Snow? Talk about bumming a dude out.
Winter? That's what the Subie is for.
Winter? That's what the Subie is for.
Yes they (kinda sorta) have; the problem is that 235F/265R section widths are almost never offered in non-summer tires. A/S tires have the same issue. You have to do what the 981 cats have been doing for years: bump up the sizes to 245/275. Several options for both winter and A/S tires are available in those section widths.I do plan on using winter tires. I will not drive in snow but as you know Summer tires should not be used under 40 degrees F. I read somewhere that Pirelli will void your warranty on summer tires if you drive them during the winter and develop cracks.
TireRack has not come up with Winter Wheel and tire sets for the 718 yet. I was told to check back in September.
I wish I had used my 986 more during the winter, so that is why I plan on buying a set of winter wheels and tires.
Russell, Are you getting a whole set of wheels and tires or are you going to swap tires on your existing rims?I will be getting snow tires when the time comes. The car is a daily driver and if it snows I need to be able to drive in it.
I'd like to get wheels and tires. It will save the nice wheels for the summer and make it so I can do the change myself. I suspect in October/November TireRack should have options by then.Russell, Are you getting a whole set of wheels and tires or are you going to swap tires on your existing rims?
Tire Rack has the Pirelli winter tires in 235/45/18 and 265/45/18 but they have not paired them with winter wheels for the 718 yet.
I've never fitted winter tyres as it rarely gets particularly cold here on a consistent basis. I have on occasions been caught out though & had to drive my previous cars in snow & ice on summer tyres. One journey in my old 987 series Cayman was a 250 mile journey with only one lane open on the motorway due to snow & really icy. I'd flown in from warmer climes & the weather hadn't previously been forecasted. The car was covered in 1ft+ of frozen snow & the only way I could break in without damaging the car was with my fist (I really don't recommend that if you have a choice). To top it off the washer fluid had completely frozen despite loads of screen wash & never thawed despite the distance travelled. This meant I had to leave the motorway every few miles to clean the windscreen with snow. The journey can best be described as interesting & fortunately I managed to escape without the need to change underwear. Again though I wouldn't recommend anything similar if you have a choice & I'm amazed I got home at all. On a similar vein I rode an old Kawasaki 1000J just over 100 miles in light snow many years ago & got home entirely without incident until I turned into the drive. I then slid down the slope, hit the garage door & fell off. My legs were so numb from cold I couldn't pick the bloomin' thing up again.That's the winter beaters job There's no way I'd take it out in the snow though
This is easy: Find out which 18" rims fit the 981 Cayman S, and you'll have your answers. Why? Because the 718 base has the exact same brakes as the 981 Cayman S. The fitment issue is primarily brake clearance.Has anyone found an 18" rim solution? I went to my local Porsche guy yesterday and the rim manufacturers still have not specified which rims will fit the 718 base.
What winter tires did you end up getting?Since the tires are an uncommon size I went ahead and ordered the winter tires today. I have a couple of months to figure out rims. Worst case, I will have the winter tires installed on the stock rims for this winter.
I got the Pirellis 18" diameter. My car is a 718 base.What winter tires did you end up getting?
See this post. I compiled this as I was contemplating aftermarket wheels for my 718.Since TireRack doesn't have any wheels for the 718 models yet, what are people's thoughts on getting a winter wheel/tire package meant for the 2016 Cayman S (19" set) to put on a 718 CS? Would they fit?