Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Performance and Technical chat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pismo beach, ca
Posts: 140
17" aftermarket wheels...which and where!?

Im pretty sure im deciding to stick with 17" wheels on my '97 as i don't want any frame/suspension issues down the road...its not worth it. I am having trouble finding 17" wheels to replace my stock turbo twists. Id like a black wheel with some sort of lip. Does anyone sell something like this? Ive checked out most stores online and they carry mostly 18-19" rims. The only 17s i find are replica or oem replacement wheels. Any suggestions and help is really appreciated

anti-bling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: toronto canada
Posts: 221
Cool Proper Wheels

Have you checked Tirerack ? You made the right decision in staying with 17" wheels. Aside from maintaining your ride comfort and handling, the cost of rubber as you go higher in 18" and 19" goes considerably higher... i'm not saying that your car can accomodate 18"or 19".. it is just plain overkill to me!
my suggestion to play it safe(no issues with heavier/low quality wheels) the most economical way is to find an OEM 17" and have powder coated to whatever color you desire.
just a suggestion....
good luck on your search...
t2 04S
t2-bxtrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 05:38 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,656
Tirerack is showingly only one model of 17" wheels that'll fit. Most aftermarket wheels start at 18" because people want to upsize.

You'll have better luck staying with OE wheels.

http://www.wheelenhancement.com/index.php?t=Wheels

I prefer this style.

ekam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: GA
Posts: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by anti-bling
Im pretty sure im deciding to stick with 17" wheels on my '97 as i don't want any frame/suspension issues down the road...its not worth it. I am having trouble finding 17" wheels to replace my stock turbo twists. Id like a black wheel with some sort of lip. Does anyone sell something like this? Ive checked out most stores online and they carry mostly 18-19" rims. The only 17s i find are replica or oem replacement wheels. Any suggestions and help is really appreciated

A guy on Rennlist has a set of HRE 17s on sale for 1000 with tires. That's smoking deal. You'll need spacers for the rears as they are NB 993 wheels.
__________________
2001 Boxster S 3.6, 2003 E46 M3, 94 968 Cab, 80 911 Weissach Edition, BMW 1200 CLS
smshirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: sun diego
Posts: 56
Fikses

I have some really nice 17" 3 piece fikses im looking to get rid of.

They fit the boxster very well. Ive also checked on 944s and they fit well on there too, especially with 1/2" spacers.

$1500

Im in socal.


tjgalati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: pismo beach, ca
Posts: 140
Those are VERY NICE. They look great...though way out of my price range--not to mention i just purchased some wheels last night. Thanks!

Ill post pictures of my new wheels on my 986 as soon as theyre mounted.
anti-bling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 02:14 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 773
Quote:
Originally Posted by tjgalati
I have some really nice 17" 3 piece fikses im looking to get rid of.

They fit the boxster very well. Ive also checked on 944s and they fit well on there too, especially with 1/2" spacers.

$1500

Im in socal.

Are you selling these with tires?
__________________
98 Arena Red 986

2010 e61 535 "TTWAGON"
Stroked & Blown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: sun diego
Posts: 56
Sure, they have some RA1s with maybe 50% life left. They fit well on the front but are stretched onto the rear.

They were free from a buddy.

Lets not hijack this guys thred.
tjgalati at gmail.com

***sorry***

tjgalati 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 09:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, 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