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Old 12-20-2023, 09:57 AM   #1
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Wheel fitment question

Hey guys, ever since I got my Boxster I've shifted from looking for Porsches to now looking for Porsche accessories.

I've seen this listing come up a couple of times and I'm curious if anyone else has done this wheel on their 986 already. I'd love to see what they actually look like on the car.
https://denver.craigslist.org/wto/d/denver-set-of-18-staggered-porsche/7697436090.html

I currently have a set of 17" turbo twists that are in desperate need of a refresh. I'm thinking they could be my winter set and these might look good as my summer set.

Ride height is stock, but I do occasionally load up the car with more extra weight than most, see the two kayaks on my RTS in my profile pic.

Thoughts? Any suggestion on tire size with these wheels?

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Old 12-20-2023, 01:20 PM   #2
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996 rear wheels need a significant spacer to fit on the rear of a 986.
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Old 12-20-2023, 02:28 PM   #3
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Here's a handy tool when looking for wheels.

https://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
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996 rear wheels need a significant spacer to fit on the rear of a 986.
I can't see the original link, but do the 17" turbo twist wheels fit?

How much more offset are the 996 wheels?

I coulda sworn I've heard of someone putting the 986 rear wheels in the front and 996 rears in the back. I might have been mistaken.
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Hi All,
Iím new here, bought my 2001 Boxster S a couple months back and been thinking about upgrading its stock 17 inch wheels since then.
I came across used 981 18-inch ones a few days ago that come with good tires too, but even after checking the fitment in the tool linked here and on another site, I honestly still canít understand if the new setup is going to work, and what I might still be missing, so would really appreciate input from experts.

Current setup 17Ē
Front: 7 ET 55; 205x50
Rear: 8.5 ET 50; 255x40

New setup Iím looking to buy 18Ē
Front: 8 ET 57; 245x40
Rear: 9 ET 47; 275x40

From what I understand, Iíll need 15mm spacers in the front. Is that correct?
Not sure about rear. Anything I should be worrying about in terms of the tires size?
Thank you all so much!
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Old 02-16-2024, 12:35 PM   #6
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Hi All,
Iím new here, bought my 2001 Boxster S a couple months back and been thinking about upgrading its stock 17 inch wheels since then.
I came across used 981 18-inch ones a few days ago that come with good tires too, but even after checking the fitment in the tool linked here and on another site, I honestly still canít understand if the new setup is going to work, and what I might still be missing, so would really appreciate input from experts.

Current setup 17Ē
Front: 7 ET 55; 205x50
Rear: 8.5 ET 50; 255x40

New setup Iím looking to buy 18Ē
Front: 8 ET 57; 245x40
Rear: 9 ET 47; 275x40

From what I understand, Iíll need 15mm spacers in the front. Is that correct?
Not sure about rear. Anything I should be worrying about in terms of the tires size?
Thank you all so much!
This is my goto site for this stuff: https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=205-50-17X7ET55&wheel2=245-40-18X8ET57&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm&sr=0mm

That link has the specs of what you have on the front versus new, and yes, it looks a 15mm spacer would be ideal, as long as the fender still clears.

Here is the rear link: https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=255-40-17X8.5ET50&wheel2=275-40-18X9ET47&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm&sr=0mm

It looks like that should work with no spacer.
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This is my goto site for this stuff: https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=205-50-17X7ET55&wheel2=245-40-18X8ET57&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm&sr=0mm

That link has the specs of what you have on the front versus new, and yes, it looks a 15mm spacer would be ideal, as long as the fender still clears.

Here is the rear link: https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=255-40-17X8.5ET50&wheel2=275-40-18X9ET47&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm&sr=0mm

It looks like that should work with no spacer.
Thanks a lot! Will go check them out now I think

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