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    Re: 20 Inch Wheels on 997S?

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    Dan L said:
    Only comment I can provide comes from Porsche. I read that when they designed the 997 they started with the assumption that they were going to go with 19 in wheels. As a result, they did extensive testing with that size and literally tore apart 996 suspensions because of the added stress caused by the 19s. They ended up totally replacing the 997 suspensions with a new design. Apparently wheel size makes a big deal with performance (ability to handle curves) but comes at a price,--suspension upgrades. Would one inch make a difference? Hard to really evaluate. I'm sure PCNA will hide behind the warranty should you suffer from premature suspension problems from up sizing to 20s.

    And....it is a west coast thing.

    Dan



    I can't help but think that if Porsche wanted 20's instead of 18 or 19's then they would have done so. The 19's give a firm enough ride, don't think I would care for the extra firmness of the 20's. Also, IMO, the 20's overpower the cars design. I loved tooners car before he put those oversized wheels on. It still looks nice; however, now the 1st thing that draws my focus is the wheels not the beautiful paint, lines, etc. I believe the wheels should compliment the car not be the focal point. As I've said before- as long as the owner is happy...!


    Re: 20 Inch Wheels on 997S?

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    SVNSVN said:
    Quote:
    Dan L said:
    Only comment I can provide comes from Porsche. I read that when they designed the 997 they started with the assumption that they were going to go with 19 in wheels. As a result, they did extensive testing with that size and literally tore apart 996 suspensions because of the added stress caused by the 19s. They ended up totally replacing the 997 suspensions with a new design. Apparently wheel size makes a big deal with performance (ability to handle curves) but comes at a price,--suspension upgrades. Would one inch make a difference? Hard to really evaluate. I'm sure PCNA will hide behind the warranty should you suffer from premature suspension problems from up sizing to 20s.

    And....it is a west coast thing.

    Dan



    I can't help but think that if Porsche wanted 20's instead of 18 or 19's then they would have done so. The 19's give a firm enough ride, don't think I would care for the extra firmness of the 20's. Also, IMO, the 20's overpower the cars design. I loved tooners car before he put those oversized wheels on. It still looks nice; however, now the 1st thing that draws my focus is the wheels not the beautiful paint, lines, etc. I believe the wheels should compliment the car not be the focal point. As I've said before- as long as the owner is happy...!





    I dnt think its the size thats over powering. I think its the design. But like you said, if the owner is happy, that's all that matters.

    Re: 20 Inch Wheels on 997S?

    tooner again your wheel set up to me is best looking available ... 20" Tech Arts and lowered ............... and no bolt on body panels .. Just like you have it Even if you lost a touch of performance , you have something that looks cool , hip and much edgier than the 997's we see running around in such abundance they seem like rental cars in some cities .

    Re: 20 Inch Wheels on 997S?

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    OCEAN said:
    tooner again your wheel set up to me is best looking available ... 20" Tech Arts and lowered ............... and no bolt on body panels .. Just like you have it Even if you lost a touch of performance , you have something that looks cool , hip and much edgier than the 997's we see running around in such abundance they seem like rental cars in some cities .



    MERCI BOCU [I/]

    I really Dig it too Ocean you were right all along when you first posted something on a thread I started... I was choosing rims then [Classics vs. TechArts] I do love the classics on a coupe
    though and someday when I get crazy again maybe I will put them on and track it.


    here is one more pic just for kicks!!!


     
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