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Ranjsm

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17 posts

21 months

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Hi guys,

Looking to take the plunge and buy some winter tyres.

Now I have three choices:
Continental Winter Contact TS 810
Pirelli Sottozero or
Michelin Pilot Alpin 2

Anyone have any advice as to which one to go for?

Thank you in advance for the advice.

alfaspiderman2

1,130 posts

104 months

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sottozero for me

I looked at them all and these seemed the best

(not tried them yet though)

Trev450

3,429 posts

57 months

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If you have to fit N rated and I guess given your list that is the case, then the Michelins are probably the best.

Carl_Docklands

3,166 posts

147 months

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From the latest reviews the Sottozero 3 is the best tyre but not sure if N rated yet.

Source: http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2013-Auto-Bil...

Magic919

9,241 posts

86 months

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I used the Priellis on my 996 and they were fine.
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RiccardoG

973 posts

157 months

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Thursday 7th November 2013 quote quote all

Spanner in the works, Nokian WR. They are N0 rated.

Carl_Docklands

3,166 posts

147 months

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I did a trawl of the all the latest reviews and it appears that the Continental Wintercontact 850 TS is the best ever winter tyre at 16/17inch.

They are also the most expensive.

Once the tyre size goes above 17inch, things are not as clear, the Michelin Alpin, Sottozero and Nokian's appear to do much better once the tyre size goes over 17inches.

Need to be wary though, all the tyres tested appear to be far newer than the N rated versions.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2012-Auto-Bil...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/666...



sidicks

5,539 posts

106 months

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Thursday 7th November 2013 quote quote all
Carl_Docklands said:
I did a trawl of the all the latest reviews and it appears that the Continental Wintercontact 850 TS is the best ever winter tyre at 16/17inch.

They are also the most expensive.

Once the tyre size goes above 17inch, things are not as clear, the Michelin Alpin, Sottozero and Nokian's appear to do much better once the tyre size goes over 17inches.

Need to be wary though, all the tyres tested appear to be far newer than the N rated versions.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2012-Auto-Bil...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/666...
I thought the Alpini 2 had been launched with N-ratings? There was a video on here (or one of the other car forums) where they were using Porsche 911s to demonstrate the superiority of the new tyre over the competition...!

Carl_Docklands

3,166 posts

147 months

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sidicks said:
Carl_Docklands said:
I did a trawl of the all the latest reviews and it appears that the Continental Wintercontact 850 TS is the best ever winter tyre at 16/17inch.

They are also the most expensive.

Once the tyre size goes above 17inch, things are not as clear, the Michelin Alpin, Sottozero and Nokian's appear to do much better once the tyre size goes over 17inches.

Need to be wary though, all the tyres tested appear to be far newer than the N rated versions.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2012-Auto-Bil...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/666...
I thought the Alpini 2 had been launched with N-ratings? There was a video on here (or one of the other car forums) where they were using Porsche 911s to demonstrate the superiority of the new tyre over the competition...!
Yeah, sorry I made a mistake.

That was in reference to the Nokian, Conti and Sottozero which are a generation behind it seems on their N rated versions.

Michelin did launch the PA4 in a blaze of publicity around the 991's launch.

Just had a quick peek at the cost of the PA4(19inch 295width) - £300-450 each for the rear's.


Poshfpg

39 posts

23 months

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If it helps I have Nokian WRs on my 997 C2S, they went back on yesterday for their 3rd Winter. They've been great in the worst conditions, overtaking a sliding X5 on a steep slope in the snow one morning being a particular highlight. Ride improves greatly and, given the condition of the roads in Winter, on the limit handling is less of a concern, in day to day driving I find little difference.

Poshfpg

39 posts

23 months

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I used Pneus Online to get them, usually way cheaper than any UK site for Winter tyres.

martisracing

130 posts

74 months

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Another vote for Nokian. Use them on the 997TT and brilliant in the snow. Also used them on a TTRS and an AudiS3 years ago and were good on both of those. Need to remember that there are specialised Finish/Swedish companies (such as Nokian and Vredestein)who specialise in winter tyres.

schaeffs

141 posts

27 months

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Massive vote for Conti TS830Ps here - have been using them for two seasons now on two of my cars (coming up to no. 3) awesome tyres and only bettered by the TS850's if tyre reviews are to be believed... Pneus online is your friend for cost.

Gingerbeer

3 posts

18 months

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I had sotto zeros on my BMW 335i and found them to be good in terms of winter grip but noticeably worse than the Pirelli summer equivalents on the same car. Ok, but not great.

I ran Conti winters on the 996 turbo last year and they were fantastically good - I used it all over the Scottish highlands in complete confidence as a winter daily driver (snow, ice, sleet, rain, gravel, sunshine...) including plenty of trips up to the mountains/ ski slopes. Very Highly recommended.
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