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Tires for 1989 Speedster

Hi , does anyone have any sources for tires for an 89 911 speedster, 205s in the front, and 245s in the rear on the 16 inch fuchs? it doesnt seem like anybody is listing them, just wondered if theres a good source.

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Tirerack carries the Fuzion ZRi in those sizes. Bridgestone makes them and I find them to be a good high-performance summer tire. I currently run them on my '86 Turbo-Look.

Toyo Proxes T1R also comes in those sizes.
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i saw those fuzions on tire rack, but had never heard of them and didnt know if they were cheapies made in a wok and wouldnt be worth it or not. Im having a tough time finding the toyos in stock anywhere. I hope I can find something eventually, thank you for the info!!!
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The Fuzions are great tires, not only for the price but they are pretty sticky.

I have Sumitomo HTRz now in 245/45 but finding them can be just as difficult.
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TOYO has an amazing variety of sizes in 16 inch tires ... although you have to look beyond Tire Rack which for some reason does not carry that brand !

Had some T1R's in 16 inch previously on my 89 911 and they were a great tire !

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Are you running sixes and eights?

Tirerack has plenty of 16s in 50 series and up. 45s are the rare birds.
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Related questions: I also came up almost empty looking for the exact tire sizes as you. I had added incentive to stay away from the Fuzions, since they are currently on the car (installed by the previous owner) and they seem to result in having flat spots if the car is stored for a while.

Perhaps they're ideal for a car that is a daily driver, but I live in Minnesota, and I'll have times where the car sits for months. The previous owner was not a fan of the Fuzions, so he contributed to my bias.

Anyway, if the search for the 245s only yields Fuzions, is there another size for the 16 inch rims that is a suitable alternative?
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Are the wheels 7s and 9s? Isn't it a widebody? If so, you can find 225/265 tires that will fit (the wheels and flares). Kumho has them in an Ecsta XS, IIRC.
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Yes, its an 88 turbo look (wide body) with the factory 16 inch Fuchs, 7s and 9s.

Can you tell me the exact sizes of the tires that would fit on the back? I can't find many choices of 245/45/16, other than Fuzion.

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You can likely fit a 285 on the rear. 225 up front.
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Kumho Ecsta XS
225/50/16
265/45/16

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Okay, how about this?

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
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I just started a post with the same question, then one of our PP friends informed me of this thread. Yup, every time I need new rubber for my 7x16" and 9x16" Fuchs, it gets harder and harder. This time, I can't seem to find find a front and rear set (just got off the phone with Tire Rack and Discount Tire). Last time I found Hankook Ventus had a fitment, but not now.

I prefer 205/50/16 and 245/45/16 ... but if needed, I will go back to the stock 55-series profile, or go to 215/50.

What are we going to do in a few years? Invest in old Turbo tire futures?
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I have a fairly new set on my car, I think they'll last another 5 years at the miles I put on it, but the future is uncertain.

My hope is that some of these sizes come back into production. The 205/55 16 was a fairly common tire size, used by all sorts of cars, so I think that will be ok.

The 245/45 is the issue, but this size was used by Mustangs, S2000, and others. So there are a decent number of cars on the road that use it. Hopefully if there is a market for them, at least a few mfrs will continue to make them.
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