Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
Registered User
 
9eighty6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 253
New Wheels Here! Uh-oh?

Hi Everyone,

I ordered a set of Boxster S II wheels from wheelsandcaps on Ebay. They are supposed to be 17x7 and 17x8.5. They arrived today ( ) ... but I am concerned with the measurements.

The face of the rear wheel (pictured) measures 18.5in (+1.5in) ... and the side 9.5in (+1 in).

The face of the front wheel also measures 18.5in (+1.5in) and the side measures 8in (+1in).

Is there some sort of rim measuring math that I am unaware of?

Thanks guys!

__________________
1984 - 944 - The first one.
1984 - 928S - The loudest one.
2001 - Boxster - The best one.
9eighty6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 02:23 PM   #2
Schatten-Baum-Mechaniker
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 242
The wheel size is usually indicated somewhere on the wheel. Probably on the back side.

Find that and you will know for sure.


Tommy
__________________
Tommy
2000 Boxster S
1973 914

Last edited by tommy986; 08-28-2009 at 03:05 PM.
tommy986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 1,675
You need to measure at the point the tire bead hits the rim, not the outer edge.
__________________
JGM
2002 Boxster S
1973 911 Green FrankenMeanie
PCA DE Instructor circa '95
jmatta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 03:00 PM   #4
Registered User
 
9eighty6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 253
So would that mean that they are ok?
__________________
1984 - 944 - The first one.
1984 - 928S - The loudest one.
2001 - Boxster - The best one.
9eighty6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 03:01 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,240
I agree with Tommy. You got 18's.

I'd just leave positive feedback and buy some rubber for the wheels and enjoy them!

Of course, 18 inch rubber costs more, wears faster, and is a bit more harsh in ride, but hey, they look a LOT better.

If you buy tires online, be sure to tell the sales person the size and width of the wheels to get the right sized tires. The guys at Tire Rack are wonderful to work with and their prices are good too.
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 03:05 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 3,417
Send a message via AIM to blinkwatt
Check on the inside of the wheel. It should be stamped there.
__________________
-99' Zenith Blue 5-spd...didn't agree with a center divider on the freeway
-01' S Orient Red Metallic 6-spd...money pit...sold to buy a house
blinkwatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 03:08 PM   #7
Schatten-Baum-Mechaniker
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 242
I changed my post. I just went and measured the face on some 17 inch wheels I have. They measured a little over 18 inches across the front.

I still would find the size stamped on the wheel to verify for sure.
__________________
Tommy
2000 Boxster S
1973 914
tommy986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 06:05 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Pirate50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 115
Garage
Hey, I have those same wheels on my 04. Your measurements are the same as mine. Mine are 17's. Put on your rubber and enjoy.
Pirate50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2009, 08:02 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 434
Those are my wheels. Love 'em.
__________________
1999 Carrera 4 Aero kit 4" UD Pulley
My Corvette doesn't leak oil... it sweats horsepower.
sd_boxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 04:23 AM   #10
Registered User
 
9eighty6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South FL
Posts: 253
Thanks for the help guys. I saw this picture, and it's pretty much how my car will look. I am a big fan of these wheels

@sd_boxster - I like how they look on your car too in your sig.
__________________
1984 - 944 - The first one.
1984 - 928S - The loudest one.
2001 - Boxster - The best one.
9eighty6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 01:43 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 402
I loved those rims ever since I had a glance at them. They are truly a thing of beauty!

Put some rubber on em and enjoy! Be sure you leave the ebay seller a rating, it will help people in the future.
Lordblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 07:38 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 54
I was reading the posts and had not looked at the pictures until I had read a few. I went back to look at them and to my surprise they were the ones on my 03 Boxster. I agree, they really look good on the car.
HDManny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 06:48 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2
Boxster S II wheels

I would hestitate putting on a set of wheels from China. Chinese quality control is still an issue!!

dave99box is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page