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Old 06-09-2017, 11:42 AM   #21
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My favorite OEM wheels.

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Old 06-09-2017, 03:22 PM   #22
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I've always liked those wheels but wondered about their functionality and effects on the suspension notwithstanding how awesome they look on the Boxster
There is certainly a trade-off to make - nothing's free in this world. Can't be a 'huge' loss because nobody would change their wheels and spacers. I'm guessing only (lollll could be night/and/day difference also?, nobody would tell you)

About the technical side of it, I personally don't know. Near impossible to solve without hands on experience. All I know for sure is a new bearing is only $9.99 and fun is priceless
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i *think* they make a 9" rear in 987 fitment as well?
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:11 PM   #24
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What do you mean...

Stockers are 10" on the 987, I would imagine? If you mean you like the wheel type and want them in 9" then good luck finding a oem kit out there... knockoffs only
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What do you mean...

Stockers are 10" on the 987, I would imagine? If you mean you like the wheel type and want them in 9" then good luck finding a oem kit out there... knockoffs only
sorry; 9.5" ...

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Desirable wheels, light for their category, but a PITA to clean apparently (see url). Not cheap toys also. I'd look in the aftermarket for the same prices. Unless you are that lucky, and can find a good set for sale around,... I'd be surprised lolll Hot wheels man

Are the Sport Design 19's a valued option?
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hmm. perhaps the op doesn't have the sport designs

Wheel Enhancement | Porsche Sport Design (997 & 987) wheel

but rather the carrera sports

Wheel Enhancement | Carrera Sport

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Funny. Looks like there is more than a one gen of each sports/design, can't tell. Op's surely look more like the C Sports as you've pointed though
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:53 PM   #29
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TRK there are some pretty sweet wheels coming out of Taiwan lately. Beats your domestic manufacturer's techniques/materials but not necessarily price. Not all that cheap but 25x better than oem. Ultralight cat.

...if you are in the wheel market anyway. Japan lost focus. Spotlight on Taiwan mfg at the minute
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Sorry but just cause they bolted on, doesnt mean they fit. The car just looks ridiculous
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I'd vote for these - just the right proportions (IMHO).
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I would like to see a picture looking down from above, or down the side.
If they stick out past the fenders, then, well, Hawaiian style is best left to the Hawaiian trucks.


But yeah, why such wide wheel spacers on this car? lol
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I would like to see a picture looking down from above, or down the side.
If they stick out past the fenders, then, well, Hawaiian style is best left to the Hawaiian trucks.


But yeah, why such wide wheel spacers on this car? lol
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Way too wide, Carlos Fandango style. A full set of fronts would look good but as it stands i'm sorry but that's not that nice.

And if you need to use anything above 20mm spacer wise then you really do need to look at different wheels. All that extra weight, stress on bearings etc is never good. On a pure show car you'd get away with it but on a car that's meant to be driven i'd expect some parts to start to fail sooner rather than later.

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Are these Boxsters really so fragile that 1.5" wheel spacers will make parts fail?

I've ever had a problem with wheel spacers 1.5" wide on my trucks.
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Are these Boxsters really so fragile that 1.5" wheel spacers will make parts fail?

I've ever had a problem with wheel spacers 1.5" wide on my trucks.
Both ways (big & small wheels), parts of those assemblies will eventually fail. Nothing last forever. However the more mass (and others) that you introduce, faster that failure will occur - normally. Goes a long way... greater axial force, new harmonics, can go on forever like this. Obviously never solved nor tested by Porsche (or anyone?) so all based on luck here.

You need a black paint job if you plan on keeping those wheels on for a while, OP
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Maybe keep the wheels and cut down a bit in spacer.
My '01 came with 20x11 wheels. It's a tight fit. It does rub the fender on the sidewall occasionally. I'm guessing that yours rubs fender on the tire tread. Not a configuration I'd take to the track or autocross, but it's nice to see something different from time to time.



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Nice arse fellas very nice

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