Stuart21UK – Posted March 28, 2014
update…in view of the lack of cleanliness when I had the Carrera S wheels (summer set) put back on…I was worried that the Cayman S’s (winter) may be stored in a dirty state until I need them later this year.
Also the fact they are 25 miles or so away at an OPC means I can’t easily swap back and forth for any unexpected bad weather (ala Temporary Chicken 😉 )
So I arranged to pick them back up from the OPC today..there is no way that I would have let them get away without comment (mine) if they had come out dirty, whether they had cleaned them before storing or at the moment I collected them I don’t know. They were certainly wet on collection but were also clean and unmarked so all is good :thumbsup_still:.
They are now safely stored in my garage at home and when I get a chance I will Gtechniq coat them, potentially also re-doing the Carrera’s too. The wear on them (winters) in the 3-4 months they were on doesn’t look much at all either…I could see these lasting 3 years without issue…
On another note, the Pirelli’s (summers) that are on at the present time are actually more prone to wheel spin than the Continental winter tyres (in not particularly cold or wet conditions either). I also get more noise when maneuvering at low speed (you know the slipping you get due to the car/wheel geometry on full lock). I didn’t notice this at all on the 19″ conti’s and I felt much safer in the Conti’s too…
Made me think of a swap to Michelin Pilot Sports (or Supersport?) when the Pirellis need replacing…. anyone got thought’s on this?
Heard of a couple of people running winter tyres all year around too…wet and cold I think it makes sense…’normal’ temperatures maybe too (with extra tyre wear)…I guess the kicker would be serious tyre wear in hotter conditions but would the grip actually be better as they would be softer (grippier) in temperatures above what they are ideally designed for?