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Old 06-27-2017, 02:10 PM   #1
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19" wheels good or bad for a 2000 S ?

Got an opportunity for some 997 turbo wheels, but unsure of how it'll effect the ride, how would the fitment be, any rubbing issues, what size tires to go for, or should I not even go for 19" wheels at all...

Size Front: 19x8.5 +57mm
Size Rear: 19x11.0 +51mm



I have a 2000 S.
Currently have stock suspension, but will be installing bilstein shocks w/ ROW springs. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
How she sit's as of now



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http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/66934-pics-my-c4-sport-design-11-5-wheels-boxster.html

for an idea of what 11" wheels look like.
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:19 PM   #3
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Here is my 2000 S with the same wheels. No problems with rubbing, ride or fitment.

I believe the rears are only 9.5" though.

Front tires are 235/35/19s
Backs are 275/30/19s less than 11" wide.

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Old 06-27-2017, 05:33 PM   #4
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Here's my base 2000 with replica turbo wheels. 19 in the rear, 18 in the front. I haven't decided if I like this look or not, but they were on the car when I bought it.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:36 PM   #5
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19x8.5F 255/35/19 19x11R 285/35/19
Rolled Fenders.

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Old 06-28-2017, 06:34 AM   #6
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19x11R 285/35/19
Rolled Fenders.
Like a slap in the face isn't it! Gotta be bad(bad)bad if looked at from the rear. no? where's the pic of that view?!

Nice pic, cool boxster
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much appreciated fellas! I think I'm gonna give it a shot!

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19x8.5F 255/35/19 19x11R 285/35/19
Rolled Fenders.
This is probably gonna be the route I need to go as well, having the fender's rolled. I see your car is lowered, can I asked what you have installed? What your rear camber is set at? I don't think the front wheels will have issues, But the rears might...
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much appreciated fellas! I think I'm gonna give it a shot!



This is probably gonna be the route I need to go as well, having the fender's rolled. I see your car is lowered, can I asked what you have installed? What your rear camber is set at? I don't think the front wheels will have issues, But the rears might...
Ceika Coilovers. I still don't cruise so low since I still rub on the bumper. The camber isn't bad. Stock arms. I couldn't change the camber tho since the tires tuck just well.

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So I Googled "rolled fenders" .... yikes! No thanks. I have read on this site that as you move to 19" and up, the ride deteriorates considerably. With 18"s I can feel more road than with any other vehicle I've driven.
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So I Googled "rolled fenders" .... yikes! No thanks. I have read on this site that as you move to 19" and up, the ride deteriorates considerably. With 18"s I can feel more road than with any other vehicle I've driven.
Yikes? What's yikes? Rolling fenders is an extremely easy task...

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So I Googled "rolled fenders" .... yikes! No thanks. I have read on this site that as you move to 19" and up, the ride deteriorates considerably. With 18"s I can feel more road than with any other vehicle I've driven.
I'm not sure what you found in your google search but rolled fenders is not hard to to do or bad for a vehicle. LOTS and LOTS of people have done it. Heck I've done it to a few cars with just a heat gun and a hammer. They have fancy tools that bolt to your hub and make it even easier. As for jumping up on wheel size and having a stiffer ride. Technically yes it will be a rougher ride. A lot has to do with the make of tires too. I've had 2 sets of 17's, 3 sets of 18's and one set of 19's on my boxster and I didn't feel a big difference in ride harshness between them because of the size as much as I did with what tires were on them. The biggest problem I saw with the 19's was their weight. They were boat anchors and I couldn't wait to get them off. I could instantly tell my car was slower.
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I have 19" BBS R9 wheels on my 99. I'm running Michelin Super Pilots. Fronts are 19-255/35, Rears are 19" 285/30. They don't rub on anything. I have enough room in the rear to go to 300/30 on the back.
It handles very well, albeit the ride is...well, "firm".

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Man. I'll take the wheels you have on your car right now!

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