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Wondering if I should sell my 16" BBS rims?

What do you think? I am not a big fan of the black anymore. I might go back to the phone dials or something else.

Any idea of what I should be able to sell them for? The tires are michelin pilot one's with 150-200 miles on them.



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Are you sure you want to sell those? If you still like them, you can repaint the centers, because BBS RS's have a pretty historically accurate look on Porsches like these. You can use the Turbo S's 16" Clubsport wheels, or you can go with 17" Boxster wheels or 18" Turbo Twists.
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I called a power-coating facility and they offered to media blast them, but they do not deal with factory finishes. I would rather get them refinished to the original factory color, and get the lip re-polished as part of the process.

Anyone know a good wheel refinishing co. around New Hampshire/New England?
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Your 944 looks great with the BBS! Don't change a thing.
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Fiily, I'm in MA, would be interested if you were looking to sell.

PM me if you'd like. I have extra phone dials laying around..
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What size & offset??
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Not home so I cannot check, I'll post it later today.

I see tirerack has these for sale , they look okay on the car, thoughts? Really itching for something different.

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Those Tire Rack wheels aren't Chinese are they? Looked at some online they were made in China. If they are..... I don't trust their quality control.
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Don't get the Chinese wheels from tire rack. I got a set for my CD (98 Audi a6, 217k miles) and I destroyed 2 in normal driving. Cracks, rims bent and one just stopped holding air - the metal became porus, if you can believe that.
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Things you will be able to sell fast, those wheels...
Things you will be upset you sold, those wheels...
Things you will never be able to get back for the price you sold them at, those wheels...

Simple answer, dont sell them...

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Twist on my Turbo "S" (the restored Club Sports are back on it, so I can part with the Twist.


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Took a closer look at the rims @ tirerack, seems like everything is made in China nowadays.

Front

Size: 17x7.5
Offset: 52mm
Backspacing: 6.26"
Bolt Pattern: 5-130
Rec. Tire Size: 205/50-17
Weight: 23.4lbs.
Finish: Silver Painted
Construction: 1pc. Gravity Cast
Finish Warranty: 1 Year
Manufactured in China

Rear

Size: 17x9
Offset: 47mm
Backspacing: 6.81"
Bolt Pattern: 5-130
Rec. Tire Size: 255/40-17
Weight: 24.4lbs.
Finish: Silver Painted
Construction: 1pc. Gravity Cast
Finish Warranty: 1 Year
Manufactured in China

Features

5-spoke styling
One-piece, cast construction
Original equipment Porsche cap
For Porsche only
Center cap not included. Optional center cap available at additional cost.


I am just trying for an updated look to a 25yo car, the turbo twists look nice, I need to make a decision and stick with it.

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Took a closer look at the rims @ tirerack, seems like everything is made in China nowadays.

Front

Size: 17x7.5
Offset: 52mm
Backspacing: 6.26"
Bolt Pattern: 5-130
Rec. Tire Size: 205/50-17
Weight: 23.4lbs.
Finish: Silver Painted
Construction: 1pc. Gravity Cast
Finish Warranty: 1 Year
Manufactured in China

Rear

Size: 17x9
Offset: 47mm
Backspacing: 6.81"
Bolt Pattern: 5-130
Rec. Tire Size: 255/40-17
Weight: 24.4lbs.
Finish: Silver Painted
Construction: 1pc. Gravity Cast
Finish Warranty: 1 Year
Manufactured in China

Features

5-spoke styling
One-piece, cast construction
Original equipment Porsche cap
For Porsche only
Center cap not included. Optional center cap available at additional cost.


I am just trying for an updated look to a 25yo car, the turbo twists look nice, I need to make a decision and stick with it.

I'm willing to part with that set of twist.
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Agree with the above. Those Chinese Tire Rack wheels look like azz. Put them on a pimped-out Honda, not on a 944.

I have two sets of BBS RS wheels - one black and one silver. If you're tired of the black ones you could have them refinished (or just buy new middle sections) to make silver or any other color (even white to match the car). They're timeless and look great.
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If it is the color of the centers that bother you, try Plasti-dip or what ever it is called, cheap, you can do it yourself and it isn't permanent.
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If it is the color of the centers that bother you, try Plasti-dip or what ever it is called, cheap, you can do it yourself and it isn't permanent.
Great Idea, at least I can see if the factory look is what I want without redoing the rims.

Thanks much!
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I would buy them in a heart beat. They look great on your car, keep that original look I say. But remember me if decide not to.lol
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At least you can trust your BBS to be safe. I've seen too much Chinese "Quality Control" to trust anything they make but AK47s.
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Amen to that, Brother.
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If you change to a silver porsche center cap, then it would have the same color balance as a fuchs wheel.

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