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Question Anyone try 205/50 16 tyres on their 930?

I am thinking about putting 205/50 16 tyres on the front wheels of my 930 so I get a lower profile.

The standard size is 205/55 16 so a 50 profile should make quite a difference.

Has anybody done this?

Does anybody have any advice for me?

Please note this is a standard road car.

Many thanks

Steve
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The lower profile may help in initial turn in and initial brake application, but besides that it will have less footprint than the 55 series tire since it's shorter. So you'll probably have more understeer and less overall front end grip.
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go for a 225/50-16 in the front and stick some 245/45-16's on the back. a little lower and a little fatter all the way around.
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Thanks for the advice I have 245/45 - 16's on the rear.

Regarding 225/50 - 16's will these have a lower profile than the standard 205/55's?

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225/50 and 205/55 are the same diameter.
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Hi,
I have 7" and 8" stock Fuchs on my 85 930. What sizes over stock there would most go with?

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225/50 and 245/45, although 245/45 are getting hard to come by. You could also go with 245/50, it's just a bit taller.
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whos making the 245/50's?
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