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Old 11-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Tire size help

So, I found a set of 18"s (fronts are 7.5 x 18 et 50 and the rears are 10 x 18 et 65). I knew I need spaces for the rears so I bought some 20mm spacers that came with the extend bolts. I just got the wheels back from the painter and now I need to find the appropriate tires.

The PO had them on a Vanagon so the front tires have a lot of outer wear and the rears are mis-matched (Toyo and Michelin). The fronts were 225 40 18's and the rears were 265 35 18's.

Are the current tire sizes right for a 2000 Base or should I be using a different size? Trying to figure out the proper sizes so I can hunt for the best deals.

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So, I found a set of 18"s (fronts are 7.5 x 18 et 50 and the rears are 10 x 18 et 65). I knew I need spaces for the rears so I bought some 20mm spacers that came with the extend bolts. I just got the wheels back from the painter and now I need to find the appropriate tires.

The PO had them on a Vanagon so the front tires have a lot of outer wear and the rears are mis-matched (Toyo and Michelin). The fronts were 225 40 18's and the rears were 265 35 18's.

Are the current tire sizes right for a 2000 Base or should I be using a different size? Trying to figure out the proper sizes so I can hunt for the best deals.

Thanks in advance!
Those are the appropriate sizes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Mr. Danger!
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Keep in mind, that the boxster came fitted with 18x9 inch rear wheels. 996 platform vehicles had 18x10's. Still, a 265 tire will work fine. Just make sure that you bring the offset down to around +45 as you mentioned.
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Do you know if you have to zip tie anything back for clearance on the rears? I thought I saw that mentioned when I did a forum search.
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I would, I have 275/35/18s on the rear, with evidence that the Parking brake cable has come into contact a few times.
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Do you know if you have to zip tie anything back for clearance on the rears? I thought I saw that mentioned when I did a forum search.
In your situation, it would be the wheel, not the tire, that would come into contact with the brake cable.

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