Fitment guide

Porsche 911 991.1 Carrera & Carrera S Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Originally published | 03/15/2021
Updated | 06/15/2024

Do you want to get more performance out of your 2012-2016 991.1 Carrera or Carrera S or just improve the Aesthetics with a new design with better offsets? You have come to the right place, this Porsche 911 991.1 Carrera & Carrera S Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide has all the information you need to make the best decision based on your use case. With options like the Forged VS-5RS and EC-7RS along with the Flow Formed SM-10 there is a fitment for everyone. Get the most out of your wheel setup today with a new set of Apex Wheels.

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter.

Available Wheel Designs

Bolt Pattern

5x130

Center Bore

71.6mm

Lug Seat

R14 Ball Seat

Thread Pitch

M14x1.5mm

OEM+ Wheel Fitment

Easy upgrades for street-driven cars

  • Green Porsche 911 - VS-5RS in Anthracite

For those looking to keep that OEM look and feel but increase performance with a lightweight set of wheels. Great for someone looking to just bolt on and go without the need to worry about alignment or suspension modifications.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 20x9" ET44
  • Rear Wheel Size: 20x11.5" ET72
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • 5mm or 7mm spacers can be used in the rear for a more flush fitment

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 245/35-20
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-20
    • Direct Fit
    • OEM 991.2 sizes
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Nankang CR-S (200 TW), Michelin PS Cup 2 240 Connect (240 TW)
    • R-Compounds: Michelin PS Cup 2 (180 TW), Michelin PS Cup 2 R (140 TW), Pirelli Trofeo R (60 TW), Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 (80 TW)

Performance Street and Track Wheel Fitment

Wider fitments for enhanced performance

  • White Porsche 911 - VS-5RS in Motorsport Gold
  • White Porsche 911 - SM-10 in Anthracite

Our most popular fitments available for the 991.1 Carrera S. Great for someone looking to extract even more performance than the OEM+ section is ok with some changes if needed. These are typically a reduction in overall diameter from 20" to 19" to further reduce weight and consumable cost for those occasional track days.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x9” ET50
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x11” ET60
    • Available in: SM-10
    • Popular fitment

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 245/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Nankang CR-S (200 TW), Goodyear Eagle Supercar 3 (220 TW), Falken RT660 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Eagle Supercar 3R (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW)
  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW)
  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 315/30-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW)
  • Alternative #3:
    • Front Tire Size: 245/40-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 295/35-19
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: No options currently available
  • Alternative #4:
    • Front Tire Size: 235/40-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 285/35-19
    • Factory 991 C2 tire sizes
    • Direct Fit
    • Max Performance Summer:: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Yokohama AD09 (200TW)
    • R-Compound: Nitto NT01 (100 TW)

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x9” ET50
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x11.5” ET72
    • Available in: EC-7RS & VS-5RS
    • Popular fitment
    • 5mm or 7mm spacers can be used in the rear for a more flush fitment

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 245/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Direct fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Nankang CR-S (200 TW), Goodyear Eagle Supercar 3 (220 TW), Falken RT660 (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Goodyear Eagle Supercar 3R (100 TW), Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW)
  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 325/30-19
    • Typically a direct fit, camber plates may be needed for tires that tend to run wide.
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle Supercar 3 (220 TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (220 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 & A7(40 TW)
  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Direct fit
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW)
  • Alternative #3:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 315/30-19
    • Direct fit
    • Max Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW)

Hardcore Track Wheel Fitment

Track focused fitments that require significant modifications

The perfect fitments for those dedicated track or Time attack cars looking to get the most out of their 991. These fitments put outright pace before ease of fitment and therefore generally require some sort of suspension modification or alignment change from stock.

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size: 19x9.5” ET45
  • Rear Wheel Size: 19x11.5” ET72
    • Available in: VS-5RS
    • 5mm or 7mm spacers can be used in the rear for a more flush fitment

Tires

  • APEX Staff Pick:
    • Front Tire Size: 265/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 325/30-19
    • Camber plates are required
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Performance Summer: Goodyear Eagle Supercar 3 (220 TW), Continental Extremecontact Force (220 TW)
    • R-Compound: Nankang AR-1 (100 TW), Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW), Toyo R888R (100 TW)
    • Semi-Slick: Hoosier R7 & A7(40 TW)
  • Alternative #1:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 305/30-19
    • Camber plates may be required
    • Max Performance Summer: Michelin PS4S (300 TW)
    • Extreme Summer: Yokohama AD08R (200 TW)
    • R-Compound: Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW)
  • Alternative #2:
    • Front Tire Size: 255/35-19
    • Rear Tire Size: 315/30-19
    • Camber plates may be required
    • Max Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • Extreme Performance Summer: No options currently available
    • R-Compound: Michelin Cup 2 (180 TW)

Additional Resources

Brake Clearance Information

In the engineering phase of wheel development we 3D scan factory brakes and review 2D aftermarket brake templates in order to optimize our barrel profiles and spoke curvatures. As a result, our wheels offer massive brake clearance so you can run the smallest possible wheel diameter. The following brakes have been tested and confirmed:

  • Porsche C2 4 piston 330mm F. / 4 piston 330mm R. - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Porsche C2S 6 piston 340mm F. / 4 piston 330mm R. - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Porsche Optional PCCB 6 piston 350mm F. / 4 piston 350mm R. - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT/GTS/GTR Front 6 piston 380x34mm - 1N1.9068A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT/GTS/GTR Front 6 piston 380x32mm - 1M1.9040A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT Front 6 piston 380x34mm - 1T1.9021A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT/GTS/GTR Rear 4 piston 380x28mm - 2P1.9066A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT/GTS/GTR Rear 4 piston 380x28mm - 2P1.9036A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT/GTS/GTR Rear 4 piston 345x28mm - 2P1.8044A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT Rear 4 piston 380x28mm - 2S1.9018A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • Brembo GT Rear 4 piston 380x28mm - 2S1.9019A - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • AP Racing by Essex CP9661 Front 6 piston 372x34mm - 13.01.10096 - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • AP Racing by Essex CP9449 Rear 4 piston 365x30mm - 13.01.10097 - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • AP Racing by Essex 9562 Front 6 piston 380x36mm - 20.01.10000 - 19" & 20" wheels clear
  • AP Racing by Essex 9541 Rear 4 piston 380x28mm - 20.01.10001 - 19" & 20" wheels clear

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