View Single Post
steven g steven g is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Posts: 58
alibaba -
not sure where you live if you have a US or ROW car. I am in Illinois - my cars are USA versions.

I have a 1989 944 Turbo and a 1995 993 C2 which has 030 option suspension with 17in Cup wheels.

The 944 is stock and I am thinking about putting my 993 Cup wheels on my 944. The present tire sizes on the Cup wheels are 205/50 and 255/40.

What size tires are you running on the 17 Cup wheels on your '89 944 Turbo ?

Would I risk damage to front end components if I keep the above tires on the Cup wheels ? According to Tirerack the rear size is the same but the front recommended size is larger - 225/45.

My assumption is that the risk of damage is due to the higher weight of the larger wheels and tires vs stock. For example, when I switched from my 17in Cup wheels to 18in Technology on my 993 the total (tire and wheel) weight difference was 2lb for each of the fronts and 1lb for each of the rears - IMHO that doesnt seem like enough to matter. Any thoughts ?
1994 968
1995 Carrera
1989 325iX

Last edited by steven g; 10-21-2003 at 12:57 PM..
Old 10-21-2003, 12:54 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)