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Anybody knows "Folger" rims?

I've bought these 9+10*18" Folger rims on for a tad over the price for tires. Tires had only 200 miles.
I do know they are one piece sport line rims from German tuner Folger with black painted center (which's not standard).
Anybody knows the pro/con.
Are they strong/weak, heavy/light?
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Old 03-17-2004, 04:23 AM
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Of course we know them. I have an old German magazine with an article on Folger Styling. Also Jocke has them on his white Turbo.

My guess is they're on the heavy side. Maybe Jocke knows?

Did you buy them for the tires? 18 inch?


BTW here's a picture: http://www.911c1.de/porsche/2002_Tegernsee/N2_004.jpg

I think it looks nice.

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Are they TUV approved? If so that's a good sign regarding quality and safety.
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Mikkel, I thought you where working at the moment :-)
Nice picture, I hope mine will look even better.
I bought them for the 18 inch to fit bigger brakes under. I realized that my welded up Fuchs where made up from 6*16 which are the worst 16" to fit bigger brakes under :-(
They come with TUV approval so they are not that bad, but as Mikkel pointed out they can be on the heavy side.
I've heard about some replica Cup rims that where easily out of true, I'm however not sure if they where TUV approved.
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I am also running these wheels on my 930. They are quite heavy as they are cast instead of forged like newer wheels. I bought mine used a few years ago and the previous owner had them polished. I kinda like the black centers like yours. Since they are quite heavy they are pretty strong as they are thick in the flange and spokes. I've hit some pretty big potholes and no dings or bends.

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Mikkel, I thought you where working at the moment :-)
Well yes sort of....



The replica Mille Miglia Cups are built under license from Porsche AG and are TÜV approved. Still I too have heard of some being out of true plus my own weren't so good. My car drives much better with the Fuchs wheels.
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Slant930. thats great news that they are strong. Not so good about weight.
Nice looking car.
I'll weigh them when they arrive and compare with my 8+9*16 Fuchs.
I'll post pics of car with fuchs/Folger hopefully next week.
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Thanks for the compliment. Let me know the weights if you could. I've only speculated on the weights, I've never actually weighed them and would be curious to know how far off I was.

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I have been looking FOREVER for a set of these...I even have Jocke scouring the land on the other side of the pond....

Weight isn't a concern to me...but please let me know if you happen across another set.
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Hi Jerry, drop me a PM or email at trabe3@yahoo.com. I have been thinking of possibly selling my Folgers.

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Sadly they weight alot..... at least if they are 18".
I like them with the black centers.

I put my wheels for a repaint last year and only painted the centers the rest are polished.

Here´s a couple of pics:


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What do you think a set cost in the States. I bought them on Ebay for approx. $1300 incl. tires, colour crested hub caps and black centers as shown. Cheap or expensive?
Slight mark on one rim as seen on last pic.

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Jocke, you car sits very low, wow, looks good.
Happily for me, you didn't look to well for these for jstgermaine:-)
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here are set of the FOLGER wheels
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2466570441&category=43958
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Thank you Eric, I think mine looks better considering the price.
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Just recieved them.
24 kg. front, 9*18 rim with 235/40-18 and
26 kg. rear, 10*18 rim with 265/35-18
Compared to my welded up Fuchs
17 kg. front, 8*16 rim with 225/50-16 and
18 kg. rear, 9*16 rim with 245/45*16
compared to my previous previous (before Fuchs) Old Gotti
18 kg. front, 9*15 rim with 225/50-15 and
20 kg. rear, 11*15 rim with 285/40-15
Remember that these wheels are bigger, 18 inches.
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wheels installed but I don't have correct spacers yet.
Acc. to Folger's homepage I'm missing 9 mm front and 10 mm rear. I would have guessed I needed more than that.
Ride is firmer than my 8+9*16 Fuchs, but not that bad, steering response is better.
Again sorry for the poor quality pics, taken with cellphone camera.

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I love them! Not so fond of the chrome ones though.
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Those look great! The spacing seems fine...

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