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Old 10-06-2017, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by FredR View Post
Based on your head on photo the front rubber looks as though it will miss the fender- remember that as the suspension compresses the radius pulls the wheel inwards relative to the fender.

As you have gone to the slightly bigger diameter option you also need to check that there is no contact between the shoulder and the rear of the wheel well components.

Nice looking wheels- are they split rim or are the "bolts" dummies for appearance? They look real enough.
I checked at full turn both ways and there is plenty of clearance on the inside near suspension components and chassis.
The wheels are one piece with plastic heads. There were a few heads broken off, so I emailed the company in Europe and they provided me a contact in the States to buy replacements. Took a dremel to clean out old broken heads and in 2 minutes had new ones epoxy in. I am gong to paint the center section of wheels to match color of car (metallic gray). The only thing I will have to adjust is the front wheel bearing cover. I need to cut it down so the wheel cap will fit.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Blagave View Post

I checked at full turn both ways and there is plenty of clearance on the inside near suspension components and chassis.

The only thing I will have to adjust is the front wheel bearing cover. I need to cut it down so the wheel cap will fit.
Excellent news!

The bearing cap issue is a common problem. On my 3 piece wheels I cannot seat the wheel with the bearing cap ion place. Fortunately my wheels have a totally flat finish on the mounting surface so all I do is seal the wheel trims with RTV .and install without the bearing cover- I just make sure there is plenty of grease in there.
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:15 PM
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They look like RH AL (1 piece) wheels. Not sure if they still make them.
Good looking wheel on the 928.

If you're wondering what metallic gray centers will look like, this should give you a good idea:
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