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RE-71R tires and Porsche OEM wheels

Postby VinhLy on Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:04 pm

Well, I have been trying to get my RE-71R 245/35R19 tires mounted on my OEM front wheels,
and nobody seems to be able to get them to air up. I have visited just about every tire
shop in town including the dealer but to no avail. They tried everything in the book
except the lighter fluid trick. :) They never have an issue with the 305/30R19 tires
on the rear wheels though.

At first I thought (and they said) the issue was with the 245 tires but they couldn't get
the 235 tires to seal either. I'm really stuck at this point and I guess the worst
case scenario is to give the Michelin 4S rubber a try.

Thank you in advance for your advice and suggestions.

Cheers,

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Re: RE-71R tires and Porsche OEM wheels

Postby GT3 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:28 am

What's the year, make and model you are putting these on?

Also what are the brand and sizes of the original tires?
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Re: RE-71R tires and Porsche OEM wheels

Postby VinhLy on Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:59 pm

This is for a 2010 Carrera S.

Wheel models: Carrera S II and Carrera S (lobster forks)
Wheel size: 19" x 8"
Offset: 57MM
Original tire size: 235/35R19

BTW, the 19" front wheels on the 987 Boxster/Cayman are also same size and have the same offset.

Thanks,

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Re: RE-71R tires and Porsche OEM wheels

Postby jbrennen on Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:13 pm

Try Bears Tires, a bit north of Miramar?

https://www.bearstires.com/

I know they had issues with my RE-71R tires at first, but were eventually able to get them to seat properly.

I believe that my Lobster Claw wheels were also the same size, 19x8. I don't remember if I ran 35 aspect ratio or 40 for the Bridgestones.

They just mounted Michelin PS4S for me recently in 245/40R19 and 275/40R19, and that was no problem, but obviously the Michelins are not quite as stiff a sidewall as the Bridgestones.
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Re: RE-71R tires and Porsche OEM wheels

Postby Code on Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:41 am

TAG Motorsports can do it.
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Re: RE-71R tires and Porsche OEM wheels

Postby rwalker on Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:32 pm

Bears does my tires. They say that the RE-71Rs often have to be left in the sun to be able to get 'em on.
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Re: RE-71R tires and Porsche OEM wheels

Postby Anastasia525 on Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:25 pm

rwalker wrote:Bears does my tires. They say that the RE-71Rs often have to be left in the sun to be able to get 'em on.

That's what my guys @ Discount Tire PB told me. They said if I got them the 245s a day in advance, they'd leave them in the sun all day and pop 'em on at the end of the day. I haven't done it yet so I can't vouch for its success, but I will do it with my other pair of 245s after I wear out the 235s I put on when they couldn't get the 245s on in time for AX last month.
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