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What advantages are there to upgrading from 16" to 17" tires on 993

Wheels and Tires

Vehicle Information: Year: 1995; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 28,573;

What are the advantages, if any, of upgrading from 16" wheels to 17" wheels on my 1995 993 for (1) general street use and (2) track use (autocrosses and drivers' ed, but not club racing)? Regarding tires, it's been recommended that I purchase Bridgestone S-03's, but I see that Porsche is silent on the S-03. Any word from Porsche yet on this? Should I steer clear of them because of Porsche's silence on them? If I keep the 16" wheels, what advantages would there be to increasing the size for the front tires from the factory 205/55/16 to 225/50/16 and rears from factory 245/45/16 to 255/50/16? Has there been a survey taken of 993 owners and what tires they like best for both street and track use?

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