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Old 10-16-2005, 01:29 AM   #1
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TechArt for 987

Hi all,

I have 987 boxster with 18" and I'm thinking to buy TechArt Formula for my car. Here is what I'm going to buy:

F 19x8.5 with 235/35/19 Falken FK-451
R 19x11 with 265/30/19 same tire.

What do you guy think about this set up? Do I need spacers? This set will cost me $3970+shipping from wheelforge.com. Is it overprize? Sorry for asking so many question because I'm new to Porsche.

Thanks in advance

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Old 10-16-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Don't know about the Techart Kit, sorry, but it doesn't sound right. Those rears seem too wide for the car...be sure those are 987 wheels/offsets and not 997. The OEM 987 rears are 10" wide with 46mm offsets, and a 265mm tire.

Seems like you should be running 285/295s on that 11" wheel. You're gonna change the handling balance with a wider rear wheel/tire...more understeer, provided you don't stiffen the rear bars or make similar changes to offset the higher rear grip.

I'd recommend you talk to a knowledgeable wheel dealer.

If you want to upgrade to OEM 19s I have a set of new Carrera S take-offs for sale (100 miles on em). Saves you $800, plus you get the right size wheels, better tires (Michelin PS2s), and their lighter than Techarts (24 rear, 22 front) and made by BBS.

Good luck.
Chris


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