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Just a thought, you could remove the spacer and fit the new wheels with longer wheel nuts.

I'm pretty certain on my car that it has been fitted with shorter studs and the spacer removed.
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...For an 11.0 inch rear what backspace are you guys with turbo chassis looking for?
Jeff,

For reference, I use a set of 18" CCW's, no spacers (no factory rear spacer either) with the following:

9" 31mm offset, 6-1/4" backspacing
12" zero offset, 6-1/2" backspace

Just bolt on and go, no extra long studs necessary.

Sounds like a great project - with drooling buyers.

Good luck!
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Nice find! 16x6's right?
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Nice find! 16x6's right?
Yup, all four. Sent them out to Mike today....

He did say he couldn't make the 8.5 fronts that I wanted but an 8 would work with the 235/45 that I was planning on using.
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What size for the rears?
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I'm plannng on running:

Front: 235/45/17 on the 8" rim
Rear: 315/35/17 on the 11" rim
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You might want to consider a 255/45 on a 9" wheel on the front if you are doing 11/315 on th back. You will have additional steering effort at low speeds with the 255, but when speeds increase I think you might have too much understeer with that 235 setup. I run 255's on a 9" wheel and I just finished my first trackday with that setup- I was very pleased with the cars handling and it didn't wash out on slow turns or push. Just something to think about.

I would also recommend a 6mm front spacer to push the front out closer to the edge of the wheel wells. If you do the spacers, you might as well change out the wheel studs to 6mm longer too (while you're in there). It's not mandatory, but it's a nice safety issue to maintain all your threads on the nuts.
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I'm pretty much settled on the 9" ones now. I really wanted the 8.5 but since he said he can't make them I have to go to an 8 or a 9. The 235 is the biggest I could run on the 8 and Mike said it's pretty narrow and I didn't want to run a 255 on a 9 because of possible rubbing, so I've settled on a 245/45 on the 9". I can always go bigger on the 9, which wasn't an option on the 8.
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I'm interested in 11X17 and 9X17

What's would be the price ?
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I'm pretty much settled on the 9" ones now. I really wanted the 8.5 but since he said he can't make them I have to go to an 8 or a 9. The 235 is the biggest I could run on the 8 and Mike said it's pretty narrow and I didn't want to run a 255 on a 9 because of possible rubbing, so I've settled on a 245/45 on the 9". I can always go bigger on the 9, which wasn't an option on the 8.
I only get rubbing at full lock- you just have to remind yourself to take a wider angle sometimes and don't go to full lock while parking. Occasionally a two point turn turns into a three, but it's no big deal. Anyway, I think you made a good decision on the 9's.
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Interessted in 9x17 and 11x17, if this wheel project still moves.
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Get ready for a loooong wait, but they are worth it; Here are my 17x9 & 17x11 Lindsays:

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I've tried few combos... I'm running 315x35 on 11x17 & 255x40 on 8x17. The best combo, even better than 9" & 11" IMO. However, and more important is the backspacing of the wheels which will determine what's spacers - if any - will be used maintaining the same suspension geometry.

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Would appreciate everyone advising their offsets & spacer situations. Seems a fair amount deviation. & would be nice to know details. Cheers!

BTW - I've been racing 245/40-17 (mostly Hoosiers) on 8" fronts for 20+ yrs to very good effect. Not saying better than a 9" but it does fit well & is quite responsive. FWIW - some race classes add points for rim width increases so this is a good compromise for a 2500# 911.
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No need for spacers, that's the whole reason for buying custom wheels. As far as offsets go, all I had to do was tell Mike what year the car was and what tire sizes I wanted to run.
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I leave enough room for at least a 1/4" spacer to be able to adjust the wheel in the opening. Or measure all four fenders and have the wheel made to the narrowest front and rear opening.
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Not to get off subject but do you have to change the wheel studs or cut them down if you go no spacers?
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