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LOL..we anti-seize always..like peanut butter on toast.
Forget used unless you know how old the tires are. It`s your first Cdn Winter so be properly prepared.
If you are buying new, go down to 18″. You get a taller tire and less expense. Also go narrower to cut thru the snow better.
Mantis Racing in Oakville can do an 18″ Pkg for around $3000. Mount/Balance/Installed consisting of Pirelli Winter SottoZero`s 235/40/18 Front and 265/40/18 Rear mounted on 5 Star Rims w/TPMS.
Depending on where you live, Mantis Racing in Oakville can help you out. They`ve been in business for over 30 years, a respected UCR supporter and have outfitted many a Porsche for winter.
I personally like Continental Tires and their Extreme Contact DWS is a great Fall/Winter/Spring tire depending on your driving habits.
What is important is where you will be doing most of your driving this winter, QEW to downtown Toronto or north every wknd to Collingwood skiing, it makes a difference.
Andy is bang on in his recommendations as a start. Do your homework and call around for prices now.
There is always limited production in these larger 18″ tires and they sell out quickly.
Good luck with your search and welcome to Canadian winter ! – Wayne
Ron was a gentleman and a professional both on and off the track.
I believe he lived his life like he drove his car …. his right foot flat to the floor !
I will miss you Ron, rest in peace ….. Wayne
Best guy to contact is Wallace Bradley our new Tech Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mantis Racing in Oakville has a listing for 20×9
Here`s my 2 cents.
1. Get an oil change.
2. Fill up your tank with “SHELL 91” and add a stabilizer.
3. Pump up the tires by 10%. Store your track tires in the basement with 10% less inflation.
4. Either pull the battery and store it in a ventilated cool dry place with a towel over it to block any sunlight OR simply hook it up to a trickle charger.
5. Wash it, wax it and cover it.
6. Throw some dryer sheets in the car, under the hood and throw some mothballs under the car to thwart any unwanted friends.
7. Finally, say good night and don`t drive it till Spring. Short jaunts in winter aren`t doing your car any favours unless you really give it a good workout and then follow points 1- 6 all over again.
This process has worked for me for the last 20 years with no issues in the Spring.
If you need a Porsche fix, buy a 944 beater and have some fun with it…..Wayne
Depending on your location, we at Mantis have used the services of Carcone`s Auto Recycling, 1030 Bloomington Road E, Aurora 905-773-5778.
However, recently we had a 2011 997 wheel repaired and refinished at Wheel Wizard, 162 Sherman Ave. N. in Hamilton at 905-544-9651. They did a fantastic job !