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Fuchs 8 and 9 OR 7 and 9

Question, Which setup is better 7's and 9's or 8's and 9's? for the street? and for the track? Are the Euromister Fuch replica's any good? ********** has a deal to get a set of 7's and 9's with Fuzion tires for $1049. Is this a good deal? my current wheels are 8's and 9's and are looking old. I was thinking of getting some track tires on my current wheels and getting the replica's for the street. what do you guys think?
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No reason to run the better rims if you are going to run so so tires.

8&9's is potentially better than 7&9's.

Check out the Kumho XS in 225 & 265's. Will fit 7or 8&9's.

Better yet, Toyo RA1's in 225/245's on 7&8's.

Best yet, go to 17" rims and look into the Nitto 01's.

Wider rims stiffen the tire's side walls.

Most 911 based factory cars are front stiff to max rear grip and can use more front rim/tire. Can be a different story if you have changed the spring rates.

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If I go with the Toyo's how are the T1R's? If I go 225 and 245 on 8's and 9's is that better than 205 and 245 on 7's and 9's?
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That's what I did lawyer. I purchased a pair of 8x16 Fuchs that were originally fitted on the rear of a 944 turbo and put them on the front of my 930. 225's on the front now with the 245's on the rear.
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I am going to be trying 7x16 and 9x16 fuchs with 225 front and 265 in back. last summer I ran sumitomo 225 and 245 tires with a 30,000 tread life.This summer I plan to run the kumotire which is rated at half the tread life.hopefully more stick to the road and will also fill out the fenders (back) giving a nicer look
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Not to steal the thread, BUT, what about considering going to 17"s instead; at least you have more "rubber patch" sizes to choose from...
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I have a set of Fiske FM10's in 17 x 9 and 11 w Nitto's 245 and 315. I drove the car this way for a year and had many track days. I recently put my Fuchs back on to see how the car would feel. I was shocked at how much more fun (and scary) the car was to drive. The smaller overall diameter and lighter Fuchs, made the car accelerate much quicker, and the turning feels much more nimble. I think the car looks better too. So, I am trying to find the best combo such as 7/9 or 8/9, w 205 or 225 and 245. I think I am going to try a set of Toyo T1R's on 8/9 Fuchs in 225/50 and 245/45 sizes...
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For a street car the TR1 is a great street touring tire. 205/245 is a great street rim set.

8&9's w 225/245 are a better track set up over the above and reduce understear a little if you have the neg camber to support it.

8's w 225's up front is not necessary for a street set up or will much be gained.

225/245 RA1's being probably the best street & track tire. If run on the street only should be good for 5-10k miles I would guess. I do not want my tires on a performance car to last more than about two years before replacement.

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9 inch rear Fuchs are a much rarer combo and are worth alot of money as well. So preferred over 8 inch rears.
I run 8 inch with 215 tire in front and 9 inch 245 series in the rear on my 930.
Looks great and the car is pretty balanced though a 225 on front would work too.
For track work more rubber is better. I run 225 front and 255 rear for DE on 17 inch rims and the car is pretty neutral to a tad understeer, but do not have issues breaking loose rear tires so I dont see the benefit of more than 255 on the rear currently.
Wider rubber than you need only adds weight, cost and drag to the equation.
Consider 17 inch diameter rims for track work becuase of a wider selection of track tires to pick from. The trend is towards 18 and 19 inch tires so 17 inch rubber is getting harder to find all the time.
I currently run Nitto NT-01 for my track tires and they are a good bargain for cost vs performance. I only have 1 track weekend on them so cannot judge them fairly yet. Hated Mich Pilot Sport Cups and loved BFGoodrich RA-1 when they were available years ago. I think they are coming back now too.
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