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Old 11-16-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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Will 986 S wheels fit on a 987 base?

I'm looking to buy used winter tires/wheels off craigslist. They came from a '00 Boxster S. I have a '07 Boxster base. The specs of the wheels are:

Front: 205/55R17
Rear: 255/45R17

Rims: 5x130 bolt pattern
Front: 7", 55 offset.
Rear: 8.5", 50 offset.

Will these fit my boxster?


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Old 11-16-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Check your owners manual
It will have a page or 2 on wheel/tires size near the back
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:56 PM   #3
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The bolt pattern will be the same and I'm pretty sure the brake caliper will clear as well. I have no idea what the offset and the wheel diameter is on the 987, but both of those things will affect your scrub radius. Even if there is a slight difference, I can't see it affecting the street performance.

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