Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 - Turbo Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    What a gorgeous looking car. The color matching between the painted rocker and lips, the stunning wheels , and the car is TOO PERFECT!! And THEN the yellow brakes. Hmm hmm hmm. Congrats, again.

    Quote:
    Alex_ said:
    Quote:
    SoCal Alan said:
    Quote:
    easy_rider911 said:
    Alex, those wheels make all the difference. I never truly liked the normal TT wheels but your wheels are just out of this world. They make your car look so much more sporty. Superb choice.



    I agree. I normally like to keep things stock, but those wheels are fantastic.



    Cheers

    Yes they certainly do fit the lines of the car much better. The colour matches the car colour too perfectly.


    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    And best of all... she drives as good as she looks!!

    I will have to take some more pics of the inside too as the alu air vents and alu gearstick/handbrake look spectacular.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    Alex_ said:


    They look the same to my eyes!

    I already did auto level/colour/contrast in Photoshop before I posted.




    I removed alot of clutter and debris in the background and pavement. As far as showing off the car is concered the clutter removal makes a huge difference.

    You can see ___BOTH___ before and after photos in the comp. right?

    Anyway: car looks muuuuch better IMO. I do it to my beauty shots of my car all the time.

    Anyway, your _car_ looks great!

    Here's a small repost of before and after:

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Nice work, SO good that it looks invisible

    Sorry, when I look at my pictures I ONLY see the car I am so smitten

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    Alex_ said:
    Nice work, SO good that it looks invisible

    Sorry, when I look at my pictures I ONLY see the car I am so smitten



    LOL. Yeah I know the feeling. You should take the therapeutic remedy for the affliction: drive to scenic locations just to photograph your car.


    OOPS! Forgot to mention: gorgeous wheels!! WOW

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    MMD, great job with the photoshopping. BTW, I very much agree with your "wheel analysis" that you posted somewhere. The OEM wheel has these straight slats that call too much attention to themselves and don't agree with the rounded lines of the car.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    I'll play along. Here's mine, Slate with Black.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    eclou said:
    recent one of mine





    enlcou, I love your wheels, what kind are they and what size?

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    Eaglejackson said:
    I'll play along. Here's mine, Slate with Black.



    Yeah! Mine is too: great choice (IM_H_O!) BTW, Doncha just love how the wheel's color almost matches BOTH body color and the brake dust; looks great and is soooo easy to keep looking good! I was ecstatic to discover that one day! I figured "at last Porsche (and I ) got it _right_!"

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Yeah, it's great the way the wheels (and brake dust ) match the body color.

    Everytime I look at the car, my heart races a bit and I think to myself, dang, that's a great looking car. I love it.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    eclou's wheels are PES PG7, graphite finish. Very nice and light wheels. I vaguely recall PES is having some special (discount) on them right now. PES's Tony posts on www.6speedonline.com . Hope this helps.

    http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85537
    Tech Details....
    Fully Forged - CNC machine finished
    19 X 8.5 FRONT 50mm offset, 19lbs
    19 X 11.5 REAR 44mm offset, 22lbs
    Machined for TPMS - no bands
    Available in silver or graphite
    FITS: 997TT,996TT,GT2,996C4
    Clears all calipers including PCCB

    Pricing...
    Retail is the same as a typical Champion wheel in 19"
    $1250 FRONT
    $1375 REAR
    $5250 SET

    Please e-mail me at info@pes-tuning.com or PM me if you are interested in a set.

    Quote:
    edz61 said:
    Quote:
    eclou said:
    recent one of mine





    enlcou, I love your wheels, what kind are they and what size?


    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Cannga you are the man thanks bud, do you have the same wheels on your car?

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    You are welcome. Nope, don't have the PG7; I am founder of the HRE P40 club . (It's a miracle HRE hasn't comp'ed me yet for my effort.)

    FWIW, I've probably seen ALL available wheels; for wheels without lips, the HRE P40, PES PG7, and Champion would be my top 3 choices for (reasonable) cost, quality, weight, and look.

