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jmk12345

Rapid Tyre wear - opinons please

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I bought my UK 2002 996 last Oct and fitted new P Zero Rosso's on the rear shortly afterwards. I check the pressure weekly and run at the suggested 44psi on the rear (285x35x18).

I noticed the other day that the centre tread has worn to perhaps less than 3mm and the car isn't driven that hard, not tracked and only done 5k miles. Is this normal? The outer edges look to heave 5 - 6mm left

I've heard that the Michelin Pilot Sports are better wearing. Anyone run with these and what do you think? Better than the Pirellis in the wet and dry; worth the extra, what's the best UK price for them?

Also, would it be okay to run with Michelins on the rear and Pirellis on the front as the fronts have 6mm left - I'll probably change them in the winter?

Thaanks

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First thing to check is your gauge.........they can be off by several psi. Buy a good quality dial gauge - Porsche has one.

Wearing out the center is usually caused by over inflation.......or maybe in your case very high road speed as the center of the tyre does centrifuge out a little further than the sides due to wheel speed and flex across the tyre tread.

As for the Michelin question - look at www.tirerack.com - they have lots of user reports on various tyre brands and this would also be a worthwhile place for you to do more research - pricing will not be for the UK - but once you've narrowed your choices you can shop around for the best Euro deals.

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First thing to check is your gauge.........they can be off by several psi. Buy a good quality dial gauge - Porsche has one.

Wearing out the center is usually caused by over inflation.......or maybe in your case very high road speed as the center of the tyre does centrifuge out a little further than the sides due to wheel speed and flex across the tyre tread.

As for the Michelin question - look at www.tirerack.com - they have lots of user reports on various tyre brands and this would also be a worthwhile place for you to do more research - pricing will not be for the UK - but once you've narrowed your choices you can shop around for the best Euro deals.

Ditto on the gauge... i know it sounds stupid, but I was overinflating my Pzeros due to a bad gauge... have since bought a new one and it is much more accurate (cross referenced with another gauge).

As far as tires go, i recently put on PS2s (after rossos) and am much happier with them, they handle much better, and are quieter... I have heard they wear better as well.

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