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Wheel Sizes 911 SC

Hi all,

I have a stock 911sc (lowered to euro spec), and was wondering if I could move my 16x8s to the front and buy some 16x9s for the back to fill out the space a little better.

Anyone have any input/experience/pics?

I'm pretty motivated to do this so even if the answer is no I'd love to know what could be done (short of bodywork if possible).

Thanks!
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I'm sure Bill V will chime in with actual measurements, but the short answer is no, the offset for the 8" rears is too low and they will stick out too far.

Most people use spacers to bump out the wheels / tires a bit to achieve the visual effect you are going for, do a search for that.
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Thanks Matt -

What about just the 9s in the back?
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16x9 look great on the rear of an SC or Carrera. The 944 offset 16x8 will work up front but if you have 16x7 now I'd leave them there.
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While the 944 8x16ET23.3 wheels can be fitted to the front of an SC/Carrera it's not a happy fit. The 8ET23.3 is just not tucked in enough, even 8ET25 is tight, what you would want is 8ET25-30 w/ the best compromise ET27.

Stock SC rear 8s are ET10.6, way too low for use on the front.
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I moved 16 x 7's to front, have 16 x 9's in rear

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You could look at 20mm wheel spacers Sam. You'll need longer studs too.
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Thanks everyone ��

I think maybe just putting 9s in the rear will get me there. In the meantime, I may try spacers
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