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Aftermarket wheels (Rant)

Ive always thought the classic 930 shape to be beautiful. But lately Im noticing a disturbing trend.... Aftermarket late model knockoff wheels. These wheels cheapen the look of the car something awful. The biggest problem with the wheels is the offset. New cars have different offset than our classic porches. I guess the simplest way I can put it is 930s dont look right without deep dish wheels. Their are a few acceptions like Ruf and Fiske....

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I totally agree. I love the deep dish wheels, unfortunately, I have 2 sets of wheels that are not as deep as I would like. What to do........? I figure, leave em for now.

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Not to mention they are cheap, fragile pieces of crap.
Never use them on a racetrack for track or DE days -
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Not all aftermarket wheels are cheap pieces of crap....
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Guess we are thinkin' of the cheap Chinese wheels - 'knockoffs'. They are crap for high HP cars.
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Ahh yeah, I agree with you on that. There are some good manufacturers out there.

Not too hijack, but for some of the older 930's, those Fuchs are getting a bit old as well. Would you reccomend another wheel for the track?

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The Fuchs are forged and don't seem to age all that badly, but I have seen fatigued Fuchs (RDane almost had one, if I recall correctly)

I like Kinesis wheels and any well-known forged wheel for track use.
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True the Fuchs are fantastically strong, but you need to consider their age and how many cycles they have been thru by now. Fatigue will start being a problem/concern even more so as time goes by. You need to inspect the old Fuchs rims carefully for any hairline cracks before trusting your ass to them.
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Agree the Kinesis and Fikse wheels look good and fill out the flares nicely, but I prefer the classic Fuchs on mine, just love that classic look of these older cars
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I definately prefer period correct wheels on a 930. Turbo twists on a 930 is not my cup of tea. The problem with fuchs is the limited width. My econobox has wider wheels than my 930 . I have been want ing new wheels for literally years now but its so hard to choose. 5000$ designer wheels are not an option for me, and I certainly dont want any modern wheels. I wish there were more options. If those rota knockoffs dont come out soon, I will pull the pin on what i consider the only 2 semi reasonably priced options: lindsey racing or ccw
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I have just had Wheel Enhancement refinish my 89 930 wheels back to factory original and they look great. I have 17 inch Fikse FM10's on my 85 and am pleased with both looks. I also do not like the deep deep dish knock off wheels on older Porsche 911's and 930's either. Many of the cheap knock offs have metal fatigue issues and are prone to bending, flat spotting and are known for vibrations. Many require outrageous spacers which in my opinion are absolutely out!!! You get what you pay for.
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I think this is a great compromise. Classic looks, modern size and deep dish rears.

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I think this is a great compromise. Classic looks, modern size and deep dish rears.

I like this approach to the wheel issue. I love the chrome trim on 3.0 turbos.
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I agree this looks good and is functional too. Are these Lindsey Racing wheels?
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Agree with u. Deep dish is the way to go...
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Ok I know I'm going to get hate mail for this, but oh well it is only my opinion, so nothing personal to all you out there that like Fuchs.

To not mince words, I think the fuchs are fuch'n ugly, way to dated, and look real heavy on the car, too thick of a bead & too thick of a rim section(yes ,yes I know they are actually very light). They simply make the car look like a 70's HOT WHEELS toy. I also agree that the newer turbo twist or any other newer factory style looks "OH SO"wrong on the car.

So to achieve the right 3pcs. deep dish look, thinner sexy lines and top end performance.... yet NOT the umpa-thumpa-hip hop-gangsta-spinner-flame-starwars-22"-24" end result......

Yes ,you are going to have to spend the $700-$1200 per wheel price tag. $800-ish, will get you perfect Fikse's, $900-ish for Lidsey's, and so on and so on.

These cars are not real cheap to buy, there not real cheap to maintain....what makes you think they are going to be cheap to personalize?

I'm looking at Fikse 5S's, 17" x 8" fronts & 17" x 11" rears. They are classic 5 spoke with machined out centers in each spoke, simple, clean, elegant. And you can actually get choices in performance tires for 17" rims, unlike the VERY limited selections for Fuchs.

Ok enough of my petty ranting, and remember this is only my opinion...and that ain't worth much!!

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The Lindseys have proven to be a pretty tough track wheel, too.
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Full Quack- You are entitled to your opinion. That is why they make ice cream in so many flavors. The best one is the one you like. I too like Fikse's. I have them on my 85 (FM-10's); however, I like the Fuch's on my 89 930. To each his own. You are also spot on when you mention the 17 inch wheels allow a much better selection of tires.
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Are there any issues with running big spacers on the car to allow using incorrect offset rims?
Was not sure if there were issues with overloading bearings or some such to warrant not doing it.
Running spacers is bad enuff in that it is an extra cost involved.
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Lindseys

I sprung for 17" Lindseys for my old 930 and would do it again. Add to that I am cheap but nonetheless feel the expense is well worth the craftsmanship and durability - and yes, the looks too. EPS
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