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> Time for new tires, Suggestions please , summer tires or so cal tires
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post Oct 31 2017, 01:51 PM
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Narrow or stock body fenders Car , 4 bolt real fuchs or 2liter wheels

Has 195/60r 15 on it now
Netto touring front (still tread enough but are like 8 years old )
Continental touring rear ( tread is pretty low also old but in good shape)


I beginning to realize a tire failure on these cars could be especially dangerous



Cause lets face it a 914 gets driven harder then
A toyota



I dont want to roll the fender lips and the clearance with current tire size is already tight


Budget pretty wide open since i want something reliable or high quality ?

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Well....since I am going to be picking up my wheels from Weidman in the next week or two, I will begin looking for an appropriate tire for my Six. I had Weidman widen my deep sixes by 1" so they are now 15"x7" rims. They were widened on the back side so from the front the look 100% original for a deep six wheel. They are finished as factory too. I am in California so no snow and apparently not a lot of rain. Of course, I do not plan on driving in inclement weather, but other than that will drive the car regularly. I am thinking that a 215x65x15 would fit the rim well and look correct on the car. What do you all think? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) My bias is a nice looking, performance tire- I love Michelins and have their new 4S Sport on my Audi S3 and it is a terrific tire.

Oh, in case you are wondering, I widened the wheels because with the 3.2 I thought having a tiny bit more rubber on the rear would be worth it. I did all 4 so I could rotate them. I had to leave the spare a stock deep six so it would fit the collapsable tire and still fit the trunk vertically. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Dec 7 2018, 05:48 AM) *

Well....since I am going to be picking up my wheels from Weidman in the next week or two, I will begin looking for an appropriate tire for my Six. I had Weidman widen my deep sixes by 1" so they are now 15"x7" rims. They were widened on the back side so from the front the look 100% original for a deep six wheel. They are finished as factory too. I am in California so no snow and apparently not a lot of rain. Of course, I do not plan on driving in inclement weather, but other than that will drive the car regularly. I am thinking that a 215x65x15 would fit the rim well and look correct on the car. What do you all think? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) My bias is a nice looking, performance tire- I love Michelins and have their new 4S Sport on my Audi S3 and it is a terrific tire.

Oh, in case you are wondering, I widened the wheels because with the 3.2 I thought having a tiny bit more rubber on the rear would be worth it. I did all 4 so I could rotate them. I had to leave the spare a stock deep six so it would fit the collapsable tire and still fit the trunk vertically. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)



^ This is the route I've been thinking about (I'm on Avon CR6ZZ 185/70s on deep sixes right now, and don't love the setup for a street car).

I think you will be rewarded with your 215/60 on 15x7 setup given your engine plans. That's the standard rear tire size for a 1984-1988 Carrera 3.2, at all four corners on a lighter car, and tires are better now than they were in the 1980s. And, with a strong 2.2, I am already thinking about wider tires—so you will probably want 205s or 215s. I too am partial to Michelin, but the 4S (running those on my 911) and A/S3 (which transformed my Abarth) aren't available in 914 sizing last I checked. In 215/60R15, I'd look at the P6000 N2 summer tires, and then the various Michelin offerings (though I think these are all passenger all-season tires).

I test fit a P6000 on a real 15x7R here (post #34/35): http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...39516&st=20

It "fit" under stock fenders, but not really. Came to the conclusion that I'd need to move a brake line, space the wheel a bit more, and/or pull the fender. It can definitely be done, but I chickened out and came to the conclusion I'll stick with 6s and 185/70, 195/65, 205/60, or 205/55. Maybe 215s are something down the road. YMMV.

