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Question Wheels and tires.

I have a 1984 - 944, with the porsche five spoke wheels that were typically seen on the 911's. I think they are referred to as fush type, but I am not sure. The fronts are 7 x15 with 215/60 tires. The rears are 8x15 with 215/60 tires. My question is can anyone tell be how large (width) a tire I can mount on the 8x15 wheels on the rear without causing a problem, such as the tires rumbing an interior body part or suspension frame, etc. I am guessing a 235/50 but I am not sure.

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Paul

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225/50R15 will fit your car, but you will have a little speedo error. Check out www.tirerack.com for different tire options. I don't thing your going to find a 235/50 tire, or even a 245/45R15 tire for your car. You can fit up to a 245 tire with an eight inch rim, however there are few high performance tire options nowadays for 15 inch rims.
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I hope this will be useful:

Just found out today a nail took quite a liking to the rear tire of 84 944 NA. It's a good time to change my 4 tires anyway

I am currently running a 215/60R15 front and rear set-up (= 129" sidewall height). The current tires make the car stand too high for my liking. I am changing to 225/50R15 ( = 112.5" sidewall height)
front and rear.

I considered the Kumhos ECSTA 711 ($51) or Yokohama AVS ES100 ($77). I eventually chose the Kumhos from Tirerack.com:

225/50HR-15 Kumho ECSTA 711 $51.00 each
Tire road hazard program $6.12 each
Shipping $60
Total: $296.30

(Tire installation, balance and disposal not included. Another $100 approximate)
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Aren't H rated tires only good for 130mph? I though V rated were the lowest rated tire to put on.
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Quote:
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Aren't H rated tires only good for 130mph? I though V rated were the lowest rated tire to put on.
I will not be using the tires on my 944 NA for Auto-crossing or track....the H rated should be fine.

I have ZR rated tires on my 951.
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i personally would go for the 225/60s... i like that fat sidewall. gives the car that "vintage racecar" look (think 1960s ferraris)
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i personally would go for the 225/60s... i like that fat sidewall. gives the car that "vintage racecar" look (think 1960s ferraris)
Here are the existing 215/60R15s on my 944 NA:

http://www.globewerks.net/personal_images/2002august_porsche944/DSCF0200.JPG

The 225/60R15s will look somewhat similar to the tires in the pic (with a slightly larger sidewall section)
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yessir, i have the 215/60s now, but i am getting close to needing new wheels. Since the '44 is getting "limited use" in the winter (see new sig), I figure it will be time for new tires in the spring. I am definitely getting 225/60/15s, with V-rated or higher.

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