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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: What's the cheapest way of getting winter wheels/tyres? Reply with quote

Hi there,

I've got a 997.1 C2.

It's a daily driver and was thinking about getting a set of wheels for winter.

I'm assuming that they way to go is get a set of second hand wheels on ebay?

Possibly with winter tyres pre-fitted?

I'm also interested in getting the smallest wheel I can fit. I know 18s are the smallest standard wheel, but is there a 17 inch option?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy wheels with tyres on eBay. Some are good deals. Watch for age of any used tyres.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: What's the cheapest way of getting winter wheels/tyres? Reply with quote

allenh wrote:
Hi there,

I've got a 997.1 C2.

It's a daily driver and was thinking about getting a set of wheels for winter.

I'm assuming that they way to go is get a set of second hand wheels on ebay?

Possibly with winter tyres pre-fitted?

I'm also interested in getting the smallest wheel I can fit. I know 18s are the smallest standard wheel, but is there a 17 inch option?


eBay is the way to go for winter wheels. Sometimes barely used factory sets come up at very helpful savings so keep an eye out for those. Though if you are keeping long term then used wheels and having a brand new set of tyres put on them may still make sense.

I would say that the best way to go is OE wheels, so given that the 997 only ever sold with 18" or 19" - stay with spec would be my recommendation. That also avoids any potential modification issues with your insurance that way too. I have no idea whether the 996.1 17" rims (there are a few styles) will clear the callipers on a 997 - in theory you would expect so as long as it has the smaller disks of the non-S but I've never heard of anyone actually trying it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a daily, swapping to winter wheels and tyres is easy and gives peace of mind.
Just an hour or so to swap (OK that depends on competence / confidence AND how much cleaning /sealing you do on a swap over Very Happy )

I bought mine off a forum member here.
Worth noting, you'll need another car to collect, or perhaps a cab with roof down or they'll not fit.

17s will not clear the brakes on an S.
Best to go std sizes and offsets - check drivers door sticker, 'm+s' is the one iirc.
Alternatively, just std wheels with a set of winter tyres will be so much better in winter.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input folks.

I was thinking about 996 wheels (cheaper?) but I think your comments make sense re insurance/unexpected problems.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A mate of mine bought my spare set of winter wheels , when I moved to a 997 GTS with centre locks.

He has now sold his car, and last time I spoke to him, they were cluttering up his garage.

The very desirable Carrera Sport 19s, refinished by Exel wheels in satin platinum, and have almost new Nokian N rated winter tyres.

I can ask how much he wants, but I would estimate £1000 delivered.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wheels alone would fetch that.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the sugggestion.

Sorry for the late reply. I totally missed your response.

Probably beyond my budget. I'm thinking about a cheap way to do it. e.g about £600
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got a set of winter tyres and a spare set of wheels that you can have if you want. Had them for my 996, also fit my 964.

Didnt bother last year, I just use my Cayenne.

They are 17s.

I am in the middle of England.
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

allenh wrote:
Thanks for the sugggestion.

Sorry for the late reply. I totally missed your response.

Probably beyond my budget. I'm thinking about a cheap way to do it. e.g about £600


There was a set for sale on one of the Facebook groups last week. 18’s from a 997. £450 with summer tyres on. Struck me as a good buy if looking for a set of winters.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prepared to drive a bit Wink

https://www.luxauto.lu/en/occasion/jantes-alu--pneus-18-hiver---porsche-996-997.html?id=1041448
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips chaps.

Currently looking at a set on ebay at a reasonable price, but a bit worried about wheel sizing etc.

I'll have a look at those facebook ones.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichiRich wrote:
Prepared to drive a bit Wink

https://www.luxauto.lu/en/occasion/jantes-alu--pneus-18-hiver---porsche-996-997.html?id=1041448


They're a good deal!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip off.

They're just what I'm looking for in terms of wheels, but they are £450 with summer tyres.

I've been doing a bit of shopping and winter tyres (in those sizes) are about £170 each so I'd be well over £1000 with that lot.

Plus they're in Newcastle.

It's possible that I may have to adjust my budget...

James M-S wrote:
allenh wrote:
Thanks for the sugggestion.

Sorry for the late reply. I totally missed your response.

Probably beyond my budget. I'm thinking about a cheap way to do it. e.g about £600


There was a set for sale on one of the Facebook groups last week. 18’s from a 997. £450 with summer tyres on. Struck me as a good buy if looking for a set of winters.

265/40/18
235/40/18

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ger
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve got some 996 Turbo hollows and some solids with a couple of pairs of Nokia’s WR tyres. These are 18”.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

allenh wrote:
Thanks for the tip off.

They're just what I'm looking for in terms of wheels, but they are £450 with summer tyres.

I've been doing a bit of shopping and winter tyres (in those sizes) are about £170 each so I'd be well over £1000 with that lot.

Plus they're in Newcastle.

It's possible that I may have to adjust my budget...

James M-S wrote:


There was a set for sale on one of the Facebook groups last week. 18’s from a 997. £450 with summer tyres on. Struck me as a good buy if looking for a set of winters.

265/40/18
235/40/18

Might have been Porsche owners uk. (Search for Tom Burns) - posted yesterday


Could make a bid without tyres?
You could consider buying part worn winters? (If you can find some)
I put winters on my winter car ( which often gets used for work trips any time of year) the winter tyres have lasted 4 years/~15k+ miles.
I was expecting much quicker wear on dry roads at higher temps)

If you’re patient a used set with used winters might come up. Good luck
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are mine which are surplus to requirements\:

The tyres are:

Vredestein wintral xtreme
205/50R17 93V M+S

255/40R17 with the same letters afterwards. I presume the M and S stands for mud and snow.

They are made in Holland.

I bought them in 2012 and used them for one winter, They have been stored in the stables in the dark since then.

The wheels are three piece split rims made in Italy, 9x17 ET47 and 7.5 x 17 ET52
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