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Old 11-21-2019, 06:38 AM   #1
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Will these wheels fit my 986 Boxster?

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Have the opportunity to buy Sport Edition Cup 4 Silver painted wheels with Pirelli Winter SottoZero Series II N0 Tires. The cup 4's will fit, however the Pirelli's dimensions are: Sizes: 205 55 R17 and 235 50 R17, respectively.

Are the 55's and 50's too big for my 2001 Boxster? Please let me know! These were on a 987 before the seller sold his car. Thank you!


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Old 11-21-2019, 07:32 AM   #2
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Hello!

Have the opportunity to buy Sport Edition Cup 4 Silver painted wheels with Pirelli Winter SottoZero Series II N0 Tires. The cup 4's will fit, however the Pirelli's dimensions are: Sizes: 205 55 R17 and 235 50 R17, respectively.

Are the 55's and 50's too big for my 2001 Boxster? Please let me know! These were on a 987 before the seller sold his car. Thank you!
I'm not where I can go to my calculator to give you dimension comparisons, but you'll be fine with those. 205/55 is not so different in diameter from a 235/45, which many of us run on the front.
A similar comparison on the rear.

I cannot however speak to offsets on those wheels. I have no Idea.

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Have the opportunity to buy Sport Edition Cup 4 Silver painted wheels with Pirelli Winter SottoZero Series II N0 Tires. The cup 4's will fit, however the Pirelli's dimensions are: Sizes: 205 55 R17 and 235 50 R17, respectively.

Are the 55's and 50's too big for my 2001 Boxster? Please let me know! These were on a 987 before the seller sold his car. Thank you!
Here ya go

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Old 11-21-2019, 11:28 AM   #4
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@maytag so it seems that the SottoZero Tires are taller... do you know anyway I can check to make sure that these different dimensions will still be compatible and it won't bump into any internals? Or should I just go with the guy to a shop and have them try them on the car?

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@maytag so it seems that it's just an increase of 10% in the width - do you know anyway I can check to make sure that this increased 8.9" width will still be compatible?
You're widtt, 205, is 20 mm smaller, (less wide), then my with at 225.

Your "section", or sidewall height as a ratio is greater than mine, but your overall tire diameter (height) is less than 1" larger. My money says you're fine.
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Sounds good. I think I'll take a risk - worst case scenario I paid full price for rims I needed anyway. I'll be sure to update you if your calculation was good

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