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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    4trac:  (invites black wheel fan club to flame.... smiley

    Let's hope 2018 frees us from the ubiquity of black wheels


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    crayphile:
    4trac:  (invites black wheel fan club to flame.... smiley

    Let's hope 2018 frees us from the ubiquity of black wheels

    Or frees the minds of those who don't see the beauty in black wheels... 😊


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    RC:
    crayphile:
    4trac:  (invites black wheel fan club to flame.... smiley

    Let's hope 2018 frees us from the ubiquity of black wheels

    Or frees the minds of those who don't see the beauty in black wheels... 😊

    +1  I was thinking this, but best when you say it! Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    RC:
    Or frees the minds of those who don't see the beauty in black wheels... 😊

    OK, I will bite Smiley. My mind is free, but black has had its time. Here are a few of my past/present black misdemeanours as evidence :

    1477060181648453 SP - BS - 1.jpg RD4634 (15).jpg 14752658939504.jpg DSC_7980.jpg 15091341862462.jpg


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Personally, I prefer the look of standard wheels on the 911 GT3...

    Smiley Smiley Smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    crayphile:
    RC:
    Or frees the minds of those who don't see the beauty in black wheels... 😊

    OK, I will bite Smiley. My mind is free, but black has had its time. Here are a few of my past/present black misdemeanours as evidence :

    1477060181648453 SP - BS - 1.jpg RD4634 (15).jpg 14752658939504.jpg DSC_7980.jpg 15091341862462.jpg

    Shockingly nice wild ridesSmiley --- Only The Spec would look way better without.... the rest no diffSmiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    I think they look great. What your missing about black wheels is the exterior color and style needs to be right. Putting silver or platinum wheels on the cars above would have seriously compromised their appearance.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    nberry:

    I think they look great. What your missing about black wheels is the exterior color and style needs to be right. Putting silver or platinum wheels on the cars above would have seriously compromised their appearance.

    +1.....


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Nacelle1:
    nberry:

    I think they look great. What your missing about black wheels is the exterior color and style needs to be right. Putting silver or platinum wheels on the cars above would have seriously compromised their appearance.

    +1.....

    What's the ETA now of your beauty?


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    I think the Ferrari has colour matched wheels (which I think is usually even worse than black) but in that particular case actually works. The rest, I agree are not so good. Black CAN be good but certainly not always. 


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Grant:
    Nacelle1:
    nberry:

    I think they look great. What your missing about black wheels is the exterior color and style needs to be right. Putting silver or platinum wheels on the cars above would have seriously compromised their appearance.

    +1.....

    What's the ETA now of your beauty?

    Car just landed in Halifax NS about to embark on a very long train ride across the Great White North (Canada) to Richmond BC. Should be at dealership by the end of the month, a few weeks before I will be able to get there. Still enjoying our CO winter, off to Rocky Mountain National Park to snow shoe this week and lots of skiing before I head back to the Cascadian corridor...


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Nacelle1:

    What's the ETA now of your beauty?

    Car just landed in Halifax NS about to embark on a very long train ride across the Great White North (Canada) to Richmond BC. Should be at dealership by the end of the month, a few weeks before I will be able to get there. Still enjoying our CO winter, off to Rocky Mountain National Park to snow shoe this week and lots of skiing before I head back to the Cascadian corridor...

    Nice Smiley


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Mithras:

    I think the Ferrari has colour matched wheels (which I think is usually even worse than black) but in that particular case actually works. The rest, I agree are not so good. Black CAN be good but certainly not always

    Agreed - this is my point as well. My beef is that it is just used too often now and on many occasions to little or, in fact , negative effect.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Black is a nice combination with many colors but the photos really cannot display how nice black is due to the lack details versus when viewing in person. My only issue with black is that they do have to be clean to look good, that's the advantage with Satin Platinum wheels. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Black wheels just mean the wheel design is ugly. Good looking wheels look good in silver on any color car. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Silver wheels only looks good when they are clean and not driven. Just driving around the block and sliver wheels became an eye sore.

    black wheels hide brake dust VERY well, so is Porsche's satin platinum, or sort of titanium colour to a certain extend.

    One will never find brake dust on black wheels when looking, while on the platinum ones one will start to see them when they are heavily accumulated.

    Actually on second thought the black one shows heavy accumulations too, they are of an dark greyish tint on black wheels.

    On the other hand, PCCB helps A LOT, next to zero brake dust, if not for carbon brakes, silver wheels will never come back in style. 

    Those 3 piece silver Speedlines on my Turbo 3.6 are one of the worse! On par with the mesh wheels from the 80s. Just cleaning 4 wheels will take one 3 hours.

     


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    It's a pain to keep those speedlines clean, but they sure look good when they are. 


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    rhino:

    It's a pain to keep those speedlines clean, but they sure look good when they are. 

