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Wheels for '88 944 S2

Recently purchased an '88 944 S2 and was hoping someone can advise is if a set of 17 inch wheels with 9x17 ET 47 with 255/40ZR17 (rear) and 7.5x17 ET 52 with 205/50ZR17 (fronts) will fit this car?

Thanks Jerry

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Yup.. they'll fit (assuming 5x130 bolt pattern)

btw, S2's weren't offered till '89, not '88.
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Post a pic of them for identification. I'm looking to replace the 7 & 8 Cup Ones I have on my S2 with 7.5 and 9 inch when I see something I like.
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They may fit, but there's a Porsche advisory about fitting 17's to the 944's. Probably available by Google search. The nutshell version is that the suspension bits aren't up to the task.
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Thanks I'll post a pic if I acquire.
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Technically, yes, it wasn't till the 968 that Porsche authorized use of 17's on the "944 series" cars. I believe they changed a bracket or bushings in the front suspension to cope with the additional cornering forces of the larger wheels.

That said, they fit.
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Racer yes you are correct the "S2" wasn't until '89...wishfull thinking on my part.

The car is currently set up for DE/street with the "ugly" 15" phone dials for the street and a set of 16" BBS 3 piece wheels for the track. Thought i'd like to up grade the street wheels as I found a set of 17 " twist 5-spoke that i think would look great for the street thus, my question about the 17" and offset. With the upgraded suspension I have on the car I think it would handle any street use i do with the car.

Again, appreciate everyone's quick response...the Pelican network is a great source for info and not to mention they sell some reasonably priced goodies for the Porsches!!

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205/255 stagger is pretty large. Fine on the street. Annoying on track/de/ax. You'd want at least a 225 front.

Boxster/996 wheels are a simple find a bolt up just fine. Lots more tire choices in 17"s than 16"s.

I'm suprised the 15"s will clear the front brake calipers.
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I *think* all you need to do is upgrade to 968 caster blocks to run 17s.
Great upgrade for any size, really.
So is this an 88 or 89 (S or S2)?
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Excellent. So castor blocks and eccentrics. Good to know.

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