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    New Wheels for facelifted 997?

    Does anybody know if Porsche is going to offer new stock 18" wheels for the facelifted 997? Many mags have said the 997 rides better on 18s than 19s, but the stock 18s on the 05-07 cars were never, in my opinion, very attractive. Will Porsche remedy that in 08?

    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

    Only G0d knows.

    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

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    chipper said:
    Does anybody know if Porsche is going to offer new stock 18" wheels for the facelifted 997? Many mags have said the 997 rides better on 18s than 19s, but the stock 18s on the 05-07 cars were never, in my opinion, very attractive.. Will Porsche remedy that in 08?



    If there's money in it: it will be "remedied."

    I'm not sure but I see my car in the city with reflections in the windows and I start thinking the wheels look a liiiiittle toooooo big for the car! Can this mean the fashion statement of huge wheels is heading south in the collective unconscious?

    Also the 18s are nicer looking IMO; cleaner, simpler- more functional. The 19s (which I have) look a little fruity..., oops..., I mean "flute-y," a bit more fabulous than they need to be, doncha think?

    I forget what the official names of these wheels are..., "Carrera S" is 19 inch lobster forks, Carrera Classics are which? What are the 18s called?



    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

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    MMD said:
    Quote:
    chipper said:
    Does anybody know if Porsche is going to offer new stock 18" wheels for the facelifted 997? Many mags have said the 997 rides better on 18s than 19s, but the stock 18s on the 05-07 cars were never, in my opinion, very attractive.. Will Porsche remedy that in 08?



    If there's money in it: it will be "remedied."

    I'm not sure but I see my car in the city with reflections in the windows and I start thinking the wheels look a liiiiittle toooooo big for the car! Can this mean the fashion statement of huge wheels is heading south in the collective unconscious?

    Also the 18s are nicer looking IMO; cleaner, simpler- more functional. The 19s (which I have) look a little fruity..., oops..., I mean "flute-y," a bit more fabulous than they need to be, doncha think?

    I forget what the official names of these wheels are..., "Carrera S" is 19 inch lobster forks, Carrera Classics are which? What are the 18s called?



    19 inch Carrera Classics on the left and 18 inch Carrera III on the right.

    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

    Yes, I've had both of these wheels on my base 997 -- the carrera classic 19s, which I felt rode hard and looked not quite right on the base Carrera; and I've had the std. 18s, which rode better, but looked to my eye a little unelegant for such an expensive car. Now I have Carrera Sport 19s, ten-spoke wheels that look a bit better, ride a bit harder, and are harder to clean. If Porsche made a good-looking 18-inch wheel I would try that. I don't want to run after-market wheels.

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    jeffbco said:



    19 inch Carrera Classics on the left and 18 inch Carrera III on the right.



    Carrera _III_, that's it! Thanks Buddy.

    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

    I agree with MMD, the standard 18" Carrera III is simple, elegant and will pass the test of time very well. They are not too unlike the Ferrari 360 standard rims.

    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

    Here's a pic of the Carrera Sport wheel

    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

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    chipper said:
    Here's a pic of the Carrera Sport wheel



    Then this must be the Carrera Classic:

    Re: New Wheels for facelifted 997?

    sport design wheel.

     
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