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Old 07-03-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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Have you ever seen a Boxster with 20" spinners

I saw this on Ebay. Would this effect the performance or just ruin the look completely?

I like my stock wheels.......for now.




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Old 07-03-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Some people's taste is just simply awful...
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:42 AM   #3
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Those kill the look of the car. I'm not feeling the wing on the back either....something that size belongs on a 777.

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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Hmmmm it not "A L@@K" so good to me
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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Ouch! I had to sheild my eyes from the horror.

Regarding performance: There are two things we know for sure that will make a Boxster slower. Three bags of cement in the trunk, and heavy 20" aftermarket rims. People do funny things to their cars.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing those and died happy. Now I know their is some with worse taste then me

At least they aren't hubcap spinners.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hubcap+spinners
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:03 PM   #7
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I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing those and died happy. Now I know their is some with worse taste then me

At least they aren't hubcap spinners.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hubcap+spinners

LOL I see this one guy near my work that has an Escalade with satelite TV and huge hubcap spinners. Looks really bad.

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Old 07-03-2009, 01:57 PM   #8
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A salvage title & 20 inch spinners. I can't believe there are 22 bids on it... And you are right - hubcap spinners are as bad as those fake Quattroporte vents that people have been gluing onto their cars lately...

Although, luckily, I have never seen them on a Porsche...
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #9
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reminds me of this:
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Hah! I wondered when the donk pics would show up.

(Donks, for those of you who were until this moment blissfully unaware, are cars with stupidly huge wheels)

Incidentally, as further evidence that fools and money are not meant to be together, there are businesses that rent wheels to people who want to make their cars look stupid - because obviously they can't be expected to save $4K to buy 25" chrome wheels.
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Oh, to answer the original poster's question - running 20's on a Boxster would almost certainly have a negative impact on performance. Presumably they weigh more than the stock wheels, adding more unsprung weight that the Boxster's suspension isn't designed to handle.

I personally can't fathom why anyone would want to raise the center of gravity on a car like a Boxster.

Finally, larger wheels increase rotational inertia - even in the unlikely event that the 20" wheel weighs the same as a 17" wheel, moving some of the mass farther from the axis of rotation will require more energy for acceleration and braking.
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reminds me of this:

OMG, that car reminds me of a Ghetto "Christine".

One question... WHY?
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I just hope someone rescues that poor Boxster and gives it a good home.
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I just hope someone rescues that poor Boxster and gives it a good home.
Well, there you go Chris, you've found your calling. Talk to some experts on charitable organizations, get 401 (c)(3) status, put together some fundraisers, start your own organization. You could call it the SPCB (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Boxsters).
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Well, there you go Chris, you've found your calling. Talk to some experts on charitable organizations, get 401 (c)(3) status, put together some fundraisers, start your own organization. You could call it the SPCB (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Boxsters).

Yeah, you know like "save the Greyhounds". You could start a recovery center and when the abused boxsters are healthy, you can release them back to the wild!!
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Frodo, that would be a 501c3.

And let it be known that I have a rescued Boxster. It's got a great home now and is as healthy as ever, but when I got it it was quite abused and messed up by at least one previous owner.

Here's a pic of my car just after I bought it (24 hours after purchase in fact). It had 17 inch ROH rims on it that don't look too bad, but were some seriously heavy aftermarket wheels:
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Quote: "Frodo, that would be a 501c3."

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Oh I knew that...I was just testin' you guys.
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Well, there you go Chris, you've found your calling. Talk to some experts on charitable organizations, get 401 (c)(3) status, put together some fundraisers, start your own organization. You could call it the SPCB (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Boxsters).
OK....everyone make all checks payable to STAB....Save The Abused Boxster, and mail them to me. I'll pool all you money and purchase, restore and drive as many Boxsters as your contributions allow........Please send as much as you can....We need your help today.
A poor,abused,curb feeler wearing, unwashed, granny shifted Boxster needs your help.
Just a few thousand dollars will make all the difference in the life of an abused Boxster.
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OK....everyone make all checks payable to STAB....Save The Abused Boxster, and mail them to me. I'll pool all you money and purchase, restore and drive as many Boxsters as your contributions allow........Please send as much as you can....We need your help today.
A poor,abused,curb feeler wearing, unwashed, granny shifted Boxster needs you help.
Just a few thousand dollars will make all the difference in the life of an abused Boxster.

Will you send us pictures so we'll see what great work you're doing?
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Will you send us pictures so we'll see what great work you're doing?
Yes, Our Platinum Contributors will receive a picture of a rescued Boxster, in action, being driven on the Tail of The Dragon.

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