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2 questions about Wheels and Brakes


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I have a 97 Boxster with factory option 030 sport suspension, the motor has been replaced with a 99 3.4L from a 996. I would like wider wheels on the rear I'm going through rubber quicker than I like.

I would just like to verify that the wheels off of a 993 turbo will fit this car. 10x18 et40 rear 8x18 et52 front I have read that you can and can't put 18's on 97. From what I have gathered this has something to do with a weak frame not a physical fitment problem. I'm not taking this car to DE or anything serious, just fun driving to and from work so a small risk of bending something would be acceptable to me.

Next I'd like to upgrade the brakes with the most feasible swapping options from other porsches. If i have to paint the calipers to match it is no biggie just looking for your guys opinions on something larger but balanced and maintainance friendly.

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The 18's will fit. 225 up front and 265/285 in the rear.

While there is a chance of body cracks in a 97 you should be okay. Don't hit a lot of pot holes.

You can put S or 996 brakes up front with no problems. The rears require either machining or wheel carrier replacement.

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Good deal,

Any info on what wheel carriers will fit I'm guessing an S but again just guessing or any details as to what machining would be needed I just happen to own a pattern shop. I would rather have a nice solid servicable solution rather than a bunch of adaptors and whatnot.

Also would the current rear brakes be fine with just upgrading the fronts?

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