    Smiley


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    Past-President, Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Its amazing how many are going for these bright silver wheels. I remember having these on other cars and as Whoop says they are a pain in the butt to keep clean, loads of dust, tar spots, everything. They do not weather well over time either, not sure how all the latest coatings will help, maybe good though. 

    Jmo, but I think the bright silver ones date the car too angry. Black and Platinum for me..blush


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Whoopsy:

    Silver wheels only looks good when they are clean and not driven. Just driving around the block and sliver wheels became an eye sore.

    black wheels hide brake dust VERY well, so is Porsche's satin platinum, or sort of titanium colour to a certain extend.

    One will never find brake dust on black wheels when looking, while on the platinum ones one will start to see them when they are heavily accumulated.

    Actually on second thought the black one shows heavy accumulations too, they are of an dark greyish tint on black wheels.

    On the other hand, PCCB helps A LOT, next to zero brake dust, if not for carbon brakes, silver wheels will never come back in style. 

    Those 3 piece silver Speedlines on my Turbo 3.6 are one of the worse! On par with the mesh wheels from the 80s. Just cleaning 4 wheels will take one 3 hours.

     

    Ill clean them once per year, thats why people think mine is Black rims...


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    or spec them gold angry


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    Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 on order

    991 GT3 2014(sold)

    CAYENNE GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    I had platinum wheels on my .1. The problem with them is they ALWAYS look dirty. 


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    nberry:

    I had platinum wheels on my .1. The problem with them is they ALWAYS look dirty. 

     

    That's your mind playing tricks on you. Your mind always associate bright silver wheels with cars, so when you see the platinum color is not bright silver you think they are dirty.Smiley


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Whoopsy:
    nberry:

    I had platinum wheels on my .1. The problem with them is they ALWAYS look dirty. 

     

    That's your mind playing tricks on you. Your mind always associate bright silver wheels with cars, so when you see the platinum color is not bright silver you think they are dirty.Smiley

    Imagine black wheels. Your mind thinks they are VERY dirty Smiley


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    White 991.2 GT3, V260 March 2018


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Gauss:
    Whoopsy:
    nberry:

    I had platinum wheels on my .1. The problem with them is they ALWAYS look dirty. 

     

    That's your mind playing tricks on you. Your mind always associate bright silver wheels with cars, so when you see the platinum color is not bright silver you think they are dirty.Smiley

    Imagine black wheels. Your mind thinks they are VERY dirty Smiley

     

    exactly, that's why I like the compromise between the very clean silver and the very dirty black. The platinum option! Smiley

    My 918 is running platinum for summer and winter, the Huracan also have both sets in platinum. The Cayenne is also.

    Only car with black wheels is the 911R and the GT3. The Aston, I forgotSmiley Think they are diamond cut.

     

     


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    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Whoopsy:
    Gauss:
    Whoopsy:
    nberry:

    I had platinum wheels on my .1. The problem with them is they ALWAYS look dirty. 

    That's your mind playing tricks on you. Your mind always associate bright silver wheels with cars, so when you see the platinum color is not bright silver you think they are dirty.Smiley

    Imagine black wheels. Your mind thinks they are VERY dirty Smiley

    exactly, that's why I like the compromise between the very clean silver and the very dirty black. The platinum option! Smiley

    My 918 is running platinum for summer and winter, the Huracan also have both sets in platinum. The Cayenne is also.

    Only car with black wheels is the 911R and the GT3. The Aston, I forgotSmiley Think they are diamond cut.

    Cars with black wheels always remind me of Chris Harris running on a full set of space savers...

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    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPh90yNX-mY


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Ha!  Good one.  Or here in winter country, half the cars run around with these ugly steel rims to hold their Blizzaks.... Part of my black wheel antipathy is that I just cannot unsee these... 

    steel-wheels-on-ford-fiesta.jpg


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    2017 Range Rover Sport S/C,  2009 Porsche 911S


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Oh, oh, noticed a couple of small oil marks on my garage floor. Will monitor through the weekend.surprise


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    nberry:

    Oh, oh, noticed a couple of small oil marks on my garage floor. Will monitor through the weekend.surprise

    When I removed the under-tray/diffuser on mine (to plan for oil change), there were also a couple small spots on it.  I don't think it's a big deal.  Someone else mentioned the same.  Not even sure that mine was oil.

    Not sure how yours would make spots on the garage floor, if the cover has not been removed.  Either it's not coming from directly under the engine or it's over-flowed the tray Smiley

    Any movement of your oil level on the gauge?


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017)

    Grant, the drops (I had four) are directly underneath the engine. No movement on the oil level gauge. 

    I haven't check today but I certainly will tomorrow.


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    "A man wrapped up in himself makes for a very small bundle."


     
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