Need to have tires shipped from Europe to USA

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by kdross, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. kdross

    kdross Formula Junior
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    Feb 10, 2002
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    I am trying to purchase tires for my 1997 Porsche Carrera C2 Coupe without much luck. My car is bone stock and has the 16" wheels. I need to purchase tires sized 245/45 16 and 205/55 16. Want to get W or Y rated tires and I want to stick with the stock wheels. Continental sells the SportContact for the Porsche and it has the N rating and Y rating for Porsche. Problem is the tire is only sold in Europe in this size and speed rating.

    Does anyone know where I can purchase this tire in the USA (I have tried for the past weeks to locate a seller without any success) or where I can purchase the tires in Europe and have them shipped to me in the USA?

    Any help would be appreciated. Never knew locating tires for this car would be so frustrating.

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  3. tiara4300

    tiara4300 Formula Junior

    Feb 27, 2005
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    Try Coker tires
  4. kdross

    kdross Formula Junior
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    Coker Tire has the Michelin tires for the car, but I was trying to get the Continental ContactSport Tires shipped from Europe. The Continental from Europe is a better tire and would probably be cheaper even with tax and shipping than ordering from Coker.

  5. DrJan

    DrJan Formula Junior

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  6. NoSpeedLimit

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  8. PAUL500

    PAUL500 Formula 3

    Jun 23, 2013
    Have a look on PistonHeads | Cars for Sale | Car News | Motoring Forum forum and search for tyre comparison sites, there are a few threads about them on there

    blackcircles etc

    Then use to find a courier to collect and ship them for you if the supplier will not post outside the UK. You may need to send the tyre supplier a copy of the shipping labels. Some couriers insist the tyres are packaged so check with the tyre suppliers they will do that.
  9. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

    Feb 15, 2001
    If the tire is not DOT approved I doubt if you can bring them in to the US.
  10. ///Mike

    ///Mike F1 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2003
    You might check Demon Tweeks since they ship to the U.S.
  11. Keith360

    Keith360 Formula Junior

    Feb 6, 2015
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    Keith Williams
    There is a freight forwarding company that you can ship to and they inturn ship it to you. It is called I plan to use them for an eBay item they don't sell to or ship to someone in the US.
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