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HI, I have a 03' Boxster S with 53,000 miles. I bought it new in 2003 and upgraded to 18" carerra wheels. Can I use the original 17" wheel for snow tires without any changes to the setup (offset etc) and just bolt them on.  Thanks in advance for the advice.

REAR TIRE SIZE CHANGE - 265 to 275

I need to replace both my rear tires which are currently OEM 265/40 R19 98Y.

I am being told that I can increase to 275 without any issues. in fact the car may even handle better.

I am currently running on Pirelli P-Zeros and 265 is not currently available in Canada and 275 is also less costly to purchase!

Thank you.

Philip.

I have a 2005 Boxster S with 18" wheels. Can I upgrade to a 20" Carrera type rim and tire? Any spec to follow:

I would like to upgrade my rims and tires on my 2005 Boxster S from 18" wheels to 20" rims.  Any specs to follow or concerns regarding upgrading to the larger rims from stock 18" rims? 

I want to go from 17 to 18inch wheels. What do I need to know?

Hi Pedro. I have a 99 Boxster Base which is bone stock. I would like to go from 17" ( front 7" wide with 55 offset, rear 8.5" wide with 50 offset) to 18" wheels but am uncertain as to what to be aware of. I understand that I need a lower profile to keep the speedo the same (+3 mph)but what about widths and offsets, etc.? Are there formulae, etc.? I looked at the article on your website but am still uncertain.
Your kind assistance is always most appreciated.

Bart Zwart
904 612-9135
bart@bvm-art.com

Tire rotation

What milage between tire rotations ?

Will 26" diameter tires

Will a 26" diameter tire (225/45-18 & 265/40-18) tires fit a 2000 Boxster?

2000 Boxster with the optional 18" wheels w/ 265/35's Can I go up to a 265/40 ?

I have Michelin Pilot summer tires on my 2ooo Boxster with optional 18" wheels and 225/40's on the front and 265/35's on the rear.  I noticethe later Boxsters run a higher profile tire.  Can I change the rears from 265/35 to a 265/40 without the ABS going fubar?

986 speedometer sensors & oversize rear tires

In an effort to correct the fact that the speedometer reads about 10% higher than GPS speed, I upsized the rear winter tires for 10% greater circumference.  This did not change the speedometer inaccuracy.  Where is the speedometer sensor that greater tire size wouldn't reduce the speedo reading?

Now, when I get up to about 60 MPH, the sensors for the ABS light the ABS and BRAKE lights on the dash.   Is there any solution other than to go back to a smaller tire?

Warren White

 

All Season Tires

I'm looking to put a set of all season tires on my 2013 Boxster S. OE Size is 235/40ZR19 Front and 265/40ZR19 Rear. This combination does not exist in AS tires. I'm looking at the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+  or the Continental DWS 06 but the options are 245/40ZR19 front and 275/40ZR19 Rear  or 225/40ZR19 Front and 255/40/19 Rear. The diameter difference is + - .3 inches.

I'm curious to know if anyone has done this and if and weather going up or down in size is preferred. 

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