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Boxster vs. Carrera Wheels


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Looking to upgrade to 18" OEM wheels. I see 18" 996 Turbo twist wheels, 18" Carrera Lightweight 5 spoke wheels, 18" Sport Classics, etc... on Boxsters. These same wheels come on 911's. Did Porsche make all these wheels in two different offsets (one for the 986 and another for the 996) OR do some of the 911 wheels fit the Boxster regarless of the offset that the owners manual recommends?

What I'm getting at is I watch the classified on all the forums and also eBay and more OEM take off wheels are available for the 911 but they don't have the offset that my Boxster owners manual recomends. How do I know what will fit and what won't?? Please help.

-Tom

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Looking to upgrade to 18" OEM wheels. I see 18" 996 Turbo twist wheels, 18" Carrera Lightweight 5 spoke wheels, 18" Sport Classics, etc... on Boxsters. These same wheels come on 911's. Did Porsche make all these wheels in two different offsets (one for the 986 and another for the 996) OR do some of the 911 wheels fit the Boxster regarless of the offset that the owners manual recommends?

What I'm getting at is I watch the classified on all the forums and also eBay and more OEM take off wheels are available for the 911 but they don't have the offset that my Boxster owners manual recomends. How do I know what will fit and what won't?? Please help.

-Tom

I have a 2002 S and was looking at upgrading from my turbo 17" stock rims. I was nervouse about going to an 18" because of the stiffer ride. I think the 18s look nicer but don't want to loose the nice ride. I was curious if you had looked at the 911 wheels like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FACTORY-17-...03206QQtcZphoto

I was curious if they are any heavier than my stock turbo style?

They are from a 911 and have a same offset in front and 5mm difference in the rear but are a 1/2 inch wider in the rear so it's 10mm difference total offset.

The wheels are from LA Wheel. They chrome and resell OEM wheels. They probably have the 18" you are looking for if you want chrome.

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