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15 inch tires

Anyone with any suggestions for where I can find a set of 15 inch "old school" looking tires?

The rims are 15X7 with the same offset on all 4
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https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&biw=1600&bih=781&ei=bwkQXLyKCqLJ0PEPq6KIkAo&q=pelican+porsche+911+15+tire+site%3Aforums.pelica nparts.com&oq=pelican+porsche+911+15+tire+site%3Aforums.pelic anparts.com&gs_l=psy-ab.12...8125.9182..12844...0.0..0.75.215.3......0. ...1..gws-wiz.Hc4psipLFns

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These are expensive, but they definitely look the business:

https://www.lucasclassictires.com/Porsche-911-Tires_c219.htm
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A lot of good options. An inexpensive and good looking tire is the dunlop direza They make a few sizes in 15X7 - a 205/50 or 205/55 or 195/60 would work for narrowbody midyear.

What year is the Targa? If it's an SC you have a lot more options. Tire rack is a great place to look.
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205/70R15 would have the correct 70's sidewall height and look more retro:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Defender+T%2BH&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=07HR5DTH&tab=Sizes
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A friend just put Cooper tires on his 72 911 an$ is happy with them, though he doesn’t track the car.
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Anyone with any suggestions for where I can find a set of 15 inch "old school" looking tires?

The rims are 15X7 with the same offset on all 4
For a non SC/Carrera oe would have been 6ET36x15 w/ 285/70 x15 tires, these tires could be stretched on to a 7 though not w/ the manufacturers blessing.

185/70 x15 is a 25.7" tall tire

3.2 Carrera uses 195/65 x15 on the same 6" wheels, these are 25.1" od tires, these can also be fitted to 7s

the best match in od to the above 2 choices is the 205/60 x15 which is a 24.7" od tire and also works well on a 7

any other size is either too tall or too short
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Check out BFG Comp Force T/A: inexpensive, long-lasting, and good (not great) on the track.
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A lot of good options. An inexpensive and good looking tire is the dunlop direza They make a few sizes in 15X7 - a 205/50 or 205/55 or 195/60 would work for narrowbody midyear.

What year is the Targa? If it's an SC you have a lot more options. Tire rack is a great place to look.
Its a 1989
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Its a 1989
Odd that an '89 Carrera would have 7s all around, oe would have been 6 & 7 x15 w/ 195/65 & 215/60 tires these sizes could also be used w/ a 4x7 setup
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For a non SC/Carrera oe would have been 6ET36x15 w/ 285/70 x15 tires, these tires could be stretched on to a 7 though not w/ the manufacturers blessing.
185/70 x15 is a 25.7" tall tire
3.2 Carrera uses 195/65 x15 on the same 6" wheels, these are 25.1" od tires, these can also be fitted to 7s
the best match in od to the above 2 choices is the 205/60 x15 which is a 24.7" od tire and also works well on a 7
any other size is either too tall or too short
The rims I'm using were supposedly custom made for a guy doing SCCA racing and I was hoping to do something similar to a Michelin TB15 , but I guess I'll have to end up using modern tires to get the wider rear size?
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Odd that an '89 Carrera would have 7s all around, oe would have been 6 & 7 x15 w/ 195/65 & 215/60 tires these sizes could also be used w/ a 4x7 setup
The story is the guy took old narrow Porsche steel rims, cut the centers out and welded to some 7 inch wide rims from something else. To the best of my abilities they measure 15X7, 85mm centers, 4 3/4 inch backspacing, and either 3/4 or 3 1/4 inch offset (I'm not sure the correct way to measure offset?)

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I currently run 225-50 ZR15 Toyo Proxes R888R on front and back on 7" and 8" Mahle rims and they look fine. These are my track tires. I got them this way from a forum member with RA1's years ago and he liked that he could rotate them front/back for wear. They look nice and fat and work great.
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The rims I'm using were supposedly custom made for a guy doing SCCA racing and I was hoping to do something similar to a Michelin TB15 , but I guess I'll have to end up using modern tires to get the wider rear size?
??? the only Michelin TB15 spec'd for a 7 is the 18/60 wich is roughly equivalent to a 215/55 x15 tire, specs are 24.1" od & ~8.8" s/w when mounted on a 7

Is the wheel ET 23.2 like a 7" Fuchs would have?

Here are some tall 15s to consider, you'll have to decide the stagger you want to use
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Dump those heavy wheels and put 7 and 8” x16 Fuchs on - there I said it :-)
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Is the wheel ET 23.2 like a 7" Fuchs would have?
Shoot.......I never checked it against my Fuchs! I will later. The front offset looks to be stockish?



Thank you for the tire size chart.
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Dump those heavy wheels and put 7 and 8” x16 Fuchs on - there I said it :-)
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Looking to do similar to the above.
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Yep I think I’m going with those same 185/70/15 Avon’s as well for my 73 hot rod. Currently running Dunlop 55’s and need a higher profile as my ride height is a bit too low and many early long hood friends are running the Avon’s as well.
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