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Old 10-20-2005, 09:00 AM   #1
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997 Rims on a 987?

What would it take to fit a set of 19" Carrera S rims on a 987S? I'm talking about the rears that are 11.0 X 19.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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I'm guessing huge spacers and rolled fenders . Why wouldn't you look for the 19" Boxster version of the same wheel which is 19x9.5"?
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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What would it take to fit a set of 19" Carrera S rims on a 987S? I'm talking about the rears that are 11.0 X 19.

Porsche does this evertday on the 987! The Carrera S Wheel (part # 987 044 602 05) has the following spec's:

Front- 8J x 19 ET 57 235/35/ZR19 (tire)

Rear- 9.5J x 19 ET 46 265/35/ZR19
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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I'm still trying to get used to the idea of high end sportscars riding around on 18" wheels. Now we're talking abuout 19" wheels??
What's next? taking 50 mph turns on 20" wheels?!
....more rubber less wheel please.
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He's talking about actual 997 wheels, if I read the post correctly....

997s have 11 inch wide versus 9.5 inch wheels, and the offsets are 57 front 67 rear...

Boxster S offsets are 57 front and 46 rear. So the rear wheels are 1.5 inches wider but will sit almost an inch further in.

Seems like you'd mess up the track, plus the balance of the car as you'd have to run 285s or 295s on the 997 rear wheel.

Anyone tried them to see?

BTW, I have 19" Carrera S wheels in Boxster sizes for sale if you're interested
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:35 AM   #6
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With the 997 offset the wheel would sitting much further in towards the center of the car and, on top of that, it is an 1.5" wider so you'd really have clearance problems.

Do yourself a favor and buy the Boxster version of the wheel from Chris C Atlanta, bolt them up and go.
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:01 AM   #7
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Didn't think it was a great idea

Thanks guys. I have a set of 19" Carrera S wheels (987 version) already on order. I had seen a set of 997s for sale and began to wonder, hence the question. Since many argue performance decreases when going to the 19s I figured it would probably suffer even more when widening that tire. I do like the fat rubber on the 997s though.
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