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Not a problem, but do please reread your post

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Old 08-26-2005, 03:24 PM
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I didn't mean RUF wheels where bling, I meant bling wheels are usually heavy large wheels better left for the esclade crowd, sorry if that affends any esclade owners, but the rappers have made them seem like a silly ride to me. But I do think heavy wheels affect suspension, breaks and acceleration.
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RUF wheels

Here are front and rear in boxes.

To all of you crying about wheel weight and so on, heard it okay. I simply got them because I like them. I dont care if the normal guy on the street doesnt know they are from RUF. I didnt get them for him but only for me, myself and I!
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These wheels were spec'd for a car(the CTR Yellowbird) that does about 215mph and at those speeds, I think a bit of unsprung weight is the least of your concerns - you want strength. Sure, most people will never need wheels that strong(I don't know how strong they are but I'm guessing Ruf wanted a VERY strong wheel) - but some will.

I love the way they look. No better "resto mod" wheel out there imo.
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Ruf rims sprayed in Porsche black(A1)

Rears:285/40/17-10inch
Fronts:235/40/17-9inch

Pity I cant go more than 285 with the rear 10inch rims. However I've had them on my car for 5 years, been thru potholes etc etc etc and they are still rock solid till today. I swear by them at least.
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They do appear to be tough SOBs. We need this on the oddball roads in the PCNW
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Wayne said the wheels are in

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The new wheels are made by Avus instead of Speedline and are actually quite a bit lighter (22lbs instead of 28lbs). That's getting a lot closer to a fikse with the awesome ruf look...
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so 22 lbs? doesn't sound quite so bad. then again, what do i know.. hehehe..

how does that compare to the factory fuchs?
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Not nearly as good as fuchs, but you do have a full inch more diameter. Also, you can't get a tire wider than a 245 in 16s, which is pretty much worthless with 500plus HP...

I think fuchs are about 16lbs, really light 17s are about 18lbs, good 17s are 22 to 24lbs and heavy is 26 plus.

Add 2 to 5 more pounds for 18s. More metal = more weight.

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If anyone gives a rip, the RUF wheels have proven to be strong mothers - a nice touch, eh? ;-)
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Sherwood put together a lot of wheel weight data here

FWIW the Ruf Speed lines did get a bad rep on track a few years ago, don't really know how deserved it was, I have also seen cracked Fikse and Kinesis and Fuchs wheels. I have Speedlines on my 993 for street(they are also at the heavy end of the scale)

Please don't ever use the cast after markets on track though.
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Eh, put em on and have fun.......... ;-)
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I was at a wheel shop a couple of weeks ago and saw a failed (what appeared to be a) Ruf front wheel. The outer flange had broken where it meets the spokes and it appeared the metal there was barely over 1/16th" thick.

Either theres's somebody making very authentic-looking knock-offs that are dangerously poorly engineered or someone machined the wheel after it was sold. It broke on the tire mounting machine; thankfully not on the street.

Be careful out there!

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