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Old 08-12-2013, 09:10 PM
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As we all know, the factory size 245/45/16 suggested for the rear wheels on930's are no longer available. The closest matching set I can find are in the following sizes:

205/55/16 (front) & 245/50/16 (rear)
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205/55/16 (front) & 255/50/16 (rear)

Has anyone here used any of these alternate sizes? If so can you post pics.

Also would like opinions on which would looks the best?

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:39 PM
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call tire rack, they have bridgestones in factory 16 sizes
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:25 AM
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[QUOTE=handdoc;10680151]call tire rack, they have bridgestones in factory 16 sizes[/QU

Found them. They were hidden on their website. Thanks!
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Good info thanks.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:01 AM
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Thanks!

Does it matter wrt DE/Track events that the service description differs between 205s and 245s?

The 205 says "91V" while the 245 says "94W".

That reminded me...I think these were the ones I saw in the catalog at the Firestone (getting tires and some work done for another car) where the guy said they had appropriate sizes...I got enthusiastic then I hedged because I noticed the difference in Serv. Desc. and wondered if it made a difference in the "don't mix tires!" thing.

I forgot the exact brand (Bridgestone) as well as model (RE-11) by the time I got to try looking it up on Tire Rack (using the "matched tires" search) then thought I imagined the whole thing.
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Okay, the rear tires seem to be on-again off-again in availability for our stock turbo 16" Fuchs, so I found this size up for front and rear.

215/55 x 16 front
255/50 x 16 rear

Good prices on this tire too, but that's not the most important. Wondering --

a) Will they fit?
b) Are they a good overall choice for performance? I drive strictly on the street.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...earDiameter=16
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