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Hi

I'll shortly be needing new tyres for my Veloce and would like to ask opinions on replacements.

I'm on 18" wheels (225/45 and 255/40) and would be interested if there are any brands that also help to reduce the on-lock steering judder.

Many thanks
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As well as the temp making the rubber harder and therefore more prone to skipping, the lower the tread depth, the less movement the blocks will have which also exacerbates it. I guess it's also possible that older tyres may be harder due to age?

I'm on Bridgestone Potenzas which have only 2.5mm left and I'm finding the skipping is much worse than last winter. I'm planning to fit Pilot Sport 4S next, although finding them hard to locate in the correct size.
 

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Michelin are my tyre of choice, that probably doesn’t help but I’ve been happy with them on Porsches and Alfas for years. When my run flats give up on my Giulia I’ll be putting it on Michelins
 

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the widest possible envelope would be offered by combo of premium winter tyre in winter and you can go up to uhp pilot sport 4s for even keener steering in summer since you no longer need to worry about drop off and unsafe in winter. Winters would need to go way into Nordic temps before they start to skip. My scorpions winters at minus 9 this winter were soft as a baby’s bottom. You also get he upside of not having any worries in the occasional snow.

if you are reluctant to swap twice a year and invest in second set of rubber then compound hardness will determine operating envelope of your single set. The softer, the colder they can go but less keen will be the steering and less heat they can take when pressing on before they overheat and start performing poorly. On the cold side, whatever tyre you have - if it skips at that temp, it’s probably too cold - if things are dry put some heat in it and it will work, if it’s wet do not test the limits of that tyre as it will likely not maintain temperature.

the winter rated all seasons will have softer compounds than summers and skip at lower temp and even then probably when they wear a bit. Cross climates 2 are probably the best at the moment but they will be mediocre both in summer and winter. They are the safest solution as they really do perform well until it’s proper I’ve or snow - summers are long gone by then.

then would be touring summer tyre like latitudes.

then high performance like pilot sport 4

uhp like pilot sport 4s

Then we are crossing into more tracking stuff like cups, then semi slick (slicks can’t be legal). I Think Porsche stuck cups on one of their keenest cayennes.

Stay clear of any ranges that are eco, long life, green, fuel saving - they trade performance for reduced rolling resistance or longer life or just use cheaper compounds. Probably best to avoid run flats as they are often noisy and uncomfortable.
 

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"Probably best to avoid run flats as they are often noisy and uncomfortable."

I've been quite impressed with the 19" P Zero run flats on my Veloce, quieter than the Dunlops I had on my Jag XE and nowhere near as harsh and uncomfortable as the Goodyear RFs on my wife's mini 10 years ago.
 

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rear size does seem uncommon.

Continental all season did reasonably well in reviews from what I recall. Comes in both sizes. Obviously check load and speed ratings are adequate.

 
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