Agreed. However I think an argument can be made for quality non N-spec tires. I think most who decide on using non N-spec tires are not looking at the very cheapest tire they can find but rather if there are alternatives. I vaguely remember seeing a post about a 911 owner that using non N-spec Michelin tires for track use that they absolutely trusted (sorry, forgot specifics).So far I have been using N spec tires on my Macan and have had no complaints.
The car came with Hankook summer tires as stock and they were shot after 13k miles. I changed to Michelin N spec summer tires (~25% more expensive). They are still good after 17k miles and they ride better too.
If you buy/drive a Porsche, don’t try to save a few bucks on tires. Ironically, tires are the most important performance and safety item on a car.
My Pirellis started making noise and when I took them in, they showed me rubber flaking off of one of the front tires. Its like the outside layer was starting to degrade and fall off. It made a humming sound at speed that sounded like a bad wheel bearing. The tires are original and I have 49K miles on them. Will be going with Michelin nextThat's precisely what the service manager said.
My Pirellis started making noise and when I took them in, they showed me rubber flaking off of one of the front tires. Its like the outside layer was starting to degrade and fall off. It made a humming sound at speed that sounded like a bad wheel bearing. The tires are original and I have 49K miles on them. Will be going with Michelin next
I check tread depth at 4 spots across the tires 1x/Q.To everyone: when did you get your last alignment? If you never had, what makes you believe it’s in alignment?
After blowing through a new set of Conti Sport 6’s on my new (back then) Macan, I found it was WAY out from the factory.
I was not offroading or driving on gravel or any other surface other than fairly new pavement. The other 3 tires are not as worn or flaking.. its some kind of defect on this tire where pieces are flaking off. at 39K miles I took the car to Porsche for service and am following their maintenance schedule to the letter.. its not alignment or some other issue with set up. It's an old tire that went bad differently than the other 3 on the same car.
The alignment was checked 2 months ago at the dealership and it is and was good. No actual track but I do have a couple of roundabouts in my neighborhood and I sometimes enjoy them a bit. This is why I own a Macan SThose outer blocks look to be really worn down as compared to the circumferential groove just inside of them.
Does the alignment check out?
...lots of high speed cornering? ...with understeer? The Macan is a heavy beast and can be made to plow into corners,
though wear like this usually results from track day "abuse"...