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Old October 8th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question Trade 19" for 18" Wheels

When I bought my 05 Boxster S seven months ago it had 19" Carrera S wheels. The ride is a little bit stiff because of the roads I travel are not the best. I assume the 987original 18" Carrera S wheel would be a direct replacement. But If I post an add to swap rims with someone will only 987 rims work with my car or could I use 997 18" wheels on the Boxster? I definatly want to stay with OEM wheels. Any help out there would be appreciated.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #2
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If you want a set of OEM 987 Boxster S 18" rims, i'll swap with you..let me know..
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Old October 9th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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Dave, do you have an 987 S with the 18" Carrera S wheels? We could talk turkey about some kind of a deal. I have put my car to rest for the season. What do I need to do to talk to you on a land line?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #4
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Here are some pictures of some currently available 18" wheels, the Boxster S and Cayman S wheels should have the same offset (needs to be confirmed) and should fit without problems.

The 18" Carrera wheel may have a different offset.

Pictures: 18" Boxster S / 18" Cayman S / 18" Carrera

My personal favorite is the 18" Cayman wheel!
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Old October 10th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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where are you located?
I have 18" and I'm interested with your 19"
I live in San Diego.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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I wondered if you would come aboard on this subject. Wheels are a subjective thing as is all art. What looks good to one may not to another. I am looking for the stock 18" Carrera S wheels that came on the Boxster S 987. I do not know if 997 wheels have the correct offset and to avoid any mishaps I would like to find someone with a 987 S who has thought of installing 19" rims. The rural roads that I have to drive on are not the best. Take care and will be in touch with you soon.

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Old October 12th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #7
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I know Dave's wheels are the one that is the first picture that westcoaster provided, which are the 987s wheels. I have seen them and just like his car, it is in imaculate condition.
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Thank you for your input. I left a phone message for Dave last night but as yet no answer.

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Old October 12th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #9
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Thank you for your input. I left a phone message for Dave last night but as yet no answer.

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Steve,

Got your msg but i have been busy all day..would you mind posting some pics of your wheels and i will do the same as well? Thanks!

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Old October 13th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #10
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I wondered if you would come aboard on this subject. Wheels are a subjective thing as is all art. What looks good to one may not to another. I am looking for the stock 18" Carrera S wheels that came on the Boxster S 987. I do not know if 997 wheels have the correct offset and to avoid any mishaps I would like to find someone with a 987 S who has thought of installing 19" rims. The rural roads that I have to drive on are not the best. Take care and will be in touch with you soon.

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Hey Steve, although not an expert on this, the only 18" wheel styles that I can find that Porsche spec'd for the Boxster was the 18" Boxster S and the 18" Cayman S that are the first 2 pictures in my last post. I checked my Tech Equipment catalog and the current build configurator and they didn't show any others either.

Now that I have looked at the 8" Boxster S wheel, it has grown on me and I woud be happy with that style as well, but as you mentioned it is all very subjective!

I think that it is wise to be careful about the 997 wheels and verify the offset before going that route.
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