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Old 02-08-2005, 07:46 AM   #1
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Nice wheels, what kind?

Anyone know what kind of wheels these are? I'm interested in finding out the weight. Have they been spaced out?


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Old 02-09-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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Those look like Gemballa wheels. I personally do not like them at all. They are light weight btw.
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:08 PM   #3
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they remind me of the wheels on the original Boxster Concept Car.
These seem prone to bending.
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:48 PM   #4
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Looks like they could be RH wheels. Looks similar to these:

http://www.rhwheels.com/Wheels/show_wheel_db1.php

As far as I know, RH wheels are not light... 24-29 pounds on average.

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Old 02-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
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yeah that's not light at all. I'm not 100% sold on the spoked two piece design but they seem to have always been associated with Porsche. I prefer the BBS or Kinesis mesh designs, it gives some contrast to the simple unlcluttered body panels. Perhaps a two piece mesh but not sure on the weight. I plan to add some Falken Azenis during the Summer and these have very very stiff sidewalls that are heavy.
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yeah that's not light at all. I'm not 100% sold on the spoked two piece design but they seem to have always been associated with Porsche. I prefer the BBS or Kinesis mesh designs, it gives some contrast to the simple unlcluttered body panels. Perhaps a two piece mesh but not sure on the weight. I plan to add some Falken Azenis during the Summer and these have very very stiff sidewalls that are heavy.

I'm with you.. I like like mesh design also. 2 piece mesh style hrm..

BBS RS-GT wheels are two piece mesh style and are extremely light for a forged wheel. (20-21 lbs). Too bad BBS wheels prices have skyrocketed because of the declining dollar.

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yeah those prices are out of control. But in the big scheme of things I don't think its that big of a deal. Wheels are a major selling point on a used car. Don't know why but people seem more interested if the car has nice wheels. I sold my Miata with BBS RK's and the new owner was adamant that he wanted these wheels before he agreed to buy. Wheels make guys car crazy.
Yeah I think I'm going to go with the GT-RS, not sure to go with the bright silver or the gun mettal finish. That seems like the best combination of weight,strength and style.
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Those are Kinesis Supercup wheels. I have them on my car. I like them because of the deep dish look and because they are similar to the wheels that were on the Boxster concept car. I have had many positive comments on them.

http://www.tanglewoodbrushstrokes.com/6-27-04%20barn%206.jpg
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yes very concept like.
Do you know the weight of each wheel? any spacers in there?
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yes very concept like.
Do you know the weight of each wheel? any spacers in there?
No spacers. Around 22 lbs.
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Cool wheels. I almost bought a set of the mesh-like BBS's (there's a dealer selling new sets for under $2k on eBay), but stumbled across a super deal on the Gemballa's I'm now running. Definitely lighter than the stock wheels.
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are those Ebay wheels BBS-like or the the real deal?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7951599319&category=43957

The wheels only are $895 and listed as "2004 Porsche 2pc Forged BBS LM1 Style Competition wheels"

They look like the real deal, but I haven't seen them in person. I was going to buy a set ($1,700 with tires), but went with the Gemballa's instead.
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They're just BBS LM "style". There's a set of used genuine LM's (with tires mounted) auctioning for about $2600-2700. Considering LM's run 900-1000 per wheel now, it's a great deal if anyone's interested.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7951599319&category=43957

The wheels only are $895 and listed as "2004 Porsche 2pc Forged BBS LM1 Style Competition wheels"

They look like the real deal, but I haven't seen them in person. I was going to buy a set ($1,700 with tires), but went with the Gemballa's instead.

The operative word there is "style". Those are not genuine. Genuine ones run about $1,000 per wheel now.

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