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About balefire

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  • From
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    '04 996 Anniversary
  • Former cars
    '91 Miata, '00 S2000, '05 RX-8

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  1. Often the wheel is not perfectly seated until the second lug is placed. Thus, the first lug usually must be readjusted after applying the remaining lugs. I bet someone forgot to retighten the first lug.
  2. Your source is wrong.Wheel diameter can be changed independent of suspension or alignment provided the fitmentis correct.Your 255 width is incorrect and would undoubtedly cause speedometers errors and psm errors.
  3. Serg, The wheels will fit your car. They may be a good winter set since they are narrow, but would not make an ideal summer set since stock tires may have tire squirm on that narrower wheel.
  4. Although some people can run a skinny tire to solve this problem, that is not a good solution. http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator There are plenty of other 996 and 997 wheels that have a better offset to fit your NB mk1 996.
  5. I guess I wasn't very clear in this thread. The front 997 wheels and tires WILL FIT with a 7mm spacer. The rear 997 wheels and tires WILL NOT fit your mk1 996. The rear wheel WILL RUB the fender unless you do the following: 1) extreme negative camber which will probably cause premature inner tire wear 2) roll the fenders which can damage the paint. As I said before NO spacer will fix the rear wheel offset. 99% people would NOT get that wheel tire combo for their mk1 996.
  6. I never noticed a reduction in torque with my bypass pipes on the street and definitely not on the autox course. But with my stock headers and cat and bypass pipes, I'm at the sound limit 100 db for my local autox region. I can't imagine how loud your setup would be.
  7. I'm not sure this is correct. Toe will affect a greater portion / almost all of the tire whereas camber can cause inner tire wear. Although you would like to reduce tire wear, remember reducing camber and making the toe close to zero as many have recommended will loosen the rear of the car which might make the car unstable in emergency situations for your girlfriend.
  8. 36f/44r psi is porsche stock rec. i flip my tires regularly due to the negative camber. when in doubt, alignment is always a good idea.
  9. I think your old tire pressures were fine and were close to Porsche recs. Your alignment will affect the inner tire wear 100x more than your tire pressure will. Yes, the stock porsche alignment has negative camber. You can dial it out, but understand the consequences in handling.
  10. The stock wheels for a 997 NB such as the targa have a higher offset front wheel and lower offset rear wheel. The bolt patterns are the same. However, the 17" wheels were not stock. So it is guess work whether they would fit unless we knew the dimensions (width, offset, tire size, etc) Good luck
  11. NO spacer will correct the wheel offset in the rear on those carrera 3s. however, 997 tire size works fine on a 996 provided the wheel is the correct offset and width.
  12. Mk1 1998 to 2001 Mk2 2002 to 2004 The rear suspension changed for mk2 that allows a wider or more offset wheel. That wheel will rub on the outside of the tire with your fender in the rear
  13. I have the same wheels and tires. although they fit my mk2, the rear wheels will not fit your mk1.
  14. I think my car may have a bad coil pack. Flashing CEL, heavy vibration on acceleration. 63k miles. New plugs 5k miles ago. Original coils. Is it ok to drive to the dealer 15 miles away in stop and go traffic? Or will it toast my cat by doing that? Thanks!
  15. i am going to plasti dip the spokes of my autocross wheels blue next weekend. my son loves blue
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