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Jeff Alton 17" Fuchs in person, post yours as you get 'em

So I thought these wheels deserved a new thread to showcase the actual wheels as we each received them. UPS just dropped these off, and the first thing I thought as I picked up TWO boxes was "wow these are light!" The wheels are a work of art.

Jeff- I know you spent a good part of your life the last year or two perfecting the shape, profile, rim shells etc. It was all worth it, and then some!!!

First- the wheels are packaged better than any other wheel I've ever bought:





Here's a shot of all 4 wheels
17x8 et30
17x9 et15
centers powder coated to match Carrera script on my car (Jeff did a lot of research for me on this too!) Factory Fuchs center caps were done at the same time



Here's the 17x9 in profile:


17x9 from the top:


17x8 in profile:


And from the back:



Jeff, you should be proud of your work on these wheels. Must feel fantastic to have them getting into the marketplace and finally realizing your dream. If I had to sum up the wheels in one word, it would have to be "STUNNING!"

Let the drooling begin. Now I'm off to get the NT-01's mounted. Thanks Jeff.
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Those look spectacular! Waiting on the 15 X 9 and 15 X 11 from Jeff for my IROC clone. 175K911, OK now I understand - thaaaaaat's why you didn't want to buy my RS wing...
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Wow. They are impressive. I'm eager to see them in person on Ed's car- and finally meet the guy IN PERSON!
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If you don't mind me asking, what does a set like that cost?
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Geez Ed, the polishing is so good I thought at first you had Jeff paint a matching red ring on the outer hoop! Beautiful
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Subscribed - waiting on some black centers with anodized rims. Thanks for posting, gives all some hope!
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Nice. Ed! Need a hand bolting them on Saturday? I can probably get a pass from the warden for a couple of hours.
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All I have to say is wow! I Remeber how happy I was when I recieved my new Linsey's in the mail. Felt pretty good! CONGRADS!
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Oh, it get's better! I tried to weigh the wheels on my bathroom scale but they were too light to get a reading. Then my tire shop tried to Road Force the bare wheels to check for runout before mounting the tires and the machine kept throwing an error "wheel loose" because the rotating mass was so small the machine thought the wheel was loose. Put them on his UPS scale and was shocked:

17x9 with Nitto NT-01 255/40, 42 lbs total weight
17x8 with Nitto NT-01 235/40, 39 lbs total weight

Subtract out the weight of the tires, and you have:
17x9 = 16 lbs
17x8 = 14.5 lbs

I can't get any closer than that with the scale I had available but that is as light a wheel as I've ever owned!
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Nice. Ed! Need a hand bolting them on Saturday? I can probably get a pass from the warden for a couple of hours.
Thanks for the offer, but do you really think I can wait until tomorrow to bolt them on? Heading out to the garage momentarily to throw them on, at least on one side. With the 996TT brakes on, I'm going to have to be really careful with fit, and will have to juggle the spacers that Jeff machined for me.
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can't believe you are taking so long to get them on the car...
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Somebody should get an accurate weight on each size.
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Ed, I can bring my Long Acre scale to weight them Saturday if you're going to be in the garage. Give me a ring or text me if you are going to be in the garage in the morning.
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Wow, those are nice looking wheels. I can't wait to see them on the car.

I just hope it warms up soon in Chicago so may be we can start having GTG's!
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Pics mounted, just to tease y'all

Pics aren't great, and it was 20 degrees while I was trying to take the pics.











And finally, the fit with the 996TT calipers is very tight, even with the slick spacers Jeff machined for me


I can't believe how nice these wheels are.
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They look the business... First rate. It's interesting that the 17s suit the car so well.

I remember not that long ago people were replacing their Fuchs with after market alloy wheels. I was thinking at the time this was not the right thing to do.

And this proves my point. I'm not sure the car could look any sexier than it does with these wheels... Keep the pics coming.
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i am considering not eating anything accept oatmeal and KD for ~ 2 months to save up to order a set... i want a pair sooooo badly.

edit: is it normal to put weight on the visible lip? just a question that i do not know the answer to.
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175k911,
could you tell us what size rims and tires you have on the car. The "look" is great.
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