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Best options for 17" wheels for 964

Just picked up a '89 C4. Definitely needs to be lowered a bit. Currently has old tires on stock D90 wheels. Since I need new tires, this is the time to look at 17" wheels.
Any recommendations for 17" wheels, either aftermarket or from later 911s, that won't break the bank? Not interested in "directional" wheels like the popular turbo twists.

While I'm wearing my newbie hat, what are the widest tires to work well on a C4? Would like to dial out some understeer by reducing the stagger front to back.

Thanks in advance!
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Just picked up a '89 C4. Definitely needs to be lowered a bit. Currently has old tires on stock D90 wheels. Since I need new tires, this is the time to look at 17" wheels.
Any recommendations for 17" wheels, either aftermarket or from later 911s, that won't break the bank? Not interested in "directional" wheels like the popular turbo twists.

While I'm wearing my newbie hat, what are the widest tires to work well on a C4? Would like to dial out some understeer by reducing the stagger front to back.

Thanks in advance!
Some of the nicest are the Cup1 which was optional on 964
965 362 124 01 7JX17 ET55 + 965 362 126 00 8JX17 ET52
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965 362 126 00 8JX17 ET52 + 965 362 128 00 9JX17 ET55

or

965 362 126 00 8JX17 ET52 + 965 362 128 05 9.5JX17 ET68 needs 21mm spacers

Lots of nice aftermarkets too
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If you are around StL I have a set of 993 TurboTwists 17" that you can have for just showing up. In chrome (hate'em), probably need refinished and I would definately advise new rubber due to age.
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I recently went through the same dilemma. I ended up getting a set of cup 2 wheels. They're very similar to the cup 1 but much more available (and cheaper) since they were oem on most 993. For tires I chose to go with 215/45/17 front and 255/40/17 rear, but I've been told that going to 225/45 in the front will really help with understear in the c4. Just note that you'll need to add 5mm spacers to avoid rubbing at full lock.

Good luck and enjoy!
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You could reduce some understeer by switching to a larger rear sway bar.
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You could reduce some understeer by switching to a larger rear sway bar.
I removed my front bar entirely. Works good.
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Very useful info, Bill. Thanks!

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Some of the nicest are the Cup1 which was optional on 964
965 362 124 01 7JX17 ET55 + 965 362 126 00 8JX17 ET52
or
965 362 126 00 8JX17 ET52 + 965 362 128 00 9JX17 ET55

or

965 362 126 00 8JX17 ET52 + 965 362 128 05 9.5JX17 ET68 needs 21mm spacers

Lots of nice aftermarkets too
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my 89 C4 with 996 10 spokes...dirty as hell but you get the idea
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This is a subjective call - but I really like Cup 1 wheels on these cars. If I owned a 964 car, I would have Cup 1 wheels.
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I love the BBS Sport Classics from a Boxster.
They are 17s but look bigger...everybody who sees my car thinks they are 18s.

Also they are really light : 944racing

Front 7" ET55 993.362.124.51 8.8 kg
Rear 9" ET55 993.362.128.51 9.6 kg

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Cup 1's for sure. E88 BBS if you jump up to 18".
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I'm a fan of the Cup2 wheels
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