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A question to the tire guys (fitment)

My 77' 930 needs new shoes, I obtained a set of front and back rims (Fuch 16in.centers) built by Lindsey Racing. wheels are 17x9 and 11s, offset of 16.5 /18.4cm on the back side.
I have been looking at a set of Sumitomo HTR Z 245/45R17 and 315/35R17. to fit the rims. Is there any thoughts on the fitment and clearance issues, etc.? Would it be necessary to adjust the spacer sizes? Thanks for the help!

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I used the sumo's in that size on my 87 930 with stock setup with no problems. They are actually small for the size which they advertise. I found they wore quickly, and were not a very sticky tire. I now have Vredestein tires and am very happy with them. A lot better tire for the money. Philip
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I have the Sumis, on Lindseys, same size you mentioned above = no problem at all; however, you actually need to check fitment on the car to be sure all is OK. I have a 78 and worked with Mike L. to keep the OEM spacers and geometry, they were/are spot on.
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Many thanks, any notes on handling?
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What kind of power is your motor making?
Stock horsepower, the sumitomo's are probably adequate. Way more than stock or if you like really crisp handling and steering response from less sidewall flex while turning into corners you need better tire$.
You get what you pay for.
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Yeh the Sumi's fit, and let you roll down the road....but anything other than that you are just dreaming.
+1 on "you get what you pay for"

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I'm running nitto 555s in 245 and315 on lindsey 17s and regularly bust 3rd loose at 20 psi. Kinda scary. I will be getting some fresh shoes when new braids come in. Nowhere near the power level as Tito Who can smoke em at 100+yet the pucker factor still remains!!
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I have Sumis and they have great grip but as said, too flexible of sidewalk in the rear.

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