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2013 Porsche 911: Winter Tires Installed

March 28, 2013

2013 Porsche 911

By now you already know we picked up a set of winter tires to drive our 2013 Porsche 911 to New York.

The install was easy. We showed up when the doors of our local shop, Stokes Tire Pros, opened. And since we were first in line, the tire exchange was done in no time.

2013 Porsche 911

2013 Porsche 911

2013 Porsche 911

We spent $45 to balance the winter tires/wheels before installation. The 20s from the 911 will go into storage for now. We have until the car returns to decide whether or not we remount them, or get 19-inch tires to match our new wheels.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 3,548 miles


Comments

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    The 19s look so much better. I prefer the spoke design, and if you keep going down another couple inches there will be enough sidewall to make it look like a real car again.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    @stovt001: Going any smaller would require some due diligence because of the brake caliper. The 19 inch wheels and tire sizes would offer a 99.75mm sidewall, which is a good compromise between sport and compliance.

  • mrolfs mrolfs Posts:

    With a car like the 911, how do you get the snow tires to the tire shop? Do you need a separate car to carry the tires?

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    You guys should order the same tires for this size rim, drive with them on (with another car following with the 20s on board) for maybe an hour/45 minutes to a favorite restaurant, then switch and drive back with the other set. That way you could do a write up with fresh and accurate information on the differences for anybody considering different size rims.

  • bassracerx bassracerx Posts:

    guess might as well buy the tires. and then do another track test with the 19s to see if there is any difference in performance.

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