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Hi All, I'm getting my 981 next week (currently have a 987).
And I will definitely upgrade the rims to Carrera S or Carrera Sport style (comes w/ 18").

Can you please show your pictures and experience please - although it's clear 20" will look better I prefer 19" for a smother ride, I hope to see how the 19" fill the wells vs. the 20".

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi All, I'm getting my 981 next week (currently have a 987).
And I will definitely upgrade the rims to Carrera S or Carrera Sport style (comes w/ 18").

Can you please show your pictures and experience please - although it's clear 20" will look better I prefer 19" for a smother ride, I hope to see how the 19" fill the wells vs. the 20".

Thanks in advance!
Mine came with 19” and I up’d to 20”. No perceptible change in ride.

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These are 20" wheels
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Mine came with 19” and I up’d to 20”. No perceptible change in ride.

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Thanks so much, this is exactly what I was looking forward to seeing.

By any chance you remember the 19" tires measurements? Specially the height.

I'm looking for that look.


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??? All of the available tires are the same diameter and therefore height; they have to be or the speedometer and the stability systems won’t work properly. The difference is the tire sidewall height and the wheel diameter. The bigger the wheels the shorter the tire sidewall.

The tire/wheel combos will all fill the wheel well the same. If you want less gap above the tire, you need to do it with suspension.
 

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??? All of the available tires are the same diameter and therefore height; they have to be or the speedometer and the stability systems won’t work properly. The difference is the tire sidewall height and the wheel diameter. The bigger the wheels the shorter the tire sidewall.

The tire/wheel combos will all fill the wheel well the same. If you want less gap above the tire, you need to do it with suspension.
That's exactly what I meant, I'm looking to get the appropriate side wall height for 19" (car will come with 18") I guess it'll be 40, just want to make sure.

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Hi All, I'm getting my 981 next week (currently have a 987).
And I will definitely upgrade the rims to Carrera S or Carrera Sport style (comes w/ 18").

Can you please show your pictures and experience please - although it's clear 20" will look better I prefer 19" for a smother ride, I hope to see how the 19" fill the wells vs. the 20".

Thanks in advance!
I have 20" OEM wheels but upped the tire size in rear from 265/35/20 to 275/35/20 and in front from 235/35/20 to 245/35/20 and ride is fine and no issues. The only reason I had to go up in size a tad was because I could not find all season tires in the OEM size.

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You can get the approved tires (including brand and exact size) from Porsche (summer tires attached). The sidewall height is expressed as a percentage of the tire width (the 40 means 40% of the width), so the number will change with different width tires.
 

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That's exactly what I meant, I'm looking to get the appropriate side wall height for 19" (car will come with 18") I guess it'll be 40, just want to make sure.

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Thanks so much, that's the chart I was looking for. I recall seeing it before but only took a screenshot for 987.

Appreciate the support.


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I have 20" OEM wheels but upped the tire size in rear from 265/35/20 to 275/35/20 and in front from 235/35/20 to 245/35/20 and ride is fine and no issues. The only reason I had to go up in size a tad was because I could not find all season tires in the OEM size.

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Absolutely love that look. I personally prefer that extra rubber on the sides than the flat look.

My 987 comes with Michelin that give that wide footprint look.



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??? All of the available tires are the same diameter and therefore height; they have to be or the speedometer and the stability systems won’t work properly. The difference is the tire sidewall height and the wheel diameter. The bigger the wheels the shorter the tire sidewall.

The tire/wheel combos will all fill the wheel well the same. If you want less gap above the tire, you need to do it with suspension.
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I also went from a 987S to a 981S and my 981 with 20" wheels are less harsh than my 987 with 19" wheels. I have the Carrera S wheels in platinum satin which look great with the Dark Blue Metallic. Any of the 20" factory wheel choices I think have a better looking design than the 19's.

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I also went from a 987S to a 981S and my 981 with 20" wheels are less harsh than my 987 with 19" wheels. I have the Carrera S wheels in platinum satin which look great with the Dark Blue Metallic. Any of the 20" factory wheel choices I think have a better looking design than the 19's.

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Absolutely love the Platinum satin! Congrats looks amazing


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It's pretty weird, my car rides better on the stock 20"s than on my 18" track wheels w/ RE71Rs or A052s on them. The tires play a big role. I think the 20"s are a little much, i think i'd like 19"s best.
 

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Hi All, I'm getting my 981 next week (currently have a 987).
And I will definitely upgrade the rims to Carrera S or Carrera Sport style (comes w/ 18").

Can you please show your pictures and experience please - although it's clear 20" will look better I prefer 19" for a smother ride, I hope to see how the 19" fill the wells vs. the 20".

Thanks in advance!
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