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Old 02-21-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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help me decide the 18"bbs lm replica

are u guy agree boxster 97 with the bbs LM 18"-8.5"f,18"-10"r would that looked good with 1" inch lower ?


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Old 02-21-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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Mate, no idea what you are talking about.......... Can you elaborate please.
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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steve what i saying is will the bbs LM wheel looked good with the boxster 97 and also 1"lower ?any picture will be nice
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As far as I know the 97's can't take 18" wheels (this issue was fixed in the 98's, I think).

But... BBS LM's do look AWESOME on a Boxster (perhaps you can get it in 17" rim diameter?)
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:27 AM   #5
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be told that 97 can't fit 18"wheel ,i guese everyone kind of know that ,but no one know what is the main reason that 97 can't fit 18"wheel sizes ,very dissapointed ,even an honda prelude take 18"wheel .will anyone got an answer for it ,what will the damage for it if i do? the car got no warrantly anyway.
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:32 AM   #6
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The 18s will FIT, they will simply ruin the suspension, which is NOT engineered to handle 18s. This was changed later models but in the 97, it is a no-no.

17s work and look fine anyway.


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bruce lee do u think that if i keep the 17"wheel and lower the car with eibach spring 1"lower and a wheel spacer will that combination work fine ?
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To answer the original question, the BBS LM would look absolutely gorgeous on a Boxster, I think. When I wear out my tires (which have quite a bit of tread left currently), I plan to upgrade, and the LM's are near the top of my list.

Of course, I'll be doing 17x7"f, 17x8.5"r because I have a 97.

Now here's a question -- can the 97 take spacers without suspension issues? I think the 17" wheels look fine, especially with the 255's in the rear, but really could be spaced another 10mm or so.
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Old 02-22-2005, 07:44 AM   #9
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To my knowledge, this would work. My question is, what are you after in doing this.

BTW-I agree that this wheel is beautiful and would look great in a 17"




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bruce lee do u think that if i keep the 17"wheel and lower the car with eibach spring 1"lower and a wheel spacer will that combination work fine ?
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:51 PM   #10
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I absolutely love the LM wheel so took the oportunity to get a set of 18s that were offered to me and put them on my S. I think it looks great.

My car is a 2000MY so I can't comment on the fitment for earlier cars, it also has M030 sports suspension.

Originaly I was told that the wheels would go straight onto the car but when I fitted them the rears were rubbing very slightly on the damper body so I asked around and bought a set of GT3 wheel spacers and longer bolts, the spacers are 5mm I think .

I have tried for the first time on this board to post a pic, hope it comes out.

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Beautiful car, Andy!
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:17 AM   #12
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Very nice, Andy! BTW, did you notice they installed your steering wheel on the wrong side?

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Old 02-23-2005, 01:31 PM   #13
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Hey Paul,
Glad to see you've joined up.


BBS LM's are pure class. And as far as lowering, any car looks better 1" lower than from the factory!

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