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Old 08-18-2013, 04:05 AM   #1
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I have recently run into an issue with a set of Victor Innsbruck wheels. They are the recommended size to run 18 x 10 with a 50 MM offset. When test fitting them they hit the shock tower on the back. The spacing is minimal but will still need a spacer to make them work. My question to the board is has anyone else been over this bridge? The Advice from TSW/ Victor was, "for me to change my style of wheel". I am looking for friendly information before flaming TSW and Victor for crappy advertising and misleading information.

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Offset for factory 10" rear wheels is 65 mm.
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if you really like the wheels just add the spacer , no big deal there . i run 15mm spacers on my rears . I would even like to move up to 20mm to make the wheels sit more flush.
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Offset for factory 10" rear wheels is 65 mm.
I believe that is a 996 wheel fitment, which should work on a 986 Boxster if you use a spacer of about 18 mm.
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That would certainly make a bit more sense
I have 10" wheels from a 996 with an offset of 65. I used a 20mm spacer which then clears the shock tower.
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Yes that sounds about right. I would have imagined a 25mm spacer but surely the 20mm should sufficient enough.

In the OP's case, I'm sure he only needs a 7mm spacer and hes done
Yep, 7mm would be perfect
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I have recently run into an issue with a set of Victor Innsbruck wheels. They are the recommended size to run 18 x 10 with a 50 MM offset. When test fitting them they hit the shock tower on the back. The spacing is minimal but will still need a spacer to make them work. My question to the board is has anyone else been over this bridge? The Advice from TSW/ Victor was, "for me to change my style of wheel". I am looking for friendly information before flaming TSW and Victor for crappy advertising and misleading information.

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Just lower the offset to +45, or +40 if you want a more aggressive look, and you'll be fine.
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