    Pic of my car is at beginning of thread and here:

    Quote:
    edz61 said:
    Cannga you are the man thanks bud, do you have the same wheels on your car?



    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    wheels

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Cannga your wheels are beautiful but cleaning them is difficult

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    I think it'd be worth it. I love those P40s. They're sex on wheels.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    atomic80 said:
    I think it'd be worth it. I love those P40s. They're sex on wheels.



    Uh, they ARE wheels. But you're right. They look great.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    edz61 said:
    Cannga your wheels are beautiful but cleaning them is difficult



    Thanks. You are correct about cleaning; more work but really, it's not difficult at all. Very manageable. Plus it feels so mmm mmm good to *gently* run my fingers along those curvaceous slender spokes during cleaning.

    Kidding aside, don't hesitate if you like the look. It is really not difficult and much, much, more than worth the effort. Way up there as far as being one of my most favorite things about the car.

    Jason, thanks for the good laugh.

    Happy Holidays,
    Can

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Bill the black centered GP7's look really sharp. Cannga if the P40's were out when I was in the market I would have probably gone that route. They look sooo sweeeeet!

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    eclou said:
    Bill the black centered GP7's look really sharp. Cannga if the P40's were out when I was in the market I would have probably gone that route. They look sooo sweeeeet!



    I like 'em too.

    They have a Porsche precedent (blk spokes & polished rims) which is icing on cake.




    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    cannga said:
    Quote:
    edz61 said:
    Cannga your wheels are beautiful but cleaning them is difficult



    Thanks. You are correct about cleaning; more work but really, it's not difficult at all. Very manageable. Plus it feels so mmm mmm good to *gently* run my fingers along those curvaceous slender spokes during cleaning.

    Kidding aside, don't hesitate if you like the look. It is really not difficult and much, much, more than worth the effort. Way up there as far as being one of my most favorite things about the car.

    Jason, thanks for the good laugh.

    Happy Holidays,
    Can


    "....*gently* run my fingers along those curvaceous slender spokes during cleaning"
    Can, you are a nut.. Happy holidays.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Know the feeling!!

    However, I cannot concur yet with 'not difficult at all' to clean.

    As the brake disks are so big there is barely any room between the inner wheel and the brake disk. This makes cleaning a real PITA.

    I haven't found a long enough and flat enough wheel brush that can get to those hard to reach parts normally coated in a brown/grey coating for the OEM wheels.

    Another pic at a slightly different angle than before:


    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    I don't know that the clearance issue is much better with the OEM wheels. But In my opinion these are the nicest I've seen yet. These are on my need to have list for sure. Thay are stunning.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    Alex_ said:


    I haven't found a long enough and flat enough wheel brush that can get to those hard to reach parts normally coated in a brown/grey coating for the OEM wheels.





    These (or ones similar) will work they're like 14 inches long. You can bend the tips too. Get several

    http://www.autogeek.net

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    LoranTw said:
    I don't know that the clearance issue is much better with the OEM wheels. But In my opinion these are the nicest I've seen yet. These are on my need to have list for sure. Thay are stunning.



    They are fantastic looking. I would love to see one on a blk/blk 997TT. When I order mine, I would seriously consider these wheels.

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    SoCal Alan said:
    Quote:
    LoranTw said:
    I don't know that the clearance issue is much better with the OEM wheels. But In my opinion these are the nicest I've seen yet. These are on my need to have list for sure. Thay are stunning.



    They are fantastic looking. I would love to see one on a blk/blk 997TT. When I order mine, I would seriously consider these wheels.



    Mine is black and I am lusting after these wheels

    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    MMD,

    Is this what you use too? It's the exact same brush that I would recommend for the wheel well, the key being the long length of 15 inches plus. I got mines, both types, from here:
    http://www.cleanacar.com/17lawiwhspbr.html
    http://www.cleanacar.com/sma50.html?productid=sma50&channelid=FROOG

    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Quote:
    Alex_ said:


    I haven't found a long enough and flat enough wheel brush that can get to those hard to reach parts normally coated in a brown/grey coating for the OEM wheels.





