Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-21-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 1,528
19" Carrera Classics

Have you guys seen these new 19" Carrera Classic replicas that Wheel Dynamics has? $1,749 with the tires. He has 'em for 986s and 987s. Think Santa can fit them in the sleigh?

__________________
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...izzlysmall.jpg
'97 986
Cheating Death on 19" Wheels
...no catastrophic engine failure ...yet

Last edited by Grizzly; 11-21-2006 at 08:01 PM.
Grizzly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2006, 08:29 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,696
very nice but that car needs a serious lowering. I don't think I have ever been able to see so much of the top of a tire. Really makes the whole car look out of proportion.
What's the weight on those 19" bad boys?
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,308
Hi,

That has to be a photoshop'd pic. 19's would fill the wheelwell much more than that. Here is a pic of my '99 w/ 18" Turbos and the wheelwell is almost completely filled - on Stock suspension...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
MNBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 03:48 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 910
Don't forget. The 19" OEM rim/tire setup for 987 has a SMALLER total wheel diameter than the 18" setup. I think I posted the numbers here somewhere few months ago. That said, the pic does look a bit weird -- as if the car needs lowering to get to the OEM look. Also, the sidewalls are much shinier and darker than the rest of the tire, so it looks like the tire stops at the sidewalls and the visual trick doesn't allow for the rest of the tire to fill out the wells. This is especially pronounced on black cars where the wells can't be clearly differentiated from the dark space and the dark tire.

I like the Carrera Classics and Lights very much and have been mulling over the idea to replace the 18" standards with either of them, but each time I see my Box I like the look of the standard 18s more. And each time I hit a hole I'm thankful for not getting the 19s. Perhaps in 2-3 years if/when I get bored.

Z.
__________________
'06 Boxster S, 6sp, triple-black
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...05_IMGcrop.jpg
z12358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 04:09 AM   #5
ddb
www.klisstle.com
 
ddb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 926
Garage
Wow, those make the brake rotors look tiny. I love the look of larger diameter wheels with rotors that look as if they are almost too big. The F430 comes to mind....


ddb
ddb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 05:51 AM   #6
KronixSpeed
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
MN that is not filled out, and that 987 with 19z needs to be slammed.

sorry to whoever's car this is that i post, i love the look of a slammed boxster, and stole this picture from somewhere that i saw your car.

this is what the boxster should really look like..............slammed on 19z carrera lights.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 05:55 AM   #7
KronixSpeed
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
the last pic was a 2 inch drop...my car is a 1 inch drop, i soooo need a 2 inch drop, changes the way the car looks completly.

i agree perfect lap, i love cars slammed to the ground. i could never drive a car that hasnt been lowered. my last honda prelude was slammed 2 1/2 inches, but i found that i ruined the car by dropping it 2 inches. so i opted to save the porsche the misery and drop it only 1 inch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 06:10 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Rocklin CA
Posts: 94
Kronix,
Your car looks freakin' SWEET!!!!!!!!
__________________
'01 S
Schnell STS
Supersprint exhaust
EVOMS Intake
Glass rear window
velvet_jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 06:37 AM   #9
KronixSpeed
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks velvet, i see that you went performance, i decided to go with looks. i can't wait till i start my performance route, still sometime away. trust me i'll be asking you lots of questions about performance upgrades in time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 06:38 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 910
That silver Box on the pic is definitely too low for my taste. Yes, there can be too low. Think of the well arch as a top half of a circle. The wheel also forms a circle. Optimal beauty (for me) is achieved when you cut out as much space between the wheel and the arch WITHOUT moving the center of the well arch circle too much below the wheel's center (hub). When the two centers are aligned, then the lines of the two circles are parallel (matched). The mismatch (such as the one on the silver Box on the pic) is ugly. Kronix, I like how yours looks much better.

Z.
__________________
'06 Boxster S, 6sp, triple-black
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...05_IMGcrop.jpg

Last edited by z12358; 11-22-2006 at 06:40 AM.
z12358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 06:42 AM   #11
KronixSpeed
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
ohh n to answer your question grizzly, buy them. such a good price. ask randall, i'm sure he loves his carrera lights....check out the pic that i posted...the silver one with carrera lights....gorgeous...soo simple soo nice!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 07:00 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,308
Hi,

Realizing that BIG Wheels is the Flavor of the Month, especially for the younger guys, I have rarely seen any car with wheels over 18" which actually looks right.

