly). If I went back to an All Season tire again, It would be these tires.

FWIW, I have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S on my BMW 530 and on a former M3. Very noisey tire. On the 530, they are so bad with less than 10K miles I am considering replacing them. Also, the Conti's I have had wear like iron, but they are even more noisey than the Michelin's as they start to get a few miles on them.

YMMV

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Thanks again for the posts.

I've had the Michelin Pilot Sports on an M3 and liked them.

The Porsche dealer "Brand Ambassador" in Albuquerque recommended Contis and two sets - winter and summer. Still like the one, all purpose idea.

A side comment: I went to 2 Porsche dealers (Albuquerque and Phoenix) and an Indie (Jones Autowerks in San Antonio) on my way back from Texas for different reasons and was impressed by each. Straightforward and easy to deal with. I expect it in my home town as a local, but as a traveler I never felt like I was getting short-sheeted.

Wish I could say the same for most Land Rover or BMW dealers.

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Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I was unable to find a way to search this forum.

I just bought a 2001 C4 with the M030 option and a 6 speed and I live in southern Oregon so we have heat, rain and some snow.

From reading it seems to be the wisest idea to have two sets of wheels and tires - summer and winter - but I'd prefer to avoid that expense and just use one set of all season tires (probably Continentals) year round.

How much will I be giving up with this approach. It will not be tracked, but I do like driving faster than I should - especially around corners. Will I give up significant braking distance.

Thanks

I have three cars, all with Continental tires; a Subaru Outback, a three series x-drive BMW, and a 2003 Porsche Carrera 2 also with the M030 option. I am pleased with the tires on all cars. The BMW has ExtremeContact DWS tires that are good for all seasons and the Porsche has a set of ExtremeContact DW tires, summer rated. No complaints, whatsoever. Continentals are great tires for the price.

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