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DP's & Flatnose front tires

Just some info. I'm in the process of swapping out my 8&11x 15's w/215 fronts & 295's rears for 9 & 11 x 17's 3 pc. fuchs. The rears were fine w/315's. The fronts were a problem. I fit Goodyear eagle f1 gs-d3 255/40/17's which are 25" high. In my situation it interferes with the headlight bucket when the wheel is turned all the way. It would also interfere with the wheel turned most of the way under hard cornering.
I'm switching to an eagle f1 gs-d3 245/35/17 which is the same height as the 215/55/15, approx. 23.8" high. Goodyear is discontinuing this tire. The next choice would be a 235/40/17, approx. 24.4" high, but not sure if that would work.

Looks like the Michelin TB15's are good for approx. 5K miles. The fronts and rears have worn the same. At $2200.00 for a set, I'm not anxious to replace them.

The clearance problem could just be specific to the DP's. Any of the Flatnose crowd having the same problem?

'79/930 DP935
Old 01-11-2009, 12:15 PM
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