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    Spacers

    Any advice on option XRP (5mm spacers). To do or not to do? And why if possible

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    I am also interested to know....as I intend to get this option.....I was even thinking about 10mm ones, but...does it affect handling a lot?

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    It does affect the handling. Especilly you put them to the front wheels. You will feel a very obvious virbration from the steering wheel and the steering feel more heavy.

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    could we have some info on this spacers matter???

    Advantages-Disadvantages?????


    This option was not available in Greece

    Could someone scan the options list from his country?I have the feeling in Greece the options list is much poorer

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    Dilinger: I did not find the option XRP on my list , but the dealer had told me that I could put spacers on.

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    Chris Lo said:
    It does affect the handling. Especilly you put them to the front wheels. You will feel a very obvious virbration from the steering wheel and the steering feel more heavy.


    Did you do a re-alignment after installing the spacers?

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    I have them on my car and I have not had any vibration or any other issues with them.

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    so what are the benefits?

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    This is taken from the Porsche site.
    Spacers
    Widen the track at front and rear to enhance the appearance of your Porsche. Centring elements on either side of each spacer ensure a perfect union with wheel and hub. The 5-mm set includes anti-theft wheel bolts, while the 17-mm set comes with the requisite wheel nuts.


    4 x 5 mm:
    Part no. 000 044 500 09

    2 x 17 mm:
    Part no. 000 044 500 10

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    Dilinger said:
    so what are the benefits?



    Purely cosmetic.

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    and the disadgantages?

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    I have them on my 986 S with the GT3 rims, and it does look better with them. I bought the car second hand, and I did not add them myself...but I was always wondering why my car looked a bit better - seriously, I was wondering whether I had the 'my kid look good syndrom' :-) I parked it next to a friend, also having a 986 S with 18" too (Carrera's) but WITHOUT the spacers. And it DOES make a difference...
    However, not sure I'd order it on a new car

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    why not order it again?

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    Quote:
    03-turbo911 said:
    This is taken from the Porsche site.
    Spacers
    Widen the track at front and rear to enhance the appearance of your Porsche. Centring elements on either side of each spacer ensure a perfect union with wheel and hub. The 5-mm set includes anti-theft wheel bolts, while the 17-mm set comes with the requisite wheel nuts.


    4 x 5 mm:
    Part no. 000 044 500 09

    2 x 17 mm:
    Part no. 000 044 500 10



    So, which one do you have?
    No handling difference in corners?

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    I tend to favor function over the look :-)
    it's added unsprung weight and I don't think it improves handling. Even Porsche does not claim so...

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    Besides added unsprung weight, Porsche designs track of their cars for optimum performance given than model's characteristics and spacers will change that and articifially (no chasis or suspension design complimentary modifications), so I don't see a positive side in handling, but I don't know HOW much it does affect it since I don't have any first hand experience with them.

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    Carlos from Spain said:
    Besides added unsprung weight, Porsche designs track of their cars for optimum performance given than model's characteristics and spacers will change that and articifially (no chasis or suspension design complimentary modifications), so I don't see a positive side in handling, but I don't know HOW much it does affect it since I don't have any first hand experience with them.



    I think you would notice some change in handling since you're only changing 1 component of the suspension geometry, it's bound to affect the handling in some way. If it were me, I'd only put the spacers on the front. If you widen the track at the front and keep the rear the same, it should reduce understeer to some degree. I run 235's on the front of my car while keeping the rear tires stock at 265 and I get a lot less understeer than if I were using 225's on the front. Granted this is 20mm worth of rubber vs. 10mm (5 per side) of spacers, but I think there would be some handling benefit.

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    I'm surprised that Porsche sells stuff like this. Why don't they decrease wheel offset from beginning? If they admit it makes the car look better without any additional cost, they should've done it. IMHO. Spacers are for either Kids modding Japanese cars or real racers adjusting front and rear tread width.

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    I have use spacers on my cars (BMW 330ci, 5mm, 10mm, 15mm). I do not think you will Notice the diffrence in handling with 5mm. but with 15mm you will.

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    The question is: are they approved for the 997? I couldn't find any data yet...

     
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