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Aggressive wheel setup questions


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Hey guys,

I'm new to the Porsche scene (the dream has finally come true haha)

Just picked up a beautiful 986 black on black manual 99'

looking at putting 19x9.5 +22 & 19x11 +25 with camber tops and coilovers all round (sitting extremely low).

My question is I've noticed everyone is running really high offset, is that due to brake clearance? of just how Porsche wheels generally come?

If this setup is to aggressive I'm going to sell my wheels and go with 19x8.5 & 19x10 +35 with spacers on the front to get that flush fitment.

Cheers in advance!

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Hey guys,

I'm new to the Porsche scene (the dream has finally come true haha)

Just picked up a beautiful 986 black on black manual 99'

looking at putting 19x9.5 +22 & 19x11 +25 with camber tops and coilovers all round (sitting extremely low).

My question is I've noticed everyone is running really high offset, is that due to brake clearance? of just how Porsche wheels generally come?

If this setup is to aggressive I'm going to sell my wheels and go with 19x8.5 & 19x10 +35 with spacers on the front to get that flush fitment.

Cheers in advance!

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Hmmmmmmmmmm.....you could be playing with fire here.  Prior to model year 2000, Boxsters did not come with the larger 18" wheels for a reason:  The chassis pickup points for the suspension mounts were not strong enough to handle the strain imposed by the larger wheels.  After some customers suffered floor pan/bulkhead failures while running larger wheels and tires on the early cars, Porsche released a bulletin advising against their use on pre 2000 cars.  On cars built 2000 and later, the weak areas were reinforced with thicker metal and welds, eliminating the problems. 

 

As you are not only going to even larger wheels. but pronounced offsets and even spacers, you could be heading for long term problems.

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