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Old 04-25-2020, 07:04 AM   #1
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chrome wheels

My 2002 Boxster S came with a set of chrome 17" Boxster S II wheels installed the like of which I have never seen. Researching the car's original build sheet shows that my car had 18" Sport Classic wheels (a $2700 option) when new so these wheels are certainly not OEM. The part number on the back of the wheels does confirm that these are real Porsche wheels but I have not been able to find that chromed versions of these wheels were ever a factory option. I'm hoping that someone that may be able to shed some light on these wheel's origin. Did Porsche ever sell chromed version of these wheels? Did a aftermarket place specialize in selling chromed versions? Is it more likely that a previous owner got ambitious and had them polished and chromed on his own? I really like these wheels so I guess it doesn't matter where they came from but even so, I'm still curious.

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Old 04-25-2020, 08:49 AM   #2
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It was 13 yrs ago so I don't remember which, but Wheel Dynamics or Wheel Enhancements would sell their wheels with optional chrome. My first Porsche was an 01 Box S that came with the Sport Classic wheels. Great looking wheel but a pain in the a$$ to clean. So I opted for some 18" chrome lobster claws. Took some flack from the membership b/c I chose chrome, but I liked them.

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Old 04-25-2020, 10:16 AM   #3
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Aaah...chrome...lovely! Always thumbs up from me.
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Old 04-25-2020, 05:10 PM   #4
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Two years ago I bought aftermarket silver rims for my car.
The year after that I bought Black rims for my Civic.

Now I wish I would have bought Black rims for my Boxster.

It's just so cool, black rims are the tits.
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Old 04-25-2020, 07:39 PM   #5
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To each his own guess that's why a brunette can still get a date. I really dig the chrome.

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