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    advice on boxster s wheels please

    hi folks, i know its a long shot, but im after some help getting some new rims for my boxster s on an 02 plate.

    i currently have some gt3 alloys on it and the dges have gone a bit scabby where the lacquer is lifting so thought id have a change, but its not all that straight forward!!!

    ive seen some 7.5j x 18 et 50 for the fronts, and 10j x 18 et 65 for the rears, but i have no idea if these will fit, can you help?

    many thanks

    mark

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    Get them refurbed be cheaper than buying a new set.

    You need to check the PCD.



    Boxster 2.5, 2.7 & 3.2

    PCD
    5x130
    Offset
    49 to 52
    Bore
    71.5


    Looks like rears may cause issue

    Original Poster

    youd be suprised!!!! its about 450 to get them refurbed, theyre the split rim style and cost a fortune to get done. figured selling them on would offset the costs.

    Original Poster

    so if these rears have a 65 offset does that mean id need spacers on them? im not too up on wheels im afraid so could screw this one up quite royally!!!

    You could always save the cash & put towards a proper Porsche

    Original Poster

    hahahaha it has a porsche badge and fits my golf clubs in it which the 996 wouldnt, plus i couldnt afford one at the same age or mileage as a boxster so went for the practical one.

    plus its only for playing in at a weekend, what sort of porsche do you have then?

    ChrisUK;8842508

    You could always save the cash & put towards a proper Porsche



    lol I thought it you said it hehe :-D


    Hmm yeah splits are a lot dearer.

    Spacers would help but to go from 52 to 65 is quite a jump, you may then have trouble with arches or your nuts (ooh matron) wont get enough thread on them.

    You could be really cheeky and nip down a porsche garage and say your thinking of upgrading your wheels and ask them what options you have.

    markhodges1975;8842537

    what sort of porsche do you have then?



    Wouldn't have one... shoddy build quality :whistling:

    Original Poster

    hahahahaha now i know your kidding!!!! its awesome, and if it werent for the fact my kia sedona wasnt so well built id say the best built car in the world!!!!

    Original Poster

    Celticsun;8842540

    lol I thought it you said it hehe :-DHmm yeah splits are a lot … lol I thought it you said it hehe :-DHmm yeah splits are a lot dearer.Spacers would help but to go from 52 to 65 is quite a jump, you may then have trouble with arches or your nuts (ooh matron) wont get enough thread on them.You could be really cheeky and nip down a porsche garage and say your thinking of upgrading your wheels and ask them what options you have.


    ive found it now, 18mm spacers with longer bolts, many thanks to jasmine motorsport over in lancs.

    markhodges1975;8842551

    hahahahaha now i know your kidding!!!! its awesome, and if it werent for … hahahahaha now i know your kidding!!!! its awesome, and if it werent for the fact my kia sedona wasnt so well built id say the best built car in the world!!!!



    LOL correct me if I am wrong you just said a KIA was well built :w00t:

    Mind you it probably rattles as much as the Porker so I can see where you get your sense of build quality hehehe. :thumbsup:

    markhodges1975;8842562

    ive found it now, 18mm spacers with longer bolts, many thanks to jasmine … ive found it now, 18mm spacers with longer bolts, many thanks to jasmine motorsport over in lancs.



    So i was somewhere near then :thumbsup:

    Glad you sorted it ;-)

    markhodges1975;8842537

    plus its only for playing in at a weekend, what sort of porsche do you … plus its only for playing in at a weekend, what sort of porsche do you have then?



    lol, I've given up on speed now - sold my modified cars & motorbikes.

    Now got a Freelander 2 HSE ;-)

    Original Poster

    Celticsun;8842578

    LOL correct me if I am wrong you just said a KIA was well built … LOL correct me if I am wrong you just said a KIA was well built :w00t:Mind you it probably rattles as much as the Porker so I can see where you get your sense of build quality hehehe. :thumbsup:


    hahahahaha nah i dont really have a kia, id love one, one day aaaaaaaaah i dream of one!!!!

    my baby doesnt rattle, she giggles when driven fast thats all!!!!

    Original Poster

    ChrisUK;8842586

    lol, I've given up on speed now - sold my modified cars & motorbikes.Now … lol, I've given up on speed now - sold my modified cars & motorbikes.Now got a Freelander 2 HSE ;-)


    i only go out when i want a smile, was going to sell her and get something more practical (shhhhh dont tell her i dont want her upset) but she makes me smile like a loon when i drive her!!!

    i have an x type for my normal car, boooooooo its always in the shop for something, bought it brand new and regret every giving a penny!!!!

    markhodges1975;8842689

    my baby doesnt rattle, she giggles when driven fast thats all!!!!




    Genius I shall remember that one :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    ChrisUK;8842586

    lol, I've given up on speed now - sold my modified cars & motorbikes.Now … lol, I've given up on speed now - sold my modified cars & motorbikes.Now got a Freelander 2 HSE ;-)


    free lander? and youve the nerve to say mines not a proper porsche, you need a proper land rover first my friend!!! hahaha

    markhodges1975;8842722

    free lander? and youve the nerve to say mines not a proper porsche, you … free lander? and youve the nerve to say mines not a proper porsche, you need a proper land rover first my friend!!! hahaha



    touché !

    Original Poster

    Celticsun;8842721

    Genius I shall remember that one :thumbsup:


    ill let you have that one, and the brakes dont squeak, they scream cause she wants to go faster!!!!

    markhodges1975;8842722

    free lander? and youve the nerve to say mines not a proper porsche, you … free lander? and youve the nerve to say mines not a proper porsche, you need a proper land rover first my friend!!! hahaha


    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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