HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

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Post  tkrame944 on Tue May 21, 2013 3:45 pm

I just got my car running and its off getting painted. I like the price of tires for the stock 15x7 rims, $55 each for decent tires. I am planning on doing a lot of burn out and a lot of drifting so cheap tires are great, but i want to be able to connect when i want to. I havent gotten to drive my car much so im not sure if these will get the job done. If you guys think these will work then i will have my painter paint my rims black, ive seen black dials before and i think they are nice.

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Re: Stock 15x7 wheels enough traction?

Post  tkrame944 on Tue May 21, 2013 3:49 pm

Probaly would help to know i have a 1986 944 with 2000 corvette ls1

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Post  zeusrotty on Tue May 21, 2013 5:06 pm

I spin my 315 30 18s like its nobodies business. Sooooooo.....

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Post  tkrame944 on Tue May 21, 2013 5:14 pm

From my small test drive i figured it was probably hopeless but if there was hope of not dropping $2000 on wheels i had to test the waters

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Re: Stock 15x7 wheels enough traction?

Post  Rich L. on Tue May 21, 2013 6:36 pm

Same here with 245/40/17 PS2s on the rear. Spin 'em easily even in 3rd. My car originally came on a set of black phone dials. Looked nice but I went to 17s for big brakes.

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Re: Stock 15x7 wheels enough traction?

Post  tkrame944 on Tue May 21, 2013 7:49 pm

Well big rims are in the future, but for the time being is it really usable with the small wheels?

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Re: Stock 15x7 wheels enough traction?

Post  pormgb on Tue May 21, 2013 9:19 pm

LS1 HP would scare me with such small rims and tires; It’s going to be real tough getting traction. I run 265x40x18s on the rear and have a tough time keeping them from spinning. I would say a minimum rear tire width would be a 245 on a 17"x8.5 or 9" RIM, and 205s or 225s on the front depending on the rim width (7 or 8".

There are lots of low cost Porsche 17"x8" or 9" rims out there; you can find Turbo Twists and Cup rims going quite cheap. Common combination for 17" Porsche rims are, 245s on the rear and 205s on the front, 265s on the rear and 235s on the front, you can also find 255s on the rear and 225s on the front.

17" tires are a lot cheaper than 18s or 19s, you can also find good used sets because allot of import sedans uses high performance 17s/18s.

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Post  tkrame944 on Tue May 21, 2013 11:37 pm

Thanks a lot im gonna try and find me some nice 17s and paint them black. Too bad there are like nothing for closely available porsche parts in Minnesota.

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Re: Stock 15x7 wheels enough traction?

Post  pormgb on Wed May 22, 2013 12:03 am

tkrame944 wrote:Thanks a lot im gonna try and find me some nice 17s and paint them black. Too bad there are like nothing for closely available porsche parts in Minnesota.

Be careful with rims that have an 47/53 offset, late model rims with that offset will need spacers. Another lower cost option would be to install 1986 944 Turbo rims in 16x7 and 16x8, you can run 225's up front and 245's in the rear


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Post  tkrame944 on Wed May 22, 2013 10:22 am

So any rims with an offset from 47 to 53 work?

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Post  pormgb on Wed May 22, 2013 10:30 am

tkrame944 wrote:So any rims with an offset from 47 to 53 work?

Changed my wording, rims with 47/53 offset will work but you will need thick spacers, I ran spacers with Turbo Twists for years with no issues but those spacers are expensive.
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Post  tkrame944 on Wed May 22, 2013 11:55 am

Alright well i found some turbo twists on ebay for $800 with nee tires, so if i get those what size do my spacers need to be?

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Post  pormgb on Wed May 22, 2013 6:53 pm

tkrame944 wrote:Alright well i found some turbo twists on ebay for $800 with nee tires, so if i get those what size do my spacers need to be?

I don't remember what size spacers I used, I think they were around 1" front and 1" Rear.
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Post  tkrame944 on Wed May 22, 2013 7:28 pm

Alright so i will need spacers with studs in them?

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Post  pormgb on Wed May 22, 2013 9:09 pm

tkrame944 wrote:Alright so i will need spacers with studs in them?

Yes, for larger spacers, for smaller spacers like 5mm you will need to run long studs.


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Post  87-944S on Thu May 23, 2013 11:40 am

I have a set of new 1 inch spacers in the for sale section.
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Post  tkrame944 on Thu May 23, 2013 8:22 pm

I found a set of rims with 55mm and 48mm offsets, for those to mount up i will need 1in and 1.25in spacers for my 1986 non turbo right?

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