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Old 04-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Who has 19" wheels on their 986 ?

I am considering buying some 19" wheel to replace by 18"er's. According to the Tech Q&A section of the PCA.org site this will lead to rubbing of the tire on the wheel well liners. So far, Gary BR has said he has not had that problem. So I just wanted to get a few more people to tell me how they like their 19" wheels.

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Old 04-03-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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Love my 19"s better than my 18"s. I am replacing my wheels with a different set shortly and still using 19's. Ride wise is excellent....
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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I did mine too. My sig shows my old wheels. Car is in th ebody shp fixing a couple of dings and putting painting the turbo spoiler. Should have it back this weekend. I got nervous at first because I have the Eibach Pro kit lowering springs, and 19z looked so big. But they fit great, no clearance problem. And I feel no difference in ride quality from my 17z. Go for it. They look hot too!!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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I have 19s also. The car came with 17s. The PO put 18s on it. I stepped up to the 19s. A couple more owners and it'll be ridin' on 24s, I guess.

Seriously, I love them. They ride well. They do not rub and they look just right.

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Old 04-03-2008, 01:17 PM   #5
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Love my 19"s better than my 18"s. I am replacing my wheels with a different set shortly and still using 19's. Ride wise is excellent....
I love your wheels. What brand are they? Great pics of your car too. You are good with photography. If I ever sell my car I'm having you take the pics!
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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I love your wheels. What brand are they? Great pics of your car too. You are good with photography. If I ever sell my car I'm having you take the pics!

I am selling the ones you see in my picture... just a small FYI..


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I love the way my 19's look on my 986. I went from 17" to 19", and can feel the difference in the form of a more harsh ride. Would I go back to the 17's, or 18's? No way!

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I love the way my 19's look on my 986. I went from 17" to 19", and can feel the difference in the form of a more harsh ride. Would I go back to the 17's, or 18's? No way!


Those are my next wheels, could you please show more pics??
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:15 PM   #9
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Found the actual Q&A from the PCA.org Tech section that made me think 19" wouldn't work:

Q: "Champion makes a 19" for the Boxster. Would I risk suspension damage on my stock "S" and/or should i upgrade the suspension? If not, what negative attributes should i be concerned w/ a 19", other than the stiffer ride?

A: "They will rub even after modifications to the front wheel wells and eventually go through them. The 19" wheels are more susceptible to bending and curb checking do to the low profile tires. These are just some of the problems with the 19 wheels on a Boxster . Needless to say Porsche does not recommend that they be installed on one either."

Scott Slauson - PCA WebSite - 11/29/2004

I'm glad I was able to check with you guys before basing my decision on this Q&A.

Thanks, I look forward to buying my 19" wheels relatively soon.
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Here you go. Please post some pics when you get them installed.

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Car looks awesome! Especially from this angle. I'd like to see the same angle with the hardtop on.
I may vote this car in the top 3 on 986forum.com!
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:12 PM   #12
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I read the same tech advice from them, and then talked to guys from here. glad I didnt listen. No issues at all.
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I have 19s and my car is lowered 2inches and have never had a rubbing issues.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:30 PM   #14
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19's on mine also...love 'em!



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Old 04-05-2008, 09:39 AM   #15
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mine seems to run much smoother on 19"s, i think it's cuz they are alot heavier than the standard ones?!?!
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:45 AM   #16
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but saying that, i'd much rather have the 17"s on for racing around, you get alot more feel with them
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I know this is an OLD thread but I am considering some 19" Lobster Claw wheels as a different look/upgrade from my 17" Chrome Turbo Twist wheels. Can I get some thoughts/feedback on those of you that have HAD 17's and now ride on 19's? Would like to know your thoughts.

Thanks for allowing me to resurrect an old thread.
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Damn you 97 Box! Now *I* want 19's! Some very nice pics in this thread.
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I am looking at these wheels tomorrow. Cant wait to see them in person and see if I can work out a deal.
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I gave those some serious thought too.
Lobsters in black will look nice on your car

I'm thinking more about these

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