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Old 02-24-2018, 10:08 AM   #1
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Just received these today. Come with blank centre caps, but my "factory" caps fit perfectly, and the colour match is not too bad. Looking forward to getting these on my car hopefully within a few weeks, weather permitting.


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Love them. What’s the 411 on them?


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Nice

Nice looking wheel, going to look good. Gives it that classic porsche look.
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:19 PM   #6
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FAST Replika wheels. Bought here in Canada. 18x8.5 et 49, 18x10 et 50 rears. Still need to buy new rubber for them. Hopefully won't need spacers, but will get them if I have to...


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FAST Replika wheels. Bought here in Canada. 18x8.5 et 49, 18x10 et 50 rears. Still need to buy new rubber for them. Hopefully won't need spacers, but will get them if I have to...


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Sweet looking!
Post up some pics when they’re installed.

You’re not too far from me, we should to do a run or several this season.
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:31 AM   #8
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Sweet looking!

Post up some pics when they’re installed.



You’re not too far from me, we should to do a run or several this season.


Hi Steve,

I'll definitely post some pics once they are on the car, and some drives sound good! I've discovered some exceptional roads north of Orangeville that are very enjoyable.

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Old 02-25-2018, 08:27 AM   #9
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Nice looking wheels. Any idea of the weight?
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:55 AM   #10
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Nice looking wheels. Any idea of the weight?
I recall reading about these wheels being much heavier than OEM, but I guess economical compromise for real Fuchsfelge for $3K...
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:39 PM   #11
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Nice looking wheels. Any idea of the weight?


24 lbs for the fronts and 25.6 lbs for the rear. They're heavy, but I don't intend to track the car.


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...my cup of tea
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I didn't happen without pictures... of the car.
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Nice wheels! If you have not tried chemical guys products for detailing, you should order their wheel wax and treat your wheels before you install them. The product is amazing break dust just falls off makes the wheels look great and prtected.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:11 AM   #15
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Dulmer did you ever put these on the car? I really like the looks of these wheels.

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Old 05-05-2018, 09:17 AM   #16
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Hi Dave,

I dropped the car at my local specialist yesterday to get some work done, including installing the new wheels and tires. Hope to have the vehicle back next weekend and I'll take some photos!

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Old 05-18-2018, 02:36 PM   #17
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All right, after some blood sweat and tears, the wheels are finally on the car. It turns out that the 18 x 10" wheels do not fit. They come too close to the rear shock tower. I therefore had to use the 18 x 8.5" wheels all the way around. This meant I also had to use 20 mm spacers at the rear. The tires I ended up using were 225/40R18 on the front and 255/35R18 on the rear. The other issue was the centre bore on the wheels was too small. The wheel company sent me another set with the centres bored out larger. Anyway...what do you think? The driver side shows without the spacer and passenger side is with spacer. I went with the spacers.


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I bought myself a set of replica wheels as well. Waiting on the tires still, but mine also happen to be18x10 and 45 offset for the rear. When I test fitted them on I was about 3mm away from the struts. Is that not sufficient clearance to run or am I missing something there? I have a feeling I might be buying spacers now...

Now I’m hoping the 18x8 50et works...

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I bought myself a set of replica wheels as well. Waiting on the tires still, but mine also happen to be18x10 and 45 offset for the rear. When I test fitted them on I was about 3mm away from the struts. Is that not sufficient clearance to run or am I missing something there? I have a feeling I might be buying spacers now...

Now I’m hoping the 18x8 50et works...


I can't say for sure if that's enough, but based on the photo the shop took of mine, I wasn't comfortable with going that route. Also, your offset is different from what my 18x10 had.


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Old 05-20-2018, 11:46 AM   #20
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They look great! I probably would consider, coloring the inner wheels black.
My wheels were approved by the TÜV with the following specs:

18" Fuchsfelge wheels - OEM
Front: 8J x 18, ET52 8,20 kg
Rear: 10J x 18, ET65 8,80 kg
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VA: 225/40ZR18
HA: 265/35ZR18
front 5mm - rear 18mm spacers

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