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Just saw these RUF Wheels on BaT

I've already got a set... But, maybe someone else is looking:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1981-ruf-speedline-wheel-for-930-turbo/
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Awesome wheels.

However, worth noting that the new wheels retail for $5420 USD plus shipping. The new wheels are also forged aluminum construction, versus the old heavy cast wheels.

https://rufautomobiles.com/product/911-classic-aluminum-wheels-17x910/
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The new ones are not identical to the originals. They are slightly different with regard to the lip, so purists would only accept the originals.

I would like either one myself, despite the minor differences. Just cant justify that expense for them though.

I wonder what the new ones weigh compared to the originals?
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Ditto on the weight. The website does not give any info


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Give me a few minutes and I'll scale them. I don't have originals for comparison, but the numbers on those have been floated around plenty enough.

The new ones DO have the polished lips!

Weights are as follows on the new wheels.
17x8 22.2lbs
17x9 21.4lbs
17x10 22.2lbs

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I have the new ones [4-yrs old] and they look just like these... Like ChrisSt said, I think my lips are a more polished than these...
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The easiest way to tell cast from forged visually, is that the new forged wheels do NOT have the script on the outside edge of the front face. All the identifying marks are now on the outside edge of the lip on the BACK of the wheel.

This complicates the identification of the clones, as initially they were easily spotted by the lack of the script on the face of the wheel.
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Bidding up to $7100 now...
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HOLY CRAP

(runs to pull his ruf wheels off the car)

That's ridiculous.
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The newer wheels dont have the stepped lip FYI.
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I hope they weren't 'warped' or out of balance
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This complicates the identification of the clones, as initially they were easily spotted by the lack of the script on the face of the wheel.
Personally, if they came in a Ruf box, I don't consider them clones; they're Ruf wheels...

There were at least 3 generations of the cast Ruf "Classics" wheels, only the earliest of which was made for them by Speedline and had the script on the front of the wheel.

They're all sourced from very reputable manufacturers with long pedigrees; just as you'd expect from Ruf.
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I have found them on here and Fleabay, they rarely bring more than $4k, maybe $5k. I almost bought a set but ordered Fiskes, .... however I am still waiting ... after many, many months.
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My car used to have Ruf wheels. It has Fiskes now. Lighter and wider.

The Rufs look good, I'll give you that. But $7000+ is crazy money. Like, "let's smoke some crack" crazy.
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Personally, if they came in a Ruf box, I don't consider them clones; they're Ruf wheels...

There were at least 3 generations of the cast Ruf "Classics" wheels, only the earliest of which was made for them by Speedline and had the script on the front of the wheel.

They're all sourced from very reputable manufacturers with long pedigrees; just as you'd expect from Ruf.
I was referring to the various iterations of clone wheels available.

I am profoundly aware of the high quality that RUF delivers.
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HOLY CRAP

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My car used to have Ruf wheels. It has Fiskes now. Lighter and wider.

The Rufs look good, I'll give you that. But $7000+ is crazy money. Like, "let's smoke some crack" crazy.
That's because there are sooo many idiots on BaT.. just read the comments for some of the cars.
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That's because there are sooo many idiots on BaT.. just read the comments for some of the cars.
So true. I honestly think "BaT commentator" has become an official line item on some mechanical engineer's resumes.
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Hey not to hijack this thread, but have a set of these. Bought them years ago from Imagine Auto. They had been refinished, 9" fronts are perfect, but when they machined the backs, they exposed a small casting flaw in one of the wheels, it would lose air slowly. Had a friend try to TIG weld it, but it flowed a bit, and although the leak is slower, still remains. I rubbed some JB weld in from the back, and it would drop about 2lbs every five days. I have since gone to 17" Fuchs replicas. Question is " what do you suppose 3 good RUF speed lines are worth?
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Question is " what do you suppose 3 good RUF speed lines are worth?
I'd ask the $7K buyer - - he's got the answer you're looking for. Seriously, though - why not take them to someone who specializes in Rim-Repair? My guess is, it'd be worth your time/money.
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