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Old 04-11-2017, 10:02 AM   #1
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Source for OEM wheels

Forgive me for my poor search skills, but I am looking for a link that was posted last fall for a reasonably priced source for OEM wheels. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Here in the classifieds section is probably one of the best places to find OEM Boxster wheels for sale, I have got a couple of sets that way. Also you can check with Woody of Woody's Parts LLC (forum name itsnotanova) - I bought a set from him a while back as well. Check his thread for the latest cars he is parting out:

http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-parts-sale-wanted/52469-parting-out-whole-lot-boxsters.html

A lot of the 17" wheels he gets go to racers, but he often has 18"s, and probably also 17"s from time to time that don't go to racers.
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EBay...Craigslist...Google search for Porsche OEM Wheels (there are many co. That do refurbished wheels)....Rennlist.com......all places to start.
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reasonable? cl or ebay
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:33 PM   #5
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Forgive me for my poor search skills, but I am looking for a link that was posted last fall for a reasonably priced source for OEM wheels. Thanks in advance for your help.
John
Which OEM wheels are you looking for, I have a set of 17 inch twists that came on my Boxster that I will be selling soon and I am an hour away from you. They are on the car till I get it out of storage and put my new wheels on.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:33 PM   #6
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When I was shopping for my 18 inch Carrera Light wheels I set up a Craigslist Boolmark for them. It took several months but a set popped up and I grabbed them.
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While we are talking wheels

Mine are pretty dismal, it looks like the previous owner used some very strong cleaner and it did a number on my calipers and wheels. I have been giving thought to having my wheels powdercoated as close to the factory silver as can be accomplished....this or a good sanding and paint.

Anyone done powdercoating to match the factory color ?

Or would it be cheaper to find a set of 18 inch used in really good condition ??
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Mine are pretty dismal, it looks like the previous owner used some very strong cleaner and it did a number on my calipers and wheels. I have been giving thought to having my wheels powdercoated as close to the factory silver as can be accomplished....this or a good sanding and paint.

Anyone done powdercoating to match the factory color ?

Or would it be cheaper to find a set of 18 inch used in really good condition ??
You could do what I did, wait till the wife is out of town for one weekend and paint them and bake the finish on in the home oven. LOL

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When I was shopping for my 18 inch Carrera Light wheels I set up a Craigslist Boolmark for them. It took several months but a set popped up and I grabbed them.
I did the same but included eBay in my search. Patience is the key in finding a good set.

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Mine are pretty dismal, it looks like the previous owner used some very strong cleaner and it did a number on my calipers and wheels. I have been giving thought to having my wheels powdercoated as close to the factory silver as can be accomplished....this or a good sanding and paint.

Anyone done powdercoating to match the factory color ?

Or would it be cheaper to find a set of 18 inch used in really good condition ??
When you find a used set, make sure they are true. The best way is on a wheel balencer. I had one eBay seller spin them up and send me the video. To his surprise, one wheel was way out of true. Another set from a reputable eBay seller sent me what looked like a great set, but when I took them to Discount Tire, two of the four were bad. The seller paid for return shipping. This is just a reminder that you want to be careful, and patient. It took me about eight months before I found an excellent set for way below market value.

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