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Best tires for 88 carrera, 157/8?

Considering P-6000 and Michelin XGT H-4s...any ideas? An occasional DE event, but must be decent in foul weather..semi daily driven car...I didn't realize that the 205/60/15s would work..

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What kind of driving do you do?

Daily? (snow rain, dry)

4 day/week

weekender?

Aggressive weekender?
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I have the P6000s on 15 7s and 8s and like them. Quiet with smooth ride. No track time/experience, just a semi-daily driver.

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If you do any DE's I recommend the Yoko AVS Intermediates. They do not make the 195/65/15 so I went with the 205/60/15 which has the same rolling diameter. The rears you want to stick with the same 215/60/15 stock size. They are really awesome for the occasional DE and inexpensive. The wear rating is a 160. I run them on mine.

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Definitely need more info in addition to the questions listed above on driving environment/style budget may help.

Just a list of possibilities,

Bridgestone S-02's or S-03's
BF Goodrich KD or KDW
Dunlop SP5000, SP8000, or SP9000
Michelin MXX3 I think
Pirelli system (directional and assymetrico) different front and rear
Yokohama also makes some good tires
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Kuhmo Ecta 712 (or something like that)

If you want to do more research on your own go to Tire Rack.Com and search for your sizes 205 55 16 and 225 50 16 in "Ultra High Performance" or "Max Performance"

You should probably have a minimum of 'V' rated tires on the car.
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Depends on budget, for sure, but in Europe, best choice will be Bridgestone S02 (now S03). But also expensive.

Probably best compromise is Continental Sport Contact.

Pirelli is good but not for long...

In any case, chase the homologated tire (N0, N1 N2...)

They are REALLY different to the non-homologated !

I compared conti non-homologated with homologated one with both exactly same specs (205/55/16, speed ZR).
Struture is not the same, shape is slightly different, but much more important (strange ?) : The N0 ones were much larger !

Even if the non-homolgated are ok for daily driving, I would not go on a circuit with them

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