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Any body using WHEEL SPACERS, 18’turbo twist…


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Hi,

Andy body use wheel spacers on a stock-bodied Boxster. I’ve got stock 18” turbo-twist wheels with stock size tires, thinking about a stance that reflects some significant engine mods.

Do the spacers add anything to handling and stability? What sizes are you using?

Thanks PK

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I change shocks for coils and rear coils were very close to inner side of the rim, so I added H&R 7mm spacers. I have 18" turbo twist. Unfortunetly replicas with same as original boxster 17" wheels offset. Car look just right. I will try to post a pic tonight.

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I have 18" turbo twists as well. With my coilovers I had to add spacers to the rear. 7mm made them clear but only by a mm or 2. so I switched out to 15mm rear spacers and put the 7's on the front. I really love the way the car looks now and I think the handling has improved some but also think that it would be negligible on most street driving. The stance is very aggressive but I think I would probably like it better with a 10 or 12 mm spacers on the back.

Hi,

Andy body use wheel spacers on a stock-bodied Boxster. I’ve got stock 18” turbo-twist wheels with stock size tires, thinking about a stance that reflects some significant engine mods.

Do the spacers add anything to handling and stability? What sizes are you using?

Thanks PK

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I have 18" turbo twists as well. With my coilovers I had to add spacers to the rear. 7mm made them clear but only by a mm or 2. so I switched out to 15mm rear spacers and put the 7's on the front. I really love the way the car looks now and I think the handling has improved some but also think that it would be negligible on most street driving. The stance is very aggressive but I think I would probably like it better with a 10 or 12 mm spacers on the back.

Really, 15mm, no rubbing on the fenders?

THanks, PK

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I change shocks for coils and rear coils were very close to inner side of the rim, so I added H&R 7mm spacers. I have 18" turbo twist. Unfortunetly replicas with same as original boxster 17" wheels offset. Car look just right. I will try to post a pic tonight.

Pics’ That would be great. you say your have the same offset as 17’s Does that mean they are closer to the inside of rear fender? or further away (closer to the transaxle)?

Thanx, PK

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Carrera turbo twist offsets are around 65. I'm not sure. Replicas are 50 or 55. Replicas were perfectly fine with stock suspensions but after I added coils and decided to lowered it they were too close to the strut. Suspension is really stiff so no worrier. I could drive like that but again I wanted to lower it more.

Anyway it looks like that now.

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Carrera turbo twist offsets are around 65. I'm not sure. Replicas are 50 or 55. Replicas were perfectly fine with stock suspensions but after I added coils and decided to lowered it they were too close to the strut. Suspension is really stiff so no worrier. I could drive like that but again I wanted to lower it more.

Anyway it looks like that now.

Thanks for posting your picks, look’s sweet. Your right, visually I can see the difference in the offset from mine, 15-20mm is pretty significant. Looks like there’s plenty of room to spare. I was concerned about 12-15mm spacers and having tires rubbing the fenders ( BTDT.. hate it). Apparently you have Porsches blessing for up to 16mm, more is tuff on the wheel bearings (assume they are taking into consideration tire clearance too).

Thanks again, PK

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