Snow Tires for Your 2005-2011 Porsche 911

Friday, September 9, 2011 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Would you like to drive your 2005-2011 Porsche 911 (997 Chassis) twelve months a year? Well, why not invest in a set of dedicated snow tires and do it.

In order to gain a better understanding of the different types of winter / snow tires, read, "Which Snow Tire: Studless Ice and Snow, Studdable Winter / Snow or Performance Winter / Snow?" You'll find that most 911 drivers are best served with Performance Winter / Snow tires, as tires in this category help preserve the handling for this particular application.

Snow Tire Sizes

Once you've decide on which type of snow tire you would like, your next step is to pick a proper size. Most 911 drivers want to be able to drive their car as much as possible in the winter. The car's ground clearance will limit use, therefore there's little benefit to running skinnier winter tires. So if your 911 came with 235/35-19 front and 295/30-19 rear, you should continue to use these sizes. 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Each wheel has a valve stem-mounted TPMS sensor that you can run with or without for winter driving. If you decide to run without the TPMS sensors, you'll see a warning light, but there are no functional issues associated with the light. When you reinstall your summer wheels, the TPMS will work as normal once you've activated the sensors by driving your car. And if you're in need of O.E. TPMS sensors, we have them available for $110* each. For a better understanding on using TPMS sensors, read "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Servicing."

The Best Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package

The ideal Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for most 911 drivers is 235/35-19 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D front tires and 295/30-19 rear tires on 19x8.5" Sport Edition Cup 4 wheels on the front and 19x11" Sport Edition Cup 4 wheels on the rear at $2,526.00* plus shipping. The wheels will use the original lug bolts and original Porsche center caps.

 

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
Sport Edition Cup 4
Sport Edition Cup
*Includes TPMS sensors and prices subject to change

Comments on Snow Tires for Your 2005-2011 Porsche 911

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Tommy Hall:
looking for a spare[donut] tire and rim for a 2011 hyundai elantra sedan.Help.......
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Cy:
Unfortunately we don't carry the specialized narrow donut wheel but we've had some Elantra drivers that have experimented with using a full-size spare.

You'll have to measure and confirm that the spare tire cavity will accept a full-size spare.

The 15" wheels covered in the Elantra blog here:

http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/roll-on/new-wheels-for-your-new-elantra

would normally use a 195/65-15 tire with a 25" overall diameter and a 8" section width.

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