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Factory Wheel Upgrades - Comprehensive Guide with Pics on 944s

Hey guys.

I've been contemplating a wheel upgrade lately and was frustrated by the overabundance of information out there. There's so much its hard to find enough useful info in one spot. Wheelenhancement.com is an excellent resource, but they don't have any pictures of the wheels fitted to a 944. My experience has been that most wheels look much different once their installed. Some I don't like on their own, but love on the car, and vice versa.

So I decided to put together a guide, half to keep my head strait, and the other half for anyone else that would be interested.

I limited the guide to factory Porsche wheels that bolt up to our cars with or without spacers. I also included only a few aftermarket wheels, they only made the cut if I thought they looked ninja sweet or if they seem to be a common/popular choice.

Check it out...



I'm open for suggestions on things to add or change.

If you have good pictures of 944s with a specific kind of wheel on it, please post it to this thread and I'll add it to the guide.

I intend to add wheel weights and offset info in the near future.

Cheers.

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Very helpful, thanks
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Very nice, maybe add a link from the wheel to a pic of a 944 with said wheel. Have people contribute the pictures and maybe a FAQ regarding offset differences in years etc.

Once again, nce job!
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Very nice, maybe add a link from the wheel to a pic of a 944 with said wheel. Have people contribute the pictures and maybe a FAQ regarding offset differences in years etc.

Once again, nce job!
Dave, thats exactly what it is! Just click any of those wheels and it will open a new folder with pics of them on 944s. I don't have pics for all the wheels yet, but do for most.

I encourage anyone with nice pictures that would add to the guide to just post them to this thread and I'll add them.

And I'm looking to add offset/weight/size information in the near future.
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Rim Selector for 944

www.rimstop.com has a flash application where you can view their whole selection of rims on a 944. Its pretty sweet. Hope this helps some.
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Very helpful. Many thanks!
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Loooks good so far....
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Nice page.

Couple of days ago (might even have been over on the Pelican 911 tech board) I saw a list of Porsche wheel weights for both factory and after-market wheels and was suprised to notice that the Mille Maglia (sp?) wheels that look identical to the Porsche Turbo Twist wheels weigh about twice as much. Most of the factory Porsche wheels seemed to weigh about 15 or so pounds.

Just something to bear in mind if unsprung weight is a consideration. Me, I love my 16" Fuchs anyway...
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Here is a good site about wheel weight

http://www.wheelweights.net/
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Thats really cool, I didnt click on the page (just though it was a screen shot)

Can we make this thread sticky?
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I've got some pics of my brown 87' 944 with 18" twists but i have no clue where to start on how to post them on here....i also have some pics of the 944 with the old "sewer cover" style wheels.... if you helped me out i could post them...
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Here is some pics with Fuchs








For posting pics, use "attach multiple" feature on the reply screen....
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Here are 17" Cup 1 wheels from a 993:





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Thanks for the pictures guys. I added them to the collection.

If anyone is clicking through the gallery and says, "Hey, I have a picture of those wheels on a 944" please reply to this thread and post them.

Thanks.
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Sweet web site! you should add the wheels weights and if it is a dirrect bolt on item, or if it needs spacers for a particular model year. I love the 17" twists and 16" fuchs!! I wish they made the fuchs in 17". That would be sweet.
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p.s. has any one ever seen one this EXACT color? every one that i see is more of a "sandish" color, maybe its because this car was garaged for most of its life?
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It would be nice if people posted the width of front/rear as well as diameter especially if you have Fuchs or other factory type wheel.

There were so many sizes for Fuchs made, which fit different Porsches.
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It would be nice if people posted the width of front/rear as well as diameter especially if you have Fuchs or other factory type wheel.

There were so many sizes for Fuchs made, which fit different Porsches.
Mine are 16s with 205 50s on the front and 225 45s on the rear.
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225/45/17 and 265/40/17
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