Taycan Wheel Spacers - 15mm front / 10mm rear

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My car is at the custom shop getting windows tinted and clear bra installed. He wants to add wheel spacers - 15mm for front and 10mm in rear. Any reason NOT to do it on the Taycan (depending on how much he'll charge). They do add a little aggressiveness to the look of the car but want to make sure no downside to doing it - handling, driver assist systems, etc. Thoughts?

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I ended up passing on the spacers. But here are 2 pics showing what they look like installed. On the split photo the right side shows the rims with spacers installed and left side is stock. So I just did the window tinting and PPF (Suntek Ultra).

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You should be fine with 10-15mm wheel spacers. Since you're increasing the front and rear track width by about the same, you shouldn't notice any difference in handling, unless you're pushing the limits on a track. And even then probably only expert track drivers would be able to tell the difference.

But make sure they're using hubcentric spacers and a good quality brand. The bolts will be longer to accomodate the spacers, so theoretically they'll have more stress on them compared to factory length bolts. So you want a high quality brand (and material) to ensure they don't shear off. And hubcentric spacers (no use of centering rings) will ensure a tight proper fit to prevent vibrations.

Post pics after install, I'd love to see how it looks on the Taycan!
 
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Thanks @JayGT4 - will not be taking her to the track. Installer said they are ECS Tuning hub centric machined spacers. Not sure it's worth the bang for the buck.
 

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15/10 should be great! That would provide a very noticeable change in the stance of the car. I would love to see this.

Performance? Very very subtle changes. Some handling academics may say that there's a change position of the wheel/tire in relation to the finely tuned Porsche suspension (etc etc) but as @JayGT4 said above, 99% of us would be hard-pressed to notice a difference.

Driver assist? No problems.

Looks? Awesome!

Bang for the buck? Excellent, IMO. Those spacers should be about $120 a pair.
 
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Sorry to disappoint you @Chowster but I ended up passing on the spacers. But here are 2 pics showing what they look like installed. On the split photo the right side shows the rims with spacers installed and left side is stock. So I just did the window tinting and PPF (Suntek Ultra).

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Sorry to disappoint you @Chowster but I ended up passing on the spacers. But here are 2 pics showing what they look like installed. On the split photo the right side shows the rims with spacers installed and left side is stock. So I just did the window tinting and PPF (Suntek Ultra).

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Thanks so much for the photos. I guess there wasn't any driving done with the spacers on to test for rubbing and clearance? The front looks a bit too much.... maybe 10mm on both front and rear might be the way to go for me.
 

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Re: Spacers:

If you drive on gravel or dirt roads, or drive in winter on sanded roads, the tires will throw more abrasive grit up onto the body panels because you are now out beyond the fenders.

This will be especially noticeable just forward of the rear fenders.
 

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Bumping this up to see if anyone has done this to their car yet and which brand? I'm interested myself
 


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Re: Spacers:

If you drive on gravel or dirt roads, or drive in winter on sanded roads, the tires will throw more abrasive grit up onto the body panels because you are now out beyond the fenders.

This will be especially noticeable just forward of the rear fenders.
Besides, you increase the stress on the wheel bearings.
You deliberately go into offset.
Well, it's his car, his wear.
One shouldn't change wheel geometry, especially on a Porsche.
They know what they're doing, tuning clubs don't, obviously.
What one should do is take wheels with a higher ET-value which will also result in wider tires...
Just my €0,02. :)
 
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Besides, you increase the stress on the wheel bearings.
You deliberately go into offset.
Well, it's his car, his wear.
One shouldn't change wheel geometry, especially on a Porsche.
They know what they're doing, tuning clubs don't, obviously.
What one should do is take wheels with a higher ET-value which will also result in wider tires...
Just my €0,02. :)
I've used spacers on almost every car that I've owned at some point. Including my tracked M3. In fact, Porsche also makes wheel spacers for their cars.


https://www.getporscheparts.com/oem...5804450000?c=bD0xJm49RHluYW1pYyBTRU8gUGFnZQ==
 

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I've used spacers on almost every car that I've owned at some point. Including my tracked M3. In fact, Porsche also makes wheel spacers for their cars.


https://www.getporscheparts.com/oem-parts/porsche-wheel-spacers-95804450000?c=bD0xJm49RHluYW1pYyBTRU8gUGFnZQ==
You completely missed the point why Porsche makes wheel spacers.
It's to accommodate wider wheels on some models, exactly like I mentioned before, to compensate the offset.
Porsches don't drive offset and never will, not even for racing applications.
If I'm not mistaken, you are the dude that lowered a Macan, right?
Well, nuff said... :) :) :)
 
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You completely missed the point why Porsche makes wheel spacers.
It's to accommodate wider wheels on some models, exactly like I mentioned before, to compensate the offset.
Porsches don't drive offset and never will, not even for racing applications.
If I'm not mistaken, you are the dude that lowered a Macan, right?
Well, nuff said... :) :) :)
I lower all my cars...nuff said ;) I leave nothing stock. You should see my wife's Cabriolet. I fully plan on going as apeshit as I can with my Taycan (within warranty voiding). Sorry, I'm not utterly boring...haha.
 

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Bumping this up to see if anyone has done this to their car yet and which brand? I'm interested myself
Always stick with H&R, they've been doing this for decades.
 

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I lower all my cars...nuff said ;) I leave nothing stock. You should see my wife's Cabriolet. I fully plan on going as apeshit as I can with my Taycan (within warranty voiding). Sorry, I'm not utterly boring...haha.
I was wondering if you had a comeback on my spacer statement, obviously not, thank you.

Any idea why it is part of a warranty?
Maybe?
No need to answer that btw.
You're just acknowledging my statements by your replies.
Also, Porsches aren't "utterly boring" by design in the first place, lol!
You are one funny dude, that's for sure! :)
 

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I was wondering if you had a comeback on my spacer statement, obviously not, thank you.

Any idea why it is part of a warranty?
Maybe?
No need to answer that btw.
You're just acknowledging my statements by your replies.
Also, Porsches aren't "utterly boring" by design in the first place, lol!
You are one funny dude, that's for sure! :)
I'm taking it you're of a certain elderly age, and that's ok. Old guys usually have that "it's different and I'm scared" mentality. Good day to you, sir. I also have my current Porsche's ECU flashed as I never tend to "settle" for anything. I suppose at your point in life, it's nice to just let things be...but, while I still have the energy to work on my cars and tailor them to how I want them...I'll do it. Funny that my argument is to "do what you want to your car" and yours is quite authoritarian. Have fun with that.
 

 
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