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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!
2013 Boxster S. Original owner mounted 19 inch HRE wheels to replace the original 19 inch Boxster S factory wheels. I love how the black wheels work with the Mexico Blue. But, if I'm honest, I feel like there is a strange dynamic in slow tight turns. The feedback through the steering wheel feels like the wheels are too big almost like the wheels are pushing back against my hands. Maybe the offset is slightly different from OEM.

I just mounted 18 inch lobster forks from a 987.2 for my winter setup and I actually like how the steering feels now compared to the 19s. They don't look quite as good but they feel better. It's a tough emotional perspective.
 

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2013 Boxster S. Original owner mounted 19 inch HRE wheels to replace the original 19 inch Boxster S factory wheels. I love how the black wheels work with the Mexico Blue. But, if I'm honest, I feel like there is a strange dynamic in slow tight turns. The feedback through the steering wheel feels like the wheels are too big almost like the wheels are pushing back against my hands. Maybe the offset is slightly different from OEM.

I just mounted 18 inch lobster forks from a 987.2 for my winter setup and I actually like how the steering feels now compared to the 19s. They don't look quite as good but they feel better. It's a tough emotional perspective.
Update: the 18s with Pirelli Sottozero winters.
 

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2013 Boxster S. Original owner mounted 19 inch HRE wheels to replace the original 19 inch Boxster S factory wheels. I love how the black wheels work with the Mexico Blue. But, if I'm honest, I feel like there is a strange dynamic in slow tight turns. The feedback through the steering wheel feels like the wheels are too big almost like the wheels are pushing back against my hands. Maybe the offset is slightly different from OEM.

I just mounted 18 inch lobster forks from a 987.2 for my winter setup and I actually like how the steering feels now compared to the 19s. They don't look quite as good but they feel better. It's a tough emotional perspective.
It's it a wrap or you painted it? Look great


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Update: the 18s with Pirelli Sottozero winters.
Love that color!

But these are “lobster forks”, 19”







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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 Carrera 20’s and F1 tires. Ride is just fine even on our fabulous California freeways!
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Decided to stay with 19's for ride quality and IMO, they look fine. I prefer the fatter tire sidewall over the 1" bigger rim wheel look.

I also went up one size in tires front and rear and the spec was perfect...while filling in the wheel gap a tad...and feels a bit more sure footed on the road.
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19X8.5 ET45
19X10 ET40

YOKOHAMA ADVAN SPORT V105
245/40
275/40


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I have a 2013 Boxster. The original 18x45 Dunlops were poor handling and wearing out after 25,000 miles and 5 years. I replaced them with Michelin Sport 4S but in 40 aspect since 45 is not made.
Now my car feels like a new great sports car, especially in handling, cornering (no more skids), and noise. I have calculated my milage and speed are off 3-4%.
 

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Decided to stay with 19's for ride quality and IMO, they look fine. I prefer the fatter tire sidewall over the 1" bigger rim wheel look.

I also went up one size in tires front and rear and the spec was perfect...while filling in the wheel gap a tad...and feels a bit more sure footed on the road. View attachment 271773

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19X8.5 ET45
19X10 ET40

YOKOHAMA ADVAN SPORT V105
245/40
275/40


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thanks for sharing your setup looks cool!
 
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