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Old 03-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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I just purchased a 2000 Red Boxter w/Tip (non s). It has Bridgestone Potenza R255/40 R17 Rear and R205/50 R17 Front. Is this a good combo and can these be rotated? If so how?
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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Don't know about the best size rims/tires, but NO you can not rotate the tires as you know (front to back or side to side). The tires are a different size front to back and they are directional, so you can't rotate side to side.

If you really want to, you can rotate side to side, but that would require, dis-mounting and re- mounting.
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BM called it right.
Your tire sizes are correct as far as I know. Also, those tires should work fine. Are they the best tires? that can be a subjective thing.
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You can rotate them all you want, but only with the gas pedal!
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Love your humor! You sound like me, I am an old (59 and holding) muscle car head, always tinkering trying for more performance. This is my first Porsche. I almost purchased a 97 model but it seemed to underpowered. This 2000 model I purchased seems like a whole different cat. I truly believe it is as fast as my 1999 Mustang GT. Thanks for your comments.
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Actually you can rotate them side to side. You just have them remounted inside for outside as long they do not specifically have "Inside" and "Outside" written on the sidewall. This will help out on uneven wear if you have a little toe or camber.

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yup, what he said : )

i would say to go with a 225 up front, but only after you are confidant in your driving in this car. a 225 will get rid of some of the understeer.
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yup, what he said : )

i would say to go with a 225 up front, but only after you are confidant in your driving in this car. a 225 will get rid of some of the understeer.
Won't going to 225 give the handling more understeer?
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no.

he has a 205 now. putting more tire up front gives it more grip up there.

that equals less understeer.

more forward grip would mean that the front to rear tire grip ratio moves forward. when you reduce rearward grip, that means oversteer, or at least less understeer.

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