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New Tires Advice requested

I have Michelin PS2 on my car currently. It what my 2011 TTS was delivered with. After 7K miles and 6 years I am considering new tires berfore a 2K mile road trip the end of this month,

I was told the PS2 while available are an obsolete tire and have been replaced by the PS4, however the PS4 tires are not N rated. The N stands for Porsche.

Does This matter ? Have any of you guys run the PS4's and are you happy? Did you come form the PS2? If so can you please share any experience between the two.

I have been happy with my PS2's for how I drive, Spirited (non track use) they have been great.

Thanks in advance for any advise or suggestions,

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I have the PS4S tires on my car for since August 2017 and I love them. Especially when cruising with the windows down....zero tire noise.

Most importantly I believe these tires can not be beat in wet weather performance. I daily drive my car and here in S. Florida, and torrential monsoon like rain occurs more often than not (albeit for 5-10mins at a time).
I never before had experienced the confidence I have now with these tires on my car in the wet road environment.

Last but not least they corner well and have a nice hard sidewal feel, but they are also compliant when they need to be. When the summer heat is on and I get aggressive with them they take it with ease.

I have seen the whole N rating debate before. I am not at a track or cruising at 190mph, so I personally chose to do without it.
 

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Thanks, it gives me the confidence to move forward., The dealer told me they were not Porsche approved (N rating) not sure what that even means with tires.

I don't track this car either but I enjoy it as it was designed to be enjoyed.

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Originally Posted by turboslut View Post
I have the PS4S tires on my car for since August 2017 and I love them. Especially when cruising with the windows down....zero tire noise.

Most importantly I believe these tires can not be beat in wet weather performance. I daily drive my car and here in S. Florida, and torrential monsoon like rain occurs more often than not (albeit for 5-10mins at a time).
I never before had experienced the confidence I have now with these tires on my car in the wet road environment.

Last but not least they corner well and have a nice hard sidewal feel, but they are also compliant when they need to be. When the summer heat is on and I get aggressive with them they take it with ease.

I have seen the whole N rating debate before. I am not at a track or cruising at 190mph, so I personally chose to do without it.
 
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Is your car also a 997.2 ?

thanks

Jeff

Originally Posted by turboslut View Post
I have the PS4S tires on my car for since August 2017 and I love them. Especially when cruising with the windows down....zero tire noise.

Most importantly I believe these tires can not be beat in wet weather performance. I daily drive my car and here in S. Florida, and torrential monsoon like rain occurs more often than not (albeit for 5-10mins at a time).
I never before had experienced the confidence I have now with these tires on my car in the wet road environment.

Last but not least they corner well and have a nice hard sidewal feel, but they are also compliant when they need to be. When the summer heat is on and I get aggressive with them they take it with ease.

I have seen the whole N rating debate before. I am not at a track or cruising at 190mph, so I personally chose to do without it.
 
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Originally Posted by JSF721 View Post
Is your car also a 997.2 ?

thanks

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997.1 with 651hp to the wheels.
 
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Are you running 19" or 20" wheels on that beast.

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997.1 with 651hp to the wheels.
 
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Originally Posted by JSF721 View Post
Are you running 19" or 20" wheels on that beast.
Stock 19s. I have PTSD from NYC streets and their ridiculously sized potholes.
 
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I live that everyday. And I have wheel and tire insurance.

Lol.

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Stock 19s. I have PTSD from NYC streets and their ridiculously sized potholes.
 
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I have PS2's and SO wished I had some PS4S's !!!

But there were brand new when I bought my 997.2TTS, so I hate to waste them.

They handle fairly well during warmer weather, but have last traction (front and rear) a bit when cooler out.

PS4S's will be my next tire for sure.
 
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RE-71R, stickier than michelin summer tires
 
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Originally Posted by turboslut View Post
997.1 with 651hp to the wheels.
I have an 07 6spd with 635awhp as well.
I have had PS2's which I really liked over just about everything due to the stiff sidewalls.
However, grip was always an issue. I tried the R888's and they did great.
I recently switched to PS4s and I am extremely happy with the decision. Great grip.
 
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Originally Posted by Roffle Waffle View Post
RE-71R, stickier than michelin summer tires
RE71R are awesome for autocross or time attack, but for a street tire? They're going to wear much faster than the Michelins and won't be as good in the rain. Lots of road noise too, if that matters to you.
 
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I have 633 awhp and i have ps4.. spin all over the place in the first gears.. tried in 1/4 mile and also spinned badly.. Ill guess it depends on your driving habits
 
 
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