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Wheel/tire pic

Anyone recognize this car and able to comment on wheel/tire offset and sizes? Thanks in advance.


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the tire tread pattern is falkan azenis, very good tire:
https://www.falkentire.com/tires/passenger-car-tires/azenis-rt615k-tire
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What information are you looking for?
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Hoping to get info on suspension and wheel/tire combinations. Looking at an '89 951 tomorrow and if I would buy it, would want to modify it with coil-overs and staggered wheel/tire set-up plus whatever else to make it great. I'd hope to set it up right once and avoid spending money and time twice or worse. The imaged car seems to have traveled the path already but I'll take any insight anyone might offer.
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I have found from experience, as have many others, that while the 951 is an exciting car to own, it can be expensive to own due to old car parts wearing out and if you aren't able to do most of the work yourself, shop bills can really mount up. At times, when an inexpensive part needs to be replaced, a lot of the other systems need to be removed just for access. It's like a Chinese puzzle.
Personally, I do my own wrenching and enjoy the challenges of dealing with these issues. It's a great education and sometimes great therapy. Good luck with your search.
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I have found from experience, as have many others, that while the 951 is an exciting car to own, it can be expensive to own due to old car parts wearing out and if you aren't able to do most of the work yourself, shop bills can really mount up. At times, when an inexpensive part needs to be replaced, a lot of the other systems need to be removed just for access. It's like a Chinese puzzle.
Personally, I do my own wrenching and enjoy the challenges of dealing with these issues. It's a great education and sometimes great therapy. Good luck with your search.
Thank you! I'm trying to remain objective about it. I own an '08 LPE Z06 already (low maint. rocket) but this 944T happened to pop up relatively nearby so...We'll see.
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What you are asking about is a very broad subject.

What you want to do with the car is largely going to determine what is best to "make it great".

What the car in the picture above likely has done that is non-stock:

1) 10-11" wheels with the correct ET/Offset.

2) Rolled fenders to make them fit (the '89 Turbo S already has this done to it).

3) Torsion bar delete or reindex, with coilover shocks on the rear (~600 lb springs).

4) Tiedowns added so it can easily be secured onto a trailer.

5) 3 inch plus exhaust added, likely with cat delete. That would mean new chips for the engine management, plus likely a dual port wastegate, v-band crossover for the turbo, larger turbo, probably a standalone EMS with larger injectors, etc. etc.

It's a slippery slope with these things, but they can be made to make 400+ HP without too much problem.

Just how much you want to spend...
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Thanks KDJ2K. I can accept spending money once. I'm less easy going about spending it twice so all input is welcome!
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