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    Black wheels on GT Silver

    Can someone please post pictures of a GT Silver 997 (997.2 preferably) with black Porsche wheels (not totally black but the ones with the silver ring).

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

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    997.1 GT3 GT Silver Black wheels.

    Hope this will help. 


    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    Thanks a lot, appreciated!

    Do you have a side view too?


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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    Not exactly what you asked but here is a GT2 with all Black wheels Smiley

     

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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    I've been offered a set of black wheels (Carrera II design)  that are coming on a new car and I am trying to make my mind up.

    Thanks for the help.


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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    If the price is right, I'd do it in a heart beat. Love black wheels on GT silver 911s. The Gen II wheels are very nice too.


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    Reginos,

    my very humble opinion is that GT Silver with standard wheels has a very classic Porsche look to it, whereas with black wheels it certainly looks more agressive and trendy since black  wheels are very popular but they somehow dilute the classic look.  So I would stick with standard wheels, though my favorite combination is GT silver with titanium wheels or GT silver wheels.  The latter combo is classic, classy and aggressive. Yet it is only my personal opinion.


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     I have a GT Silver Turbo Cab, and I just swapped out the standard turbo rims for a set of charcoal gray HRE P40's.  I absolutely love the way the darker wheels make my car look more agressive/menacing.  Go for it!

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    2009 Porsche Turbo Cab - Cargraphic exhaust, HRE P40's charcoal

     


    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    Ziggy:

    Reginos,

    my very humble opinion is that GT Silver with standard wheels has a very classic Porsche look to it, whereas with black wheels it certainly looks more agressive and trendy since black  wheels are very popular but they somehow dilute the classic look.  So I would stick with standard wheels, though my favorite combination is GT silver with titanium wheels or GT silver wheels.  The latter combo is classic, classy and aggressive. Yet it is only my personal opinion.

    I like GT silver-painted  wheels too but unfortunately the only style Porsche make in that colour is the Carrera Sport that I don't like very much and also needs 305 (instead of 295) tyres which I find unnecessarily wide for the Carrera S model.


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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    IMO? Original Fuchs wheels made more sense because the entire rim was "polished" silver not just the outer edge. THAT was original styling change and had aesthetic merit. Today? Silver "ring" doesn't do much IMO, unless you dislike the spoke design and want to downplay the spokes. Bottom line: black wheels add to "stealthy" quality; if you like it go for it.

    Here're come comps showing how well Fuchs worked back then and how they have been weakly (IMO) reiterated now.  Again IMO, silver and black are BTW the most excellent Porsche colors!

    Plus, with new wheels you have polished metal, black and then this inner rim dull painted silver: WTF is that? With old you had only the two elements on one wheel: fully "polished" metal and only the spokes were black. IOW, new wheels cluttered with minor visual elements including the silly colored calipers! Old wheels elegant and strongly stated visually even had sensible black calipers. I dunno..., I'm not saying one is great and the other sucks by any means. I'm articulating the differences as I see them. Smiley Although I personally prefer the old look: "Less is More."

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    black fuchs wheels compared.jpg

     

     


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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    I love old Fuchs too. I think it's another case of  "they don't make them like they used to anymore"

    Thanks for the pictures too!


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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    MMD - your car photo collection is second to none...

     


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    Re: Black wheels on GT Silver

    John H:

    MMD - your car photo collection is second to none...

     

     LOL. Well..., Porsche photo collection it's almost as good as the real thing. Smiley

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