IMHO, I believe that at 19" and up, the wheels dominate the look and the car becomes All Wheels. It's confusing to me why you would want to overshadow a $50k (when new) Car with it's design with a set of $1500-$2000 wheels?

I suppose some guys do it because they want to modify in some way, but don't have the $10k-$20k for the 3.4L engine upgrade or such. It is one of the cheaper mods to do.

To each his own, but given the cost, compromises in performance and ride quality (for both the wheels and lowering), the extra tire expense, and the detracting look of wheels which are too large, I'll stay with my 18's...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
MNBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 07:38 AM   #13
KronixSpeed
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
One thing to consider MN, is that my 17z stock are exactly the same height as my 19z. your 18z are exactly the same height as my 19z. just less rubber. i put them up against each other, and they are the same in height.

you are right in many ways.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 07:43 AM   #14
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 910
There's something else wrong with this photo. There's a fish-eye effect that curves the view and makes the car shorter and taller. That also contributes to the weird look. Compare its proportions to the ones on Jim's photo. I had to figure what it was cause I know MY black Box doesn't look like that.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Grizzly
Have you guys seen these new 19" Carrera Classic replicas that Wheel Dynamics has? $1,749 with the tires. He has 'em for 986s and 987s. Think Santa can fit them in the sleigh?

__________________
'06 Boxster S, 6sp, triple-black
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s...05_IMGcrop.jpg
z12358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 07:48 AM   #15
KronixSpeed
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
you are very right....i think its the angle of the camera, that's making it look like that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 09:43 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by MNBoxster
Hi,

Realizing that BIG Wheels is the Flavor of the Month, especially for the younger guys, I have rarely seen any car with wheels over 18" which actually looks right.

IMHO, I believe that at 19" and up, the wheels dominate the look and the car becomes All Wheels. It's confusing to me why you would want to overshadow a $50k (when new) Car with it's design with a set of $1500-$2000 wheels?

I suppose some guys do it because they want to modify in some way, but don't have the $10k-$20k for the 3.4L engine upgrade or such. It is one of the cheaper mods to do.

To each his own, but given the cost, compromises in performance and ride quality (for both the wheels and lowering), the extra tire expense, and the detracting look of wheels which are too large, I'll stay with my 18's...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
MN, somewhere is a guy saying the same on your upgrade from 17 to 18.....I actually think the car looks phenomenal with the 19 carerra classics....nothin to do with being a cheaper mod....I eve cringe at dropping 2K for them as is......
super66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 09:51 AM   #17
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Seattle is now home!
Posts: 398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grizzly
Have you guys seen these new 19" Carrera Classic replicas that Wheel Dynamics has? $1,749 with the tires. He has 'em for 986s and 987s. Think Santa can fit them in the sleigh?

If you get those I call dibs on your Techarts
__________________
Everything is for sale

3.6, SC 'er and other parts for sale
JP-s-in st. louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 10:10 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,052
I can't stand the "slammed look". To me, the wheel needs to fit in the wheel well with the same diameter gap around the whole wheel. People that slam their cars end up with a large gap on the front and back side of the wheel well and little to no gap at the top. It throws the design out of proportion and looks ghetto.
__________________
2005 Seal Grey Boxster S
987 Amberectomy
eslai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 10:13 AM   #19
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by super66
MN, somewhere is a guy saying the same on your upgrade from 17 to 18.....I actually think the car looks phenomenal with the 19 carerra classics....nothin to do with being a cheaper mod....I eve cringe at dropping 2K for them as is......
Hi,

Hey RELAX! I'm just expressing my opinion here like eveyone else!

BTW, my wheels were a Dealer upgrade on the car when I bought them. Had they not been, I'd not have done the upgrade.

Your opinion is different. That's OK, I don't have a problem with that, why do you...??

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
MNBoxster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 11:41 AM   #20
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Annapolis Maryland
Posts: 1,528
Quote:
Originally Posted by JP-s-in st. louis
If you get those I call dibs on your Techarts
They're not Techarts. They're TSWs, which are far cheaper than Techarts. Frankly, I think broaching the subject with Mrs. Grizzly of changing the rims again might be dangerous. I really do like the Carrera Classics in 19" , but not enough to get killed over.

__________________
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...izzlysmall.jpg
'97 986
Cheating Death on 19" Wheels
...no catastrophic engine failure ...yet
Grizzly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page