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Do you know of a special deal? Tire Rack website is showing $716 USD right now without shipping.
Wow, those went up a lot in 16 months. were a screaming deal before, now still a great deal. Less than one Porsche rim.
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Thanks for the tip. While Pfaff took my name and number "to check stock", they didn't call me back. Meanwhile, Oakville had a set of RS Spyders at C$5600.

20s wouldn't have been my first choice but in the time since I placed my order, I was second guessing the SDs I specced. Now I'll have both.

By the way, for anyone who will be needing a set of winters and wants a set from Porsche, they've just raised their prices (Canada and the US at least).

The Spyders listed at C$6900 last year and now are C$7350.


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I have to ask, "why buy a Macan and then cheap out on the most critical piece of equipment?". If you want to mount Q5 rims and tires, why not just buy a Q5?

Who said I wanted to cheap out?? Please re-read my original post. Since winter is hard on wheels here in the NE I just thought I would pick up a set of used Porsche wheels to use off-season and keep my originals nice. An earlier poster suggested the Q5 rims and I just happen to have a set.


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It's mind twisting if anyone is to spend $8,000 for a winter set. I thought I was nut when I spent $4500 for non OEM winter set.

I guess different strokes for different folks
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I went with my 20" sport design wheels and put on the Nokian Haks studded. They actually come in the standard oem staggered sizes.

I bought a new set for summer.

Give the nokians a look. I thought that the 20" were fine for winter. You could probably find a set of used 20" oem wheels in the classified section.
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So, I tried the 18" Q5 wheels on the Macan. They bolted up but the caliper and steering knuckle are noticeably closer to the inner rim. I won't use them.


So, I called Tirerack and they have a full set of wheels and snows for $1900. I may end up going that direction.

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So, I called Tirerack and they have a full set of wheels and snows for $1900. I may end up going that direction.
That's quite reasonable. I bought my rims and tpms there, but they don't sell Hakka tires, which I bought locally for about C$1500 with full tire warranty, mounting and balancing. Not N0 or N1, but who drives 150 mph in the winter anyways in North America? The Hakka R2 makes up for it with far superior snow and ice traction to anything out there, but isn't as responsive as the N0 and N1 options in the dry.

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I ordered the package and did even better. The P10 rears were on sale at $20 off each. then there was a rebate on the tires. And I'm going to pick them up locally. So I ended up at $1550 with tax and TPMS, installed and ready to go. These are exactly like factory, mixed wheel and tire setup so it should be good. I'm ready for winter. I'll post a photo.

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I struggled with the 18" packages from Tire Rack, did like the BBS SR, but ended up with 20" OZ Superturismo. Couple of reasons I went with them, first, cleaning, my OCD tendencies require I be able to fit a wash sponge between the brakes and wheel all the way around, could not imagine that being the case with the 18's. Second, here in SW lower MI, my time on ice and really bad roads is probably a couple of weeks combined number of days each winter, much of rest of winter roads are relatively dry, so I went with the wider, staggered set up to match that bias. The narrower stagger would have been more ideal for the 2 weeks, but with my right foot I imagine I would have experienced greater wear too than with the wider tires.

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The Porsche 18" winter wheel/tyre combo is noted on the Porsche website as not suitable for the Turbo, and I assume this is because of the brakes. No mention if they are a problem with the GTS. Anyone know if you can put 18" Porsche wheels on a GTS? Thanks.

The new Porsche tequipment site does not list the 18's as an option on the GTS, but I had my dealership confirm today that the Porsche 18" rims fit fine on a GTS. Apparently they had a GTS in the shop and tried the 18" rims.
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