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Old 04-25-2018, 04:03 AM   #1
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Boxster Wheel Options

Guys, is there a thread out there that has pictures of 986's with Porsche factory wheels that fit without modification, such as spacers, fender rolling, etc.?


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Old 04-25-2018, 07:28 AM   #2
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...just buy a Boxster brochure for your model year off eBay. It will have pics of them.

$20? maybe?
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Old 04-25-2018, 09:19 AM   #3
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Any wheel with bolt pattern 5x130 will fit properly with an ET (offset) of around 50.
ET 40 something will push the wheels out without the need for spacers.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:20 PM   #4
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This is a handy guide to OEM wheels. If you select a wheel of the same or similar diameter, offset, and width, then it is highly likely to fit without modification.

But if you're looking for a guide to wheels that will fit without modification that are of a different diameter, offset, and/or width, then this won't help much and unfortunately, I don't think that list exists.

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Old 04-26-2018, 03:11 PM   #5
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This site is kinda neat for comparing sizes of wheel/tire combinations. Won't confirm if they'll fit in the wheel well, clear brakes, etc, but you can get an idea if you're way off base or not.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:35 AM   #6
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Another good site for seeing if something will work is https://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

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