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    new rubber - Spec R

    my summer tyres were worn out when I swapped over to winters last fall so have been shopping for new rubber for this upcoming season. Theres not much choice for hi perf all seasons in the uber large 21" Cayenne GTS/Turbo size until now.
    Conti have a new Extreme Contact DWS 06 tyre thats available in the correct 295/35 R 21 and Spec R provide great pricing, warranty etc.

    It shall be interesting to compare to the soft Pirrelli Zero I had on that lasted ~50k kms.
    Last edited by malcolm; 04-15-2018 at 06:50 AM.
    '93 928 GTS 5 speed
    Polar Silver/Linen, 192k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Black/Ivory, 190k kms

    '09 Cayenne GTS Tiptronic
    Nordic Gold/Black, +270k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Red/Champange, 110k miles (US car)

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    And they come with an 80 000 km warranty that will almost certainly be useful. I just had some put on my CTT last Friday as it turns out.
    Jim

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    how do you like them so far Jim?

    Ive only just 100km on mine; first impressions are grippy on dry pavement considering theyre brand new.
    '93 928 GTS 5 speed
    Polar Silver/Linen, 192k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Black/Ivory, 190k kms

    '09 Cayenne GTS Tiptronic
    Nordic Gold/Black, +270k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Red/Champange, 110k miles (US car)

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    So far so good. Responsive for sure. Actually handled the bit of snow we had last Monday quite well all things considered.
    Jim

    12 black/black Cayenne Turbo - a few minor cosmetic enhancements
    07 black/black 911 Turbo - EVOMS, Techart, HRE P43SC wheels
    91 black/black/black 911 C4 Cab - Getting more stock every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT997TT View Post
    So far so good. Responsive for sure. Actually handled the bit of snow we had last Monday quite well all things considered.
    Ive a few 100 Kms on them now; smooth and quiet on hwy and handle dirt roads with some muddy section well.
    '93 928 GTS 5 speed
    Polar Silver/Linen, 192k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Black/Ivory, 190k kms

    '09 Cayenne GTS Tiptronic
    Nordic Gold/Black, +270k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Red/Champange, 110k miles (US car)

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    How was Spec R to deal with? Looking to change over winters to summers and worried about scratched rims. Any feedback on that? And is Hunter Road Force balancing a good option? I've read about it, not sure it is necessary. Any guidance is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jddarkside View Post
    How was Spec R to deal with? Looking to change over winters to summers and worried about scratched rims. Any feedback on that? And is Hunter Road Force balancing a good option? I've read about it, not sure it is necessary. Any guidance is appreciated.
    I dealt with Kyle who is great, I did my homework and knew pricing for them to meet/beat.

    No worries re. rims; they removed the old and mounted new with no issues.

    HRF balancing gets the wheels and tyres in harmoney; a must for exploring the cars as theyre meant to be driven!
    '93 928 GTS 5 speed
    Polar Silver/Linen, 192k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Black/Ivory, 190k kms

    '09 Cayenne GTS Tiptronic
    Nordic Gold/Black, +270k kms

    '88 928 S4 A/T
    Red/Champange, 110k miles (US car)

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    Perfect thanks for the guidance! Decision made. I’ll reach out to Kyle

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    Just an update - I emailed Kyle mid-afternoon today (Saturday) for a quote and my cell rang 30 min later. Not used to that type of response in Calgary. So far I’m impressed.

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    Kyle does a super job! A small business owner who cares.

    Kevin
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