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Old 04-24-2017, 07:42 PM   #21
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My personal favorite for classic look and simplicity is the stock 17" BBS Sport Classic (1 piece).
8.5x 17 ET50
7x17 ET55
These sit a little deeper in the fender than I want. I plan to go with 7mm Front/15mm Rear spacers but so far have kept too busy with other stuff.



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These are 18 inch rattle can painted Cayman S replicas. Don't remember the offset, though. Could use a little spacer at the front. (Edit: Typo, they are of course 18s, not 19s as I previously had typed. My bad...)




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Old 04-25-2017, 01:24 AM   #23
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Oh, the tires on the bronze wheels are 225/40-18 and 265/35-18.

Here are the stock 17s, with winter tires:

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Old 04-25-2017, 03:48 AM   #24
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This summer, I will get the winter wheels painted to this

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Old 04-25-2017, 08:23 AM   #25
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car at M030 ride height, front camber -2.5, rear camber -1.8.

Ruf 18" wheels:

front 8.5" wide, ET 58 with 13 mm spacer = ET 45, Continental DW 225/40
rear 10" wide, ET 66 with 21 mm spacer = ET 45, Continental DW 265/35



OZ 18" wheels:

front 8.5" wide, ET 53 with 7 mm spacer = ET 46, Nitto NT01 245/40
rear 10" wide, ET 40, Nitto NT01 275/35

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Old 04-25-2017, 10:03 AM   #26
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Van914, those wheels are beautiful. What are they?
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:36 AM   #27
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:40 PM   #28
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Van914, those wheels are beautiful. What are they?
Wheel enhancement inexpensive cast wheels
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:53 PM   #29
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Thanks folks, THis has been super useful in allowing me to see my options. While I like all of what I see I think the one that would sit nicest with my wife and kid is what Chuck showed...that seems to balance the look I am going for the most. Also, less likely my wife will curb the wheels. Plus, Chucks car just looks stunning with stock wheels.

Another wheel I think I would consider is
18inch 2008 Cayman wheels on 99 Boxster....
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:33 PM   #30
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:31 AM   #31
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I just bought a 1998 Boxster Base model to be used as an autocross/track toy.

I plan to run RE71Rs (225/45-17 front & 255/40-17 Rear) on the stock 17" wheels for autocross (C Street). I will be installing an adjustable front sway bar this winter.

I'm planning on using another set of wheels and tires for track days. I'm a big fan of the Nitto NT-01. I noticed Radium Kings setup below:

OZ 18" wheels:
front 8.5" wide, ET 53 with 7 mm spacer = ET 46, Nitto NT01 245/40
rear 10" wide, ET 40, Nitto NT01 275/35


I'm loving this option because i already have the 8.5" OZ wheels (ET 53) that i ran on the front of my 997 with the same tire. In the short term, I'm planning to stick with the stock struts/shocks and LCA. Anybody see any issues with this plan?
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:21 AM   #32
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987.2 Cayman 17" wheels (2009-2012)

17x7 ET 55
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Funny story - I bought a 2009 Cayman earlier this year. Turns out, the 17" Cayman wheels I have on my Boxster came from this exact car, sold to me by a previous owner when he replaced them with 19" Lobster claw wheels.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:10 AM   #33
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I just bought a 1998 Boxster Base model to be used as an autocross/track toy.

I plan to run RE71Rs (225/45-17 front & 255/40-17 Rear) on the stock 17" wheels for autocross (C Street). I will be installing an adjustable front sway bar this winter.

I'm planning on using another set of wheels and tires for track days. I'm a big fan of the Nitto NT-01. I noticed Radium Kings setup below:

OZ 18" wheels:
front 8.5" wide, ET 53 with 7 mm spacer = ET 46, Nitto NT01 245/40
rear 10" wide, ET 40, Nitto NT01 275/35


I'm loving this option because i already have the 8.5" OZ wheels (ET 53) that i ran on the front of my 997 with the same tire. In the short term, I'm planning to stick with the stock struts/shocks and LCA. Anybody see any issues with this plan?
i've actually moved to a 15mm spacer in the front. you may need to take a heat gun to punch out some of the plastic wheel well liner to avoid rubbing at full lock. the only consideration is that is a lot of tire for a base (and probably for an s as well). make sure turning all that rubber doesn't bog you down.
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I just bought a 1998 Boxster Base model to be used as an autocross/track toy.

I plan to run RE71Rs (225/45-17 front & 255/40-17 Rear) on the stock 17" wheels for autocross (C Street). I will be installing an adjustable front sway bar this winter.

I'm planning on using another set of wheels and tires for track days. I'm a big fan of the Nitto NT-01. I noticed Radium Kings setup below:

OZ 18" wheels:
front 8.5" wide, ET 53 with 7 mm spacer = ET 46, Nitto NT01 245/40
rear 10" wide, ET 40, Nitto NT01 275/35


I'm loving this option because i already have the 8.5" OZ wheels (ET 53) that i ran on the front of my 997 with the same tire. In the short term, I'm planning to stick with the stock struts/shocks and LCA. Anybody see any issues with this plan?
I'm loving the 245/40/18 on the front of my Cayman, front grip for days, but be aware that 245/40/18 won't fit the front of the 986 boxster unless you have aftermarket coilovers (I think TRK has KSport? apologies TRK if I got that wrong) - the 245/40/18 is too tall (approx 25.6" vs 25" for stock) and the tire will majorly hit the lower spring perch of the stock front strut and I don't think any amount of spaces could push the wheel out enough to fix that. I learned the hard way when I tried to run some Cayman wheels I bought that had 245/40/18 and 285/35/18, the back fit and looked awesome, but the front would not and it wasn't even close....

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So do you think the 235 on front and 265 on rear is a viable/better option with the stock suspension? That keeps the ratios front-to-back the same as the recommended 245/275 option. Also, the point was made below that I may be going beyond optimum tire size (too much weight/width - too little hp) with the base model 986.
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So do you think the 235 on front and 265 on rear is a viable/better option with the stock suspension? That keeps the ratios front-to-back the same as the recommended 245/275 option. Also, the point was made below that I may be going beyond optimum tire size (too much weight/width - too little hp) with the base model 986.
Yes I believe so, The 986 is a lite car & it needs lite wheels & not to much tire so you can slide around a bit. You especially don't want to have taller tires on the rear that will effectively reduce torque multiplication.
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Uh Oh!! It looks like the NT01s (my preferred track tire) are only available in a 40 sidewall in the 265 width (265 40 18). That's more than inch taller than stock in the rear! Not good for limited torque on the base model. I guess i'll need to go with the Toyo in 265 35 18.
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Uh Oh!! It looks like the NT01s (my preferred track tire) are only available in a 40 sidewall in the 265 width (265 40 18). That's more than inch taller than stock in the rear! Not good for limited torque on the base model. I guess i'll need to go with the Toyo in 265 35 18.
Have you considered the NT05's? I haven't looked at sizing, so they may have the same limitation.
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I'm loving the 245/40/18 on the front of my Cayman, front grip for days, but be aware that 245/40/18 won't fit the front of the 986 boxster unless you have aftermarket coilovers (I think TRK has KSport? apologies TRK if I got that wrong) - the 245/40/18 is too tall (approx 25.6" vs 25" for stock) and the tire will majorly hit the lower spring perch of the stock front strut and I don't think any amount of spaces could push the wheel out enough to fix that. I learned the hard way when I tried to run some Cayman wheels I bought that had 245/40/18 and 285/35/18, the back fit and looked awesome, but the front would not and it wasn't even close....
apologies yes, thanks for catching that. so many variables.
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