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Thread: Tyre choice (using non N-rated tyres on an old Boxster)

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2006


    Quote Originally Posted by sweeni View Post
    I put Michelin Pilots on my 550 not long ago. Michelin stated that they did not do a tyre suitable for the 550 so ended up fitting 'Porsche" Pilots and they are a revelation compared to the Ferrari approved tyres I had been using, but thy were specified from 2002 when the car was built, or possibly even 1996 when the car first came out.
    From distant memory I seem to recall you could specify Bridgestone, Pirelli or Michelin on a new order but if not stated otherwise the default was Pirelli. For me, across all my V12's the Michelin was by far the best tyre suited to the balance of the car.

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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2015


    Might sound funny but there are cultural issues here. Germans in particular take seriously the tyres specified in the car handbook ie the homologated tyres. You wont get through the inspection if you have anything else. Brits rarely take notice of this sort of rule following. And some car companies specify a "special" version of a tyre for their car which, syrprise surprise, is usually only available from their dearelers at a high price. I'va always taken the view that provided the speed and weight ratings are OK, size correct etc, the I use them and have never had a problem. A tyre dealer if asked has to be more cautous for obvious legal reasons.

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