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What tires for the street & track? (930)

I know this might have should have gone in the racing forum. But, I thought it might be specific enough to 930's, running big wheels, that it belonged here...

I'm thinking of buying some 9 & 11 or 11.5 x 17's for my '79 930. I was just wondering if anyone runs that size on the track. And, if so, what sizes and which tire.

I'd like to run something like RA-1's, since, at least for now, I'll only have one set of wheels for both street & track. But, it doesn't look like anything near the right size for the rear is available.

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I run 245/40/17 and 315/35/17 Hoosier on mine with 9" & 11" wheels
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I just got BFG KD's, but I haven't run them on the track yet. I heard they're discontinuing the 17" sizes. Has anyone else heard this?
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I just got BFG KD's, but I haven't run them on the track yet. I heard they're discontinuing the 17" sizes. Has anyone else heard this?
The whole reason I'm buying 17's is for more tire selection... Is that sound reasoning?
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That was my reasoning too. I hope I don't wish I'd gone with 18's. I just don't like 18's on the older body style and I don't think the suspension works that well with 18's.

There are other 315/35-17's out there, but the BFG KD's seem to be the best street/track compromise.
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.... I just don't like 18's on the older body style...
+1000. In addition, I really think Fuchs are the only wheel for our cars. But, tire size & selections is forcing me away. Hopefully someone will finally build a 3-piece forged "fuch" (with hidden fasteners).

I'll look at the KD. Street/track is what I want. Was considering NT-01, but questioned if they would be dangerous in the rain.

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I just ran my second set of Kuhmo V710s this past weekend and they stick like snot. No good for street driving as they are essentially slick but really nice on the steet. Haven't tried the hoosiers or BFGs yet. The only other tires I have used are the Victo Racers and I wasn't a huge fan of them.

In the spring I think I am going to try the new Nitto Dot-R tire. From what I have read the compound is very similar to an RA-1 and they are produced in a 315/17 rear. Probably won't stick as well as the V710s but have substantially more grooving for driving to and from the track.
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I run the same as prooutlaw on lindseys 9 x 11

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