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Old 10-15-2018, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wing Commander
Found it!! Mention in the link you posted of the base Carrera 992 having 18” and 19” wheels!

Really? My bad. 18" >> Yuck.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by subshooter
Isn't the wheel gap solely driven by PASM or SPASM being optioned? The tire diameter is still the same....it's the rim that is changing in diameter. The 991.1 Base always had a bigger wheel gap because PASM wasn't standard and SPASM wasn't an option. Of course, the 991.2 had PASM standard.

Unless I am missing something which is entirely possible.

You're right pretty much. Wheel gap is a spring height. I'm sure a 19" tires overall height is less than a 20"? Nothing that would make difference.

Point being, the wheel arches are fine. Even with a 21" tire, pretty close to same height as a 20" I'd think depending on profile height.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:25 PM
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Front arches gap look a tiny bit tighter on the 991.2 with 20” front and back wheels. Might be the photo or my bad eyesight...
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DKST View Post
Front arches gap look a tiny bit tighter on the 991.2 with 20” front and back wheels. Might be the photo or my bad eyesight...
width of the rear fenders look very close as well, maybe it is the slightly larger proportions of the 992-
i think the wheelbase is the same as well.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Really? My bad. 18" >> Yuck.
Car and Driver:
"wheel diameters measure 19 inches in front and 20 in the rear on the base cars, while S models get 20s and 21s."

Can't see this car having 18's...
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Really? My bad. 18" >> Yuck.

The journalist in question may have got it wrong though.

The trend for years has been bigger wheels, so a 911 with 18” front wheels feels a little odd.

19” and 20” for the base Carrera sounds more likely, with huge numbers of buyers paying a premium to Porsche to upgrade to 20”/21”.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Thinc2
Car and Driver:
"wheel diameters measure 19 inches in front and 20 in the rear on the base cars, while S models get 20s and 21s."

Can't see this car having 18's...

Ok. More like it. Thanks!

Still, 19's on front and 20's in rear will look odd.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Thinc2 View Post
Car and Driver:
"wheel diameters measure 19 inches in front and 20 in the rear on the base cars, while S models get 20s and 21s."

Can't see this car having 18's...

Hmmm - so who is right? Car and Driver or Georg Kacher in Automobile?!
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Wing Commander
Hmmm - so who is right? Car and Driver or Georg Kacher in Automobile?!

Can't remember last time a 911 had 18's. 996?? Oh the irony
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:15 PM
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Little Photoshop quicky comparing a 991.2 with 20" Turbo wheels to the (presumably) 992 C4S:

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Old 10-15-2018, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Thinc2 View Post
This car is all about that bass.
So much junk in the trunk. They should call it the Kardashian Edition.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by STG View Post
Can't remember last time a 911 had 18's. 996?? Oh the irony
Did anyone ever have a bad word to say about the beloved 996?!?
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:11 PM
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Really? My bad. 18" >> Yuck.
Yeah 18" is some weak ****, we want bona fide monster truck wheels! Even 21" isn't good, why not 25" or 30" or more. I really hope the 992.2 looks like this.

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DKST View Post
Little Photoshop quicky comparing a 991.2 with 20" Turbo wheels to the (presumably) 992 C4S:

Thanks for taking the time to do this. It really helps to show the elegant designed of the 991. I love how the seam lines are gracefully integrated. I also like the hood of the 992, but the straight seams are a negative. The 992 rear I actually like, even though it lost it's 911 uniqueness. All-in-all, I want the 992 to be just a little bit better/cleaver than what they are showing us. I want it to be my next 911. I know technically it will be better, but aesthetically it's not doing it for me.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by STG
Base model 19"/20"
S/4S, etc 20"/21"

Arches will be the same in all models.

The base will just have bigger wheel gap as before. Plus, the OEM wheels offsets are never aggressive. Always tucked under. Even with 991's, you can have 21's all around no issues. The tire profile is usually a little lower.

The 21" isn't a good move. Totally unnecessary and $$. Wheels and Tires. For most daily driver guys, overkill.
Wheel gap will be the same, no? The tire sidewall gets higher to compensate, with the overall rolling diameter staying the same.
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