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Old 11-12-2004, 05:37 AM   #1
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What brand of tire came with the 01 Bx-S?

I'm looking at one with claimed low miles and figure I can get a clue on how hard it was run by seeing if it has the same rubber it came with...
but I don't know what the brand shod the 17" wheels. Any thoughts?

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.....from reading other posts. The rear's are cooked no matter how heavy your right shoe is fairly soon, but - all clues are good clues.

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Old 11-12-2004, 07:57 AM   #2
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Porsche uses more than one brand of tire.
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:14 AM   #3
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I shudda thought that... Too bad Ford didn't follow that lead with their Explorer. Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:28 AM   #4
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I think the OE tires are typically (but probably not always) Continental, Pirelli or Michelin. If you see something like Kumho or Yokohama, they are not "original".
Porsche-approved tires also carry an "N" rating as I recall. This is a big deal to some folks, and not to others.
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Old 11-14-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
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I had Cont Sport IIs on my 18s.
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:27 PM   #6
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17" Conti's on my snows & 18" Carrera alloys Michelin Pilots for my summer tires.
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Old 11-16-2004, 11:53 AM   #7
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In several European Porsche magazines, I read that Porsche is now putting Michelin Pilot Sport 2 on their cars (997/987) and the latest 996 GT2. Either it's a new trend - or just for journalist's cars, but this is what they observed....

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