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tim993
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2016 Porsche Boxster 981

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few pictures - another car is right along side it at the mo, so could not get a decent side shot without some faffing around:
 



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Thor
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

V nice thumbsup
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PeterS
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure those pics should be allowed on here!

Looks like another good job by Chris though.

Black is a great idea if Mrs Tim993 is still going to be using it, because you can see instantly when she has kerbed it!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised looks like you riding without tyres!
 
  
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garyc4s
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks so cool worship
 
  
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tbrown
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black wheels are always top in my book thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tbrown wrote:
Black wheels are always top in my book thumbsup


Why? I would never describe your wheels as black - dusty, dirty, grubby maybe but never black Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apw2007 wrote:
Why? I would never describe your wheels as black - dusty, dirty, grubby maybe but never black Grin


Grubby!!....how dare you, they are full on dusty and dirty Cool
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Chris W
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was an excellent choice Tim and they look even better in the flesh. You'll have to stand in the High St and get Mrs Tim to do a drive-by so you can see what they look like Grin

As for current trends well your keeping good company I guess; we've recently done 2 sets in gloss black for this Ferrari 430, a Cayenne Turbo S, 996 Turbo and a 997 Carrera S....and a Seat Ibiza is booked in next week. Cool










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bristow
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great wheels.
My targa wheels need sorted. bad corrosion on the inside.
Did you have the rim bolts refurbed or replaced?
Did he take off the bolts and separate the rims?
Mine are rusted and I was told the using the same bolts back on may cause probs with achieving the correct torque.
I contacted Jasmine Porsche , who seem to be the only supplier of them but they are £4 each, so 24 per wheel is £400 for the 4 wheels, before the wheel refurb!
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Bristol4Boris
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about the bolts, but I do know that Chris W at Exel Wheels did not think that separating the rims was a good idea.

I would definitely contact him for advice, he really does do a great job!

Hope you're enjoying the Targa as much as I do.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bristol4Boris wrote:
Kim H thinks my wheels are riding high!

Anyone care to comment?


Everything looks high to Kim.....he is an ultra low type of person....in the nicest possible way.....Wink

p.s. The wheels look the dog's danglies.....Smile
 
  
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Chris W
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Targa wheels are quite special and different to standard split rims. They are made by Speedline in Italy.

They are each bolted together with 24 x mild steel button head allen bolts and nuts to the reverse. The trouble with these is that they rust, and basically weld themselves together making removal a real challenge for a number of reasons:

a) the allen head becomes rounded as corrosion means the hex is enlarged.
b) you have to get a socket on the reverse of the nut which sits very close to the edge of the inner rim
c) the chances of bolts simply shearing is extremely high
d) and then re-assembly of the wheel to the correct tolerance is then another challenge

As as result as previously mentioned the bolts are £4 each so you could be looking at £400 just to replace, and you would be foolish to replace just some as it would look terrible. Splitting and re-assembly of these is extremely labour intensive so that why the cost is prohibitive.....

So we dont split. We have developed a special process to do these wheels that delivers the results in the photos you see above. This arrests the corrosion and extends the life of these wheels. We also maintain the original look with the bolts, all at a very cost effective price. Until we started this many owners were unable to get their wheels done and the corrosion has continued to worsen. The good news is that there is not one set we havent been able to return to a fantastic condition.

We have completed around 20 sets of these in the last year, probably more than anyone else, so we've developed a speciality in this area.

I also have 2 complete sets ready to go in anyone is looking to buy a set of 993 Targa wheels please get in touch.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris , I am over in Ireland so a bit awkward to ask you to refurb my targa wheels, but very useful information to take to a local wheel specialist
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bristow...I do have customers in Ireland, I'm also over in Belfast every few months. We could do an exchange service, or the courier service with your own. Get in touch or call me for a chat, at the very least. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Exel Wheels miracle worker strikes again. Reply with quote

Two weeks since Chris returned my wheels I must say I continue to be impressed by the quality of the work which he has done for me. That alone would have been enough but for him to travel to Newcastle to provide this service is amazing. But even then he goes further by not only polishing and dressing the wheels and tyres but by giving the arches the once over as well (after gently suggesting I give them a bit of attention when he picked up my wheels).

A thoroughly knowledgable and nice chap who I would be more than happy to recommend to anyone looking for this type of service and if I ever find I need wheels done again I would definately use him again.

Before - lots of little scuffs and dings. Centre caps in shabby state.


After, smooth and shiney caps refurbed. But more work was done to the insides which were shocking and now look like new.


I wish I'd taken a few pictures of the insides as the transformation is brilliant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good these bud Smile

Its good that they supply loan wheels too!

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g60pops
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a brand new wheel.
Is the centre cap a different shade of silver to the wheel or is it just the photo?
 
  
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Ghengis
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g60pops wrote:
Looks like a brand new wheel.
Is the centre cap a different shade of silver to the wheel or is it just the photo?


Honestly you wouldn't believe that these wheels are 17 years old they look terrific. thumbsup


The caps were also refurbed by Exel at the same time so they have had the same paint applied. I guess it must be the photo as they look spot on in the flesh.

Chris - did you get to the Dub fest at Druridge Bay this weekend. A lad I know from Alnwick had been admiring a Red 964 thinking it was mine!!! I was side tracked by a fathers day lunch and then it poured down so I didn't fancy rushing down just to get soaked!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Thomas,

Yup, we popped along on the Sunday. Great day out and almost got Vicki into liking camper vans (shame I dont have the space or cash, lol). Here's a piccy of the motor. The crowd seemed to like her, but I was outclassed by a cracking Karmen Ghia for "Best Aircooled Other" trophy:









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