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Tokyo Joe
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, don't believe it. Must have been photo shopped. No way you could get wheels looking that good. Impossible etc, I know Chris is good, but surely not that good.

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokyo Joe wrote:
Nah, don't believe it. Must have been photo shopped. No way you could get wheels looking that good. Impossible etc, I know Chris is good, but surely not that good.

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the OP, could you tell me where you got the wheels and if they are genuine or copies, looking for some myself.
 
  
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911turbo996
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheels were already on the car when I purchased it, they are replica wheels. No idea of the original source I am afraid.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, do you know the wheel width and offset? And did you use any spacers to bring them out in the arches?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are spacers on the rear wheels, I think the best person to answer all your questions would be Chris @ Exel who has just refurbished the wheels. He took alot of photos as well..
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great thanks, guessed there were spacers they fill the arches nicely.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi 911turbo996

As a new owner, like myself, what did you think of the 18" loan wheels vs the 19" on the car? Lots of the comments on here suggest the 19" are significantly worse and I just wanted your opinion as someone who's gone between the two

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest the one problem I had before the wheels were refurbished was that they needed balancing, now they have been done its made a whole lot of difference. Personally I can live with the ride difference between the 18s and the 19s, some might not, and I can understand that. My plan is actually to get a set of 18s for my occasional track use and keep the 19s for daily use and the look it gives the car.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moonshine wrote:
Thanks, do you know the wheel width and offset? And did you use any spacers to bring them out in the arches?


The rear wheels are 11" x 19" with offset ET51, so identical to the 997 4s & Turbo. This car has approx 15mm spacers fitted, although I didnt measure.

Photo to illustrate:


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great Chris, I've just picked up a set that need a refurb.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moonshine wrote:
That's great Chris, I've just picked up a set that need a refurb.


Good stuff. Well just a note on these wheels, they are replicas of course so they are more prone to cracking and pothole damage, so make sure you know what you are buying.

What was interesting is we compared the weight of these wheels with the originals and the rep 19"'s are quite light and explains why they crack.

Here is the dilemma: if you want to avoid pothole damage you are better running higher pressure so that impacts dont transfer through to the rim. But the ride on 19's is quite hard and its tempting to reduce pressure to soften up the ride a bit.

Edit to add a few more pics.

In addition to the refurb:

-we supplied genuine centre caps and repainted in Basalt Black
-supplied the new Continental SP3 N1 front tyres (hard to find currently)
-treated all the arches with our special coating which gets rid of the grey arches and enhances the overall look
-the OEM powdercoated wheel weights we fit were re-painted gloss black so they are less obvious.












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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Chris, I'll be giving them a good look over.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want your wheels done, get great service and get to meet Chris himself, who happens to be a really nice guy, choose Exel Wheels. Nice pics by the way!
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree..I think personally would look better with a diamond cut lip.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any spacers on the front Chris?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shep wrote:
Hi 911turbo996

As a new owner, like myself, what did you think of the 18" loan wheels vs the 19" on the car? Lots of the comments on here suggest the 19" are significantly worse and I just wanted your opinion as someone who's gone between the two

Thanks

from my experience of 19 inch rims with my previous car , C4S , it destroyed the handling but after many posts on here it could have been down to the fact they weren't OE rims ergo they were a lot heavier , so i would like peoples opinions on OE 19 inch wheels , the rurbo wheels in this thread look great but sometimes on a 996 imho the wheels look too big for the arches !!
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speedtrap wrote:
I agree..I think personally would look better with a diamond cut lip.


The only trouble with doing that is that it leaves a ridge, and basically that cant be removed in future without re-diamond polishing the whole face. If the wheels had a raised rim all round then it would be a different story.

Moonshine - no spacers to the front
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:27 pm    Post subject: gloss black rims: Chris W / Exel Reply with quote

Our 330d convertible now has gloss black wheels and no sign of the abuse they were subjected to within a week of taking dleivery of the car last year (not at my hands, I must stress and there is only one other person insured to drive it Mad ).

Anyhow:- White car / black wheels looks very nice imho - even if it is a bit 'current trend'.

This is the third set of wheels that Chris has sorted for me and to say I am happy with his work and the sevrice provided is a huge understatement Thumb

I guess you want to see pictures, right Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes please, Useless
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