If that's the case you need to look elsewhere. That being said, choices are relatively limited, especially with the 21's, and moreover with 21 A/S's. But tires are readily available.Is the tire choice availability that poor for the MACAN with 20 or 21 inch rims? I looked on Discount Tire and they do not have complete sets available for either size, summer or A/S.
These were standard on my '17 S in 19" wheel size. 13K miles probably 1/2 worn. Pretty quiet and holds the road. N rated, there are very few N rated tires and I dont know if Porsche will stand behind if issues arise when not using N rated tires
You may need to go talk directly with a dealer since they can cross-match tires that we the public may not be able to pull from online searches that manufacturers may state limitations for (if your pulling a trailer, the Michelin or Pirelli summer tires probably won't work). Like Shark stated - tires are available and having 21's may limit them if you have that size. I looked up Michelins on America Tire website and noted same size and rating and load limits for the michelin sports which I've enjoyed on other sport cars and my mechanic says that's the desired tire for my driving style (as long as I don't mind wearing them out quickly...). My America Tire manager gives me a price break due to the extra cost and I get all my tires from him.Is the tire choice availability that poor for the MACAN with 20 or 21 inch rims? I looked on Discount Tire and they do not have complete sets available for either size, summer or A/S.
N rated? I may not understand as N rating would suggest not above 87 miles per hr. I believe the Pirelli's and most other choices are R rated (106 MPH for trucks SUV's). The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are Z rated - and I'm now finding out they are available, but Porsche and Michelin aren't suggesting due to the standard brakes on the Macan....These were standard on my '17 S in 19" wheel size. 13K miles probably 1/2 worn. Pretty quiet and holds the road. N rated, there are very few N rated tires and I dont know if Porsche will stand behind if issues arise when not using N rated tires
The Scorpion or Latitude?These were standard on my '17 S in 19" wheel size. 13K miles probably 1/2 worn. Pretty quiet and holds the road. N rated, there are very few N rated tires and I dont know if Porsche will stand behind if issues arise when not using N rated tires
If you do get the Pirelli Scorpions, let me know how you like them (noise / ride). Mine too will be my daily driver - I just drive all over No Calif for my job as well as for recreation... Comfort for those days on I-5 or I-80 - sports mode for those backroad days to locations north or west toward North Bay or North Coast...Hey Lagunaseca,
Thanks for the info. I use the Macan as a daily mostly on comfort and sometimes sports/+. The noise would probably be worse if I didn't have the noise insulation glass. I will probably get a Pirelli just to try something different.
Yes, those NorCal backroads will eat up your tires and I would be happy if they lasted 25,000 miles.
If you are not happy with the tires when you get your car and if I am still looking for a set let me know and I can probably buy it off you as long as it is 20's.
Think in this case they are referring to the load range, N is the highest on that scale , no way is it the speed rating..../QUOTE]
Being new to Porsche - did some online research. This is what I found: N spec refers to tires that Porsche approves as OEM replacements. Different manufactures may specify OEM replacements. Info came from the Tire Rack site info:
From Tire Rack's website:
Original Equipment Tire Designations
Since tires play such an important role in establishing the personality of a vehicle, numerous vehicle manufacturers require their tire suppliers identify some or all of their Original Equipment (OE) tires with symbols or codes branded on the sidewalls that confirm the tire's original use.
The vehicle and tire manufacturer's goal is to make it easier for the owners to identify and select exact replacements when the Original Equipment tires wear out because matching the original tires exactly helps maintain the vehicle's intended personality.
Unfortunately many vehicles wear out tires in pairs (rather than sets of four) due to a lack of maintenance or when equivalent tread wear can't be achieved through periodic tire rotation. While it can't make up for performance differences due to tread depth, it is most important to match new tires to those originally used on the vehicle when replacing tires in pairs.
The following list provides the symbols or codes currently in use:
Make Vehicle Symbols/Codes
Aston Martin Some Vehicles A4A; AMS; AM2; AM8; AM9; AMR; AMX
Audi Some Vehicles A; AO; RO1; RO2
BMW Some Vehicles 5-Pointed Star Symbol
Chrysler Some Dodge Vipers C1
Ferrari Some Vehicles F; K-1; K-2
Jaguar Some Vehicles J; "J" in a circle
Lamborghini Some Vehicles L
Lotus Some Vehicles LTS
Maserati Some Vehicles MGT
McLaren All Vehicles MC; MC1
Mercedes Some Vehicles MOl; MO1
Porsche All Vehicles N-0 (N-Zero) N-1 (N-One)
My 21" Pirelli Scorpion Zero A/S Plus Tires really outshine the Conti's that came with the car. I didn't like the harsh characteristics of those tires, and I kept getting nail flats.