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Old 06-08-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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What Size Spacers for 18 inch Porsche Wheels?

I have a set of OEM 18" sport design rad wheels on my 2000 S, 7.5" ET50 front 9" ET52 rear. What size spacers do I need in order to have a flush look?

I understand from searches that 996s with the same sport design rad 18" wheels need 7mm front and 14mm rear to make it flush, but it might be different for 986s?

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Old 06-08-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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well simply measure how much space is left between the outside of the tire and the inside of the fender well
That;s the size spacer you need
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To put things in perspective, most enthusiasts who upgrade to 18 or 19 inch wheels who are targeting a "flush" look, typically run fronts that are either 8 or 8.5 inches wide with offsets ranging between +38 to 45 depending on the width and rears that are 9 to 10 inches wide, with offsets ranging from +30 to 45 depending on the width . These are general guidelines, and things such as tire size, suspension set-up, as well as how "aggressive" one wants to his or her vehicle to look, can vary between fitment .
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by panameras
I have a set of OEM 18" sport design rad wheels on my 2000 S, 7.5" ET50 front 9" ET52 rear. What size spacers do I need in order to have a flush look?

I understand from searches that 996s with the same sport design rad 18" wheels need 7mm front and 14mm rear to make it flush, but it might be different for 986s?

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What were your previous wheels? I just went through this (2000 'S'), my original wheels were 17 inch Boxster 'S'...I put 987 Boxster 'S' 18s on, using the following link (http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp) I played around with how much total outward gain I would get using 7mm or 15mm spacers...I decided on 7mm which gave me about 18 to 20mm over the 17 inch wheels. I'm very pleased...I probably would have been happy with the 15mm spacers too. To each his own to how much flushness you want...mine are close enough for me. Note 7mm is subtle but I was only trying to take my attention away from the over hanging fenders NOT bring attention to the wheels being too far out.
Sorry I see you said what you have...so you just want to add to the look...ya just take a rough estimate by measuring, I also did this, and give it a shot.


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