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ProjectM96 03-19-2011 01:11 PM

Post Pics. Boxsters with Rims.
 
I don't know if there is a thread like this already, but I want to see aftermarket rims on the Porsche Boxster.

The stock rims are a bit boring and I want to buy rims next year. It is hard to find the style I want with the Porsche bolt pattern.

So start posting. Lets see some rims.

maurice vn 03-19-2011 01:28 PM

not boring I dare say
 
my rims

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...097/378740.jpg
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u..._2013plaat.jpg

... not boring I dare say

maurice vn 03-19-2011 01:29 PM

BTW ... they are original Porsche rims

stephen wilson 03-19-2011 05:02 PM

Has anyone tried a staggered fitment, with 18's front & 19's rear? The Corvette and Lotus does this, among others. The Diameters would still match OEM, but give equal sidewall heights Fr. to Rear.

Johnny Danger 03-19-2011 05:47 PM

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One piece forged 19 inch Champion RS-98's in gloss black .

yoyo7 03-19-2011 08:57 PM

My wheels
 
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here you go... won't get any more staggered than this... lol

MSull788 03-22-2011 10:31 AM

nice photos

stephen wilson 03-22-2011 12:54 PM

Actually by staggered I mean different diameters front and rear, not tires stretched on wide rims. The only reason I ask is that I'd be afraid of damage to low profile 19" front rubber on N.J. roads.

rule1 03-22-2011 04:27 PM

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Here's my 19's

Johnny Danger 03-22-2011 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by rule1
Here's my 19's

You're getting there ... :)

tuanle16 03-22-2011 08:48 PM

Johnny. Are both of those yours? Or are they the same and just painted? Either way...NICE!!

Johnny Danger 03-23-2011 04:08 AM

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Originally Posted by tuanle16
Johnny. Are both of those yours? Or are they the same and just painted? Either way...NICE!!

No, its not mine . Its one of only three Hamann boxsters that I've been able to come across . I believe that its located in Japan . Hopefully its not under water now .

maurice vn 03-23-2011 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Danger
One piece forged 19 inch Champion RS-98's in gloss black .

This yellow one if f##king gorgeous.

Johnny Danger 03-23-2011 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maurice vn
This yellow one if f##king gorgeous.

Thanks for the complement . As a result of the project, somewhere in Germany someone has a new swimming pool. :cool:

ProjectM96 03-26-2011 12:29 PM

I was hoping for more car pics. Oh well. Has anyone tried using adapters so they can put rims with different bolt patterns on?

ProjectM96 11-16-2011 02:19 PM

I plasti-dipped my rims for winter to protect them from salt, brake dust, chips and for looks.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6052/...52f9474959.jpg

tuanle16 11-16-2011 03:01 PM

19's look so good! is there a huge driving difference though? is it so noisy with road noise and rough? can you just slap 19's on? or do you have to do modifications?

ddb 11-16-2011 03:18 PM

Tuan,

As long as the wheels have the correct width, bolt pattern, and offset you can slap them right on. I went from 17's to 19's and love the look. Many think they look out-of-place on a Boxster.

Generally, the bigger wheels and tires are heavier than their smaller counterparts and you can definitely feel a difference in performance. It just takes more energy to get the bigger, heavier wheels and tires turning so the car feels more sluggish off the line.

I didn't notice much more road noise but they generally ride rougher due to the smaller, stiffer sidewalls. The larger tires are more expensive too.

ddb

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...1000195cer.jpg

ddb 11-16-2011 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ProjectM96 (Post 264529)
I plasti-dipped my rims for winter to protect them from salt, brake dust, chips and for looks.

ProjectM96,

The car looks good. I know how hard it is to maintain black paint and it looks like you are doing a great job.

How did you go about plastic dipping the wheels? Are you going to remove it in the spring? If so, how will you do it? Lastly, is there enough material on the wheels to worry about wheel balance?

Thanks,

ddb

tuanle16 11-16-2011 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ddb (Post 264543)
Tuan,

As long as the wheels have the correct width, bolt pattern, and offset you can slap them right on. I went from 17's to 19's and love the look. Many think they look out-of-place on a Boxster.

Generally, the bigger wheels and tires are heavier than their smaller counterparts and you can definitely feel a difference in performance. It just takes more energy to get the bigger, heavier wheels and tires turning so the car feels more sluggish off the line.

I didn't notice much more road noise but they generally ride rougher due to the smaller, stiffer sidewalls. The larger tires are more expensive too.

ddb

thanks ddb. so when are you going to get the upgrade?


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