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All Season Tires on 18" wheels?


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Hello all,

I have a 2006 Boxster 987 manual with 235/40R-18 front and 265/40R-18 rear. Current mileage is about 17,000 miles and both of my rear tires need to be replaced soon. I am and will be driving this car to work everyday and about to ship to Korea where it snows as much as New York City in the winter. I am thinking about putting all-season ultra performance tires from Yokohama, 265/40WR18 XL Yokohama ADVAN S.4. Is this simply not a right thing to do? Has anyone tried to put such tires on just rear or on all 4 wheels?

Please advice. Thanks.

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Yes, my dealer also recommended the same combination, but they only come in a set of four. Since my front tires are in a very good condition, I have decided to just change the back with the Michelin Sport PS2. I will seriously consider your recommendation in November when the weather gets really cold.

Thank you for the advice!

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Yes, my dealer also recommended the same combination, but they only come in a set of four. Since my front tires are in a very good condition, I have decided to just change the back with the Michelin Sport PS2. I will seriously consider your recommendation in November when the weather gets really cold.

Thank you for the advice!

I would only recommend them in a set of 4 as well. Winter driving would, IMHO, require it. No good having traction on drive wheels but no steering, for instance. Also completely worthless in braking.
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Yes, my dealer also recommended the same combination, but they only come in a set of four. Since my front tires are in a very good condition, I have decided to just change the back with the Michelin Sport PS2. I will seriously consider your recommendation in November when the weather gets really cold.

Thank you for the advice!

I would only recommend them in a set of 4 as well. Winter driving would, IMHO, require it. No good having traction on drive wheels but no steering, for instance. Also completely worthless in braking.

I just got the Advan S.4's on my 06 Boxster. Running the same profile as the PS2's on Cayman S rims. The tires are quite good. not as sticky as the Michelin's but id definitely suggest them to others. I'll post an update once the snow falls.

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Hello all,

I have a 2006 Boxster 987 manual with 235/40R-18 front and 265/40R-18 rear. Current mileage is about 17,000 miles and both of my rear tires need to be replaced soon. I am and will be driving this car to work everyday and about to ship to Korea where it snows as much as New York City in the winter. I am thinking about putting all-season ultra performance tires from Yokohama, 265/40WR18 XL Yokohama ADVAN S.4. Is this simply not a right thing to do? Has anyone tried to put such tires on just rear or on all 4 wheels?

Please advice. Thanks.

I just put a set of Conti Extreme Contacts on my 2007 987. I've had these tires before on a Mercedes E320 (RWD) and I was happy with their performance during winter (and summer, too) in Boston, MA. BTW, the Conti rears only come in 255/40ZR18 -- they don't make the 265/40 size. Since the TPMS is set for either size (summer/winter), I just reset it for the new tires. Go to Tire Rack and check out the reviews.

Regards,

paul...

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