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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by 944crazy View Post
Imho the 50/50 weight distribution really lends itself to a square tyre setup. If you are building a high power car then get yourself at least 9" wide wheels all round. Personally I run 265/35r18 semi slicks all round and really like it.... enough rear grip for putting the power down out of corners, and enough front grip to put the big reds to good use while braking. Thinking of moving to some 17 inch slicks for track work this year though.
You can get a 9" tire up front? Do you have to roll the fender?
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Is this for the track or the street? Do you have a turbo or NA? For an NA at the track, you want the lightest wheel possible. I ran 7x15 cookie cutters all around on my NA. A stock 944 understeers and rolls pretty badly. I corrected this with springs, torsion bars, and sway bars. It was then possible to dial in a very nice balance and fun car. It was not necessary to run a staggered setup. This is not desirable at the track because you want to be able to move tires around to maximize the life of the tires due to uneven wear.
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Originally Posted by Dan Martinic View Post
What might be the reason Porsche went with the staggered setup? Was it a marketing thing?
Everything I read over the last 20 years, some articles contemporaneous with the release of the car (S2 89) said they are staggered in the US because US drivers suck. We cant control the car, so they killed the perfectly neutral handling and staggered the wheels so we get understeer. If we didn't have understeer we would break the law of physics.

Note that the widowmaker lawsuits were in full swing at this time. What was the HP of the first 930? What's the HP of the 951? The company as a car maker was on the brink of insolvency every day with those lawsuits hanging over their head.
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Originally Posted by Tom R. View Post
Everything I read over the last 20 years, some articles contemporaneous with the release of the car (S2 89) said they are staggered in the US because US drivers suck. We cant control the car, so they killed the perfectly neutral handling and staggered the wheels so we get understeer. If we didn't have understeer we would break the law of physics.

Note that the widowmaker lawsuits were in full swing at this time. What was the HP of the first 930? What's the HP of the 951? The company as a car maker was on the brink of insolvency every day with those lawsuits hanging over their head.
951s were square setup as delivered in Europe?

And if lawyers have anything to do with performance limits on expensive sports cars, that would be quite ironic as I'm sure many of them go to court to make the money to buy those very cars....
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