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Above: I have 20" Carrera wheels with spacers (15mm back/7mm front). I later added an X73 sport suspension which lowered the car, an closed the wheel gap even more.
20"....definitelyHi 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!
Before you change the wheels to a larger wheel you might want to check on top rated tires in 18" versus the 19" and the 20". Just a thought also the 18" are more readily available I believe. If costs in not a consideration buy what you like.??? 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.
Super useful thanks. And amazing looksMy 981S started on 20's. I wanted to change to 19's, but the tires I wanted only came in 20 for the width & profile I needed. The rule I have used is not to change the old to new circumference (speedo error) by more than 3% front to back. Meaning the front and back could both go up by 4% and your PSM should not recognize it, although your speedometer would be off by 4%. But if the front went down by 2% and the rear went up by 2%, then your PSM may start reacting to a perceived problem. check www.willtheyfit.com.
I ended up with HRE R101LW that were a bit wider than stock, to accommodate a wider tire.
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Nice comparison, thanksComing from a 987S on 18” wheels to my current 981 with 20”, I feel better response and a smoother ride with my 981. I did install 7mm spacers on the front and 15mm on the back. No issues with rubbing. View attachment 271579
I agree the industry will continue marching toward larger wheel sizes, but for the near future, the 19"s are definitely less expensive than 20s, in similar widths. 19s are not going away anytime soon - still very popular. Also, for 981 there is a much better selection of Summer, Extreme Summer, and R-comp tires in 19s.Keep in mind also that rubber will be more expensive for 19 inch wheels vs 20. 19's are becoming a less desirable size and odd ball so to speak.
Looks great, that wheel style is awesome.View attachment 271606
Was afraid I wouldn't like them.
Absolutely love them.
That's what I'm trying to avoid with 20's. Thanks for the guidance.20's are much more sensible to potholes - i drove years on 19's and never had an issue, with 20's got damaged tire after 2 months.
I would go back to 19's in a heartbeat....
I have the same 20's as the picture above No ride issues at all and I think they are just about perfect for our wheel wells - the ride is not lowered, no PASM - excellent.Mine came with 19” and I up’d to 20”. No perceptible change in ride.
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