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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:44 pm 
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I just purchased a nice set of 6 x 16 Fuchs wheels. Researching available tires:
Verdestein Sprint Classic Narrow, 185HR16...$400
Michelin X 185R16..$295+tubelike
Firestone Cavallino 185HR16..$281+tube
Toyo Proxes A27 P185/60R16..$100.91

Are there other tires to choice from?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:40 am 
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The plain 185 tire is more than 2 inches taller than a 165/15, while the 185/60 is approximately the right height/diameter. What year is your car? Maybe somebody can tell you if these will clear the rear quarter panels.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:37 pm 
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I have. 63 Coupe. Car currently has Vredestrien 185R15 on it now and no rub.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:35 pm 
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Got to add Pirelli P7 to list. 195/45R16 and 205/50R16 per Graham.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:54 pm 
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Pirelli P7 Cinturato?...appear to be All-Season tires???
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:26 am 
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Who else is running 205/50R16's on rear of their 356B? Seems very wide to me since it is about an inch wider section than is on the car at this time...185/70HR15 Vedestrian Sprint Classic.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:48 am 
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On a 911, that rim runs a 205/55-16 tire. That will give you something close to the rolling diameter of a 165-15 tire, but I don't see how that would possibly work on a 356. If you somehow get it to fit in there, I wonder whether the suspension is up to the heavier loads. But I'm a 356 newbie, with a lot to learn.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:49 pm 
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I am currently running 205/50/16 tires on 6X16 Fuchs wheels on my A coupe. I have a one 1/4" spacer on the rear and two 1/4" spacers on the front, per side. There in no fender rub at all, but the rears are very close. The rear camber is -3* the front camber is-1 1/2*

I am probably going to replace these tires with Potenza RE71R in 195/55/16. They would be slightly taller, and not quite as wide.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:03 pm 
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Geordie, what is the part number for your Fuchs wheels?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:33 pm 
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I believe the part number is 911.361.020.43 but I have not had a chance to confirm

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:08 am 
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Geordie,
Do you drive your A on he street or is it a track only car?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:09 am 
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The car was extensively vintage raced in the late 80's and early 90's. It is currently street driven.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:08 pm 
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I really like the look of the RE71R's!. How critical is the neg 3 deg in the rear to handling and tire fitnent?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Geordie,
You still there? How critical is 3 deg/1.5 deg camber to tire figment?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:16 pm 
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Just bought Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 205/55 16's for my 16 x 6 Fuchs. Will put them on as soon as I install C disc brakes. Hope they fit.
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