As we’ve said before and we are sure to say again, wheels and a drop can utterly transform virtually any car. Peter N’s Porsche 997 Carrera S Cabrio is a perfect example of just that. Peter’s Carrera came in at stock ride height on the boring factory wheels, and man, is the end result stunning.
The factory ride height of the Porsche Carrera’s suspension is ridiculously high, which is why even the mild drop offered by the Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for Porsche 997 we installed lower the car a whole 1.2in both front and back. Eibach Springs are known for being conservative and keeping your car streetable.
But what a difference that 1.2in makes. The lower ride height and the handsome, sporty design of the Ruger Mesh wheels transforms the car from being kind of blah into the exciting top-down sports car it’s supposed to be.
Check out the fitment. The Black powdercoated Ruger Mesh Wheels were spec’d out at 19×8.5 up front and 19×11 at the rear for that proper Porsche stance.
Here’s a shot of the rear fitment. It’s spot on and fills out the wheel arches perfectly.
The black powdercoated finish of the wheels also ties into the black canvas of the cabrio top for a tight, cohesive look.
The overall effect is incredibly sharp. Check out the rest of the gratuitous photo gallery below.
We hope you enjoyed the photo gallery – if you’re looking for a set of Wheels for your Porsche, check out our selection at ModBargains.com or give our Mod Experts like former Carrera owner Sr Mod Expert Alan a call at 714-582-3330 (dial x8006 for Alan).
Interested in modding your Porsche but aren’t sure where to start? Check out our guide to the Best Mods for the Porsche 997 Carrera here to learn more about the platform and get ideas and inspiration for your build.
Need something installed on your Porsche at a shop you can trust? Look no further than our state of the art installation shop in SoCal, ModAuto, located in sunny La Habra, CA on Lambert Rd at Harbor Blvd and let us show you our Experience, Expertise and Enthusiasm firsthand.
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Story & Photos by Nick Gregson