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Widest tires for 18" rims on 2002 996 C2

Wheels and Tires

Vehicle Information: Year: 2002; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 14100;

I use my 02 996 as my daily car and probably for 10 -12 DE events that I Instruct for .My car has the "lightweight" wheels that came out for 2002. I currently run the Bridgestone SO-3 pole positions in 245/40 and 295/30. Someone suggested using a 245 on the front. A larger contact patch on the front sounds like a good idea but I wondered if there would be a potential "rubbing" issue. Would a 40% sidewall ratio or 35% be closer in overall diameter to the 225/40? Lastly is the lightweight wheel 8" or 7.5" wide? Really lastly do you think I would be better off reverting to 225/40 and 265/35? Thanks for your help!I do use whatever tires I daily drive with on the track.

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