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Old 01-12-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question H&R vs Porsche wheel spacer question

Hi Folks,

Does anybody know if there is really any difference in quality between H&R and
Porsche wheel spacers (perhaps H&R is even the OEM provider to Porsche?)?

A 17mm Porsche wheel spacer set can be purchased at Suncoast Porsche Motorsport for $225 and the equivalent H&R set (but in 15 mm or 18mm) can be acquired for 1/2 the price. The H&R spacers are lightweight, strong and TUV approved, so one would be inclined to think they are top quality.

However, the only downside to the H&Rs, is that they might not make wheel locks for the 15 or 18 mm wheel spacer sizes, whereas Porsche does for the 17 mm - I need to check into this.

Any comments or recommendations would be appreciated.

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Old 01-12-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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I have the H&R's on mine in 18mm. No wheel locks on rear, but I'm not worried about that as it's always garaged or in my control.

I bought them because of their weight and their good name. They have been great on my car. ET65 rear wheels and the 18's bump it out to 47 correct offset.

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Old 01-13-2008, 10:24 AM   #3
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Thanks, Jeff.

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the spacers and for what price? (including the longer bolts).

Thanks again.

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Old 01-13-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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got them from automotion catalog ($99) and bolts I think are $5 each. At the time they shipped for free.
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Stock except:
Turbo 7x9 Fuchs


SOLD!
2002 986S
Seal Gray/Black
Painted Center Console
18" Turbo Twists with rear spacers
Tequipment aluminum shift knob
Colored center caps
De-ambered tail lights/side markers

Stock except:
B&B catback exhaust

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