Hauling ass up the coast on the 5 to Long Beach from San Diego (my sisters visiting from Ohio!!!!), I noticed my wonderful #986 vibrating... shimmering... What?! I’ve only had my car back for 1 day! Anyway, the last time I felt something like this was in my 2017 4 Series BMW. Upon further investigation, there was my evidence! A tear in my tread; back passenger tire. Upon inspecting my other tires, I noticed that my tires were just in unacceptable from a safety POV. All bald, like my dad (Ha! He’s gonna kill me!) Anyway, being in #SealBeach I headed to Circle Porsche @circleporsche in Long Beach. Unfortunately they didn’t have my tire size but oh my gosh, checking out the new 2017-2018 Porsche’s on the showroom floor... Made me want to… Escaping the dealership bling high, it made me realize the primitive feeling & the love I have driving my generation one 986. Anyway, Circle Porsche called around town for me, found a set at another place, and sent me to America’s Tire (Thank You CP! Awesome customer service). Made it to America’s Tire (I was told they were are part of the Discount Tire chain) and they had only one set for me. No choices in tires there unfortunately. They only had one set that would fit my baby, so bought their only and final set. A set of Michelin’s (225/40ZR18 & 265/35ZR18 Pilot Sport A/S 3+). Not sure if these were the right rubbers for my baby but let’s try them out since I really don’t have a choice.
Wow, I’m quite surprised... these Michelin’s @michelin feel great! Now my baby drives perfect. Ok need to drop it off at EGA @escondidogermanauto for an alignment. And to get my instrument cluster L.E.D. replaced.
That all said and done, today was a good day. I am completely in love with this car. Love upgrading her! Love fixing her up! Love repairing her... I even love the older 2002 986 interior. Love everything about her. Don’t get me wrong; I love the modern Porsche’s and today’s German cars (like my 428i) but can’t get over the fact that everything in this Porsche is basic, simple and awesome. Anyway, heading back to San Diego this evening. Going to take my 1st evening ride w/ the top down. It’s definitely been a great day 👊