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Old 08-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Looking for new rims. Probably 18's. Post your favorite pics !

So I am in the market for a new set of rims. I am looking to go 18". If you could post pics of some on your car and or styles that look great on the boxster. This will help me look at different styles. Also please list the name and cost associated with them if you can. Thank you !!
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:40 AM   #2
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I replaced my 2002 Carrera Lightweights with Victor Equipment Innsbruck 18s last month. The jury is still out. I'm more of a subtle guy and these are attention getting. Also, I have them installed with the OEM 5mm spacers that came with the 2004 550SE, and I think the wheels are poked out too far wrt the fenderwells. I don't know that the 1/4" I get when removing the spacers will visually make any difference, but I'm going to try it. These are "rotary forged" wheels, for what it's worth. Not fully forged (which seem to cost about $5000 for 4 with rubber, ala HRE 560C, their "budget wheel!") but better than cast. I'm just going on their propaganda there.

The wheels are an amazing $1499. All-in with Pilot Supersports and mounting, shipping, etc. I was at $2600-ish. If you need painted-crest center caps it's another $125. I did, since the centers on my OEM wheels are painted Seal Gray and that didn't work with these silver wheels.

The last 2 pics show the new and old wheels. Note that OEMs are 8.0 and 9.5", while the Victors are 8.5 and 10.0. You can see the difference reflected in the width of the tires, which are the same 265 size.

I have gotten compliments from many people, most of whom are the furthest thing from "car guys." The general public seems to love them.

Unfortnately, I've not had a chance to get up to the mountains and test the new Supersports yet. The OEMs have Toyo T1S, and I've been very pleased with that tire. But decided to go back to Pilots (had PS2s before) for a change.








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Old 08-08-2012, 04:46 AM   #3
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Go Here. tons of pictures of 986 Boxsters with rims. Most of them from this forum.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:18 AM   #4
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Here are my wheels. Hartmann 3-piece twists 18x8 and 9.5

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:24 AM   #5
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Neekk, this image is from wheel enhancement, you can view many of their wheels on Boxsters. I like Noga's wheels they look sharp on his car. I think these Cayman 18" are a decent look on a Boxster too.
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I am a fan of the cayman rims also...
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I have stock 18" Turbo that came with the car. Love em.




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That's a nice look !
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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The Victor Zehn provides a nice clean look for the boxster. And, the price is quite reasonable at about $1100 for a set . There are at least a couple of members who have them on their vehicles. They come in silver also .
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That's a nice look !
Yep, that's one of my favorites. I need to save some extra cash and then start looking for a set of those for mine
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2000 boxster w/ cayman 18" rims
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:10 PM   #12
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Do you need spacers with the cayman rims ?
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Victor Equipment Innsbruck 19s. If you get 18s, one week later you will wonder why you just didn't go with the 19s. $2600ish with great Hankook tires.

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #14
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These rims are the best I have ever seen on a Boxster or Cayman. They are Italian-made, excellent quality replicas custom painted by Raderwerks. They require spacers on the rear for proper Boxster fitment. Best offer considered.
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Not mine and 19's
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Not mine and 19's
Boy, other rough looking neighborhood. What kind of members do we have here ?
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