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Old 07-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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18's --> 17's and Caliper Clearance

I've got a 2000 S w/18's and I believe larger brake calipers compared to a base model.

I'd like to get some 17's for DE's and AutoX - and I'm wondering if OEM's 17's will have trouble clearing the calipers - especially the fronts.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 07-22-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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17s will not have trouble clearing the calipers. As a matter of fact, S models came from the factory with 17s unless opted for 18s as an option. 16s, however is what I believe will cause problems.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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i just installed 17in wheels and they clear the S calipers
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I have a base Boxster that that now has S brakes. This is a post that has a couple photos actually showing the clearance Boxster S II rims.

Boxster S brakes?
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Awesome - thanks guys!
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:31 AM   #6
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Sacrilege, but I have backdated a BoxsterS to the early calipers so we could run 15's

We tried running S calipers in our Grand Am car.. it made the bias even worse than what we had with the 2.5/2.7 caliper up front!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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I have a very nice set available off of my 2001 S. I am up in the DFW area.


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