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I was looking to put wheel spacers on my '00 C4 with sport design wheels. Has anyone tried this before? Any experience with the H&R Spacers? How large can I go in the front and the rear? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Specificall looking at the H&R DR series:

7mm for fronts

14-15mm for rears

What size bolts would I need?

Thanks in advance...

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Joe....I've used the original factory GT3 5mm spacers/longer bolts on (all four) Sport Design wheels on a '99 C4 with no problems. If you use non factory spacers, remember that your bolts need to be as much longer as the thickness of the spacers.

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Thanks. I like to modify the stock car to feel it more personal, but in a way that does not introduce drastic changes..you know what I mean, and always with original Porsche parts, never aftermarket.

Up to now I have done the following:

1. RoW 030 suspension

2. PSE

3. Wheel spacers

4. Exhaust tips ( from Porsche)

I am thinking in 3 mods more:

1. GT3 seats ( which I think are a must for hard driving )

2. Third radiator

3. Turbo brakes

Here is a pic from behind. The looks of the car changes very little with the spacers, BUT when you look at it, it does change. It feels diferent IMO


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i just added the 7 mm h & r spacers last weekend

i used the 50 mm lug bolts

if you go to 14 or 15 mm spacers, then you need to get the 60 mm lug bolts

i went with only 7 mm because i was a little worried about adding unsprung weight and putting added stress on the wheel bearings and the "kingpin angle" that was discussed on another board

porsche sells 5 mm spacers and lug bolts to match (look at your dealer or gert at carenewal), so i figure 7 mm is not much more

the parts are very high quality, and i like the look

others have 14mm and even 24 mm spacers, but i think mine looks pretty good, only a little wider stance, but not enough to worry about curbing my rims and tires or looking like a lowrider with the rims sticking out the fenderwells

i have a boxster s with the stock 17s, so i cannot comment on how wide you can go

i am planning on making the front track a little wider by adding 225/40/17 tires to replace the 205/45/17 stock rubber

the rear tires might stick out too far if you go for the 14 mm in the rear and only the 7 mm in the front, since the rears already stick out more than the fronts without the spacers

the hardest part of the install is removing the acorn washers from the stock bolts

many others told me they pop right off using a screwdriver to lever them up

i ended up cutting on the washer to remove the little tabs that hold them on the bolt, and even cutting some on the retaining ring on the bolt itself

this is easy for me since i am a dentist, and was able to find the tool for the job :)

i saw a GREAT suggestion that i think might work the best, i have not tried it, but it made sense to me

get a small open ended wrench that fits between the bolt head and the washer and then place the end of the bolt on the floor or a bench and hit the wrench downward to push the washer off the bolt by breaking the locking tabs

good luck



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