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Old 01-27-2013, 05:32 AM   #1
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18in rims for my 02 Boxster s will these fit without mods?

8 in front 10 in rear. Not sure if the 10 is too wide.
I keep looking at these on eBay and wonder if they will fit without trouble? Thanks guys





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Number of Bolts: 5 Rim Width: 8&10
Bolt Pattern: 5x130 Rim Diameter: 18
Hub Bore: 71.6 Offset: +50&+65
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #2
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10" will fit in the rear, but you will have to tie down and possibly readjust the parking brake line. The 65 offset will be your problem. You need to bring the offset to 40 or lower, so you will need to run spacers.
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The fronts will fit, but with a +50 offset, I'm certain that you won't be happy with the way they look. As far as the rears are concerned, +65 is way too high of an offset. However, depending upon what size tire you're using, I wouldn't recommend lowering the offset any more than +45 to + 40.
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You guys are the best thank you. Sounds like more trouble so I will keep looking for a better fit.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:37 PM   #5
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You guys are the best thank you. Sounds like more trouble so I will keep looking for a better fit.
The wheels in question clearly came from a 996 platform vehicle. With that said, the rear offset for 996 wheels is always very high in comparison to that of the 986. I suggest that you look for a set of take-offs from a 987. With a little tweaking, they can be made to fit a 986 quite well.
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I too was looking for new wheels and considered 996/997 wheels as I found a good deal, but after factoring in the spacers and the new lugs, it just wasn't worth it (to me).
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I too was looking for new wheels and considered 996/997 wheels as I found a good deal, but after factoring in the spacers and the new lugs, it just wasn't worth it (to me).
The wheel bearings don't like it either.
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They definitely should. I have a set of 18" victor turismo wheels on my 00 boxster. The owners manual gives you a size for 18" wheels that will fit along with tire measurement.
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