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Old 18-May-2003, 11:51 PM
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996 tyre size

Has anyone tried using a 170 rear tyre on a 916/996 for road use to improve cornering ?
I believe 170 tyres are used on the race track.

Would the front tyre need changing to get the best from rear (ie same as 748)
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Old 19-May-2003, 05:18 AM
KeefyB KeefyB is offline
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A 170 is too narrow to fit on a 5.5 inch rim.Most people reccommend a 180 rear and a 120/70 front.
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Old 19-May-2003, 09:56 AM
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996 tyre size

Definatly a 180


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Old 22-May-2003, 11:24 PM
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A 170/60 tyre is fitted to a 5.5inch rim on the 900ss & I have definately talked to race teams that use a 170 rear tyre to assist in cornering
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Old 23-May-2003, 10:47 AM
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Power output on a 900ss : 80-90 HP

on a 996 : 115+

Not to mention the extra torque and weight
Thats why you shouldnt run a 170!
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