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924S Auto-x Tire Size

I just purchased a 1988 924S Special Edition (M030) to go along with my 1985/2 944.

This may be better suited to the autocross board, but there probably isn't anyone there with an answer, so here it goes:

I am involved in stock class autocrossing, and have been using a set of 225/45-15 on my 944 (with the stock 7x15 cookie cutters). Does anyone know if these will fit within the wheel wells of the 924S using the stock rims? (6x15 front and 7x15 rear - phone dials with the later offset). It looks like there will be enough clearance on the inside (barely), but the tires might be sticking outside of the fenders. I have not changed the ride height yet.

Anyone here done this before?


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Old 10-12-2003, 12:31 PM
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Kaos, I used to use 205 and 245/16" but rubbed in hard cornering. If going stock springs the 205's would rub on the front but with stiffer springs it no longer rubs. The 245's rubbed a bit with stock rear end and was solved with 968 adjustible rear sway and Koni yellows. Wheels are 7 and 8". Are you allowed any modifications to the suspension? If so, stiffen up, then determine what wheels/tires can solve the rubbing. PCA does not allow fender rolling without a change in class IIRC. Sman
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COOL! youre the first other person ive seen with the same car as me!!! no sunroof or power options right?!
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Hey, I too am curious to see if I can get a set of 7jx16 wheels with 215 55 16 tires onto the front of my 88 924S - anybody have any experience with the bigger wheels and tires on this model?
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I've got 7x16's on my 87 924S. They are the forged wheels from an early 928 with a 65 mm offset. I use a 5/16 spacer. A 13 mm spacer (1/2 in) would be better.
I run 205 55x16 Kumho MX's with no trouble front or back. Currently, camber is -.75 deg. I'm going to try to get to -1.5 deg front -1 deg back.

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sounds great ...yeah I have the same wheels and am going to try a 12mm spacer this week. 215 55 16 continentals on the 928 forged flat "garbage lid" wheels..happy to know that you were successful with this modification!
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Hey vital, where did(will) you get 12 MM spacers?

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Ah ha! I tried 2 other places and then good old **********.com out of Miami had them right there in there newest catalog! (page15)
$85. each with studs and bolts and if you haven't used these guys they are the BEST! lowest price and best selection that I have come across!
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