Snow tires and wheels for your Porsche 911? We can do it!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by Doc Horvath
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3DSport Edition Cup 3Do you love your Porsche so much that you're willing to subject it to a little snow and sleet? We've got the right combination of wheels and tires to get the job done!

Using our Sport Edition Cup 3 replica wheels, we can equip most 911 models with a narrower tire out back to help with snow and ice traction and still maintain factory required overall tire diameters and wheel offsets.  The original equipment rear wheels are usually too wide to accept most common snow tire sizes, so we use a slightly narrower wheel instead.

Recently I had a customer outfit his C4s with the Cup 3 wheels and Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D snow tires (225/40-18 and 265/35-18) with great results! The wheels are designed to reuse the Porsche center caps and lug bolts for a "factory" look that works perfectly.

For the perfect snow tire and wheel package for your perfect Porsche, start here!

Comments on Snow tires and wheels for your Porsche 911? We can do it!

Sunday, October 17, 2010 by eric:
Hello, I have a 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa. I am seeking a suggestion for tires and wheels for winter driving. I last had Blizzak LM-25V 255/35R18 94V rear and in the front 225 40R18 92V. Please advise Eric
Monday, October 18, 2010 by Doc:
Dear Eric, Thanks for your question. For your application, we can revert back to the "base mode" tire sizes of 205/50R17 in front and 255/40R17 in the rear using the Cup4 wheel and Pirelli W240 SnowSport tires. In 18" we would be the same tire as the package in my blog, just with the Cup4 wheels instead. Please reference the links below for more information on the wheel and tires, and rememeber that when we sell a wheel and tire package the tires will come mounted and road force balanced on the wheels ready for installtion using your existing wheel bolts; Sport Edition Cup4 wheel ; http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=FH3&url=/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet&target=wheelCloseUp&wheelMake=Sport+Edition&wheelModel=Cup+4&wheelFinish=Silver+Painted Pirelli W240 SnowSport; http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=FH3&url=/tires/tires.jsp&tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Winter+240+SnowSport Dunlop WinterSport 3D; http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=FH3&url=/tires/tires.jsp&tireMake=Dunlop&tireModel=SP+Winter+Sport+3D
Sunday, October 2, 2011 by Vincent:
Doc,
I am trying to find a winter wheel/tire set for my 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo and it appears that both of the Porsche "Approved" winter tires (Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D and Pirelli Winter 240 Snowsport are not available in your website. Can you comment please.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Vincent
Monday, October 3, 2011 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Vincent, I am filling in for Doc. The Pirelli and the Dunlop are missing the front size 225/40R18. It looks like they will not be making them for this winter season. Bridgestone Blizzak LM60, while not a Porsche OE tire, will still work and are in stock in the proper sizes. --ben@tirerack
Thursday, September 6, 2012 by Howard:
Hello.

Just took delivery of my 2013 Boxster S 2 weeks ago. Having lotsa fun now, but looking ahead to Winter< please advise which tire/wheel combination would you advise?

Many thanks.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by doc:
Dear Howard,

Thanks for your question. We have yet had the new 2013 model into our tech center for measurement, so I cannot guarantee any fitments as of yet. We hate to assume that the 2013 model will have the identical brakes and suspension as the 2012 (which we have inspected) for fear if something has changed for 2013 our existing recommendations may not work. We hope to have the new car available to us within the next 30 days, and will update the website once we have fitment information. Thanks for your patience.
Monday, August 12, 2013 by ray:
HI - I have a Porsche 911 4S. It's an all wheel drive. I'm looking for snow tires. Can you mnake a recommendation?
thx
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by David :
I have 17" rims on my 2003 911 and after reading your blog on snow tires am wondering what tires you recommend if I use some older 15" x 7" rims to get that narrower, higher sidewall snow tire option on my car?
Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Doc:
Ray,
Depending on what sizes you need, we normally can offer the Pirelli Winter 210 SottoZero or the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3. Both are performance oriented tread pattern to maintain a "sporty" feel but with some cold weather capability.
Monday, September 22, 2014 by Kyle:
Hi, I have a 2001 911 Turbo and Im looking for a winter wheel/tire package. What would you recommend?
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Doc:

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