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    Question More tire questions

    I've read the threads here and on some other boards about tires and I've gotten some ideas, but I've run into some snags. I'd like your help. I was planning 6" on the front and 7" on the rear with 195/65s and 215/60s. They come out very close to each other in size and to the original tires.
    Unfortunately, there are very few tires available in both sizes. How would 205/60 and 215/60 work with 6s and 7s? The fronts would be about 1/2 inch smaller than the rears.

    Finally, what brands do people like? I've read one recommendation for Michelin Pilot XGT H4s (one of the few available in 195/65 and 215/60). I've had good luck on other cars with Yokohamas. Do people have experience with AVS ES 100s? What else should I consider?

    BTW, this is too good a group not too join, so my check went in the mail Saturday.

    Thanks in advance,


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    Re: More tire questions

    Originally posted by Alan B
    How would 205/60 and 215/60 work with 6s and 7s?
    One thing missing here, Alan- on which 911? You might have trouble with the 7s and 215s in the rear if you have a SWB car. If it's a '69-73 w/ small flares you should be OK.

    Do people have experience with AVS ES 100s?
    Haven't used them myself but have heard good things about them from others. Good value tire.

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    215/60 should work on the rear with "R" wheels, right?
    Paul D. Early S Registry #8 - Cyclops Minister of West Coast Affairs
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    Oops. I meant to begin this thread like I did the last one. My car is a 69 S Targa with slightly wider flares.

    Thanks Tom.


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