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Wheel And Tire Question?


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guys looking for some help with wheels and tyres.

I have a '98 996 C2 and like the late model 997 Carerra "S" wheels (the 5 spokes with the cutouts in the spokes).

I have seen some of these advertised however am unsure if they will fit my car as they all seem to be -

Front - 19x8 57mm Offset and

Rear - 19x11 67mm Offset

Can anyone advise if these will fit on an early narrowbody 996 and if so whether spacers are required.

If anyone has actually completed this upgrade could you please post a photo or 2 with some information on tyre size?

Thank you in advance,

Slide

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I have tried that exact combination and can attest 100% that it will fit. Those widths and offsets are very common for aftermarket "Porsche" replica wheels, and are actually a 997 width and offset combination. However, I have found that on the 996, looks-wise, the fronts are a tad too far into the fenders in relation to the rear which are just about right. While the wheels will fit, they are quite far off spec from what Porsche recommends for 996's, just for your information.

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thanks for the response 996noob.

Can you advise what tyres you were running and what spacers should applied to the front to make the wheels sit in the guards similar to the rear?

Cheers,

Slide

I've got a 2002 C4 (narrow body), and I am waiting for the postman to arrive with my spacers as we speak... wink.gif

I have put on the exact wheels you are talking about, with 295/30/19 on the rears and 235/35/19 on the fronts.

The front wheels are rubbing against the springs or shocks, so spacers are needed in my case.

The original wheels are 50 mm offset, so 7 mm spacers would put the wheels out to the same width as the originals.

I have ordered 15 mm spacers to get them even further out, closer to the edge of the wheel arches.

The rears line nicely up with the wheel arches without spacers.

I can hardly wait any longer... What's taking that postman so long???

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