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Correct tyres for 924

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2020/07/03 17:37:50 (permalink)

Correct tyres for 924

What are the best tyres to fit to a 924 on the optional 6J X 15 alloys?
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Tom

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Re: Correct tyres for 924 2020/07/03 18:01:36 (permalink)
Is this for the 2.0 na or 924S?
 
If the 2.0 with the spider web 15" alloys it's 205/60/15 (I think there was also an optional tyre choice of 185 with equivalent profile to match?)
 
Not sure about the S tyre choice though.

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Re: Correct tyres for 924 2020/07/04 00:43:22 (permalink)
These wheels are known by various names; Le Mans wheels as fitted to the special edition 924 of 1980-1981 vintage, and an option on any 924 IIRC from 1981 on or there about. Also because the 924 turbo in America used the same four bolt wheels initially they can be called turbo wheels but they are distinctly different to "proper" turbo wheels in the U.K. 
I had the "Le Mans" wheels on my first Porsche and they were fitted with 205/60 x 15. Back then an incredible tyre from Bridgestone called the RE 71 as available which were fantastic in the wet and quite long lasting. 

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Re: Correct tyres for 924 2020/07/04 11:00:06 (permalink)
Tom_924
What are the best tyres to fit to a 924 on the optional 6J X 15 alloys?
Cheers
Tom

 
I changed from the standard 14" rims to the 4 bolt 15" option (spider) wheels and have fitted Continental Contact 2 size 205/60 R 15 tyres. The car seemed to handle and ride better as a result.
However, I'm not sure Continental still do Contact 2 in that size though they do an Eco Contact 6.
 
BTW the manual for my '79 car shows them as an option wheel.
Also lists tyre size 185/65 SR 15 M+S (or what ever that rating is these days) as a winter tyre.
 
post edited by vincematthews - 2020/07/04 11:05:30


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Re: Correct tyres for 924 2020/12/22 18:13:06 (permalink)
185/70/15 or 195/65/15.

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