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Recommended tires for a 911 SC??

I am restoring my 81 SC and am currently looking at tires. I have ohtsu Zexius xi 427's on it ( V rated), which I did not buy. I am assuming that they are mediocre all season tires.

I was looking to spend around 150 - 250 a tire and was looking at Michelin As3 sport pilot's Y or sport pilot ps2 ZP's, which run around the high 100's per tire.

I need something that is sticky, but not a race slick, seems most of the driving happens on the street. I live in Washington state, most of my driving is on the dry pavement, but it does rain here alot, so I do need something that disperses water.

I do not care about the wear rate much, because I put very few miles on the car a year.

Anyone have any recommendations on tires?

Centralia, Washington
1981 911 SC (Guards Red)

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Would help to know the rim sizes As a " general " rule a summer performance tire with a treadwear rating of 200 will grip quite well. Go to Tire Rack online and view performance tires and the reviews good place to get a baseline. I like Bridgestone RE11's but there are lots of good tires out there from Dunlop, Yokohama , Michelin , Continental just to name a few.
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Yancy, I have the same xi-427 tires on my car, also purchased by the PO. I've found them to be remarkably un-remarkable tires. I'll be installing a set of the Michelin AS3 next spring. I'm going with those rather than the PS2's because I drive year-around and the PS2's (being a Summer tire) don't grip well at cooler temps, say 40°F or below. That won't work for me, as I drive a fair amount at or below that temp. The AS3 (being all-season) should be fine for those temps, and the reviews I've seen so far all indicate that it really doesn't give up much compared to most full on Summer tires.
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