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post #21 of 34 Old 12-03-2011, 08:33 AM
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Nate- Like Boxer said, the fronts will fit, but may alter handling by reducing understeer. If you do get them, be very careful at first until you get tire pressures set to provide handling you can survive. Neutral or slightly oversteering mid-engine cars can be a handful to drive and better suited to someone named Alonso.

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Nate if you go with non OEM wheels you may want to consider having your fender lips rolled.
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Thanks for the replies on the tires. I'm going to stay with what I have. It's hard to improve on perfection anyway. I still love the stock tires and wheels.
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Thanks for the replies on the tires. I'm going to stay with what I have. It's hard to improve on perfection anyway. I still love the stock tires and wheels.
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Challenge Wheels arrived today and now must decide what 19 " tires to go with. The reviews seem leaning toward Michelins.

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Doc- Michelin Super Sports if you can find the correct sizes, Pilot Sport 2 (PS2) if not.

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I went with 305/30 . I don't like Michelin or Bridgestone because of poor wear life I like Continental or Dunlop even Hankook for the price vs performance
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Don- You pretty much get what you pay for. The Michelins stick way better than the tires you mention, but do cost more and wear faster. I have never played with Bridgestones, so no experience.

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New wheels and tires

Just got my car back but havent driven really driven yet, once i do i will give you my $.02 on the Conti Extreme DW's. They came very highly reccomended. My last last where the PZero but on the stock 18" wheels.
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Don- You pretty much get what you pay for. The Michelins stick way better than the tires you mention, but do cost more and wear faster. I have never played with Bridgestones, so no experience.
My experience with Bridgestones on a Porsche 993 TT was that they seemed to wear even when parked overnight.
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Boxer- That sounds like the old original Michelin XWXs. Tough as erasers (rubbers).

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Boxer- That sounds like the old original Michelin XWXs. Tough as erasers (rubbers).
I found the XWX's to be fine as long as they were new and had plenty of tread. After a few years they really turned into rocks.
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Boxer- That sounds like the old original Michelin XWXs. Tough as erasers (rubbers).
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I found the XWX's to be fine as long as they were new and had plenty of tread. After a few years they really turned into rocks.
Is that the difference between a 'modern' XWX and a 70s one? I hope so.

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Barry- According to Brian, the new Michelin XWXs incorporate about 40 years worth of compound improvements and are both longer lasting and better sticking. On the originals from the 70s, I was only getting about 5000-7000 miles on a set on the 2400 lb 911S and 2900 lb Dino 246 GT. I forget on the Daytona. But then, the early P Zeros on my 308 GTS did not last much longer when I replaced them. Tire technology has come a long way.

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