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1986 944 Turbo Tires

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Vehicle Information: Model(924/944): 944 Turbo; Year: 1986; Engine (type, size, modifications): stock; Total Mileage: 80000;

I have a 1986 944 Turbo with a tire problem. My current rear tires are 245/45R16's and these are getting harder and harder to find. It is totally stock, with well-maintained suspension pieces. I use the car mainly for DE/AX and drive up to 6 hours to events. Question is should I go ahead and get the 245/45R16's from where-ever available, or should I step back down and go to 225/50R16's and pick up some of the newer, higher performance tires now on the market? Would my grip and response be better with a newer high performance 225/50 profile tire, or an older-design, still high performance (when in it's prime)wider 245/45 profile tire?

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