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Old 08-12-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Tire Time

I currently have Pirelli P-Zero Rossas with about 1/3 tread life remaining. The bad news is the right rear tire hit a pot hole and developed a 'bubble' in the sidewall. My options are:

A: Replace that one Pirelli for ~$250
B: Replace all 4 with Michelin Pilot Sport for ~$850
C: Replace all 4 with Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position for ~$620
D: Something else entirely

(The RE050A replaced the now-discontinued S-02 / S-03 line)

The Michelins are Porsche OE, but they are more expensive. I have another car that I drive back and forth to work in, so my Boxster is just for 'fun' driving (and no snow), with the occasional DE event thrown in.

Suggestions?

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Old 08-12-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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A similar discussion already going on in this thread Porsche Spec Tires. I am probably going to order the S03's from tire rack, less than $500 delivered to my door (not including mounting and balancing, a little less than $100 I figure).
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:13 PM   #3
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Good luck getting the S03's. That's what I tried first, but they are all out of stock. I called them up and they don't plan on getting any more in ever. The rep suggested I get the RE050A's since they are supposed to have the same performance characteristics.
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Sorry, I am looking at the 17"s, the website still shows they have limited stock of those. Guess I should stop being indecisive and just order them before it's too late.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:32 PM   #5
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I'm due for tire change as well and seriously taking a look at the Yokohama Advans.
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Old 08-12-2006, 10:32 PM   #6
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I have 17's as well. The web site showed them as in stock, but when I went to actually order them, it wouldn't go through. A call to the 800 number indicated they are out of stock and the web site hasn't been updated.
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:06 PM   #7
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I'm close to new tires too. I'm looking at Kuhmo Ecsta ASX. Haven' t talked to anyone who doesn't like them. They're inexpensive, have a long racing heritage, and the tread life should exceed 20K. What could be bad?

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Old 08-16-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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I just got the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position's installed. So far I love them! I can definately tell the difference between them and my old Pirelli's just riding around town today. I have a DE event Sept 3 so we'll see how they handle.

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