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    195/60-15 on a early 911S?

    I have access to a nice set of Pirellis to put on my Americans for the "S". There have been times that I have thought that a 205/60 looks just a little chubby on a lowered car. Has anyone ever run a 195/60?
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    Tire size

    This may not directly answer your question but I use 195/65 on my 1970 911S. They look a lot skinnier than the 205/60 but they are closer to original so I like them.
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    Our own Early S board member, Fred Stewart, has 195x60x15''s on his beautiful Signal Orange 67'S ... on deep 6's with AVS Intermediates

    It looks PERFECT !!!!!
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    I am running 205/60 15s and you are right that they look chubby. There also is a tiny bit of rear fender rub on hard cornering (non-rolled). But I like the look and the contact patch.
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    195/65 on the deep dish 7's here. Why? 205's look weird to me.
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    PWD are you saying you can not go bigger than the 195 65 on the R wheels without rubbing on a SWB car? I am tire shopping for my 7s now. Thanks,



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    Paul has the later 7's.....

    I'm running 225/50's on my R's on the rear of my 67S, fender lips are rolled, zero rubbing.


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    Eric nailed it, mine are the later "deep" 7's, with the offset to the outside. "R" wheels are a different thing completely...
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    Eric also claims to have seen someone riding a Zero Halliburton brief case as a sled this week. You may want to reconsider his opinions.

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    Thanks Eric,

    What do you think I can fit on the R wheels on my 68? I do not want to roll the fenders. I am trying to buy some race rubber but would like to go taller than a 50 series. Could you please post a picture anyway of your car as 50s may be my only choice. Thanks again for your help.



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