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Old 11-23-2015, 12:14 PM   #1
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18 inch VS 19 inch rims

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I would like to ask your advices and sugessitons of the following

My boxster has 18 inch rims and a friend of mine is selling his GT3 19 inch.... wondering the pros and cons of replacing my 18 to 19

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CARRERA 18 inch above




GT3 above 19 inch

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How are the roads in Cyprus? Looks like you'll have to roll your fenders and will still have clearance issues on the rear.

I'd vote don't do it.
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Roads in cyprus are very bad....only the motorway is smooth! What is the need to roll the fenders?

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What is your opinion regarding my initial question!
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:18 PM   #4
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Ride will be much harder. Less plush or smooth. Easy to bend a rim.

Stay 18"
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The width & offset of the GT3 wheels are different to the Boxster wheels width & offset.
Getting the 10" wide GT3 rear wheels to fit will be a problem because of the lack of space between the shock turret (where the spring fits) and the body (fender).
The fronts not so bad but you would possibly be rubbing the tyres against the inner bodywork / suspension on maximum turn in.
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thank you all for your replies!!!
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Roads in cyprus are very bad....only the motorway is smooth! What is the need to roll the fenders?
When wheels stick too far out, you roll the inner edge of the fender to create more clearance. But a GT3 wheel will be too wide regardless if you roll the fender. Looks like your friend has put a too narrow tire on the rear so the sidewall folds over. Not a good practice unless you have a garage queen that you trailer everywhere. You need all the sidewall provided to corner properly.

I still vote no. Those wheels were not meant to be used on a 986.

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