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halenko
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject: New Wheel Dilema - help me choose! Reply with quote

Ok so I want to get some 18's for my new 993 cabriolet. Its Midnight blue with blue leather - here is a current pic:

I can't decide whether to go for the standard 18" Porsche C4S / Turbo wheel here: (but without the chrome)

Or the Veloce 18" wheel here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/850-00-GBP-18-Veloce-3-6-Porsche-968-928-964-993-996-/150537107591?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims_Car_Rims_ET&hash=item230cb5f887

Or even the BBS LM wheels like the ones listed here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/18-BBS-LM-STYLE-ALLOY-WHEELS-PORSCHE-911-/220708324012?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims_Car_Rims_ET&hash=item33633dc2ac

I am leaning towards the Veloce's but just can't decide - what is everyone's opinions please?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep the Cups IMO
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:36 am    Post subject: wheels Reply with quote

I love my sport classics, original but still modern looking
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd stick with the 17" cups too, especially on the slightly more flexy cabrio.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys - Hand

Answer the question!

Which wheel? As always in life, it depends Grin

For looks IMO, probably BBS LM, then Turbo1, then Veloce.

BUT remember, these are not genuine BBS LM, and the Veloce have some dubious feedback on strength IIRC. They will be stupidly heavy, and the LM copy finish MIGHT not be good or last well.

So for function, the Cup2s and then some OE Turbo1; though the solidspokes Turbo1 still weigh significantly more than the Cup2, I'll bet the Turbo1 solidspokes STILL weigh significantly LESS than the copy BBS or Veloce.

Remember, increased rotating mass has a big impact on acceleration, braking and handling.

But if the car is for wafting, BBS LM Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I've seen them I do like bucski's sport classics - never seen any of these for sale though!

I realise going to 18" isn't going to give me as good a ride but I want the look! I think they cup's do look good when sparkling clean but any little bit of dirt and they look like 15" bottom of the rung wheels (just my opinion)...

If you think the Veloce wheels are poorly made im defo best avoiding these!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChrisW would have all of the OE wheels you are interested in, and obviously they would be guaranteed NOT to be bent/etc.

halenko wrote:
If you think the Veloce wheels are poorly made im defo best avoiding these!


I didn't say that - but I'm sure I saw a thread (maybe not on here) where one had broken, but it might have been on a track car Dont know

The key thing to remember is that SOME copy/aftermarket wheels are cheap for a reason. Just do as many searches on here, PH and Rennlist on the wheels you are considering.
 
  
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Chris W
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Halenko

I was going to say before I read that my favourite on the Cab are the Sport Classic II's as per Bucski. They do look stunning. I actually supplied those wheels to him and took his in part-ex. His originals are now ready and available for sale. Please contact me vioa sales@exelwheels.co.uk

You will need to ensure your car is fitted with the steering rack brace as advised by Porsche when fitting 18" wheels.

I often find when the question is asked 'which wheel?' there is a very good reason for wanting to upgrade, and its normally an overwhelming desire to fill the arches better. Cup 2's are lovely but you cant beat IMO a 933 arch with 18's.

Diddy-p and Asterix-the-Gaul on here both have run Cab's with 18's for many years now with no issues AFAIK.

Thanks for the recommendation OC Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris W wrote:


I often find when the question is asked 'which wheel?' there is a very good reason for wanting to upgrade, and its normally an overwhelming desire to fill the arches better. Cup 2's are lovely but you cant beat IMO a 933 arch with 18's.


Totally agree with this Chris.
My 18" hollow"s fill my wheel arch just right to my eye. 17's look a little too small imo. Just my preference.
 
  
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bucski
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine from Chris and they are superb. Great guy to deal with also.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some library pics of a Black 993 Cab, sort of gives an idea of how yours could look.

Sport Classic II









Turbo I




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris is a top chap to deal with - I genuinely don't see why you'd go anywhere else.

If you get the sport classics you will need one of these...!

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has to be the Turbo's for me though I do like the Sport Classics and nearly bought a set for my coupe.

Whichever ones you get, bear in mind that 18's on standard suspension make the car ride pretty high so you might want to consider dropping the ride height...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will be an outcast heathen like me if you fit Non Porsche wheels on your car Floor Floor


Or you just could be unique







 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like these Speedlines and am seriously tempted!
 
  
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Dom B
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Food for thought.

Personally I prefer the Twists and the Cups, not keen on the Wheels in the first pic, very non Porsche like, although the car looks lovely so I thought that I would include it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris W wrote:
Some library pics of a Black 993 Cab, sort of gives an idea of how yours could look.


Thanks for this Chris, been a big help! I now prefer the Turbo style wheels and the Veloce still - I think the one below with the blue centres looks awesome!

If I do fit 18"s where's best to get the steering brace from?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dommorton wrote:
Keep the Cups IMO


....without a doubt....
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the correct offset these would be rather nice. Grin Grin





Bit of crazy 993 photography on that site too........

HERE
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These look quite nice;
 
  
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