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Old 05-21-2002, 06:58 AM   #1
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18" wheels and ride

I used to have a Boxster with 17" wheels and the ride was ok. Now I am getting one with 18" but I have not driven it yet. I heard that the ride is riugh. Is this trye ? Shoud I put 17's on this car ?

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Old 05-24-2002, 06:39 AM   #2
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Jorge,
Thanks for the site, first of all.

I have a 2000 S with 18" wheels; even before I changed over the stock set-up (NOT the 030 option) to H&R sport springs, the ride was "sporting" -- not harsh or jarring, and now that it's a little lower and the H&Rs are progressive in their compression, I would say the suspension is even better. Because there's less sidewall flex with 18s vs. 17, turn-in seems a little crisper. Not for a moment do I regret going with the 18s.

Do you have the opportunity to drive a Boxster with 18s? That might help with your decision.

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Old 05-24-2002, 07:12 AM   #3
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JSLeach,

Thanks for the feedback. I see your reasoning on the pros of less rubber to flex. As far as looks go I think 17 and 18 are pretty close in appearance. However, I thought the person selling me the car had both sets. It turns out the dealer swapped out the 17's for the 18's. Therefor, I will be getting the car with 18's.

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I have the 18" Turbo Looks w/the US 030 and the ride is perfect for me.......not at all to harsh on the street and great on the track.
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18"

18" wheel ride is firm, but not "too" stiff. Handling is what you would expect -- World Class! However, even after 5-6 hours on hwy, you get out feeling great.

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I have a BoxsterS with the lowered sport suspension (030 ?) and 18" Sportdesign as well as 5mm spacers at front and 15-17mm spacers (don't remember exactly anymore) at the rear.

Ride is awesome and far better than the standard setup. Note though that I very much like "firm / stiff" cars for track use.

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