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Tires For 911SC

I'm shopping for tires. Pacific Northwest, which means roads are usually wet. 16" wheels. Important to me:

* Grip
* Rain performance
* Grip
* Not terribly noisy
* Grip
* Stiffer sidewall, I think. Plus also.....
* Grip

The tires I am replacing are Kumho Ecsta MX, which have been very good tires but I'm not sure they are available now.

Any suggestions?
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Kumho's or Toyo's
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michelin pilot sport a/s3+ -- do great in the wet, also do great in the cold -- most impressed by the overall grip I get with these in warm dry conditions, given their versatility in the cold and wet. Never thought I'd recommend/appreciate an all-season tire for my 911 . . . .
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Continental DW (or DWS if snow is needed).
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Kumho's or Toyo's
Any brand. I wish the Kuhmo Ecsta MX were still available.

The venerable S-02 tire is still available, I see.

Yokohama S.Drive looks like a good tire. Certainly inexpensive.

Most of the tires look too much like a regular, long mileage, station wagon typoe tire. These Kuhmos I'm replacing have a very aggressive tread. Not very many lines. Mostly just big patches of soft rubber.
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This is what I put on my 88' with 17" rims. Extremely happy with the "grip" and overall performance.

https://www.michelinman.com/tire/michelin/pilot-sport-2
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Recently, I put a set of Continental DW ExtremeContact Sport on my 911 and have been using the DWS -06 on my Mercedes.

I am very happy with both of them.

When the tires on my Z4 die, they will also be DWS-06's as well. Good balance of road manners.
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dont know what size you are running but i noticed there are still re-11's 245 45 16 listed on the firestone website might be worth a phone call
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I'm happy with the Conti DWSes in my car and my priorities are similar to yours.
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I also put the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ on late last summer. I've driven it through the winter and have been very happy with performance. I chose the all-weather to I could confidently drive when it is cold but not icy or snowy.
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I went with Continental Sport Contact. N-rated. Seems very nice overall.
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I'm running S02's here in Norway, similar situation with doses of wet. They are Porsche N-rated if that matters and available in the stock sizes. I'm happy with them and will buy them again.
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I have re-11's on and have been very happy with grip and wet weather performance. But mostly warm weather driving and intense brief downpours.
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I put the Yokohama S.Drives on when I bought my car in 2011. They have a nice tread pattern.

They have been really good. Only 5000 miles, but probably last summer because of age.
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