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Car tires in weird sizes. - February 23, 2015, 09:57 AM

Co worker is trying to fit his antique rims on an older Porsche 911.

Currently running:

Front = 8”X15” Currently running 205/50ZR15

Back = 9”X15” Currently running 245/50ZR15


Anyone know of a hook up / place to get these. Tire rack and other mass sites have only provided track tires.

He is trying to get a matching set that can stand wet conditions if he hits a patch of water or something without dumping the car.
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Coker's the biggest, and there's Universal Vintage and Lucas tires. I was looking for a set of little P185 80R13 tires to fit old econocars of the 60s (Corvair, Falcon, Valiant) and the only option besides expensive repro B.F. Goodrich tires from Lucas was one tire made by MAXXIS (a Cheng Shin subsidiary).
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Any of the dozens of Porsche enthusiasts boards should be able to point him in the right direction.



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February 23, 2015, 02:03 PM

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205/50/ZR15 100AAÂ*NITTO NT-01 TIRES

Tire Rack Search results:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...50&diameter=15

The "Z" part is the speed rating, right? So would any 205/50R15 with a "Z" speed rating would be correct?
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For racing:

205/50/ZR15 100AAÂ*NITTO NT-01 TIRES

Tire Rack Search results:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...50&diameter=15

The "Z" part is the speed rating, right? So would any 205/50R15 with a "Z" speed rating would be correct?
Yeah he was looking at those but was sketched out by:

"tread pattern optimized for dry racing conditions."

Wants to be able to go through a turn hit some water mid corner on a spirited road trip and not worry about ditching it.
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For racing:

205/50/ZR15 100AAÂ*NITTO NT-01 TIRES

Tire Rack Search results:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...50&diameter=15

The "Z" part is the speed rating, right? So would any 205/50R15 with a "Z" speed rating would be correct?

Z is the speed rating, correct.

It doesn't necessarily mean that you cannot use a tire with a lower speed rating so long as you know what your car s shod with and are disciplined because the the speed rating is not a measure of speed capability of the tire but rather NHTSA rating measuring the maximum speed (and heat) it can withstand for a 20 minute period.

For instance a driver can take an H rated tire up to 160mph, but they had better only do it for a sprint of about 2-3 minutes then slowly bring the tire temperatures back down.



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