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2019/10/14 20:19:33 (permalink)

718 wheels

hi, fairly new to the forum and a 17 plate 718. I’m intending to put winter wheels & tyres on the car - and there are a number of decent second hand 981 winter wheel sets out there - question is, will they fit the 718? The car is currently on 19” Pirelli’s. 235F/265R. I’m targeting a used set of 18” winters with tyres fitted (majority seem to have Dunlop’s fitted - I’m guessing that was standard winter fit 3+ years ago). Any advice appreciated.
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Re: 718 wheels 2019/10/15 12:26:05 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Dean_G 2019/10/15 20:48:55
Dean,
 
The 981 wheels should fit your 17 plate 718 ok. Just check the offsets (ET) figures match those for the 718 of a similar size. Easiest way to do this is to go to the Porsche T-Equipment page and check the sizes and offsets for 18" and 19" Winter Wheels and Tyres. The ET figures for your particular 718 will be in the driver's handbook.
 
On previous Caymans, I have personal experience of Pirelli Sottozero winter tyres. They were excellent, with good grip in snow and slush covered Highland roads. I have no experience of Dunlop winter tyres.
 
Brian      
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Nairnshire,
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Previous:
2007 Cayman 987.1 2.7 Manual.
2010 Cayman S 987.2 Manual
2012 Cayman R Manual
2019 718 Cayman S PDK
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718 Cayman GTS PDK

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Re: 718 wheels 2019/10/15 20:51:04 (permalink)
Brian, 
thats perfect & exactly the info I needed. Thank you🙏 for the quick reply!
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Re: 718 wheels 2019/10/27 18:17:20 (permalink)
I have a new 718, coming up 12 month old & 12,000 miles, I use it every day. I purchased a winter set direct for the supplying dealer - with a good owners club discount. 
Fitted with Pirelli Sottozero winter tyres. They are excellent, felt very safe last winter, hardly any snow use but just felt secure in the colder weather. 
The way i saw it, I had 2 new sets, both with brand new tyres, the winter set seems to be lasting better than the summer set so should last a good few years, if i change the car i still have the wheels to sell. I would estimate the wheels will cost me about £800 over 3 years, this being the difference between the buying and the selling price, probably saved me a set of summer tyres (and possibly an accident claim!) 
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Re: 718 wheels 2019/10/28 20:48:42 (permalink)
Thanks G, I landed up purchasing a new set from Sussex OPC during a club event organised by Sussex GB club last week 😎. 1 - checked the offsets per BJ‘s advice. the offsets on the front are exact; though approx .5 inch variance on the rears. Negligible - though on a daily driver, at speed. safety first! And 2 - your points spot on re better tyre wear on the summers and new winter rubber is just better, safer for the colder    conditions. 3 - the event was well organised by the club & OPC, so past point of faffing around and bought them with the Pirelli winters fitted. with thanks for the counsel! 
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Re: 718 wheels 2019/10/29 12:53:00 (permalink)
Dean,
 
You've done everything right. Well done.
 
Brian

Nairnshire,
Highlands
Previous:
2007 Cayman 987.1 2.7 Manual.
2010 Cayman S 987.2 Manual
2012 Cayman R Manual
2019 718 Cayman S PDK
Current:
2015 Abarth 595 Competizione 180bhp Manual
718 Cayman GTS PDK

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