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Old 02-04-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Wheel Question

Hello,
I'm looking for some new wheels for my '00 Boxster S, specifically a set of Carrera Lightweights from a '02 996.

The wheel size is 18x8 et 50 for the fronts, and 18x10 et 65 for the rears.

The tires on there are front: 245/35/ZR18 and rear: 285/30/ZR18

What are your opinions? Will these fit without sticking out? Will they fit at all? What size spacer will I need for the rear?

Thanks,
Eric
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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I believe you need 15mm spacers on the rear to make 'em fit
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:49 AM   #3
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The rears will rub your struts unless you run at least a 15mm spacer, but I would recommend something more like 24mm... it will give you more room to play with and look better (fills out the wheel wells better).
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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You won't like running that wide a spacer on the back rims. Makes any tiny imbalance in the wheel feel horrible with body shake on the freeway.

Consider buying aftermarket carrera wheels from wheeldynamics.com

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Old 02-08-2009, 03:46 AM   #5
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Wrong tire size.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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