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    Wheel spacers...

    Hi guys,

    Sorry to post this as I predict someone has already started a thread like this a while ago but the search facility is pretty awful and I couldn't find anything so thought I'd just start a new thread!

    Posting on behalf of my dad who is a Turbo driver converting from a 996 C4S. Loves the car in every respect except one thing is bugging him... in 'sport' mode he thinks the car can be a bit twitchy/jumpy (when going in a straight line) and doesn't feel as planted as he expected- he remembers the 996 feeling more secure, which isn't what he hoped for! Has anyone else found this at all, especially on UK A and B roads which have less than perfect road surfaces?!?!

    We were trying to think of what could be done to alleviate this problem and a simple solution that came to mind was wheel spacers. I haven't got the best technical knowledge of cars but would spacers potentially solve this problem- a wider track should make the car more sorted and stable??

    Has anyone fitted spacers- if so what size spacers, were they applied to all 4 wheels and how much of a difference has it made?!

    We also thought that the tyres were no good and he plans to get softer Pirellis on it as soon as he burns through the current Michelin tyres.

    Otherwise are there any other more technical solutions we could consider? Does alignment play a pivotal role in this at all?!

    Thanks very much everyone! All comments appreciated!

    Re: Wheel spacers...

    I'm one of the few who used wheel spacers. I originally had GT3 wheels which are designed for the narrow body GT3 so I had to use 18mm spacers in the rear to compensate. From my experiences with that setup, the Turbo actually felt even more twitchy/floaty around corners. I ended up removing those 18mm spacers and swapping my GT3 wheels out for the GT3 RS wheels which works fine with the Turbo because the RS is a widebody model. So, with that said, from my experience, I'd advise against getting spacers.

     
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