    These (or ones similar) will work they're like 14 inches long. You can bend the tips too. Get several

    http://www.autogeek.net


    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    By the way I was only *half* kidding.
    Cheers.

    Quote:
    LoranTw said:
    "....*gently* run my fingers along those curvaceous slender spokes during cleaning"
    Can, you are a nut.. Happy holidays.


    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    cannga said:
    MMD,

    Is this what you use too?



    Yep but on stock tt wheels.

    I also get those foam sponges, the ones the size of bricks and cut them on my band saw to various shapes and then jam a dowel into them (with hot glue) and use them for parts of certain wheels.

    Works really well for my M3 wheels.



    Re: Post pictures of 997 Turbos.

    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Quote:
    Alex_ said:


    I haven't found a long enough and flat enough wheel brush that can get to those hard to reach parts normally coated in a brown/grey coating for the OEM wheels.





    These (or ones similar) will work they're like 14 inches long. You can bend the tips too. Get several

    http://www.autogeek.net



    Be very careful with these types of brushes with a wire stem. I messed up a very nice set of wheels when it made contact with the metal rim, and scratched them terribly. Boy was I pissed! Swore never to use that type again.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 5/18/22 8:03 AM
    RCA
     
     
     
     
     
    572551 1305
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 4/23/22 1:43 PM
    Rossi
    222095 1179
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 5/18/22 6:34 AM
    GnilM
    111041 957
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 4/1/22 7:14 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    108016 405
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 1/3/22 7:55 AM
    Rossi
    89191 531
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021) 1/15/22 10:41 PM
    watt
    31397 1
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/5/21 7:04 PM
    Topspeed
    511611 3587
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 9/28/21 3:25 AM
    WhoopsyM
    426916 3507
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 2/1/22 10:14 PM
    SSO.
    423848 3954
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/17/21 5:18 PM
    Rossi
    387247 3256
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 2/1/22 9:49 AM
    RCA
    364489 2655
    Porsche 992 GT3 5/13/22 3:48 PM
    Grant
    346054 3536
    Porsche OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 9/29/21 1:59 AM
    watt
    289213 1587
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 2/10/22 9:08 PM
    Topspeed
    137318 772
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 4/25/22 7:26 PM
    bluelines
    134390 1388
    McLaren F1 7/10/21 7:43 AM
    BiTurbo
    110635 209
    AMG AMG GT R 3/13/22 8:52 PM
    spudgun
    109649 834
    Lambo Aventador and SV 4/20/22 3:29 PM
    Enmanuel
    107325 709
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 5/12/22 9:01 PM
    Leawood911
    92225 1637
    Porsche GT4RS 5/16/22 7:03 AM
    Porker
    83327 933
    Motor Sp. [2021] Formula 1 4/19/22 10:08 PM
    Leawood911
    75718 1590
    Others Bugatti Chiron 4/12/22 9:24 PM
    blueflame
    74733 520
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 12/15/21 8:04 PM
    Topspeed
    70118 533
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 2/28/22 7:42 PM
    Topspeed
    61595 409
    Porsche Red Nipples 991.2 GT3 Touring on tour 4/4/22 7:10 AM
    GnilM
    54476 472
    Lambo Urus (SUV) 7/21/21 6:22 PM
    Topspeed
    53905 592
    Porsche Dave and Gnil @ Nürburgring Nordschleife 10/16/21 1:07 PM
    Pentium
    53822 719
    Others Corvette C8 11/8/21 8:04 PM
    Topspeed
    49769 442
    Others Toyota Yaris GR 4/13/22 8:33 PM
    Grant
    26474 640
    AMG AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch 2/22/22 2:34 PM
    Topspeed
    24032 275
    224 items found, displaying 1 to 30.