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Old 12-25-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Which wheels do you like better???

I've finally found some wheels that I think I'll put on my 2001 Boxster. I'm upgrading to 19" but I'm a bit torn...here are some illustrations of what I'm debating. There are 2 slightly different ones that I'm debating...all thoughts are welcome.

The ones on the FRONT or REAR????



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Old 12-25-2015, 06:11 PM   #2
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I like the fronts but then I have simple(r) tastes.
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:10 AM   #3
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Fronts look more period correct design wise but should be one size smaller to 'fit' perfect visually.

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Old 12-26-2015, 05:31 AM   #4
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Front looks better.
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Since you did say all thoughts are welcome, I tend to prefer wider spokes to thin ones.

Ruf makes some cool rims and I am a sucker for phone dials and turbo twists.

From the picture you have, I do prefer front to back.
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Contrarian that I am, I like the rear one better . I think it adds some pizzazz.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:18 AM   #8
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Rear, and I have to lengthen this post to get it to post.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:58 AM   #9
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Front and do it in 18". If you do it in 19" it will look like its on silts without an appropriate change to the ride height.
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:59 AM   #10
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The fronts, and as has been said, they should be smaller.
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:33 PM   #11
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wheel dilema

Wow...I appreciate the feedback everyone. I'm STILL torn, I'm leaning towards the back because they are "Boxster Spyder" look-a-likes and the finish is a bit brighter. I believe that the front ones more of a matte or machine finish.

Most of your are saying go 18 instead of 19???
I got the idea of 19s from this forum as it seems that most people are upgrading to that size with no ride problems. I guess I better do some more research
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:49 PM   #12
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I'll take a slightly smaller tire for better road smoothness any day - then again, I'm not a performance driver who's pushing the car to it's limits.

Also depends on the type of roads you have. They aren't the nicest up here with our winters - so like some extra rubber on there.

As for the wheels below - if I had to choose, I would go with the fronts. Not a fan of the narrow spokes on the back.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:28 PM   #13
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I prefer the front as well.


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Old 12-26-2015, 06:53 PM   #14
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Rear looks fantastic.
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:51 PM   #15
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Rear ones look better in my opinion, less spokes are more sporty
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Old 12-27-2015, 02:32 AM   #16
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I prefer the fronts in an 18. I don't like 19's only because of the weight penalty. I've seen a few 19's on boxsters and they seem to give the appearance that the car has been slightly lowered without actually lowering the car.
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Definitely the fronts!
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:13 AM   #18
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I prefer the rears. They look more unique
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This is the worst DIY Project Guide I've ever seen.
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I like them BOTH! Can't we all just get along??

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