David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/21/20 1:06 p.m.
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The Porsche 959, the brand’s ground-breaking supercar, didn’t use standard tires. Like practically everything else surrounding this all-wheel-drive, twin-turbo monster, the tires were also special.

Dunlop developed a special tire for the 959. “Dunlop's Denloc tires had a unique rubber rib attached to the bead that ’locked’ into a recess in the wheel that would prevent the tire from coming …

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GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
10/21/20 2:19 p.m.

Bill Gates just saved $281.78

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
10/21/20 2:55 p.m.

Saw one in the hood the other day. Neighbor supposedly has TWO OF THEM. Wife slapped me for slamming the brakes when I saw it. 

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/21/20 3:41 p.m.

i have a 997.1 centerlock wheel i bought that was on sale in a similar situation from TR.

I don't need this tire.. but i'm still very much staring at the listing on TR..

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
10/21/20 4:38 p.m.

 

Neighbor of mine will save some cash. 

dps214
dps214 HalfDork
10/21/20 7:36 p.m.
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) said:

i have a 997.1 centerlock wheel i bought that was on sale in a similar situation from TR.

I don't need this tire.. but i'm still very much staring at the listing on TR..

We have four of those centerlocks...but also have a car to put them on. Gotta love tire rack closeout deals...pay somebody $100 to mount tires, or buy a new pair of wheels for $300? Why not, you can never have too many spare wheels! Last I checked they were liquidating a few more, but only in neon orange.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/20 3:49 p.m.

I no longer see that long 959 tire listed on Tire Rack's website. So, did anyone here buy it? 

8valve
8valve Reader
11/10/20 5:59 p.m.

It is on my wall.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/10/20 9:50 p.m.

In reply to 8valve :

Awesome! Pictures? 

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