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Old 09-18-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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986 wheels on a 987

I've posted this on Pete's board and haven't seen any definative responses.

Has anyone tried mounting 17 or 18" 986 wheels on a 987? I've an extra set of the 17" boxster style wheels that I have been using for auto-x and would like to use them on our ordered 987.
thanks for any help.

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Old 09-19-2005, 07:02 AM   #2
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I've posted this on Pete's board and haven't seen any definative responses.

Has anyone tried mounting 17 or 18" 986 wheels on a 987? I've an extra set of the 17" boxster style wheels that I have been using for auto-x and would like to use them on our ordered 987.
thanks for any help.
I don't think it would be a problem. Porsche doesn't seem to mess with the stud spacing as the '00 Boxster wheels will fit on the '87 928 just fine. Just measure the inside space to make sure the wheels you want to put on are not deeper than the original wheels causing the tire to hit the wheel well on a sharp turn.

Also make sure the stud goes in the same number of turns with the new wheel so it's strong enough to hold the new wheel.
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Got a definative ruling on this from my dealer..

they pulled the old wheels off my dearly departed '99' with the 17" boxster style wheels, mounted them on a 987 and he said they fit fine with no clearance issues. the tires were 225/45/17 (f) and 255/4017 (R).
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:35 AM   #4
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I'd actually like to go the other way and get those 987 18s on my 986...
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:45 AM   #5
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18"'s would be great..

except your tire choices for auto-x or track are limited and very expensive. The R compound tire choices --even in 17"-- are few are far between in something close to a correct OD. I'll probably have to make do with a 245/45/17 tire on the rear in a Victoracer simply because there is nothing close to the 26.3 OD that will fit on a 8.5 x17" rim.

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