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Old 09-19-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Winter Tires For Boxter (1999)

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I have searched for information on Rims and Tires for winter driving
Have a 99 Boxter that will be seeing winter condition, Need information on where to get a decent (not expensive) winter rims that will fit. Would like to go to the base 16" size - these are for winter after all and really don't need anything fancy

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Old 09-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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Some more information - it currently has 17" rims - I can find winters for the front but not the rear - I have not tried but do the front rims fit on the rear? Are there any offset issues? I am thinking for the winter running a 205 vs a 255 may be more effective in snow.

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Old 09-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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I have 16 inch rims and snow tires on my 2001 Boxster base. I bought them 2nd hand - tires are probably a little old now but do the job. Car sits lower than having 17 inch summer tires . The next time I am in the garage I will let u know what size they are.
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I drive max in 3 inches of snow. Anything much more I would be a snowplow. It is a good winter driver otherwise. No psm. I take it easy on the corners.
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Duezzer, I have a set with Blizzaks from my old car for sale, sent you a PM.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #5
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My 2000 base has:

Rear, 17" Cup 3 Turbo, 17 X 8 rim, 225/45 Michelin X-ice
Front, 17" Cup 3 Turbo, 17 X 7,5 rim, 225/45 Michelin X-ice
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If I had to get winter tires again for my 2001 Boxster base then I would get 17 inch.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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Although my tires/rims are not for sale here are the measurements. They actually are the same as mentioned in my 2001 Box base manual.

front 205 55 R16
rear 225 50R R16

Trust this helps.
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Find a set of take-off 16" rims for cheap and mount 205s all around for snow.
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Find a set of take-off 16" rims for cheap and mount 205s all around for snow.
Good budget-tip.
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Good budget-tip.
A little known fact is that narrower 205s will also result in better traction in snow and ice due to changes in the shape of the contact patch and more lbs per square inch of contact area. Better grip, less dough.

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A little known fact is that narrower 205s will also result in better traction in snow and ice due to changes in the shape of the contact patch and more lbs per square inch of contact area. Better grip, less dough.

Not a little known fact at all to me
I grew up with rally and rallycross, they always used studded narrow tires for awesome grip. I was thinking budget as in "take-off 16" rims"
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Tire Rack Info

Tire Rack suggests I go with 17"X7.5 on the Front and 17"X8.5 on the rear with a 224/45r17 Michelin X Ice 12 -
Does this sound reasonable? - They stated the 225/45s will fit either rim
They have some inexpensive rims available. Where else can a person get reasonable priced rims?
Thanks for all the info so far. Really appreciate it.
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I have talked with Tire Rack and their recommendation is to put on their inexpensive rims $160 ea - Front a 7.5 X 17 and Rear 8.5 X 17 and have Michelin X ice 12s put on - They say 225/45R17 will fit both rim sizes. Does this sound reasonable?

I have found a place that does refurbished rims and have the 7 X 17 fronts for 225ea. Anyone know if these will fit on the rear? Then I could go with 205/50R17 all the way around and keep the stock look

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:07 AM   #14
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Your first option is almost identical to mine.
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I have talked with Tire Rack and their recommendation is to put on their inexpensive rims $160 ea - Front a 7.5 X 17 and Rear 8.5 X 17 and have Michelin X ice 12s put on - They say 225/45R17 will fit both rim sizes. Does this sound reasonable?

I have found a place that does refurbished rims and have the 7 X 17 fronts for 225ea. Anyone know if these will fit on the rear? Then I could go with 205/50R17 all the way around and keep the stock look

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Yep, 7x17s will fit fine and should be available for $100ea on Craigslist, here, or from Box Spec Racers. There are piles of them behind every race build shop so you shouldn't have to pay full pop retail for refurbished.
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You Guys Rock

If anyone knows where I can find 4 - 7X17 stock rims for a 99 Boxter in the Calgary area please let me know - Gladly pay $100 ea for ones in good shape

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If you are not in the Calgary area I am willing to pay the shipping from where ever they are at. If $100 is to low ping me with the price and we can go from there

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