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Old 01-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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New to the forum with some new wheels

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Old 01-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Nice looking Boxster, wizzel. I like the wheels. Are you running spacers? If not what are the offsets?
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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Not sure about the offset but no spacers. However, the back right was rubbing the strut tower so they had to shave off 1/8in in order to get it on. Won't be rotating these:
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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those wheels look amazing on that car!
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
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Love the wheels and the color! I am thinking about replacing my silver turbo's with a black wheel too.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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Why did they have to shave off on one side only? Sounds like something is wrong with alignment? Just speculating but this doesn't sound right. Someone correct or explain this to me.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:16 AM   #7
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The wheel was scraping the strut tower on the back right only. Would lead one to think perhaps the car has been badly wrecked but all indications are that that isn't the case. No idea what else could have been done. The store manager was involved and while he's no Porsche expert he didn't know of another solution, at least a low cost one anyhow. Wheels are wider and lighter than factory and the tires of course grip great.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #8
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Thanks. Those are some nice wheels and are the ones I'm also looking at. What size did you get? 18x8 front and 18x10 rear?
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:19 PM   #9
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Yes, I believe those numbers are the correct size. Tires on front are 225/40/18ZR and rear are 275/35/18ZR's. I would have to say, having black wheels makes brake dust a non-issue
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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Yes, I believe those numbers are the correct size. Tires on front are 225/40/18ZR and rear are 275/35/18ZR's. I would have to say, having black wheels makes brake dust a non-issue
Hi,Itīs a personal opinion.
The correct size front itīs ok 225/40/18 but rear the correct size is 265/35/18 not 275. In the documents of the car is 255/40/17 or 265/35/18.

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:57 AM   #11
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I kind of prefer the oe look better.
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