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1988 944 Turbo wheels

Recently got a 1988 944 turbo. Looks like there are 928 wheels on my car, but not sure. Do they fit?
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Those wheels were available from the factory. May have been an extra cost option. Shows up in the Porsche PET (parts catalog) as fitment for the 944 turbo.
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I believe they were an option. Likely the 7 and 8x16 phone dial style wheels were standard. The "disk" wheels were available. Not a popular option. They also came on the 944S cars of 87-88. I kinda like them due to their relative rarity and somewhat more reserved appearance vs the gaping cooling holes on the phone dials or club sport wheels.
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when i purchased a new 951 in 88 they were a factory option. i prefer these 'manhole cover' wheels because they are the easiest to clean. the turbo-s clubsport wheels are the same design as these with bigger hole cutouts for lighter weight.
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They are forged = strong. I put many 1000's of track miles on mine.
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844 turbo wheels

Thanks for the info, I also like them. I did not know they where called manhole covers.
I think Mercedes has a similar wheel in the 80's.
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Sewer Lids is another common name.

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My '88 came with those. Good forged wheels. Really like them on these cars.

Those are called "flat dish" wheels.

http://wheelenhancement.com/products/wheels/porsche/sport-classic/porsche-flat-dish-16
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Beautiful car there!
I was originally looking for those to replace my phone dials. Ended up with some Maxilite Fuchs, which is totally fine. My problem now is front caliper clearance.
Does anyone have knowledge of H&R spacers? And which are best, between
DRS & DRM?
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