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Old 06-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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18" Moda R6 or 19" Replica 997 Turbo Wheels

I'm trying to decide between going with 18x8/18x9 Moda R6 or 19x8.5/19x9.5 replica wheels. I know it's ultimately up to me but I'm torn by the choice and I need some feedback on either set up to help make up my mind. Thanks!

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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I would not go with 19" wheels. Fewer tire choices at higher prices. Lose lose.
Tire companies love increasing tire prices big time for just a tiny bit more rubber.
Incidentally I have 18" 997 replica wheels and they are too heavy in the back for this car. It slows the car down from a stop.

take a look at the Forgeline choices in 18". They are probably the lightest wheel at that size. Lighter than the factory Carreras.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Perfectlap.

Do you have pics of your car with the 18" replicas?
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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19" rubber is not that much more . i recently purchase new 18" and 19" rubber (Hankook) it was not that much difference in cost. my 19" wheels look so much better and the handling is better too.
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these are my 19" techart reps. the pictures are crap but you get the idea
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:42 PM   #6
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Nice Jacabean! Thanks for posting the pics. Where did you find the techart replicas? What are your wheel widths, offsets and tire sizes? Thanks!
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the wheels came from design911 UK . i could not find them in the U.S. fronts are 8.5" forget the offset and the rears are 10" 60 offset . i needed a 15mm spacer for the rears. i would like to pick up a pair of 22mm spacers in the future for more of a flush look in the rear.
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Do you have a contact on where you got the wheels ?
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Thanks for the reply Perfectlap.

Do you have pics of your car with the 18" replicas?

works perfectly with the mods, but the replicas are too heavy and require $200 spacers.



but I like these the most. A BMW M3 shadow finish would be nice. I'm having my factory carreras redone in that color.

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but I like these the most. A BMW M3 shadow finish would be nice. I'm having my factory carreras redone in that color.

Oh my goodness! Talk about sexy!! What are those called??
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Very nice !

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