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Lightbulb 18" rims

If you want to see 18" rims on 914 with stock fenders. Let me know i will email a picture! The picture i have is too big 2 post. Please let me know what you think?
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Old 04-24-2003, 04:41 AM
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send one my way and I can shrink it down for you....


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I would like to see these too!

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Not to rain on anyones day, but Porsche came out with a tech note stating that 18" wheels on pre 993 cars is not recommended.
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Not to rain on anyones day, but Porsche came out with a tech note stating that 18" wheels on pre 993 cars is not recommended.
What's the reasoning?

I'm sure Porsche wouldn't aprove of a lot of things we do.

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I remember seeing something like that pertaining to 944s - I think it had to do with the lug bolts or something? - I'm kinda fuzzy on it.
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18" rims? On a 914? I can only imagine how rough that ride must feel, even with stock-type shocks & springs. Might as well call the tires "rim protectors."

Heck, even just running 15 inchers I'm glad I don't feel every fire ant and occasional pebble I run over, let ALONE each crack and expansion joint I encounter.

Way overkill for a 914 ...

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Not to rain on anyones day, but Porsche came out with a tech note stating that 18" wheels on pre 993 cars is not recommended.
Do you really think they had the 914's and early 911's in mind when they posted that?? This is more for the 964 based cars for the first couple of years of production...'89 to '91 (or 92???)

The problems came about when they started to use aluminum for the suspension.
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I don't think my ass could take the streets around here on 18s if my ass can't take the streets around here on 15s..

I think my cars would die within a week.



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it rides way better than when it was stock. I cant feel no cracks cuz i go over them. Tryin to be different and not the average 914. I know it doesnt seem possible or recommended, but i did it and its something new. I put them on to just see what possibilities are out there and be different from others. Im going to send mike the picture, hopefully he can shrink for me. Please understand that this is the first thing i did so far, cuz i got 914 month ago. Just seeing how it would look with my 18"
I am going to put some 17" and lower it. Just messing around with the wheels right now and let me know what you think.
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I like'em...but definitely lower it.
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It looks like they will rub if the body is lowered.

If that's the case, then it looks sort of weird. Like it's stretching it's legs to be taller!

Nice wheels, though.

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unless the car really squats under weight it could go down another inch and a half all the way around pretty easily.
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forgot to sya something else. I bet if you had valances that were closer to the ground it would look lower too. Your front valance looks like it's pretty short and it doesn't look like you have a rear. If you had em closer to the ground you mihgt not have to lower it at all. Personally I like about 17's with a little it a little bit lowered like you're talkin bout doin. www.franklin'svwwerks.com has a nice green one forsale with 17's and a flexdam. That's pretty much were I got all my inspiration to even get started on mine.
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your right i am going to put my 17x7 volk AV3 instead with 205/40/17 tires. I think it will look a lot better. I am tryin to get the front and rear valance also. Thanks for the green 914 picture. Thats giving me a great look or a example of what it will look like with 17's. I want mine as low as that green 914, hope it does.
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Nice looking car buddy.





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nice! just paint the calipers and you are set! looks very nice!
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