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Widebody wheel size?

Those of you 944's who've gone wide body, and those who know of a wide body car who happen to know, what size wheels are you running? I was thinking 10 wide but i've now had second thoughts and feel like that may be too small.

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Before my widebody I had 9's. Friend was running 10's in the rear on a 951. I dont have my widebody installed. I can probably fit 12, thinking 11 for cost. 10 will need spacers to fill out the body work.
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Depends on what kit, what year your car and perhaps whatever local rules you may have to run under? The GT2 bolt on panels don't really allow you to run super wide wheels at the front (unless you raise ride height). I did this and had a crash due to loss of rear suspension droop. So you need to be pretty careful with what you combine.
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I have 9's and 11's
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10's will be fine as long as you get the right offset.
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With stock bodywork on 951, I was using 17x10.5/11.5" wheels with 255/40 & 275/40-17 tyres. Increased offset by +10mm over stock and 2.5" coilovers. Similar to going from Turbo to TurboS wheels.

With 1" wider fenders on 951, I could fit 18x11/12" wheels with 255/35 & 295/30-18 tyres with stock-offsets and 2.5" coilovers. These will actually fit under stock bodywork with TurboS offsets (+10mm). The Yokohama A048 and Kumho Victorracers are good tyres for trackdays.

To really take advantage of wider fenders, I'd go with 12/13" wide wheels and slicks on a racecar.

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