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Old 05-27-2018, 10:23 PM   #1
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What are the widest spacers I can put on a stock 986 S without rubbing. I was thinking 20mm front, 15 rear, but I want to use stock bolts for the wheel and thought I'd ask who sells a complete kit. Advice on width and sourcing would be appreciated.
I have the 18" wheels.

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All spacers will require longer lug bolts according to Porsche
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All spacers will require longer lug bolts according to Porsche
That is right, except for their own 5mm spacers. And according to Porsche, it is not recommended to run different sizes (front/rear). But that would mean 5mm front/rear only. TÜV did not complain, when approving my set up, so...
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Even the OE 5mm spacers come with longer bolts.
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What are the widest spacers I can put on a stock 986 S without rubbing. I was thinking 20mm front, 15 rear, but I want to use stock bolts for the wheel and thought I'd ask who sells a complete kit. Advice on width and sourcing would be appreciated.
I have the 18" wheels.
I'm not a rocket surgeon... but wouldn't the size of your wheel reveal if there's going to be rubbing or not? I'm running the stock 16s with 20mm spacers rear... 10mm front.

What size wheel you running? Did I miss something?

I went with ECS. Came with the extended bolts.
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I'm using 20mm spacers front and rear with the original 17" turbo twist wheels. I purchased the spacers thru ECS, they came with the correct length longer bolts.
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I'm using 20mm spacers front and rear with the original 17" turbo twist wheels. I purchased the spacers thru ECS, they came with the correct length longer bolts.
Could you possibly post some pics of the 17+spacers? I'm interested in this route myself.
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I'm not a rocket surgeon... but wouldn't the size of your wheel reveal if there's going to be rubbing or not? I'm running the stock 16s with 20mm spacers rear... 10mm front.

What size wheel you running? Did I miss something?

I went with ECS. Came with the extended bolts.
I have the original 18" twist wheels, stock tire size and want the wider stance. Not sure if 20mm spacers in the rear will introduce rubbing or not, hence the question.

It seems that 15mm are the most popular, which gets me thinking that wider might present an issue
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If you are that concerned get a couple of rulers and see for yourself. Measure the gap from the wheel to the outer arch liner
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I run H&R 23mm spacers in the rear with both my stock 17” twists & my Carrera lights.
5mm up front, IIRC.
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I'm using 20mm spacers front and rear with the original 17" turbo twist wheels. I purchased the spacers thru ECS, they came with the correct length longer bolts.
Can you post a picture of the car?
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I have the original 18" twist wheels, stock tire size and want the wider stance. Not sure if 20mm spacers in the rear will introduce rubbing or not, hence the question.

It seems that 15mm are the most popular, which gets me thinking that wider might present an issue
That you've finally revealed your wheel size now causes everything to make sense. Thank you.
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I run H&R 23mm spacers in the rear with both my stock 17” twists & my Carrera lights.
5mm up front, IIRC.
I'm wishing I had purchased the 23s for the rear. 20 just seems a little shy.
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I run H&R 23mm spacers in the rear with both my stock 17” twists & my Carrera lights.
5mm up front, IIRC.
Can you post a pic? I have the 17" twist on my 00, looking at the spacers too, was thinking 15mm all around.
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If interested I have a set of 15MM with Bolts for sale. Posted in Parts for sale.
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That is right, except for their own 5mm spacers. And according to Porsche, it is not recommended to run different sizes (front/rear). But that would mean 5mm front/rear only. TÜV did not complain, when approving my set up, so...
So, I wouldn't just be able to add 20mm spacers on the rear (to a stock 'S' setup)?
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You need the longer bolts, too.
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If interested I have a set of 15MM with Bolts for sale. Posted in Parts for sale.
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Can you link to the other post as I couldn't find it? Was looking at ECS but no 15MM with bolt sets in silver only HR which seem too expensive. like $350
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So, I wouldn't just be able to add 20mm spacers on the rear (to a stock 'S' setup)?
You can do that if you want to.
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Here is the For Sale post.
http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-cayman-parts-sale-wanted/72172-fs-15mm-spacers.html
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