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Gray79
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Ok wheels.... the standard 5 spokes just look wrong because they leave too much space between the spokes, this is where the lobsters always win. Lobsters with the centres black also look very good... the turbo wheels are ***** hideous regardless of what they weigh.. as are all the nasty aftermarket oz etc wheels that all look like you have ramraided a set of fast and furious 🤪 (especially when painted bronze or gold...)

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I agree with you thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well i obviously disagree and quite like aftermarket wheels in Gold Very Happy

Hertsdriver wrote:
Ok wheels.... the turbo wheels are ***** hideous regardless of what they weigh.. as are all the nasty aftermarket oz etc wheels that all look like you have ramraided a set of fast and furious 🤪 (especially when painted bronze or gold...)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said it’s all subjective and personal taste, that’s what’s great about cars, they are all basically big tonka toys to be played with however you like thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AdeD wrote:
Well i obviously disagree and quite like aftermarket wheels in Gold Very Happy

Hertsdriver wrote:
Ok wheels.... the turbo wheels are ***** hideous regardless of what they weigh.. as are all the nasty aftermarket oz etc wheels that all look like you have ramraided a set of fast and furious 🤪 (especially when painted bronze or gold...)

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When it comes to these HRE's..... it isn't subjective, because these are just THE best wheels to have on a 997 Turbo ( S)… (In black though) but these are the DB's.....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most oem 997 wheels are a bit gash tbh. I have sport design on mine which are probably the best of a bad bunch imho. I really like a few of the aftermarkets wheels though:

BBS CHR


Vertini Magic


These 2 being amongst the best in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No love for the 997 Turbo wheels then, I like them?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got Turbo wheels on mine, but they're not my favourite. A mate said I'd be crazy to swap them out, but I'm not 100% sold on them
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No love for the 997 Turbo wheels then, I like them?

Nope, not keen on gen1 turbo wheels at all and think gen2 turbo wheels are alright, but I wouldn't want them personally.

I think the gts wheels are about the best oem wheel I can think of.

Ruger mesh are nice on the right car too.

It's all subjective anyway, as one man's poison...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well to add to the debate....i put a set of 20" after market Turbo 2's and initially thought they looked good...

i like others have always changed the wheel on my previous cars....but ive started to think that the "Lobster Claws" actually look really good and ive come back to liking them.

I do however like the Carrera S 2 wheels so may if i can find a set replacement with these...but the 20"'s are going.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarreraMonkey wrote:
MR997 wrote:
No love for the 997 Turbo wheels then, I like them?

Nope, not keen on gen1 turbo wheels at all and think gen2 turbo wheels are alright, but I wouldn't want them personally.

I think the gts wheels are about the best oem wheel I can think of.

Ruger mesh are nice on the right car too.

It's all subjective anyway, as one man's poison...


Looking good , what spacers / springs are you on there ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No love for the 997 Turbo wheels then, I like them?


I didn't like mine when they were diamond cut...better now in anthracite.

Plus they are one of the few Porsche wheels to be forged thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

addavies wrote:
MR997 wrote:
No love for the 997 Turbo wheels then, I like them?


I didn't like mine when they were diamond cut...better now in anthracite.

Plus they are one of the few Porsche wheels to be forged thumbsup


They do look better like that, not a fan of the turbo wheels in standard form.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the new ‘spider’ wheels available on the the 992. Would look great on the 997. Closest I’d have to settle for are the BBS-CHRs Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

me&my997 wrote:
CarreraMonkey wrote:
MR997 wrote:
No love for the 997 Turbo wheels then, I like them?

Nope, not keen on gen1 turbo wheels at all and think gen2 turbo wheels are alright, but I wouldn't want them personally.

I think the gts wheels are about the best oem wheel I can think of.

Ruger mesh are nice on the right car too.

It's all subjective anyway, as one man's poison...


Looking good , what spacers / springs are you on there ?


It's got the factory sports chassis kit, which is m030 and therefore -20mm ride height. Personally I'd like another -10mm lower at least.

Spacer wise - I think (i forget now) its got 5 or 6mm at the front and 12 or 13mm at the rear. Definitely the regular 7 and 14mm combo was too much and the tyres stuck out from the arches and looked stupid. It may have been due to the rim savers built into the Bridgestone tyres though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lobster Claws; Here's mine...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LR75 wrote:
Lobster Claws; Here's mine...


I've thought about getting my Lobster Claws done in Black and Anthracite (my cars Basalt Black) .....can you please upload a photo on the complete car ...cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK not breaking any squares but they're the wheels I wanted.
Tyred up this morning with new Vred Vorti Rs
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not been on here for a couple of weeks and first thing I see is a wheels thread Grin

I agree much as they might look like lobster forks it is a US term and in the UK we call them lobster claws. but whatever you call them I don't really like them but everyone has differing taste.

re your mate who said there were knobs on here, he probably hasn't been on for a while and like every forum 911uk does get its share of trolls and those who seem angry with the world but they don't stay long usually, and this forum is not as cliquey as many and not so many idiots as forums like piston heads etc. If he means I am a knob then please commend his for his astute observations Floor Floor but its no reason not to stay lol .

Carrera Monkey good to see you posting on here again Matt Thumb and yes I like the BBS motorsports as well.

Personally I went with Vertini magic concave in Anthersite.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey this thread is like a Rocky horror show of wheels Floor Clearly bigger is better and there’s only one wheel that should be allowed on a 997 Wink

Ok I know I Know Herman yellow is making them look even better as do the Ceramics Rolling Eyes but even on a normal 911 the Carrera S 20” look amazing.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
Crikey this thread is like a Rocky horror show of wheels Floor Clearly bigger is better and there’s only one wheel that should be allowed on a 997 Wink

Ok I know I Know Herman yellow is making them look even better as do the Ceramics Rolling Eyes but even on a normal 911 the Carrera S 20” look amazing.



Lovely wheel indeed but imo they suit the smaller body 981 better & once you go dark the style & definition is hard to appreciate too
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