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Old 01-30-2007, 01:23 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with these rims?

They're obviously an SSR GT3 replica but, the price is about a grand less than SSR's. I just wonder if anyone has ran them on their Boxster? Good rims, bad rims, any input? I'm about to order rims and I really like the style and color.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-Porsche-TURBO-Wheels-3PC-Forged-Design-911-996-993_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ43957QQihZ014QQitem Z330080645271QQrdZ1

In a perfect world I'd be running HRE 547R's but, after a recent quote, they're too rich for my blood.

Any downside to running 19's? I've heard it will effect the handling, is this true or just a wise tail? I know it will effect the ride but, I've already got 18's currently and it can't be that much worse if even noticeable at all.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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19" tires will have about 1" of sidewall. not a lot of room to absorb impacts. Yes they will be more harsh. yes they could be harder to find a replacement in an emergency.

When it comes to the only parts of the car that touch the road, it seems worth it to pay for quality parts. While I have no experience with this brand/style of wheel, you would be wise to inspect the wheels frequently for cracks and loosening of the bolts. 2 and 3 piece wheels can be fragile in a street environment (potholes, curbs, driveways, freeway expansion joints).
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FYI with those offsets you will have to use spacers as well,but spacers and that offset would look too wide in my opinion.
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But, they are 3 piece "style" meaning they just have the bolts to look like a 3 piece rim.

With as crappy as the roads are here, I think I'll stick with 18's.

thanks for the input.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:37 PM   #5
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FYI with those offsets you will have to use spacers as well,but spacers and that offset would look too wide in my opinion.
What is the correct offset on a Boxster? Those ebay auctions are so, vague. I was told I'd have to run a 5mm spacer.

What are some good wheel manufacturers that won't break the bank and have a bolt on rim. I'd rather not run spacers as I've run into problems in the past with other cars I've owned.
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