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    Help me choose some tires for the Canary!

    I have a 1969 911T sporting a set of 15" deep sixes with hearts that I recently refinished (see picture below).

    I'm looking for a set of street / track / sport orientated tires. The choices are limited in a 15" wheel.

    I was looking at 195/50-15 and some of the tires I like in that size are:

    Toyo Proxes R888
    Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

    Can I fit a 205 under my 69' narrow body?? I will be lowering the car for a more aggressive look.

    In the 205/50-15 I can get:

    Yokohama ADVAN A048
    Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

    What are the other choices out there??

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!


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    Avon CR6ZZ 185/70/15
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    Another possibility that I use on my cars are the Goodyear Eagle GT 195 X 65 which I think looks "correct" in the wheel wells, and they are one of the few 'V' rated 15" tires
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    I have the same wheels as you on my lowered '67 narrow body hot rod. I tried Yokohama neova ADO8r and love them. 205/50/15 fit nicely and are super sticky. A low profile tire but I'm not a purist. I just want performance and these fit the bill.

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    I cannot speak for the Yokohama AD08R on Porsche, but I love them as an everyday tire on my M5.
    Doesn't need temperature like a real Semi Slick and still works when wet (oppsed to the real Semis where you can't drive more than ca. 100 kph in rain).
    So it is good for a Car that will be mostly off and sometimes on track and see some rain.
    But on a classic - I'm not going low profile.

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    Cn36 recommended by Porsche. Or P6000-- they come in 195x65x15 and 185x70x15. Chris
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    I have 205/55 Dunlop Direzzas on my 72 7X15s

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    Quote Originally Posted by raspy2point2 View Post
    Cn36 recommended by Porsche. Or P6000-- they come in 195x65x15 and 185x70x15. Chris
    I just put P6000s in 195/65-15 on my car, albeit on 7s rather than deep sixes. Not enough miles on them to report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joegt3cup View Post
    Avon CR6ZZ 185/70/15
    think a 215 or 225/60/15 Avon will fit the rear with 7r wheels?

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    205/60-15 Yokohama A048's on deep sixes fit my '68, stock fenders car with no problem. Way more grip than power though. This tire is very noisy- don't think I'll go this route next time.
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