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Old 12-24-2019, 04:02 PM   #1
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Jongbloed Specboxster $349. Other options?

Just making sure there aren't other 17x8.5 (or 9" or 9.5") "lighter" wheels out there for a similar low price out there. They don't need to be Spec approved. Thanks.



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Old 12-26-2019, 05:41 PM   #2
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Keep a look out for stock twists. Light and cheap
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Old 12-26-2019, 06:47 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks, Quad. Btw, I grew up in Closter.


What about these 1998-2004 wheels? Are they lighter than my 99 stocks?


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Old 12-27-2019, 05:18 AM   #4
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Check this site out for some weight info on the Porsche wheels.

A couple of our wheels also come in 17x9 ET55 for the 996, with a small spaces some folks run them on the back and run the 17x8.5 ET50 on front, also with a small spacer. I know a guy that runs this setup (with the same wheel you're looking at) and runs 275/40/17 in back with 255/40/17 up front.

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not mine, but some inexpensive 18" oz's here:


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Old 12-27-2019, 05:30 AM   #6
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Stock wheels

Boxster double spoke is the lightest if you can find them 986.362.126.07 (19.24lbs), followed by BBS - Sport Classic XRA - 993.362.126.55 (21.53lbs).
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:22 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tips. For the little weight savings nothing seems worth the expense. I bought some like my rears for the front (which adds weight) for the time being. Down the road I would consider the Jongbloeds if they actually are 2 lbs. lighter. My tire choice has a smaller diameter and will also save some lbs.
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There is a relatively new wheel called the Momo Heritage which is available in 17" and 18" size at less than $2000 a set and can be made for porsche sizes:

https://momo.com/en-us/product/heritage-us/road-wheels-heritage-us/heritage-6/

I had emailed Ryan at Jongbloed to see if that SPB wheel was also available in wider widths and while they can make anything for $$$ they don't have any other configs of that SPB wheel except for that one model.

If you don't need SPB legal wheels, the 987.2 Cayman 17" wheel is light (will try and weigh them tonight and post it) and the front 17x7 ET 55 is the same as the 986 front, the rear wheel is 17x8.5 ET 40 so you get a nice little bump in rear track width vs the stock 986 ET50 or 48. I really liked those on my Boxster, and I am going to do some testing and if I can find a relatively narrow 275/40/17 I am going to try to run it on those wheels on my Cayman.

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I was told by a tech that the Momo with a 40 offset would be approx. 21-21.5 lbs.

They also sell Forgestar and I'm waiting on weight and price. I think we're talking $$$.

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