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Old 10-22-2007, 07:16 AM   #1
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Finally Pictures of my NEW rims!

Well the weather finally cleared up well enough for me to get a few shots of my new rims with the right size tires on the front. After a few arguments with discount tires they finally ordered the tires I wanted for the front of my car. 235/40-18s. The stock tires were just not wide enough for the new after market rims which are 18x8.5. When they were mounted to the stock 225/40s they were .25 inches short on both the inside and out side of the rim! You can imagine how stupid it looked. Even after the new 235s were mounted I could tell that I could have even gone to a 245 width. But these will do for now. The wider you go the more money it costs. My rears are 275/35-18s. I had the rims powder coated to match the color of my car. Metallic Seal Grey. Anyway, here are some new pictures, now all I need to do is paint my brake calipers red.







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Old 10-22-2007, 07:21 AM   #2
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:25 AM   #3
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Lookin' sharp, man. What did you do with the black ones?
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:37 AM   #4
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Lookin' sharp, man. What did you do with the black ones?
I still have them. I will be putting an ad up on e-bay today soon if you are wanting to buy them? Since they are used, I will be letting them go for a fair price.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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hey man, that looks nice. color really does match really good.
are you using any spacers?
are you gonna be lowering the car at all?
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:06 AM   #6
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hey man, that looks nice. color really does match really good.
are you using any spacers?
are you gonna be lowering the car at all?
I did not need any spacers. I don't think I will be lowering it at all. I like the ride quality right now. Nice and smooth. Any lower would be to rough of a ride. It feels like it's on rails now. I love it!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:08 AM   #7
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You have one of the nicest Boxsters I have seen here or on the road. I never noticed though that you didnt have the calipers painted. Red is really going to pop out and match great with the 55o stripes.
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You have one of the nicest Boxsters I have seen here or on the road. I never noticed though that you didnt have the calipers painted. Red is really going to pop out and match great with the 55o stripes.
Thanks! That's what I was thinking too.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:12 AM   #9
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I love the rims!!
They are great.
The dish, the color AWESOME choice.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:16 AM   #10
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I love the rims!!
They are great.
The dish, the color AWESOME choice.
Thanks Gary. Go Tigers! LSU!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:29 AM   #11
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Very nice, man. They really look great in seal gray. They pull the whole look together.
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Sweet Wheels! Matches the car nicely.

I think if you threw on some 5mm spacer on the rear only it would really look good. It would give the car a much wider looking stance.
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Looks great ! A lot better then the black wheels IMHO...

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Looks great ! A lot better then the black wheels IMHO...

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I agree. Seems like everyone is doing black wheels. I like to be different.
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I agree. Seems like everyone is doing black wheels. I like to be different.
I like black, but I think this is an improvement.
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Holy hotness man, your car looks really nice.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:38 PM   #17
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Very nice, Porsche986spyder! How much was the powder coating? Did they take the wheel apart for the coating? Thanks.
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Bravo!

Very nice and tastefully done. I usually don't like a lot of the "add ons" that I have seen but your rendition is quite handsome. I could see myself driving your car with a large permagrin, but then what would I do with mine?

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Very nice, Porsche986spyder! How much was the powder coating? Did they take the wheel apart for the coating? Thanks.
I took the wheel apart myself and the powder coating was $100.00 per wheel witha nice gloss coat on top.
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...to echo TriGem...they do work really well with the car. Good choice.
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