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Old 10-13-2007, 03:13 AM   #1
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MY NEW 19" WHEELS, finally on..lots of pics

Finally my 19"alloys arrived, i ordered these a day after i first bought my car and it took 4weeks to arrive at my doorstep. Got my alloys on last night in the dark. Got a few photos this morning will be taking better ones when i have time to fully clean my car an wax it and darken the tyres.

I hope you like them i know they wont meet everyones taste but i am more than happy with them and before the people who say i need to drop it, that has already been taken into account and ordered this morning.

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Old 10-13-2007, 06:36 AM   #2
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Those rims look really cool!
But we need some higher quality pictures.
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You cant go wrong with those genuine multi-piece wheels, not those cheap fake rivetted modular wheels you see flooding the market.
P.S. I think your ride would look better if you dropped it a bit. Since you are in Scotland, Id go with the Porsche Sport springs/suspension (ROW 030).

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now you need to lower the car to get that aggressive stance.
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I like the rims, welcome to the 19s club.
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The rims look nice! Now spend a few bucks on a nice digital camera... cell phone cameras are t3h suck!
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I like the rims, welcome to the 19s club.

Thanks for the comments, i want to go for it with regard to the styling. i want it to be awesome, smooth but individual.

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Sweet, sweet wheels.

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Sweet, sweet wheels.

again thank you,

keep the positive comments coming guys, ol

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Love the lip on the rear wheels...gota have the lip..
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Very nice. Can you put Porsche center caps on those rims?
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looks good, we can almost see them in those pics hehe.

now you need to address the drop (joking, since u already said that)
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Lowering a car on 19"s??? OUCH better check those tooth fillings for looseness.
Rather than lowering the car I might add sideskirts to fill up the space under the doors. I think its a must-do mod on anything bigger than 17" wheels. Gives the car a fuller, more balanced look.
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Lowering a car on 19"s??? OUCH better check those tooth fillings for looseness.
Rather than lowering the car I might add sideskirts to fill up the space under the doors. I think its a must-do mod on anything bigger than 17" wheels. Gives the car a fuller, more balanced look.
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needs polished Porsche center caps ASAP.
I would have to get a custom centre cap sticker probaly as it is all in one. could maybe get them custom somewhere.

I defo want skirts, just not sure which ones look best.

I went to order a lowering kit but, i dont know, what to buy and what drop to really choose, some thought is required.

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I would add the skirting first and then see if you are pleased with the look or if you still feel as though lowering is necessary.
The eibach springs made for the Boxster are popular but I personally have never been keen on the idea of lowering the car unless you are adding full coilovers like the Bilstein PSS9's which allow you to raise or lower the height at any time and you can also adjust the firmness of the shocks. Doing only the Eibach springs is a gamble because where ever your car sits, that's where its going to stay permanently unles you then pay to undo it. I've taken that gamble several times with other cars and sometimes its been a disaster because there are many variables like your shocks and their condition, the size and weight of your wheels, weight of your tires.
as for the center caps I guess you could probably buy a set of replica caps (if you can get them cheap) and take them to a body shop that can color match your wheels (or are they not painted? Can't tell from your pics). Tape up the crests and have the body shop paint the rest of the cap.
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How much do these 19" wheels weigh?
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I would add the skirting first and then see if you are pleased with the look or if you still feel as though lowering is necessary.
The eibach springs made for the Boxster are popular but I personally have never been keen on the idea of lowering the car unless you are adding full coilovers like the Bilstein PSS9's which allow you to raise or lower the height at any time and you can also adjust the firmness of the shocks. Doing only the Eibach springs is a gamble because where ever your car sits, that's where its going to stay permanently unles you then pay to undo it. I've taken that gamble several times with other cars and sometimes its been a disaster because there are many variables like your shocks and their condition, the size and weight of your wheels, weight of your tires.
as for the center caps I guess you could probably buy a set of replica caps (if you can get them cheap) and take them to a body shop that can color match your wheels (or are they not painted? Can't tell from your pics). Tape up the crests and have the body shop paint the rest of the cap.
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How much do these 19" wheels weigh?
Perfectlap, I dont know the weight of the wheels but they are heavier than standard.
The tyres are Cooper ones, (very expensive ones).
Going on what you have said, ie fit the skirts first, will they not make the middle look too low compared to the front and back.
And i dont know the look i want yet.
I could go GT3 style sideskirts as they are proven to work, however i wouldnt mind a differant alternative.
I need to search.
It definatly needs a drop i mean there is about 1 1/2 " ( a guess) above the tyres to the arch's

I am not really wanting to spend the cash on coil overs as im only after the look , i mostly town drive. Im just a poser really!!!

Have you lowered ur car??

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As for the wheel caps, id personally leave them alone. Antera 349 center caps extends up to the spokes of the wheels and are not round like most wheel caps. IMO, I wont touch the caps unless i find an extremely authentic looking round Porsche decal/sticker that would cover up the entire logo of wheels perfectly...It would be a shame to cover up the logos on those $$$$ wheels
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As for the wheel caps, id personally leave them alone. Antera 349 center caps extends up to the spokes of the wheels and are not round like most wheel caps. IMO, I wont touch the caps unless i find an extremely authentic looking round Porsche decal/sticker that would cover up the entire logo of wheels perfectly...It would be a shame to cover up the logos on those $$$$ wheels
I dont know man, porsche logo looks much better than whats on the wheels now, but then again, they are your wheels and your car.

there are sellers on ebay, look it up, that sell cetercap decals, go out and measure yours, and then send them a message w dimensions and they will make them for you whatever size you need (if they are bigger/smaller than porsche ones)
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I agree with DJ, Ebay has a wide source of round Porsche decal/sticker that might do the trick. Great prices as well
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