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    C2S Stock 19" or Carrera Classic 19" Poll

    I'm still undecided on which to get on my triple black C2S Cab
    To those that have 19's, what are your completely subjective opinions on which and why?


    Thanks!!

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    I like the standard S wheels very much (don't say lobster fork again). The more I look at it the more I like it.

    I think the standard wheels are the wheels you associate with the new 997. These wheels are the future classics.

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    Seven said:
    I like the standard S wheels very much (don't say lobster fork again). The more I look at it the more I like it.

    I think the standard wheels are the wheels you associate with the new 997. These wheels are the future classics.



    Yes, the standard wheels are 1 of the many reasons on why I bought the car as well! Nothing else like it!

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    I desperately WANT to like them. BUT after seeing them for more than a year I still can't conjure any aesthetic enhancing relationship between those wheels and the rest of the car. They just look weird.

    Funny since it seems, from my limited perspective, that new 2006 models are appearing in print media more frequently with Classic wheels.

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    Nothing wrong with the Carrera Classic other than the fact that the style has been around for a while. I associate it with the 996.

    The S wheel is a newer style and is clearly identified with the 997.

    Phil

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    1Gunner..... Me too, am not sure yet which ones I will order. I tend to go towards the Carrera S as they look more sporty, masculine. The Classic are beautifull , but I find then to look maybe a bit too fragile. Better on the cab.

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    The Standard are unique to Porsche, the classics look like any aftermarket five spoker. This is all in my opinion.

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    Go Lobster..

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    Sport Design, if you can afford to pay someone to clean them for you.

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    Go for the Carrera Classics. Yes, their basic design is similar to outgoing 996 Carrera wheel-- both are five-spoke with lots of negative space, but the new CC 19's have much nicer 3-Dimensional modeling to them than the old 996 Carrera wheels.

    The concave effect especially of the rear Classic wheel with the fat 295 tire is just pure sculpted beauty.

    Like MMD, I too WANT TO like the 19" S wheels, but their design persists in impressing me as simply trying too hard.

    Hopefully there is nothing too Freudian going on here, but my 997 obssession prior to placing 997S order culminated in actually couple times parking next to the P dealer for a solid 45-60 minutes to eat my lunch while studying a row of 997's to determine which color + wheel choice most complimentary to the car. Errr, I need to get a life!?

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    I also love the lobster wheels. My vote is for them.

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    I like lobster.

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    I vote lobster too...

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    CLASSIC

    I ordered my with the Classic 19"... Porsche ment to design this new era of 997 Carreras' as clean and refined, and the Classics truly exemplify this. Also, these wheels perfectly compliment my Seal Grey paint job.

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    In the beginning I liked the "standard" rims from the Carrera S more than the Classic 19". But after having seen some 997 S with the Classics I like them even more. Nevertheless they easier to clean . So I voted for the Classics.

    Greetings

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    Phoenix ,,

    exactly the same here , but the Classics seem enhance what the 911 is all about..

    throt.

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    i vote for carrera S wheels, i am going gonna go after them in my 997 -non-s-


    Just keep in mind that many 987 Boxster owners will go for carrera S wheels too......as optional

    whereas carrera classics and sport design's are more rare to appear on 987 boxsters.....

    just for the info i am mentioning this, that carrera S wheels might be seen more on 997S and boxsters too

    nevertheless i take it the establish a new design age for 911...


    classics are too much seen in 996's
    sport designs too common desinged aslo by aftermarket manufacturers

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    Seven said:
    I like the standard S wheels very much (don't say lobster fork again)



    ummmm, ok...
    BUT, I wish I had not heard that term myself

    I'm leaning towards Standard S wheels though.
    They sure do look like a total PITA to keep clean.

