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Old 06-18-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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can i fit these rims on my 986??

my friend is selling
rims with following stats:

front is 19x8.5, et 56, 5x130, cb71.6
rear is 19x9.5, et 45, 5x130, cb71.6

and no rubber


1. can i fit those on my 2003 boxster with no issues of steering, no rubbing?
2. whats the best rubber i can get for those rims so i dont have to worry about rubbing or getting spacers

oh and my car isnt lowered--stock height

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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You will have no problem fitting them. Also look for tires that have maybe a 30 wall heigth.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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My 987S stats:

19x8 235/35
19x9.5 265/35

8.5 is pretty wide for a front. What is your current front diameter, width, and offset?
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:43 PM   #4
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everything is stock for 2003... i will have to find it all out

so with those rims and lets saY 19.245 35 I SHOULD BE OK RIGHT?
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You may need a 245 to stretch across the 8.5 rim, but you'll have to watch for clearance issues with the strut (the part supporting the bottom of the spring, not the side of the strut). I had a 245/40/18 on my 01S and there was only the thickness of 2 credit cards between the tire and strut. Certainly a 35 series tire will be lower than a 40, but we're also talking 19s vs 18s so you lose whatever advantage you had going with the 35. I'd check with a tire dealer and see if they know the overall height of a 245/40/18. Wouldn't want your 19 to exceed that height.

Using the handy-dandy wheel offset calculator and comparing your 19s to std 18" Boxster wheels, you get the following:

front: 7.5x18 50mm --> 8.5x19 56mm 19mm extended in than std, 7mm further out than std

rear: 8X18 50mm --> 9.5x19 45mm 14mm extended in, 24mm further out


http://1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp

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