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    20 inch wheels on 997S with aerokit

    I am about to buy the champion rf67 wheels for my 997S, any thoughts on the ride quality with 20 inch wheels?
    Should I just go with 19inch ?
    How about 19 inch with lowering springs?

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    those wheels like great on a tt, i dont know about a 997s

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    Aw..., man..., I wouldn't do 20s.

    Two reasons:

    1. You gotta have really good roads, maybe TX _has_ good roads.

    2. Kinda philosophical reason: I saw a _1970s_ muscle car with the _biggest_ wheels possible, made the whole, in-your-face, big-wheel fashion-concept look freekin' ridiculous to me.

    Ya know? Seeing that Camaro (?) with HUGE wheels was like seeing Black Tie tuxedo jacket and with gangsta baggy-falling-off pants. Too freeking much for the brain to comprehend; made the entire _human race_ look absurd. I dunno, if it was just me or the booze.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    Ride compliance notwithstanding, those 20" wheels look great but would you run into tire availability issues later on?

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    19s.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    20" wheels make the Porsche look sort of like it's wearing clown shoes.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    1" too much wheel in my opinion.
    I don't think it does anything asthetically.
    As a matter of fact, I think anything over 17" begins to make the car look a bit toy/cartoonish.

    And to think, back in 96 I though 17" wheels were HUGE!

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    I've lived in Houston and Dallas and the roads there are decent. Those are some great looking wheels. Problem is with 20 inch wheels you are running a greater risk of blowouts and without a spare you really have to be careful. I considered 20s for both my porsches but the risk of damaging the wheels, shorter tire life help me guide my decision. If you really want them get them. But beware. I think 19 inches would do nicely. With me anything less than 19 inches makes the car look funny.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    Don't do it. 19s are as big as you want to go in a 911. Anything bigger is silly looking and will degrade the ride and handling of the car.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    20 is too big and will make the car bouncier, 19" is perfect

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    19's perfect, 20's will affect the ride and cause the car to do donuts

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    Quote:
    Nugget said:
    20" wheels make the Porsche look sort of like it's wearing clown shoes.



    Yeah, that's a better, more concise way of saying what I was thinking.

    I mean enough is enough with the 19s. How far do you want to take it?

    OTOH, If my buddy got 20s I wouldn't give him a hard time if he was happy with them.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    The 20's will look just fine, right at home, as long as you drive with one hand dangled over the top of the steering wheel, and your ball cap on backward... Peace Yo...


    Just having fun with ya'.... stick to the 19's though... I always thought the whole point of upgrading wheels was to make the car look richer and more upscale.... But so many wind up accomplishing the opposite, which is one hell of an ironic waste of several thousand bucks...

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    Quote:
    69bossnine said:
    I always thought the whole point of upgrading wheels was to make the car look richer and more upscale.... But so many wind up accomplishing the opposite, which is one hell of an ironic waste of several thousand bucks...



    LOL.

    Regarding "upgrades," how about more people start thinking:

    "How can I stop the obscene cash hemorrhage this car has created in my life?"


    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    The wheels are surely heavier than 19's and this adds to "unsprung" weight, which you want to avoid.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    The only wheel "upgrade" I'm even remotely tempted by are those carbon fiber dymags. They're embarrassingly ugly but ohhhhhh so blissfully light. Maybe if I ever decide to start running slicks at autocross I'll mount them on dymags.

    Re: champion RF67 20 inch wheels on 997S

    Makes you wonder why Porsche doesn't have 20's as an option.

     
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