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Default What brand of tires did you Macan have when delivered.

I have an order for a GTS that is coming with 21 inch wheels. I specified I wanted Michelin pilot super sports if at all possible however as they always say there are no guarantees.

I'm curious to see what people have received upon delivery on their units. Especially the 21's.

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You won't get Michelin Pilot Super Sports -- they aren't rated for any Porsche model.

Porsche will only fit tires that are appropriately rated for whichever vehicle is delivered - unless you specify in your build, then they randomly choose which manufacturer they actually mount to your car. Regadless of whether the tire is Michelin, Continental or Pirelli (and even Dunlop, Continental, Bridgestone or Goodyear for the other Porsche models), that particular tire MUST be N-spec for THAT particular model if it comes from the dealer.

Change the tire if you want after that, but know that the change alone compromises the performance of the vehicle in ways that you might not even notice -- until you actually hit the wall or tree.

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Mine came with 21 inch Conti's.

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know that the change alone compromises the performance of the vehicle in ways that you might not even notice -- until you actually hit the wall or tree.
Yep, I learned that on my 911...at least I didn't crash.

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My Macan Turbo with 21" turbo wheels came with Pirelli P Zero.

I love the way the car drives and handles but like you, Michelin was my first choice. I guess Porsche installs whatever they have on hand. When the Pirelli wear out I'll find out if Michelin are better, because that's exactly what I'll purchase.
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Conti's, but I've an S with 19" Turbos.
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You won't get Michelin Pilot Super Sports -- they aren't rated for any Porsche model.

Porsche will only fit tires that are appropriately rated for whichever vehicle is delivered - unless you specify in your build, then they randomly choose which manufacturer they actually mount to your car. Regadless of whether the tire is Michelin, Continental or Pirelli (and even Dunlop, Continental, Bridgestone or Goodyear for the other Porsche models), that particular tire MUST be N-spec for THAT particular model if it comes from the dealer.

Change the tire if you want after that, but know that the change alone compromises the performance of the vehicle in ways that you might not even notice -- until you actually hit the wall or tree.
This was true for s long time but no longer true. PSS are a factory tire on the Panamera GTS with 20" rims. The widths are 255/295 just like the Macan 20s but the profiles are lower. Other than the speedo error you could make them work on a Macan.
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This was true for s long time but no longer true. PSS are a factory tire on the Panamera GTS with 20" rims. The widths are 255/295 just like the Macan 20s but the profiles are lower. Other than the speedo error you could make them work on a Macan.
Correct in that SOME PSS were N-Spec for a Panamera -- but NOT for a Macan. But they have also been out of production because they have been discontinued -- if somebody DOES have them in stock, I'd be sure to check the dates on them. We all agree that total life is about 6 years on a performance tire.

The Super Sports have already been replaced by Michelin PS-4. And I don't think that even those are N-Spec yet.

Your comment about "..make them work.." seems to refer to size -- but nevertheless STILL the wrong tire.

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