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    Milestar Tires

    Hello, does anyone have a set of these tires on their Porsche. These tires are getting good reviews and appear to be a good value. I have a 2008 Cayman that needs asset of tires but I may be trading the vehicle on a newer model or 911. I don't really want to spend $1000 on a set of tires for a car I might not have for long. Any thoughts on the Milestar tires. I am looking at the Milestar MS932 XP+.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Unless you're trading to a indy lot I would expect that to impact the trade value. I'd suspect a Porsche dealer may not resell with those. If you were selling to an individual I'd expect the same impact.

    IMHO, not worth whatever the marginal savings might be. Michelin's will run $1200, is the Taiwanese tire dramatically less than that? IOW, if they are $800 that seems like a long run for a short slide.
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    Milestar Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeair View Post
    Unless you're trading to a indy lot I would expect that to impact the trade value. I'd suspect a Porsche dealer may not resell with those. If you were selling to an individual I'd expect the same impact.

    IMHO, not worth whatever the marginal savings might be. Michelin's will run $1200, is the Taiwanese tire dramatically less than that? IOW, if they are $800 that seems like a long run for a short slide.
    Took the words out of my mouth.

    As a prospective new owner, I would like to know what else you cheaped out on if you are going to put Taiwanese tires on a Porsche? That might sound harsh, but it is not meant to be insulting.

    But I can assure you that’s what I’d be thinking if I saw those tires on a used 981.

    Unless the current tires are absolutely not legal I think you’d do more damage than good to put these on.

    Just my $0.02. Good luck with the sale.


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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_Jenkins View Post
    Unless the current tires are absolutely not legal I think you’d do more damage than good to put these on.
    good point -- and the OP can adjust sales price accordingly WITH emphasis on letting the buyer put on tires of his/her choice (given the MANY threads here about what tires to get)

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    I put Milestars on my 2004 Accord, but only Michelins on my 981 BS. Leave what you have on the car, let the new owner step up

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    I agree with the other replies.

    They are probably fine tires for driving around.

    If you planned on driving them yourself until they are worn out, I would not argue against it.

    The Porsche market can be a difficult crowd to please. Worn Michelins won't throw a flag to the next owner, off brand tire probably will.

    Save the money, and let the next buyer pick his tires.

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Thanks for the replies. The car hasn't been "cheaped out" on, in fact quiet the contrary. It has been serviced and maintained by my local Porsche dealer who is always trying to sell me Michelins. This isn't a track car, I'm not trying to cut seconds off my lap times or prove I have the fastest Cayman on the road. Heck, I might even keep the car, it has no issues or problems and is still considerably low miles. I am looking for a tire that the road noise will not roar into my head but still give decent performance and a smooth ride. The car is driven "spiritually" and I occasionally take 2-4 hour road trips and in the summer when its nice weather it is my daily driver. I read reviews on the Milestar's from people who have put them on their BMW's, Nissan 370's and they have been pleased. I wanted to see what the Porsche community had to say. It makes me wonder if when Kuhmo and Hancook first came on the scene if people thought low opinions of them (like, "there's no way I'm putting a Korean tire on my Porsche"). When I bought the car it had Kuhmos on it, and they seem to perform pretty well ( I haven't had a different tire to compare them to) but they are noisy. The rear tire are gone but the fronts still decent tread on them. I thought I would replace the whole set. The other tire I am looking at is the General G-Max RS.

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Up to you what tire you put on the car, but the beauty of the 981 is the handling and grip it can generate. Anything that might compromise that just takes away from the intended spirit of the car.

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    For a budget tire, take a look at Firestone FireHawk Indy 500. They get excellent reviews and the Firestone brand (owned by Bridgestone by the way) is much more palatable to Porsche owners!
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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Sounds like you've already made your decision and are looking for opinions on it. Nothing wrong with that, good luck with your choices.

    And welcome to the forum. You've got a 2008 - you're a decade late getting here!
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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by mem87 View Post
    Hello, does anyone have a set of these tires on their Porsche. These tires are getting good reviews and appear to be a good value. I have a 2008 Cayman that needs asset of tires but I may be trading the vehicle on a newer model or 911. I don't really want to spend $1000 on a set of tires for a car I might not have for long. Any thoughts on the Milestar tires. I am looking at the Milestar MS932 XP+.

    Thanks.
    I'm not familiar with that brand, does the $1000 include installation? Tire Rackicon has sets of Sumitomo and Hankook tires for around $700. Also, check the price of tires 1 size wider, they are often a bit cheaper.

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by James III View Post
    I'm not familiar with that brand, does the $1000 include installation? Tire Rackicon has sets of Sumitomo and Hankook tires for around $700. Also, check the price of tires 1 size wider, they are often a bit cheaper.

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    Amazon has the set for under $500 (including installation at Pep Boys). This is the reason I was considering these tires. $500+ difference.

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    Re: Milestar Tires

    Quote Originally Posted by mem87 View Post
    Amazon has the set for under $500 (including installation at Pep Boys). This is the reason I was considering these tires. $500+ difference.
    I see what you mean, I once bought Achilles brand tires years ago...I can't even remember if that was for a car or motorcycle.
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