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Aybody want to swap wheels? 18" Turbo Twist to Carerra

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I have a set of these, carrera classic II, I think. But IMHO, they are by far the best looking wheels on a narrow body 996 so I'm not swapping! But very good choice sir!
 
Hi Tom and welcome to 911uk :bye:

I'm afraid the wheels you have (if solidspoke - see below) are very common, usually called the Turbo1 wheel, and are made in either solidspoke or hollowspoke type.

Usually on the 996.1 they are 7.5J and 10J, then change to 8J fronts on the 996.2 but you should post up the partnumbers so a potential buyer can be sure.

Numbers are on the back, and in the format 993.362.xxx.xx

Hollowspokes are worth significantly more than solidspokes.

The wheels you want are much much rarer, much lighter in weight (than the common solidspoke Turbo1 wheel), and so command a premium.

These are known as the MY02 wheel, as it was introduced onto the cars in that year.

They come in two set sizes - for the 996 they are 8J and 10J and for the Boxster 7.5J and 9J.

I believe the Boxster sizes are OK for a 996, but ChrisW on 911uk runs a specialist wheel business, Exelwheels and he can advise you for certain.

http://www.exelwheels.co.uk/

He might even have a set for you :thumb:
 
Hi Tom
+ 1 for Chris Weaver @ Exel Wheels. He supplied my Sport Designs and was very professional.
 
orangecurry said:
Hi Tom and welcome to 911uk :bye:

I'm afraid the wheels you have (if solidspoke - see below) are very common, usually called the Turbo1 wheel, and are made in either solidspoke or hollowspoke type.

Usually on the 996.1 they are 7.5J and 10J, then change to 8J fronts on the 996.2 but you should post up the partnumbers so a potential buyer can be sure.

Numbers are on the back, and in the format 993.362.xxx.xx

Hollowspokes are worth significantly more than solidspokes.

The wheels you want are much much rarer, much lighter in weight (than the common solidspoke Turbo1 wheel), and so command a premium.

These are known as the MY02 wheel, as it was introduced onto the cars in that year.

They come in two set sizes - for the 996 they are 8J and 10J and for the Boxster 7.5J and 9J.

I believe the Boxster sizes are OK for a 996, but ChrisW on 911uk runs a specialist wheel business, Exelwheels and he can advise you for certain.

http://www.exelwheels.co.uk/

He might even have a set for you :thumb:

I understand why you believe this as you have a set of them on your car.
They are not that rare you know, a hell of a lot of carreras left the factory with them. They are not as pretty as the turbo wheels and tbh do not look right on a 993 as they are not period. I am after a set as I am looking to get my unsprung weight down on an already heavy 996. Infact if you look on ebay prices for the my02 are only £100 more on average than the turbo items and in some cases the same (solid spokes NOT hollow sets).

Thanks for the input though, however next time please only state things that are fact and speculative. :grin: :thumb:

I am now in touch with Chris via email, thanks for the hookup.
 
tomsoutham said:
orangecurry said:
Hi Tom and welcome to 911uk :bye:

I'm afraid the wheels you have (if solidspoke - see below) are very common, usually called the Turbo1 wheel, and are made in either solidspoke or hollowspoke type.

Usually on the 996.1 they are 7.5J and 10J, then change to 8J fronts on the 996.2 but you should post up the partnumbers so a potential buyer can be sure.

Numbers are on the back, and in the format 993.362.xxx.xx

Hollowspokes are worth significantly more than solidspokes.

The wheels you want are much much rarer, much lighter in weight (than the common solidspoke Turbo1 wheel), and so command a premium.

These are known as the MY02 wheel, as it was introduced onto the cars in that year.

They come in two set sizes - for the 996 they are 8J and 10J and for the Boxster 7.5J and 9J.

I believe the Boxster sizes are OK for a 996, but ChrisW on 911uk runs a specialist wheel business, Exelwheels and he can advise you for certain.

http://www.exelwheels.co.uk/

He might even have a set for you :thumb:

I understand why you believe this as you have a set of them on your car.
They are not that rare you know, a hell of a lot of carreras left the factory with them. They are not as pretty as the turbo wheels and tbh do not look right on a 993 as they are not period. I am after a set as I am looking to get my unsprung weight down on an already heavy 996. Infact if you look on ebay prices for the my02 are only £100 more on average than the turbo items and in some cases the same (solid spokes NOT hollow sets).

Thanks for the input though, however next time please only state things that are fact and not speculative. :grin: :thumb:

I am now in touch with Chris via email, thanks for the hookup.

Here endeth any deal we might do then as we're poles apart! OC is spot on. You are dreaming if you think someone will hand over their MY02's for a set of solids. :grin:
 
tomsoutham said:
orangecurry said:
Hi Tom and welcome to 911uk :bye:

...stuff...

I understand why you believe this as you have a set of them on your car.
They are not that rare you know, a hell of a lot of carreras left the factory with them. They are not as pretty as the turbo wheels and tbh do not look right on a 993 as they are not period. I am after a set as I am looking to get my unsprung weight down on an already heavy 996. Infact if you look on ebay prices for the my02 are only £100 more on average than the turbo items and in some cases the same (solid spokes NOT hollow sets).

Thanks for the input though, however next time please only state things that are fact and not speculative. :grin: :thumb:

Hmmm it isn't speculation as I looked for a LONG time before I found a set of MY02 in 8J/10J

Therefore it is practical experience, or 'fact' if you will. :D

But that shouldn't stop you buying a set from ebay, getting them refurbed, and selling your solidspokes, and you can show me how wrong I am :grin:

I haven't seen a reasonably priced set on ebay for a long time. (I understand that you wouldn't want to put any links up here of course)

Good luck :bye:
 
tomsoutham said:
orangecurry said:
Hi Tom and welcome to 911uk :bye:

I'm afraid the wheels you have (if solidspoke - see below) are very common, usually called the Turbo1 wheel, and are made in either solidspoke or hollowspoke type.

Usually on the 996.1 they are 7.5J and 10J, then change to 8J fronts on the 996.2 but you should post up the partnumbers so a potential buyer can be sure.

Numbers are on the back, and in the format 993.362.xxx.xx

Hollowspokes are worth significantly more than solidspokes.

The wheels you want are much much rarer, much lighter in weight (than the common solidspoke Turbo1 wheel), and so command a premium.

These are known as the MY02 wheel, as it was introduced onto the cars in that year.

They come in two set sizes - for the 996 they are 8J and 10J and for the Boxster 7.5J and 9J.

I believe the Boxster sizes are OK for a 996, but ChrisW on 911uk runs a specialist wheel business, Exelwheels and he can advise you for certain.

http://www.exelwheels.co.uk/

He might even have a set for you :thumb:

I understand why you believe this as you have a set of them on your car.
They are not that rare you know, a hell of a lot of carreras left the factory with them. They are not as pretty as the turbo wheels and tbh do not look right on a 993 as they are not period. I am after a set as I am looking to get my unsprung weight down on an already heavy 996. Infact if you look on ebay prices for the my02 are only £100 more on average than the turbo items and in some cases the same (solid spokes NOT hollow sets).

Thanks for the input though, however next time please only state things that are fact and speculative. :grin: :thumb:

I am now in touch with Chris via email, thanks for the hookup.

What size are your twists?
 

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