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    I agonized over this when I ordered my car. I loved the standard "S" wheel, but I thought that I might want the classic. I even came close to changing my order, but my wife said "absolutely not, those wheels aren't nearly as cool as the ones you've got coming. Your wheels are hot, those are cliche'". She slapped me out of my trance (you know, when you stare at wheels on a car for so long that you start seeing flying 3-eyed chickens). So I listened to her. Then I decided that if I got the car and just HAD to have the classics, that I'd order a spare set so that I could switch between the two styles in my garage at my own whim. Now that I've got my S, with it's standard wheels, I have ZERO desire for the classics, and I'm glad I didn't waver. I've parked my car next to others on my dealer's lot with 19" classics, and now I see them as too safe, too dull, too traditionalist, too familiar, too overdone, just as my wife warned. GOOD LOOKING, YES, but a tired look, like American Racing Torque-Thrusts on a 60's muscle car. The standard wheel is more dynamic, exotic looking, and gives the car an edgier and fresher character. I envision an old stodgey man who walks into the sporting goods store wanting a pair of plain white Keds low-tops, because he's been stuck in that rut, in that shoe, for the last 70 years of his life, and anything different makes him grumble unintelligible gibberish and causes his brow to furrow. I liked the new S wheel the moment I laid eyes on them. But I understand that some will take awhile, if ever, to get comfortable with the departure from the norm.


    By the way, do any gearheads around here notice that the spokes on the standard S wheel exactly resemble a CLUTCH FORK??

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    The current Classics are just not as nice as the previos generation (too fat near the rim)

    I went with the Standard 'S' wheel and think they are great!

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    Damian said:
    Hopefully there is nothing too Freudian going on here, but my 997 obssession prior to placing 997S order culminated in actually couple times parking next to the P dealer for a solid 45-60 minutes to eat my lunch while studying a row of 997's to determine which color + wheel choice most complimentary to the car. Errr, I need to get a life!?



    No Damian, your urges are perfectly normal. They're admirable in fact. I just think of owning Porsches like owning fine art. Interactive Kinetic Sculpture to be exact. It's like going to an art museum, nobody tells you to get a life when you find yourself going to a particular sculpture all the time! I just think of them as works by Brancusi. (famous early 20th century "absrtact" sculptor)



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    I also like the lobster (Stuttgart, not Maine).

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    I like the "industrial art" direction of the new S wheel, it screams mechanical design. What I can't stand is the "organic design" garbage on the newer Bangle Bimmers. Although the wheel on the new M6 looks like they're trying to turn things back around.

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    Perfectly right, MMD

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    I agree with you 69.
    At first, I ordered Classis wheels, thought it would look great with PCCB, you'd get to see those disks even more (well, you would actually! ).
    And then, I showed the wheels to close friends and family and after the usual endorsement:
    Oh my god Fanch, you're so sad! I wish we had your problems!
    I find out something interesting, I come from an engineering background and all my friends and relatives who are engineers or related to technology some way or another told me to go for the Carrera S wheels!
    Two words came back: Strength and Technology, it seems that's what those wheels inspire.
    Everybody loved the classic wheels too, but they're just too... Classic!
    Got them on the S class, got them on the SL class, got them on the 996 (ok ok, not exactly the same but you get my point).
    The Carrera S wheels are UNIQUE, well not quite actually Lambo Gallardo anyone
    End of the day, mostly cosmetic really, but I ended up goint for Strength and technology rather than classicism and fluidity.

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    69bossnine said:

    By the way, do any gearheads around here notice that the spokes on the standard S wheel exactly resemble a CLUTCH FORK??



    Exactly boos69, here's a clutch fork

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    NICE CONJUCTION!!

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    And for comparison, a lobster fork

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    cartouche said:
    Quote:
    69bossnine said:

    By the way, do any gearheads around here notice that the spokes on the standard S wheel exactly resemble a CLUTCH FORK??



    Exactly boos69, here's a clutch fork



    Boy, cartouche, you really messed up 69bossnine's name, there.

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    I rest my case!!.... The fact that masses of Porschephiles immediately adopted the "lobster fork" nickname instead of a far more accurate "clutch fork" nickname is ugly testimony to the pinky-out-tea-sipping-loafer-wearing-snooty-snoot- demographic buying Porsches!!! LOL!!!! (Of course, I'm just poking fun at those who've never seen the inside of a bellhousing!!)

     
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