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hey guys, looking to buy a 17" winter set up for a Cayman R. same car in that regard to a Cayman S, as many of you already know. Anyway I found a set of 17" base Cayman wheels that a guy is selling with winter tires on them and it's local to me. Pretty sure I need to buy wheel spacers, but I have zero experience with wheel spacers. Does anybody know big the spacers need to be to get base Cayman wheels to clear the Cayman R/Cayman S calipers? Also, is it easy to put spacers on and take them off on a seasonal basis? Thanks in advance for any info!
 

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Not sure they will fit. Porsche will only give you clearance on 18 inch set up for the CR.

I bought ATS Radial 18 inch rims (see pic) with Conti winter tires at c $2,200 the set, brand new. Used Porsche rims (18 inch) were at $2,000 without tires. The ATS are cleared for the CR, which is a legal requirement in Germany, but probably makes sense all around the globe, as they were tested on the 987 platform.

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Traction is OK, not sure I'd want to go 17 inch (which is probably requiring smaller tires than 235 front and 255 rear).
 

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Will not fit. Doesn't anybody search any more before they ask, post on a forum.
 

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2 people have told me 7mm spacers on the front will do it, and the rears should fit fine. can anybody else confirm that? I actually feel like I have read that somewhere on here or rennlist in the last few days but I can't remember. thanks in advance
 

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2 people have told me 7mm spacers on the front will do it, and the rears should fit fine. can anybody else confirm that? I actually feel like I have read that somewhere on here or rennlist in the last few days but I can't remember. thanks in advance
I run the base boxster 17 wheels on my Cayman S, spacer in the front, nothing in the rear no problem.
 
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