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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:36 pm

I still like the 18" twists, but 17" is just the right proportion.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:16 pm

I missed out on an opportunity for Cup 1 reps locally. Already powder coated black. $250!

*single tear*

I've since subscribed to the for sale thread with instant email alerts. I'll not miss out next time.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:32 am

10.5 and 9 x 18

As posted in the 964 thread

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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:17 pm

Nice fit

They're 18x8 et 42 front and 18x9.5 et 40 in the rear. Tires are (purists' are going to kill me here ) 215/35 front and 245/35 rears falkens


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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby professor science » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:13 am

Can't get much better than that.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:37 pm

A really, really great fitment.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby mushroom_curry » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:38 pm

Fit is unreal!
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Sun May 31, 2015 6:30 pm

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Well, I found them within my criteria. Now I just need to pull this car apart and get it painted.
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Greyhound shipping from Vancouver to Cambridge for four wheels including tires was only $228 with insurance. !!

Maybe one day I will be able to justify $5-7k for a set of wheels. Until then, these will do nicely.

fronts: 8" x 18" ET47
rears: 9" x 18" ET52
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Maraschino Larry » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:19 am

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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:26 pm

:D
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby professor science » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:54 pm

DOPE! So great!
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby mushroom_curry » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:50 pm

Are you shitting me? Those look better than most 5-6k options out there... they're like owning 3 pc cups with hidden hardware...

Great damn find!!!
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:59 pm

The picture looks like 9" in the front and 10" or maybe 11" in the rear.
Mine are 8" and 9", not quite as baller.

Pretty stoked about these. When it comes to 3 piece, I tend to like the hidden hardware ones anyhow.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby mushroom_curry » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:22 am

Don't care man, those wheels are perfect.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:06 pm

After seeing this come up for sale for SO CHEAP, I HAD to jump on them. Freshly refinished, never mounted on a car after finishing. The tires have lots of life left in them too.

They arrived today, safe and sound. I recommend Greyhound shipping. $200 to ship these from Vancouver in 7 days.

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This kind of gave me a shock when I rolled them to the garage. I am not used to anything this wide!

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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby mushroom_curry » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:51 pm

they are beaut
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:52 pm

I showed Victoria the wheels. "What's the difference?" :cry:

At least she is gung-ho in helping me get my garage set up.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Maraschino Larry » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:19 am

Hahahaha

I picture you saying "THESE ONES ARE ROUNDER" and then storming off to cry by yourself.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:05 am

That's EXACTLY how it played out.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:18 pm

I did a test fit for the Gemballa's yesterday. Everything looks good.
Fronts are poking a bit at this height, should pull in nicely after lowering the car.
The rears will need a spacer at some point.

Odd thing I found out, the lug nuts are made of ALUMINUM. They weigh *very* little, hardly noticeable in the hand.

Here you can see how the front wheels are further forward on the 964 and 993. Earlier air cooled had the wheels more centered, or back a bit from center. It's one way of telling what vintage the air cooled is, even if it's kitted as a newer 911.
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The front threads were wound nearly all the way down, but the rears could be brought down another inch. If it weren't for the fact I am doing my air ride project here, I would just get the $100 lowering collars and maybe a slightly stiffer spring.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby mushroom_curry » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:53 pm

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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:49 pm

Looking to replace tires on the Gemballas. They are rubbing on the fender/bumper contact point. This wouldn't be an issue if the fronts didn't poke as much as they do.
Seeing as I can't get my current type of tire in a narrower front in a close size, and that my rear tires are a bit worn on the inside, I will be replacing all four.

Currently:
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
F - 225/40/18
R - 265/35/18
Sidewall Profile

Considering:
The only tire that comes in both following sizes is Yokohama S.Drive
F - 205/40/18
R - 225/35/18
Sidewall Profile.
Front to rear is off by 1.05%. The max my car allows is between 4-7%

So, going from a 265/38/18 to a 225/35/18 will make the sidewall smaller by 27.25mm and throw my speedo off by 8%.

I was hoping to find a closer match to my original diameter, but so far this is all I can find even close.
My tire stipulations are:
a) respected brand (I know I know)
b) well reviewed
Thankfully those were both met by the Yokahoma.

If anybody has any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them :)
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby professor science » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:47 pm

What if you did a 205/45R-18 and a 225/40R-18

0.6% difference F to R

fronts are .6% larger than existing
rears are .9% smaller than existing

This may cure the problem if width is the issue…
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Dreamstate » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:46 am

Okay, I found a little more info on the max allowable difference between the front and rear tires. According to Adriean Streather's 964 Porsche "Bible": "The rolling radius correction factor allows a change of a
maximum of 6% between the front set of wheels and the rear set of wheels when
travelling in a straight line.
"

The reason I am considering 205/40/18 and not 205/45/18 is because for some crazy reason, the 45 series tire DOES NOT EXIST. !!! Very weird.

So.

My previous example was VERY limited in tire choices because of the unique combination of 205/40/18 and 225/35/18.
Now that I know for sure that 6% is allowable, I am more comfortable to go for a slightly larger rear tire:
F - 205/40/18
R - 225/40/18
This opens up my choices from only the Yokohama S.Drive to:
a) Michelin Pilot Supersport
b) Pirelli P-Zero
c) a couple run flat options (yuck)

Looking at the Supersport ratings and reviews, I am heavily leaning in that direction.
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Re: Wheel Stuff

Postby Maraschino Larry » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:04 pm

If you can afford the Michelins that is the way to go... I've never heard anybody that didn't love theirs, and have witnessed people become 'converts' buying set after set. They are not the narrowest tire out there but given your downsizing I don't think that needs to be a consideration.

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