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Old 12-30-2017, 07:30 AM   #1
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Carrera Light Wheels application

Hello Folks,
Just want to get some first hand info on our Forum members who have experienced putting in a set of 18" Carrera Wheels out of a 2012 Porsche 996. 8x18 (fr) and 10x18
(rear).
The offsets are ET 50 (fr)and ET65 (rear).. what size spacers do i need for them as needed. I plan to install them on my 04 986S.

I currently have 18's out of a 987S, with 57 and 43 offset and they sit just perfectly.

Thank you
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:17 AM   #2
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No spacer in the front will give you the stock stance. Add 10 or so if you prefer. You will need at least 15mm inthe rear to bring them out, 25 would be better imo.
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Hello Folks,
Just want to get some first hand info on our Forum members who have experienced putting in a set of 18" Carrera Wheels out of a 2012 Porsche 996. 8x18 (fr) and 10x18
(rear).
The offsets are ET 50 (fr)and ET65 (rear).. what size spacers do i need for them as needed. I plan to install them on my 04 986S.

I currently have 18's out of a 987S, with 57 and 43 offset and they sit just perfectly.

Thank you
I have a pair of 24mm spacers for sale since I sold my 10" ET65mm wheels. These came from a Porsche dealer with the wheels.
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Old 12-30-2017, 04:24 PM   #4
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Carrera Light Wheels application

Thanks very much for the Info guys...

By Pro, I appreciate your offer of your spacers of 24mm for the rear, did you need any spacers in front for the ET 50 offset? Will let you know if i do decide to go ahead with this purchase of the wheels.. any price in mind for your spacers?
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New Art, thanks for the info.. appreciate it.

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Here are the approved tire & wheel sizes, 18x10 ET 65 is on the list, does it really take a 20-24 mm spacer to fit right/look good?

The reason I'm asking is I was looking at some other wheels that cam come either in 18x10 ET 65, or ET 40 something, and wondering which is best?
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Part of the issue is brake clearance. If those offsets are listed for an S (bigger brakes) you should be fine, though the fronts might be a little close at the 50. Try them, worse case they need a little and you get what you want/need, or they are good to go and saves you some $ for the next fun toy! I personally think if you can avoid spacers, do it. The farther out of “spec” a wheels sits on the axle causes more stress on wheel bearings/axles/suspension. If you add spacers you will most likely need longer lugs as well.
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Here are the approved tire & wheel sizes, 18x10 ET 65 is on the list, does it really take a 20-24 mm spacer to fit right/look good?

The reason I'm asking is I was looking at some other wheels that cam come either in 18x10 ET 65, or ET 40 something, and wondering which is best?
et 65 wont even fit on a boxster - they will rub on the springs.
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et 65 wont even fit on a boxster - they will rub on the springs.
Good to know, thanks TRK.
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Good to know, thanks TRK.
without spacers, that is. i used to be anti-spacer, but have come around and now use them. 20 or 25 mm is a lot of heavy metal, however. many more wheels for the 996 unfortunately.
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et 65 wont even fit on a boxster - they will rub on the springs.
I use 18mm spacers with my original 18" Fuchs wheels (10J x 18, ET65, 8.80 kg): minor fender crimping necessary
--> TÜV approved, no rubbing

The "bigger" problem was the front (8J x 18, ET52, 8.20 kg): 5mm spacers, minor fender crimping and minor wheel well tweaking necessary
--> TÜV approved, no rubbing
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[QUOTE=t2-bxtrs;558914]Thanks very much for the Info guys...

By Pro, I appreciate your offer of your spacers of 24mm for the rear, did you need any spacers in front for the ET 50 offset? Will let you know if i do decide to go ahead with this purchase of the wheels.. any price in mind for your spacers?
Thx

ET50 is perfect for 8" fronts. $30 + shipping for the pair of spacers
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