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    Wheel widths for 72 911

    My car is a 1972 911S, std body but rear wheels arches have been "rolled". Will 8 x 15's fit without touching the inside of the guard on hard cornering or big bumps? or are 7's the widest I can go. Also recommended "from experience" tire sizes please.
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    Kiwi
    1972 911S
    1967 912
    1959 356A Conv D
    Early S Registry # 306

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    8's without flaring??? You'd be among the first, if not the first to do that....far be it for me to say anything is impossible, though.
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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    Thanks, thought so ...
    How's the Irish Green 2.4S? Would the general consencus be 7s all round then? Tire sizes please???
    Kiwi
    1972 911S
    1967 912
    1959 356A Conv D
    Early S Registry # 306

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    7's all around on my car. Suspension beefed considerably (19mm sway bars f&R, torsion bars are 23-28, done long ago in Grady Clay's shop, Denver, Colorado.) to lessen lean, and I'm running 195/65 tires to give the fenderwells a full look. Some guys like 205/60 or even lower profile.
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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    I think I'm going with 7x15 with 205/50/15 Hoosiers for autoXing.



    Kevin
    72 911T/E

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    That sounds like a great Auto-X set-up...skinny profile tires are kind of like getting short gears for free! For the street, I may be weird, but I like being as close to original tire diameter as possible...speedo accuracy, fuel economy, and I dunno...I just like the look of fenderwells with rubber in them instead of air...
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
    "Now, to put a water-cooled engine in the rear and to have the radiator in the front, that's not very intelligent." -Ferry Porsche (PANO, Oct. 1973)

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