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Different tires front and back need opinion

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I bought a 2002 986 a few months ago. The rear tires were worn so i had them replaced with new ones. The rears were replaced with new pirrelli Cinatro P1 plus tires (265). The front has bridgestone potenza (225). They are on 18 inch rims. I want to know what the characteristics are of these tires and what is a good all around tire to get for sprited driving as this is a weekend car only. Should i replace the front with cinatros to keep it the same ? 

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My 997 C2 goes 10-15,000 miles on a set of rears (295/30-20) and many more miles on fronts (245/30-20). My suggestion is to go with one brand/model tire all the way around--choosing a brand and model that will be available the next time you need only rears. For many of us that often means Pirelli P-Zero or Michelin Pilot SS. You may have more choices in your sizes. 


Some purists will insist on replacing all four to avoid age-related differences between the front and rear.

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  • 3 years later...
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30 minutes ago, Joe domercant said:

What is the correct tire pressure for a boxster 2000 base / front 235/35/r19 and rear265/35/r19




19-inch wheels were never approved by Porsche for 986 series Boxstrers.

They were approved for the 987 series and were as follows:

Front: 32 psi

Rear: 36 psi


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I have a 2001 boxster with stock suspension and have a chance to get a set of (4) Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires with Porsche 19" cayman 2013 Wheels.

Tire sizes are:
FRONT - 235/40/19
REAR - 265/40/19

Wheel sizes are:
FRONT - 8.5 JX 19
REAR - 10 JX 19


will these fit with spacers or is the tire diameter to big? I know the 235/35/19 and 265/35/19 are recommended.

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