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Old 11-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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235 section tyres on the 8.5 inch rear 986 rim...

I'm thinking about sticking a 235 section rear tyre on my 2.5. Boxsters in general and the 2.5 particularly are stupidly over tyred and having driven the GT86 again recently, it's reminded how much nicer a sports car can be when the limits are more approachable.

I could swap to the 16 inch wheel, but it really does look ****************.

Also, someone in the UK recently stuck 225 winters on the rear 8.5 Boxster rim, so I'm hoping that a 235 section summer tyre would fit OK / not look silly and stretched. Any experience anyone?

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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Had a 235 DUNLOP SportMAX (Made in Japan) on a 8.5" front wheel for a few years on my 2.5. Square fit, no stretch, excellent handling & braking power

Different tyre brands/makes; different sizes/stretches
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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An 8.5-inch front wheel?
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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That is correct. Had a bit of hard time finding 7" in the ultra light wheel config

Below is the 235 SP SportMAXX Dunlop I am talking about

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I run 225/45/17 rears in winter and yes they're definitely more fun than 265/35/18...
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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Ekam, that's on the standard 8.5-inch rear rim, yeah?
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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Yep 8.5" rears.

http://www.wheelenhancement.com/index.php?t=WheelDetail&id=47
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********************in, thanks.

You're not tempted to go for a smaller tyre year-round?

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