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930 tires and rims need opinions

ok, my 15 inch rims are killing me. i bought some 285 40 15 yokohamas from europe a few years ago and they are ready to be replaced. i see that pirelli is making that size now but they are about 1200.00 shipped. i am thinking of just putting some 17 inch rims on but don't want to go spend 5K for zuffenahus fuchs. i see the euromeister rims on our hosts web site and they look nice, have read that most are happy with them? if i go that route can i still run the 285 tires on the rear? i just hate to drop 1200.00 every few years to tires? the yokohamas wore really fast?

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Read through this thread Pelican now carries BRAID wheels

They now carry 17" wheels.
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I feel your pain man, the last set of P-zeros I bought made me sit down and breath hard for a bit.
How long did the Yokos last you? I've ran several sets of those as well (255/45 and 345/35 combo) and they lasted about 5 years/set. Buying 17's is a large investment due to buying both rims and tires at the same time versus just tires for your 15s. I simply don't like the height of the 17 & 18 inch tires. Someone needs to make a 315/30-17.

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so are the euro misters junk?
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yokes were about 3 years?? maybe 4K miles? they are at the wear bars down the middle.
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I bought a set of Euromeisters to experiment and they worked out great so I kept them on. There are stories of balancing issues but I have access to a great balance machine so no problems with that.
5 years may have been optimistic for the Yokos. I had 3 sets of wheels/tires for the car so they were rotated off and on during that time. I do recall using a set one year for auto-x and that did them in.
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so are the euro misters junk?

My buddy BLYGUY had tons of issues with euromeisters hit him up directly. He'll be happy to share.


I'm looking to do 17's myself... I love Brian's steam rollers. Those things are AWESOME!!!

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With 17's, what is the widest you can run upfront with euro height? I've heard conflicting info. Seems 11" at the rear wheels is not a problem or at least I haven't heard of any.

Car looks great Brian!
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If the tires wore in the middle but not even across the width implies they were over inflated.
I run Michelin TB 15's 215 fronts & 335 rears, wear is about 5-6K miles. I also run 9 & 11 x 17's, and agree with Brian about the ride height.
I'd go with the Braid's over the Euromeister.
OldSpool87: I've run 255's on the fronts w/3 pc Fuchs/BBS rims.
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With 17's, what is the widest you can run upfront with euro height? I've heard conflicting info. Seems 11" at the rear wheels is not a problem or at least I haven't heard of any.

Car looks great Brian!
Really depends on a lot of things beyond just ride height. If you run too much caster you'll hit the front oil cooler protection bar with a 255/40 on a 9" when you turn the wheels left. In addition, you'll need to consider the fact that you can have the tire rub the tub on the inside at the back if you try to lock the wheel. I've found that you can get away with a 9" wheel and +27et pretty easily if you stay to a 255 tire and run around -1 to -1.5 degrees of camber. - You'd need to roll your fender on this.

For the rear - You can actually go pretty wide. I have two sets of wheels that are 11" width; one is a 0 et offset and the other is a -5 et offset. I also have a set of 11.5" wheels for the rear that are a 0 et offset. On all three wheels I run a 315 series tire but I could technically run a 335 tire on the 11.5" wheel. I've test fitted a 12" wheel from my 996TT and the 12" had plenty of clearance to work.

On Euro height with essentially stock alignment - you could run a 9" front with a 245/40/17 pretty easily without having to do anything crazy to the alignment or rolling. You could keep the ET to around 30 for good fitment. If you rolled our fenders you could go down to a 25-27 pretty easily with a 245 tire or 27 with a 255 tire.

For the rear - I would give serious thought to a 11" -0 et wheel. I think most will tell you around 6-12 et is good but as you go lower you pick up camber and honestly you can run around -7 et on 11" wheel with -2.5 degrees of camber without rubbing. An 11" -0 et is a safe wheel with a 315. If you're looking to do something like a 285, I'd just stick with a 10.5" wheel as it will look more "flush" on the tire/wheel fitment. 285 on an 11" wheel will look stretched IMO.

Hope this info is helpful to you.

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Here is a picture of the 17s I ran. Kodiaks were 9&11.5x17 with 255/40 and 315/35 BFGs.

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If you're running 285/40-15 Yokos they are only ~24" tall. 315/35-17 are ~25.7" tall, that's a BIG change. The 345s I run are ~24.5" tall which was a big adjustment to get used to when going to 17s and 18s.
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I hear the Braid wheels are supposed to be nice. I had Linea Corse wheels and they were okay, but heavy. I ended up going back to factory fuchs. I have not had a problem with traction with Bridgestones RE-11 on there. I drive the car fairly hard, but I don't hammer the snot out of it.
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Here's the BRAID info:

BRAID 17" Fuchs Replica Wheels. Input Requested.
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I Run 17's euromeisters on my 77 Euro 930

I think I put then on at about 200000 kays about a year and 48000 kays ago, driven across some harsh country in rain and dust no problems at all.
theyre very light too


widths I have
9 in back and 8 in front

I had to add spacers in front to accommodate the rims around my 917 brakes, but between rubber and fender ive got close to 1 2/ inches clearance at the top inside rim..

I doubt there would be any problem with tire inside fender rubbing over bumps, it would be the turning to watch out for

So id guesstimate on my car with Euro Dimensions I could go to nines in front np
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i found these rims on a euro 911 site any one know about them?
17" Style 548 Fuchs Style Alloy Wheels 7.5J and 9.0J For Porsche Car
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17" STYLE 548 FUCHS STYLE ALLOY WHEELS 7.5J AND 9.0J FOR PORSCHE CAR
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SET OF 4 Wheels. Front 7.5J ET35 & Rear 9.0J ET16
Replica replacement Fuchs style wheels.
BLACK CENTRE with POLISHED outer rim.

they are about 1150.00 american before shipping. i asked who makes them and they say they are made for them. i asked how they are made and they are cast.

there site is Porsche Parts, Spares And Porsche Accessories: Retail And Trade: National; Worldwide Delivery | Design 911
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