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Old 02-24-2015, 09:57 AM   #1
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Another Rim size question

I cannot find the required information. I have a 97 base Boxster. (17"Rims). I have been offered some 17" rims from a 2001 Boxster S. Curious if anyone knows if the wheels are standard same size. Don't want to buy spacers etc. Just looking to swap rims out.

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Old 02-24-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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Should be totally interchangeable, 17" wheels from any 986 Boxster should be a good fit with no spacers required.

The fronts should be 7X17 ET 55mm
Backs should be 8.5X17 ET 48mm or 50mm

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Its actually from an 07 Boxster S.
FRONT 6.5 JX 17H2 OFFSET 55MM
REAR 8J X 17H2 OFFSET 40MM

These are the measurements of the new rims. I see they are slightly different, Will they still fit?
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:58 AM   #4
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Still would fit. If you're lowered worst case scenario you have to run a 5-10mm spacer to clear your strut!
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:23 PM   #5
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those should fit . the rear is only an 8"
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:18 PM   #6
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Man the width of those wheels are small. Is it the 97 model that you can't go with larger wheels on due to structural integrity?
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The 97 cannot have anything larger than 17".
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18 inch definitely fits without spacers

The size is 225/40/18 and 265/35/18

My Porsche specialist explained not to go for 19 because of the body (wishbone). But 18 definitely is safe!!!!

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I know this question maybe basic to some. but for me I can't figure it out. I figure the answer is yes. but just want to make sure.

I am buying some porsche rims.

I have stock turbo twists 17" I am buying stock boxster S rims 17"

sizes:

FRONT 6.5 JX 17H2 OFFSET 55MM
REAR 8J X 17H2 OFFSET 40MM

Will my current almost tires fit these rims? 205/50R17 and 255/40R17.

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I know this question maybe basic to some. but for me I can't figure it out. I figure the answer is yes. but just want to make sure.

I am buying some porsche rims.

I have stock turbo twists 17" I am buying stock boxster S rims 17"

sizes:

FRONT 6.5 JX 17H2 OFFSET 55MM
REAR 8J X 17H2 OFFSET 40MM

Will my current almost tires fit these rims? 205/50R17 and 255/40R17.

thx
Front tires are a good fit. The rear tires are pushing beyond the recommended size for an 8" width wheel.
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Michelin tires Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Performance All-Season
The next generation of all-season performance, MICHELIN Pilot Sport A/S Plus provides an unrivaled combination of all-weather performance and tread life for high-end performance vehicles.
Tire Size Rim Sizes Price All prices in US Dollars
255/40ZR17 ( 636x255, 25.0x10.0 ) 94Y 17x7.5 to 17x9.5 $269.98


This show that the tires will fit. Again i know nothing about it. Just trying to see if I need new tires. According to the website That tire size is within spec of 17x8J.
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Michelin tires Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Performance All-Season
The next generation of all-season performance, MICHELIN Pilot Sport A/S Plus provides an unrivaled combination of all-weather performance and tread life for high-end performance vehicles.
Tire Size Rim Sizes Price All prices in US Dollars
255/40ZR17 ( 636x255, 25.0x10.0 ) 94Y 17x7.5 to 17x9.5 $269.98


This show that the tires will fit. Again i know nothing about it. Just trying to see if I need new tires. According to the website That tire size is within spec of 17x8J.
Install them. After you have worn out the center of the tire and get less traction go get the proper size tire for that rim, which are 225, 235 ideal and 245 max.

Tyre Size for Rim Size/Width Calculator - What's the best tyre size for my rim?
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Thanks for the info ! i have no clue, just what i read. thx again.
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Do the rims have to be staggered ? I have the option of 18" but all four of the are 8.5x18. with 255/55/18 tires.

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