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timstertaiwan 12-18-2017 05:39 AM

Classic Roadster Style Hubcaps for 986?
 
I'm trying to make my 1997 986 look even more classic roadster and I was wondering if anyone has seen or knows where to get OR if its even possible to put old style hubcaps on a Boxster 986. Rather than spokes I'd like something more flat/saucer-like.

Just putting it out there :)

Slate 01 12-20-2017 03:40 AM

Why Tim, Why?
 
Stick to the period in which a car was produced, IMHO. the car was made in an era of non-hubcap wheels, stick to that design thought. It's your car but...

Ciao 12-20-2017 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slate 01 (Post 558248)
Stick to the period in which a car was produced, IMHO. the car was made in an era of non-hubcap wheels, stick to that design thought. It's your car but...

I agree, it wouldn't improve the looks or value with wheels not designed for that period, but perhaps may satisfy your own personal vision of your P car

timstertaiwan 12-21-2017 10:30 PM

Appreciate the feedback. I suppose in the same way some guys like their cars to look sportier and change the side skirts for example... i just love the roadster aesthetic to the vehicle and want to enhance that.

Definitely not looking for a value or performance increase. Just scratching a personal itch.

Slate 01 01-06-2018 04:06 AM

If you do go with hubcaps, go all the way and add some curb feelers, can't go wrong there;)

itsnotanova 01-07-2018 05:14 AM

You might have to use wheel adapters and use wheels made for a different make as you won't have a lot of choices with the 5x130 bolt pattern. I'm guessing that you'll only find 5x130 to 5x4.75 or 5x4.50 adapters.

boxsterboxster 05-26-2018 04:58 PM

I agree, the early boxters would look great with retro ,ie RSK type wheels. Anybody know if it would be possible the widen our space saver spares ?:dance:


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