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Will 255/45/17 summer tires clear the 968 rear wheel wells?

Stock rear tires for my 968 are 255/40/17's, but such low aspect ratio tires ride HARD over the bumps.   Just the jump to 45 aspect ratio tires (like the fronts) would make a difference , I feel.   …Continue

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Tom Wiles replied to Gene Johnson's discussion Wind noise at drivers door?
"I had to take a thin piece of black somewhat firm foam about 3/8" thick, 4" long and 1.5" wide and insert it  right at the driver's side A pillar on the black rubber windshield weatherstrip as I close the top to stop the air…"
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Will 255/45/17 summer tires clear the 968 rear wheel wells?

Stock rear tires for my 968 are 255/40/17's, but such low aspect ratio tires ride HARD over the bumps.   Just the jump to 45 aspect ratio tires (like the fronts) would make a difference , I feel.    Years ago the 255/45/17 size weren't available for many tires, so is this the reason for the low aspect tire requirement in the rear only?    Or is there a clearance problem?  Continental Extreme Contact performance summers are available in that size now.   Any input appreciated.   Anybody ever try…See More
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What 968 model do you own?
Cabriolet
What year?
1993
Your city:
Pittsburgh
Your state (if U.S.A.):
PA

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