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ekam

Got my carrera lights (pics)

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I have been looking for these, as they are quite lightweight and pretty. Where did you find them? I assume they came off a 911, so did you have to use spacers? What size?

Eric Spooner

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I got them new from Suncoast. They're in correct boxster width and offset (no spacers required :lol: ) and I think they're 18x7.5 and 18x9.

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I got them new from Suncoast. They're in correct boxster width and offset (no spacers required :lol: ) and I think they're 18x7.5 and 18x9.

Yes, those sizes are correct. I wish my used Carrera Lights (from a 2003 Boxster) looked as pretty as yours! If you don't mind my asking, how much did they charge for your NEW ones?

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I'm feeling better about the $1000 I paid for my used ones with used Pilot Sports mounted. Mine were refinished at some point in the past, and not too skillfully...

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Ekam,

Why is one of the shots in front of Toyota dealership?

Does anyone know if the carrera lights 18x8, 18x10's from an '05 997 will fit an '01 986 Boxster?

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Ekam,

Why is one of the shots in front of Toyota dealership?

That's funny! I was thinking the same thing.

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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/porsche-boxster-history.htm

Wiedeking took charge as work was starting on the Boxster, designated Type 986, and a related new 911, the eventual 996-series. Though he endorsed the heavy parts sharing involved, he knew Porsche could never build a $40,000 car. As AutoWeek later observed, "Porsche never suffered from a lack of great cars. It was the process of building those cars that nearly killed [them]."

Accordingly, Wiedeking called in a group of retired Toyota executives to teach Porsche about "lean" manufacturing, "constant improvement" and other strategies that had made Toyota a world automotive superpower. It was a brave act in a tradition-bound company ruled by proud engineers, but Wiedeking knew Porsche must modernize or else.

The Germans were shocked and humbled when the Japanese faulted most everything from initial planning to final assembly. When the dust settled, payroll was cut from nearly 9,000 to 6,800, parts inventory slashed by 82 percent, and the Zuffenhausen plant completely reorganized. Another outcome was Porsche's first tear-down shop, where competitive cars could be taken apart and analyzed.

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Ekam,

Why is one of the shots in front of Toyota dealership?

Does anyone know if the carrera lights 18x8, 18x10's from an '05 997 will fit an '01 986 Boxster?

I do not know what the 997 offsets are, but I can tell you an 8x18x50 fits the front of my '04 986S track car. I use 8 upfront with a 245 and the stock 9 with a 265 in the rear to give the front more grip.

I don't have expereince with it, but there are two guys I know that have fitted 10" rears under their car, but they use some spacers and have been cautious about spring rates and ride height.

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The silver Boxster is one of my favorites, they just look classy, especially in the right light.

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