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Old 11-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #41
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By most accounts, the fronts are believed to be just under 20 lbs., and the rears a little bit over that . Personally, I question the validity of those figures. Most of the oem wheels that I have come across, have always weighted in a bit more than the published specs .
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:51 AM   #42
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I heard somewhere that they are 21-22lbs With Tires. I would weigh them myself but I don't have a scale.
Check the spec at Tirerack, 18" tires are around 25-26lbs.
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My 17 inch rims are wider than that. More like 8.0-8.5 inches front and 9.5-10 inches rear. I measured them just the other day. On the rear tires I measured 9.5 for just the tread not including the width of the outer corner sidewalls slightly sticking out. 10 inches wide with sidewalls. Same for fronts. 8 inch wide tread and 8.5 inch measuring corner of sidewall.

You know what, I am just going to buy a scale this weekend and I will post up the weight I got for fronts and rears With tires.
Well you asked about the stock turbo-style 17 inchers, which came in the 7.5 and 8 (front/rear) indicated. If you do have wider ones, then they're probably not the OEM wheels. What are your tire dimensions on the sidewalls?
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:27 AM   #44
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Well you asked about the stock turbo-style 17 inchers, which came in the 7.5 and 8 (front/rear) indicated. If you do have wider ones, then they're probably not the OEM wheels. What are your tire dimensions on the sidewalls?
255/40 ZR17 94H Rear = 10.03 inches wide
205/50 ZR17 Front = 8.07 inches wide

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It may be a model year specific thing, then. I can't remember what year yours is, but my 97 has 7in fronts and 8.5 in rears (made a typo earlier and put the .5 in the wrong spot, my bad). I've never known the 986 to have anything different for 17s. I would also say don't judge the wheel width by the tire width, since (to me, at least), the rim sits a bit deeper inside than the outermost part of the wheel, so you may very well have a half inch on either end that's just rubber.

Since the 996 had the same wheels at that same time, perhaps just with more width (just speculation on my part, not 100% sure), it could be that you have the 7 or 8.5 in front and the 9inch rear off of a 996. The style's exactly the same, it's just a deeper wheel.
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Tire width != wheel width...
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can't attach anything right now, was gonna do a screen grab, but go here:

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ProjectM96, your tire dimensions front and rear match that of a '99 996 with 17s. Again, I don't know if that means they just threw on different size tires or the wheels were a bit wider for a 911, but I imagine it's the latter.

These are the dims for a '97 986:

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Tire width != wheel width...
Uhhhh not true.... You can always vary 20-30mm on what size tire you use on the same exact wheel....
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I think his "!" before the "=" is supposed to mean "not equal to", Brad.
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I think his "!" before the "=" is supposed to mean "not equal to", Brad.
Sorry, bit of coding shorthand. Yes != means "not equal to"....
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Here are my rims...I actually forgot the manufacturer of the rims until I saw a black set in earlier posts--->BSA 18's
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Thanks Bryan, I've always loved these wheels; they're a bit of a pain to clean, but... oh well...
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Any of those would be great! Let me know when they need the Autobahn Glanz magic, least I can do for those great overlays.

Tuanle16 - This is a good link for calculating fitting: Wheel Offset Calculator

I still think these are the nicest:
Who makes them?
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Ok, I guess I'll throw my factory chrome wheels in the mix..
I'm old school.. chrome..
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