Summer Winter Tyres

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RickZ
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by RickZ » Thu May 16, 2019 7:58 pm

In situations other than a puncture I'd use a trolly jack with vulcanised rubber adaptor for the Macan jacking points. I carry a piece of wood in the boot to stand my Macan jack on to reduce the risk of slipage, only to be used if I can't contact Porsch assist. Why couldn't Porsche make the Macan jacking points accessable with a scissor jack???
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Summer Winter Tyres

Post by Semerka » Thu May 16, 2019 10:06 pm

We (aka Rob, I just clean the outgoing wheels for storage 😉) swap the wheels ourselves. We have 20" for summer and 18" for winter. We store the unused set in a garden shed.
But when I lived in a flat, I had my local BMW dealer do the swapping and storing for £40 each swap, no charge for storing. Those were the days. 😃

No issues with the TPMS, the sensors have batteries and talk to the car somehow, probably blue teeth or some such. :lol: So you just need to tell the car in the multifunction display which wheels / tyres you fitted and the TPMS will reset after a short drive.
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by Col Lamb » Thu May 16, 2019 10:53 pm

I was in my OPC this afternoon and spotted a display comparing Summer and Winter tyres.

So next time you are at your OPC why not bear this in mind and look at the displays.

After all you can (as I did) only spend so much time looking at the stunning
red 911 GT3 that they have in the showroom.
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by VanB » Fri May 17, 2019 8:08 am

Col Lamb wrote:Despite being a weak and feeble old guy, :o so much so that I have to have PS+ in my Macan I had zero problems using the Porsche jack, removing the flat 20” Spyder wheel and lifting it into the boot all by myself.

In fact during the Summer when I can bend enough my wheels are coming off so I can detail them thoroughly.

The Porsche supplied jack sucks big time and is not that stable so if you have to use yours do take care.

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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by bennachie » Fri May 17, 2019 5:16 pm

First fitted winters to a Pug 107 (don't laugh) in 2010/2011 and went all over in some of the most challenging winter conditions since '63. So winters for me on a spare set of wheels for my Macan S. Way better than 1 foot wide 21 inch tyres when it is colder and wetterer after October. I can still 'use' the car.
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by steve w » Fri May 17, 2019 7:08 pm

Many owners have voiced their opinions on the pros and cons of fitting winter tyres,personally in all my many years of driving and scores of different vehicles I’ve never fitted winter tyres and that is when winters were winters ,tyre companies would love us all to have different tyres for different seasons.
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by steve w » Fri May 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Col Lamb
Did you test drive the GT3
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by RickZ » Fri May 17, 2019 7:10 pm

steve w wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Many owners have voiced their opinions on the pros and cons of fitting winter tyres,personally in all my many years of driving and scores of different vehicles I’ve never fitted winter tyres and that is when winters were winters ,tyre companies would love us all to have different tyres for different seasons.
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by Nuclear Nick » Sat May 18, 2019 9:41 am

Toto Wolff - “So what do you think of my new tyre strategy Lewis?”

Lewis - “I think it sucks. You’ve given me one set of extra hards and told me they’ve got to last all season! All the other guys have got three sets of softs, three sets of mediums, three sets of hards…”

Toto -“No, no, no Lewis, it’s just a marketing ploy by Michelin to get us to buy more tyres that we don’t need. But just a minute, they’re telling me they’ve brought us a set of All Weather tyres which will last all year, rain or shine. Now that should give you a big advantage over the other guys.”

Lewis - "But Toto....."

Toto - "You'll be fine Lewis, just drive to the conditions!"
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Re: Summer Winter Tyres

Post by Wing Commander » Sat May 18, 2019 10:05 am

^^^ :lol: :lol:
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