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Who has aftermarket rims on their 944?

I was just going through some of the cars on cardomain.com and came across a really great looking black 944 that had 18 inch SSR rims on it. I think the 18's are too big but it got me wondering what other options are out there. I don't want that ricer look but would like something between 15-17 inches that would look good. I am rather partial to the spokes on the wheel being painted black with that chrome lip. I also really like the Fuch's with the chrome lip and spokes and just the painted inlays ( I think it looks amazing) but the only 16's I could find from one company they wanted $2k not including the rubber. So any links to your cars with aftermarket rims or should I just save my money and go with the Fuchs?
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I bought some 17"Fikse's used. They look great on the 944.

A friend with a black 951 just bought a set with black centers for autocrossing on Hoosiers. The car looks great. A lot "meaner" than even black centered Fuchs.
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Any pics by chance?
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I think that Todwic had some aftermarket wheels, maybe he will see this...

My choice is always Fuchs...you may want to search on my user name here, I started a thread "show me your Fuchs...", lots of nice examples....
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I have a set of after market fake fuch wheels for sale. They will fit the late offset cars. They are 16's with both 7's and 8's. Check the classifieds, I have a thread on there for the 88 S that I'm parting out that has the rims on it. I have a couple of pics on the thread
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Many of the aftermarket wheels are very very heavy. Beware of a huge loss of performance from the increase in unsprung weight. There are lots of Porsche wheels on E-bay and other places.
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Ya, I know about the weight issues with many of the rims. But keep the pics coming if you have em!
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I run 18" Factory 993TT hollowspokes on my '88' 944. The tires are 225 and 265. If it wasn't for the stock ride height I'd be bumping up against the read fender lip. Post a pic later.
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JMO, fuchs make the car look old. Never cared for them much.

Any of the five spoke cup wheels look good. I'm not a big fan of the twists, but they're not too bad. The factory Sport Classic look good on 944s.

For aftermarket, I'd go Fikse FM10 (I've seen those with black centers - very hot), BBS LM, or most of the Kinesis wheels look good. I almost went with the FM 10s, but decided on K27s instead.
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Not a fan of the twists. I like the fuchs because of their classic styling. Will look into those fiske fm10s and the kinesis. Trying to keep price down so bbs is pretty much out. Keep em coming!
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If BBS is too expensive, forget Fikse and Kinesis - they both cost even more.

That said, they're worth the money to me. The look they create really updates the car nicely. We set up an n/a 944 with my K27's just to see how they'd look, and I thought the guy was going to have a heart attack. It transformed his car, and really changed the entire look of it. Then again, it should, since the wheels cost more than his car did.
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Ya I just saw the prices for both. Like the look but now sure how they would look on a 944. The fuchs are going to cost me about $500 a rim so I guess I could hold off for a little while and save up to get a nice set of BBS or Kineses. Any other suggestions?
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I purchased a used set of 16" fuchs with tires for $400. Check the classifieds every day. They pop up once in a while.

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mitsumark damn those rims are so clean I could eat off them.
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