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    Wheels for 996 4S

    I got my car (996 4S) on the standard turbo look wheels with winter tires. My plan is to a get a new wheel set for summer. I have started shopping around incl. porsche original wheels. I am now bit taken by surprise that Techart & Porsche are saying I need 17mm spacers on the rear axle with a new wheel set. I do not know what to think?
    1) Should I be worried if I go with the spacers? Will the car behavior change or is it something I will never notice?
    2) Aren't there any options (from Techart or Porsche) which can be installed without spacers?

    Lastly I am considering getting black wheels with silver rims. Any views on this? Can I get this from Porsche?

    Sorry for so many questions

    Re: Wheels for 996 4S

    No worries with spacers.

    But you only need spacers if the offset of the wheels isn't correct, for example you buy yourself wheels which are made for narrowbody 996. Your stock size for the rear is 11x18 ET45. So 17mm spacers are needed if the offset of the wheels is something like ET62.

    I would buy wheels straight with the right GT2/Turbo/C4S specs so no need for spacers and with a lower offset you can get some nice lip for the rear. If you go for aftermarket wheels and you have a lower suspension, a more agressive setup looks much better (for example 11x18" ET30 for the rear and also wider wheels to the front)

    Black wheels with silver lips are available from many manufactures. From Porsche too...And you can always buy silver wheels and paint them in your local paintshop. Should look nice.

     
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