Another option to consider, if the fenders will accept them: 225/50R15 Toyos on your 7s. Will look pretty Ginther, but that's no bad thing…
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thelogo   Time for new tires   Oct 31 2017, 01:51 PM
mepstein   See whats available in 195x65x15 or 205x60x15 unle...   Oct 31 2017, 02:10 PM
johnhora   www.tirerack.com is a good place to start some res...   Oct 31 2017, 02:29 PM
thelogo   www.tirerack.com is a good place to start some re...   Oct 31 2017, 02:40 PM
mepstein   www.tirerack.com is a good place to start some r...   Oct 31 2017, 02:47 PM
thelogo   This place is right down the road from me Coke...   Oct 31 2017, 02:49 PM
mgphoto   This place is right down the road from me Cok...   Oct 31 2017, 03:17 PM
ThreeV8s   I bought Firestone Firehawk AS tires last week tha...   Oct 31 2017, 02:32 PM
GeorgeRud   Tire Rack is a great source and can have the tires...   Oct 31 2017, 02:48 PM
JOEPROPER   Conti Pro Contacts on mine. P195/65R15. They wor...   Oct 31 2017, 02:54 PM
My 914   I have always had good luck with Tire Rack going b...   Oct 31 2017, 03:02 PM
thelogo   These are cool https://simpletire.com/dunlop-p195...   Oct 31 2017, 03:09 PM
mgphoto   These are cool https://simpletire.com/dunlop-p19...   Oct 31 2017, 03:22 PM
thelogo   [quote name='thelogo' post='2543969' date='Oct 31...   Oct 31 2017, 06:35 PM
ThreeV8s   [quote name='thelogo' post='2543969' date='Oct 31...   Oct 31 2017, 07:19 PM
arne   [quote name='thelogo' post='2543969' date='Oct 3...   Oct 31 2017, 08:42 PM
ThreeV8s   [quote name='ThreeV8s' post='2544083' date='Oct 3...   Nov 1 2017, 10:12 AM
scott_in_nh   [quote name='ThreeV8s' post='2544083' date='Oct ...   Dec 3 2018, 03:45 PM
Wyvern   [quote name='thelogo' post='2543969' date='Oct 31...   Dec 6 2018, 01:33 PM
scott_in_nh   [quote name='thelogo' post='2543969' date='Oct 3...   Dec 6 2018, 05:42 PM
Larmo63   205/60s look a little like donuts on a 4 lug Fuchs...   Oct 31 2017, 03:13 PM
arne   205/60s look a little like donuts on a 4 lug Fuch...   Oct 31 2017, 03:52 PM
GregAmy   I agonized over sizes for a couple months. Did the...   Oct 31 2017, 03:44 PM
DM_2000   *From various source, our original 15" size...   Oct 31 2017, 05:08 PM
Coondog   Just go to America’s Tire, look at all there cho...   Oct 31 2017, 04:22 PM
mmichalik   I decided to run Pirelli P4 195-65-15's on min...   Oct 31 2017, 06:00 PM
thelogo   This look cool and expensive My luck they would...   Oct 31 2017, 06:55 PM
914 7T3   The majority of my tire purchases are from Tire Ra...   Oct 31 2017, 08:28 PM
infraredcalvin   problem with online order is that you still have t...   Nov 1 2017, 12:09 AM
thelogo   Just seem to me like everyone here has settled Fo...   Nov 1 2017, 02:49 PM
arne   Just seem to me like everyone here has settled F...   Nov 1 2017, 03:26 PM
thelogo   Shout out to the cheap sob   Nov 1 2017, 02:49 PM
thelogo   Yeh i wouldn't think a 911 in w.Oregon winter ...   Nov 1 2017, 10:38 PM
dr914@autoatlanta.com   195/65x15 for handling and overall performance, 16...   Dec 3 2018, 03:54 PM
thelogo   I ended up with cooper cs4 s 195,65,15   Dec 3 2018, 07:33 PM
JamesM   Im thinking of giving these a shot when my bumbleb...   Dec 4 2018, 01:24 AM
euro911   I typically ran 195/65-15 on 5.5" wheels on t...   Dec 4 2018, 01:48 AM
Racer   The only real "performance" tires are 20...   Dec 4 2018, 06:50 AM
scott_in_nh   The only real "performance" tires are 2...   Dec 4 2018, 08:57 AM
rhodyguy   The RT43s are also available in 185/65r15 at reaso...   Dec 4 2018, 03:44 PM
euro911   Comparisons ... Dry & wet roads: https://www...   Dec 4 2018, 04:38 PM
bandjoey   Continental PureContact™ Good buy at Discount Ti...   Dec 4 2018, 04:48 PM
thelogo   Continental PureContact™ Good buy at Discount T...   Dec 4 2018, 05:24 PM
euro911   [quote name='bandjoey' post='2671038']Continental ...   Dec 4 2018, 05:46 PM
74 sunflower 914   There are some decent performance-oriented tires i...   Dec 4 2018, 05:33 PM
GeorgeRud   Of all places, I checked Walmart’s site and they...   Dec 4 2018, 05:39 PM
scott_in_nh   So after taking a deeper dive and reaching out to ...   Dec 6 2018, 10:26 AM
JFG   i have avon zt5's on mine. stick to the road l...   Dec 6 2018, 10:44 AM
Jamie   I have been running Michelin Pilot Exalto 205x65x1...   Dec 6 2018, 11:09 AM
VaccaRabite   I have been running Michelin Pilot Exalto 205x65x...   Dec 7 2018, 07:45 AM
RolinkHaus   Anyone have an opinion on these? Looking to fit 1...   Dec 6 2018, 03:07 PM
scott_in_nh   Anyone have an opinion on these? Looking to fit ...   Dec 6 2018, 05:40 PM
Cairo94507   Well....since I am going to be picking up my wheel...   Dec 7 2018, 07:48 AM
mepstein   Well....since I am going to be picking up my whee...   Dec 7 2018, 08:00 AM
horizontally-opposed   Well....since I am going to be picking up my whee...   Dec 7 2018, 04:10 PM
steuspeed   What don't you like about the CR6ZZ for street...   Dec 7 2018, 05:48 PM
steuspeed   .   Dec 7 2018, 05:49 PM
Cairo94507   So maybe, if it can be found, a 215x60x15? I like...   Dec 7 2018, 09:17 AM
scott_in_nh   So maybe, if it can be found, a 215x60x15? I lik...   Dec 7 2018, 09:23 AM
BENBRO02   I bought a set of Yokohama Advan Fleva 205-55-15s ...   Oct 5 2019, 03:44 PM
Superhawk996   3 pages of discussion on tires? :lol4: No debat...   Oct 6 2019, 08:19 AM
Superhawk996   I beginning to realize a tire failure on these ...   Oct 6 2019, 08:30 AM
thelogo   [quote name='thelogo' post='2543934' date='Oct 31...   Oct 6 2019, 04:39 PM
Superhawk996   Im much more about active saftey then passive s...   Oct 6 2019, 06:55 PM
Literati914   I really, really want 205/60R15 tires and I need t...   Oct 6 2019, 06:03 PM


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