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Old 08-13-2011, 07:30 PM
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Hi all

So, I'm currently living in an area where regulations require that the wheel and tire size specified by the manufacturer are installed on your car... :-(

Exceptions can be made, but these involve lengthy administrative procedures and require written things from the manufacturer stating that the equipment meets OEM standards, that the manufacturer excepts liability, etc.

I noticed in the Porsche Handbook that for a 90GT the following wheel sizes are specified:

Set 1: F-7j/16, R-8j/16 or Set 2: F-7.5j/16, R-9j/16

Given that I will have to mount the F-225/50 and R-245/45 as specified in the handbook, which set of rims should I take?


(D90s are still available in both sets. I could also take the flat dishes, but they are probably more expensive and are only available in the set 7j and 8j. I know that if I would unhook the RDK system, it would open my choices up more...)

Thanks for any comments you might have! John

ps - thanks to AO for putting the owners manuals online!! https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...al-online.html
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:52 PM
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I would go with the widest rims you can get and for the rear tires try 255 it may be an option ,
You didnt state if you infact have a GT or S4
where are you located?
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There was only one set of D90's for the 928;

Wheels = Front -7.5x16 / Rear - 9x16
Offset = Front - 65mm / Rear - 52.3mm
Tires = Front - 225/50 16 / Rear - 245/45 16

The smaller width wheels were for 944's.

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Old 08-13-2011, 08:21 PM
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Mr. Merlin, Yes, I do have a 928 GT since about 3 weeks. I will also introduce myself more properly as soon as I have pictures etc. I happen to be in Switzerland, and belive me, they will not let you pass car inspection with the wrong size tire! Therefore, 255s won't work!

S4Ordie, I see what you mean now. The handbook specifies both sizes though for 1990 models. Apparently, Porsche used Set 1 (7j/8j) for the S4 as flat discs and Set 2 (7.5j/9j) as D90s for the GT.

Thanks for helping me sort this out. We are clear...


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There was also 7x16 ET65 front and 8x16 ET52.3 winter wheel option M482 for '89-91 MY which had RDK sensors installed. This is same design wheel what was used as 7x16 ET65 winter setup in all '78-88 models.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Vilhuer View Post
There was also 7x16 ET65 front and 8x16 ET52.3 winter wheel option M482 for '89-91 MY which had RDK sensors installed. This is same design wheel what was used as 7x16 ET65 winter setup in all '78-88 models.
I seldom see winter wheels for sale.
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Originally Posted by Vilhuer View Post
There was also 7x16 ET65 front and 8x16 ET52.3 winter wheel option M482 for '89-91 MY which had RDK sensors installed. This is same design wheel what was used as 7x16 ET65 winter setup in all '78-88 models.

Were these D90's?
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Originally Posted by S4ordie View Post
Were these D90's?
No, same winter wheel design as used in earlier models except that they had RDK sensors and 8" rears.
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JPR needs a set of proper 928 D90 wheels.
Anybody have any leads on a good set with RDK sensors? I am helping him with this; they would have to ship to me to get tires mounted up so he would be able to mount them on the car in September.
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One other option; the 89 GT came with 8" fronts and 9" rears, both with a 60mm offset. But very difficult to locate a set IMHO.
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