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Old 01-12-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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275 Tires on 265 rim

Hello ,does anyone have a side picture profile with a 275/35 or30 /18 tire on rim and how it looks in the wheel finder. Need new rear tires and i am thinking of ordering 275's but dont want it to look funny. I have 265/35/18 on Carrera light rims now. Is there a big difference? Guy a shop said 5mm on each side come out more.I am just going for looks to make wheel look wider. Thanks.

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As Goldilocks foundout the hard way: 275 is too tall causing a loss of acceleration, 285 is too wide causing contact with body, & makes the wheel look narrower.
265 is just right because that's what Porsche engineers designed the car to have.
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A 275/35 is still shorter than the 265/40 on the 987's.

Porsche engineers also designed the IMS...... Just saying

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Hello. I see on forms/online sites alot peeps on 986 boxsters have a 275 tire, more of the ones that have been moded/lowered etc. Well a a 275 fit on Carrera light rim? but like BYprodriver said 275 too tall at 35 series? Would it not be more like a 19inch rim setup in the rear?
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235 on 8 1/2" and 275 on 10" rims, with ROW MO30 suspension. I went back to stock sizes. Couldn't see the need to lug around the extra rubber.


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235-40ZR18 on 18X8 front and 275-35ZR18 on 18-9 rear

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A 275/35 is still shorter than the 265/40 on the 987's.

Porsche engineers also designed the IMS...... Just saying
This is correct.



But if you're running a 9" wide rim, a 275 is not recommended.


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Thank you for info. I think i am just going to stay with what i have on there now. 265/35/18 . Cheers all.
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This is correct.



But if you're running a 9" wide rim, a 275 is not recommended.

I can't see you're pics. at work, but the Super Sport lists wheel widths of 9-11" for the 275/35-18.

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