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R Martinez - did you encounter any figment issues with rear " 9 " ? Rolling of fender or rubbing ? What tire size on the 9. Thanks.
I've had no fitment issues swapping between the 16 x 7/8 set up and the 16 x 7/9 set up. Suspension/torsion bar set up is factory stock sizes.

7/9 set up uses Bridgestone Potenza RE 11 205/55R-16 Front + 245/45R-16 rear.

7/8 set up uses Continental ExtremeContact DW 205/55ZR-16 Front + 225/50ZR-16 rear.
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These cars look great!

I can't wait to get my 16x8's painted.

However, will 225/45/16 and 245/45/16 work? Specifically, is there a reason no one is using 245's on the back and is a 45 too short of a side wall up front?
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I run 225/45 up front, and love it. Most don't like pinching a 245 on an 8. I would only do it with a very stiff sidewall, and even then it would underperform compared to a 9.
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My 75 with 7 and 8s. Turbo brakes, so spacers are on there, but don't know the sizes (PO installed). Front fenders rolled...
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These cars look great!

I can't wait to get my 16x8's painted.

However, will 225/45/16 and 245/45/16 work? Specifically, is there a reason no one is using 245's on the back and is a 45 too short of a side wall up front?
People don't use 245s on the back because the selection is pretty terrible at this point.
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Fuchs 7,8 x16 Michelin A/S 3 Pilots (205,225) 5mm spacers on rear, front lowered one turn, to give a slight rake, toe adjusted. Normally front sits a little higher but, trunk loaded with full tank for Rennsport Road trip.
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Sweet, looking forward to getting my car back hopefully this week, so i can get my new 16x8s on there.

i was looking at the toyo r888 tires and thats where i was considering a 245/45/16 for the rear and 225/45/16 for the front. i saw many people running 225 50 up front and toyo has both sizes so i did not know if one was better etc?

I'm sure the 50 would be a little more cushy of a ride? sidewalls should be pretty stiff in the r888.
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Sweet, looking forward to getting my car back hopefully this week, so i can get my new 16x8s on there.

i was looking at the toyo r888 tires and thats where i was considering a 245/45/16 for the rear and 225/45/16 for the front. i saw many people running 225 50 up front and toyo has both sizes so i did not know if one was better etc?

I'm sure the 50 would be a little more cushy of a ride? sidewalls should be pretty stiff in the r888.
I chose the 225/45 for (assumed) steering precision, additional lowering, and to give myself an easier time of lowering the front. I run them out back too, to shorten the gearing a bit (and because I have stock power at 5280 ft).

That set-up with R888s will definitely be fast, and look great. As Stig mentioned, the problem for most is that there is really only one street tire in 200 treadwear or higher in 245/45/16 (Bridgestone RE-11).
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Some amazing looking cars in this thread
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I think this is 205 front, 225 rear.
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duc hunter -- are your fronts 951 offset 16x7 fuchs? They don't look to me like 911 offset 16x7 fuchs and I understand 951 offset 16x7 wheels look very similar to 911 offset 16x6 fuchs
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duc hunter -- are your fronts 951 offset 16x7 fuchs? They don't look to me like 911 offset 16x7 fuchs and I understand 951 offset 16x7 wheels look very similar to 911 offset 16x6 fuchs
They are the factory wheels that came on my 89 25th Aniversary Edition car. I do have spacers on them so they fill out the wheel wells better. That is the factory original finish too.
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they look great -- believe factory fronts on '89 carreras were 16x6
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they look great -- believe factory fronts on '89 carreras were 16x6
Yep, they do look good, but those look like 6/7x16.

Here are 7/8x16 on an SC (same as a Carrera look wise):




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