Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 6th, 2021. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

'01 986S Carrera wheel tire size


Recommended Posts

OK, after a year of looking at wheels for my '01S, I have come full circle, back to the wheels I wanted on a Boxster when I had decided to buy one - Factory style Carrera wheels. I considered going to 19" wheels for the looks but everywhere I see 19's mentioned my handling (and ride) will suffer and I don't want that.

PORSCHE241ONE.JPG

OK, so now I am decided on aftermarket copies of factory Carrera wheels, 18x8.0 ET 50mm for the front and 18x10 ET 47 for the rear. I believe the front tire size should be 225 40 ZR 18 and the rear should be 265 35 ZR 18's. Or would larger rears (285s for example) work better with the 10" width (vs. 9" stock)? I would like to really fill out the wheel wells with as much tire as needed for looks and handling. Looking for someone who has "been there and done that." I currently run 17" Bridgestone RE050 Pole Positions and really like them, I plan on buying them in 18's for these wheels.

Any experience with this combination out there?

Alan

Edited by Alan 01 Boxster S
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Been there done that... I ended up getting the real OEM in 986 ET for a steal. The replicas are good... but they weight ALOT more than the OEM wheels and are not as strong. I wouldnt track on them. As far as tire size... I run 235 up front and 275 in the rear with Toyo T1Rs... they fit, but the fronts rub a little. Im also lowered an inch and have rear spacers (15mm)... if you dont care to rub at full turn or are not lowered go with 235 up front... more front tire = less understeer ... some 285s will fit in the rear but sometimes it is hit or miss.... places like wheel enhancement will tell you that 265 is the biggest they will go. I have 265 at first but I had more room and the 265 seemed stretched to me on the 9.5" rear rim...

Just my two cents...

also if you are looking for a OEM set look this guy up...

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117022

Edited by easyc
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.