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Bridgestone S-03 and a set of Rims

New guy ..... a little unclear on the best choice....searched for the answer


I recently bought my 73 2.0 914 and see it is desperate need of tires, the set on the car currently is are yoko's that are all split up and cracked on the sides so needless to say they dont lend much confidence while driving.

A few bits of info before I start the learning process.

1) My car has the 15 fuchs on and is wearing 205 60 15 shoes
2) I have read all the posts that I could find about the tire sizes and recommended selections, I came up with Bridgestone s-03 as a suitable choice anyfeedback would be much appreciated.
3)I really am not too fond of the fuchs rims.... Im very interested in going to a five bolt conversion from Otto's, I met him last week and had him sort out my car a bit. Incredible service and a cool character to say the least. I know he offers one of the most comprehensive packages in doing the transition from four to five lug set-ups.--If I did purchase it then what rims can I purchase that will still fit under the car without rolling the fenders.


In retrospect I guess I am a little long winded in my questioning I just want to go about this the right way.

Any suggestions or information you could lend me would really help get this set straight.

The tire choice must be made soon since they look like they are about to crap out but I dont want to waste the money on a set of tires If I am going to go to a set of five lugs and then have to get rims and toss out the tires that were recently purchased.

Thanks for the help
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If you do not want to roll the fenders, you probably need to stick with 6" wheels. I like the 16x6 Fuchs with 205/55/16s. This gives close to original rolling diameter.

You could use 15x6 if you want to stick with 15s.

7" wheels will nearly always require some fender pulling - at least on one side.
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The SO-3's are an excellent choice. Great dry and wet weather traction and fairly quite. I went from Dunlop SP8000's to the SO-3's and couldn't be happier.
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Bridgestone potenza pole position S-03 a great tire. Its as close to a race tire as I dare go, it has a nice sticky compound. I put the 205/55/15 on 6" fuchs no problems all around.
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I have the S03's on my Audi, and they are fantastic. (Those are 225/45R17's though). Nice stiff sidewall, awesome grip, and reasonably quiet.
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The 16x6 Fuchs or cookie cutter wheels look nice on a 914, IMHO. You can get respectable tires in 205/60-16 or 205/50-16. The S-03s are good, the Falken Azenis are good and cheap but noisy, the BFG Comp TA KD are also good. And there are others that are good dry-weather tires as well.

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