Wheels tires and alignment

Tires greatly influence the handling, stability and cornering performance of a Porsche. In order to gain the best possible performance from a Porsche all four wheels must be aligned correctly. If the torsion bars or torsion bar components have been replaced, the vehicle's corner weights (weight at each wheel) must be checked before an alignment is performed.

For stability and control, wheels and tires must be in good condition and properly aligned. Tire inflation pressures, tire wear and wheel alignment will all influence how the car feels and responds on the road.

Precise wheel alignment can only be accomplished when the tires, the steering, and the suspension are in good condi-

tion. Uneven tire wear, different size tires, or worn suspension and steering parts all affect wheel alignment. Reputable wheel alignment technicians will always inspect the suspension and steering for worn parts before an alignment, and will recommend that any necessary repairs be made first.

Correct tire pressure information can be found on an information label (arrow) on the rear engine compartment apron and in the owner's manual.

Tire and wheel specifications are given in Table a.

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