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Old 10-31-2019, 06:36 AM   #1
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Oh nooooo a tire thread

Just looking for opinions...

I need to put new tires on my 996 Targa. It currently has Michelin AS/3 all season on it.
I'm not a big fan of those tires, they are noisy as hell.

This car is a street car with an occasional canyon carving outing. It is never tracked or used for autocross. (Wife's car ) I'm looking for all season tires

Let's have at it boys.......

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Old 10-31-2019, 07:21 AM   #2
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I like Continental as a good blend of performance and value. I run Conti Extreme Contact on my 986 for warm weather, and Conti DWS for cold weather. Both have solid test reviews and good user feedback on Tire Rack.


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Old 10-31-2019, 07:41 AM   #3
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dws are pretty good
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:45 PM   #4
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Remember those are old tires you are hearing. Did you have the same opinion of them when they were brand new?
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:40 PM   #5
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Remember those are old tires you are hearing. Did you have the same opinion of them when they were brand new?
Pretty much. I bought the car with them and had the rears replaced under Michelin warranty They got noisy almost right away, maybe a couple of hundred miles
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:31 PM   #6
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:38 AM   #7
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:42 AM   #8
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Just do it.
Those are both summer tires, not all season
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I went from AS3 to DWS and found better wet grip and better mileage. About 10000 miles on AS3 rears vs around 15000 on DWS. Due now but changing to a square setup on 18Ēx8.5Ē wheels so donít know whatís next. If DWS have what Iím looking for size wise Iíll e getting them again.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:19 AM   #10
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I have the Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 on my 911 Targa. Same use - daily street with an occasional canyon run. I like them much better than my previous Michelin A/S 3+.

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