Wheels and tires general information

• Check for tire directional markings (arrow on sidewall) before mounting a tire.

• Always replace tire valves when mounting new tires. Replace stick-on valve stem supports if missing.

• Use only rubber lubricant on the tire beads when mounting tires. Do not use silicone.

• Clean lubricant from bead area before inflating the tire to reduce the possibility of the tire slipping on the wheel.

• Fast acceleration and hard braking should be avoided for the first 150 miles after mounting a new tire.

• Inflate tire to 4 bar (56 psi) to seat tire bead correctly on the wheel. When inflating, tire bead should seat at no greater pressure than 3.3 bar (48 psi) to avoid damage to the tire bead.

• Wheel locks should be placed on the stud closest to the tire valve.

• Lubricate wheel lugs and shoulders with Optimoly®, Porsche part number 000 043 020 00.

• Check tire pressures only when tires are cold. The tire pressure increases when hot.

Table a. Wheel and Tire Sizes

Model and year

Standard

Option 1

Option 2

Wheel size

Tire size

Wheel size

Tire size

Wheel size

Tire size

Carrera 1984-1986: Front Rear

7 J x 15

185/70 VR 15 215/60 VR 15

8 Jx 15

185/70 VR 15 215/60 VR 15

6Jx 16 7Jx 16

205/55 VR 16 225/50 VR 16

Carrera 1987 -1988 Front Rear

6Jx 15 7Jx 15

195/65 VR 15 215/60 VR 15

7Jx 15 8 Jx 15

195/65 VR 15 215/60 VR 15

7 Jx 16

205/55 VR 16 225/50 VR 16

Carrera 1989 Front Rear

6 Jx 16 8 Jx 16

205/55 ZR 16 225/50 ZR 16

Turbo Look 1984 -1985 Front Rear

7 J x 16 8Jx 16

205/55 VR 16 225/50 VR 16

Turbo Look 1986 - 1988 Front Rear

7 J x 16 9 J x 16

205/55 VR 16 245/45 VR 16

Turbo Look 1989 Front Rear

7 Jx 16 9Jx 16

205/55 ZR 16 245/45 ZR 16

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