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Old 10-25-2019, 03:53 PM   #1
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2000 Boxster S Wheel Fitment Question

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My 2000 Boxster S has the stock 17" twist wheels which are front 7J x 17 H2 with 55mm offset and rear 8.5J x 17 H2 with 50mm offset. I just picked some used 17" Boxster II wheels on eBay which are front 6.5 x 55 offset and rear 8 x 40mm offset. I hoped they would fit OK and the seller assured me the fit would be fine.

I went to a tire shop today to have the wheels mounted on my car and the tire tech told me the front wheels were rubbing the caliper and I would need 5mm hub-centric spacers on the fronts as well as longer lug bolts. Does this sound correct? I called Pelican and they recommended Rennline 5mm spacers @$85/pair. The sales guy said I probably wouldn't need longer lug bolts since I'm only adding a 5mm spacer. Is the stock bolt 45mm long? Will that work or should I buy 50mm bolts to compensate for the 5mm spacer?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-25-2019, 05:12 PM   #2
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for 5mm you wont need longer lugs
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Old 10-26-2019, 04:42 AM   #3
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I ordered a complete set of 7mm with lugs from amazon for 45$ ( all four corners). ended up going with 15mm all the way around. Just like the way it fills the fenders
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First, be certain that whichever spacers you purchase are hub-centric.

Second, before you go buying spacers you might consider not only what size will cause your wheels to clear the calipers... but if you desire a more assertive or aggressive stance.

I run 15mm on the front, and 20 on the rear.

Be sure to get the longer bolts after 5mm.
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:48 AM   #5
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The 550 comes with standard spacers and the wheel bolts are longer to suit.
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What is a "550"?
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:38 AM   #7
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Look up the 550 Anniversary model car. I've been using these for 5+ years.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F 362148742474

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