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Old 09-03-2014, 03:41 PM
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If anyone is interested, I have a set of narrow body hollow spoke turbo twists for a 993. They have a brand new set of tires on them.

I went with Forgeline wheels for my car.
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Al, what's the width/offset, just curious?
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:22 PM
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Before pics with OEM p/n's:













































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Old 09-03-2014, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Al Z View Post
If anyone is interested, I have a set of narrow body hollow spoke turbo twists for a 993. They have a brand new set of tires on them.

I went with Forgeline wheels for my car.
Al Z
Originally Posted by nile13 View Post
Al, what's the width/offset, just curious?
Guys pls start a separate thread.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Al Z View Post
If anyone is interested, I have a set of narrow body hollow spoke turbo twists for a 993. They have a brand new set of tires on them.

I went with Forgeline wheels for my car.
Al Z
You really shouldn't be using this thread to promote your own sale...kinda not cool...
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:56 PM
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Holy cow those are hammered. Have you had them spun up to see if they're true?

They do appear to be hollows though.

I can't make out the part numbers, can you please add them here?

Also, are they chromed? What shop is refinishing them?

Thanks.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:59 PM
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Don't all OEM wheels of that era have offsets cast next to the valve stem?
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by nile13 View Post
Don't all OEM wheels of that era have offsets cast next to the valve stem?
Not sure about twists. They are for sure on MY02s and Cup-IIs.

I'm using this as a reference:
http://www.944racing.de/felgengewichte.php

See Turbo I (Hohlspeiche) and click "Detail" to see the markings on the inside.

At least one of the wheels is an OEM hollow (993.362.140.01). Can't make out the rest from the photos. One looks like it could be 993.362.136.00 which would be the correct match.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:02 AM
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Default Wheels chromed?

Those wheels look to have been chromed. Chrome is not for me…but it may be for someone else.

I have seen factory Turbo twist solid spokes go for cheap….won't mention any specifics.

A good set or NB Turbo twist off sets goes for about $1,200 in my neck of the woods. Some folks have had trouble with leaks in the solid spokes.

MY 2002 996 wheels in NB offsets are very popular, but in my experience, they are easy to bend. I have purchased several sets over the years, and at least one of the set was bent, needing repair. I also bought a set from Porsche in 2002…I only paid about $700 for the set as I recall.

Me? I have simply given up on Porsche factory wheels. If you need to replace one, you play hell trying to find just one wheel. You may have to buy (2) two, maybe even a complete set to replace one wheel.

I have three (3) sets of O-Z Allegrittas 18", about $1,700 from tire rack. If I need to replace one (1), but just one (1) from Tire Rack.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:36 AM
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Asking those who know: does de-chroming wheels (during their refinishing) harm their integrity?
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:01 AM
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It's hard to tell in those pictures but the shiny factory hollow spoke wheels were polished, not chrome, in my experience. I still have a set that looks like that and they are definitely not chrome, came off my 98 c2 cab.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:24 AM
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A little background is in order:
I bought these wheels in the LA area in the Spring of 2007 when I bought my car (note avatar). At the time I knew nothing about chrome or even proper offsets. Got lucky on the offsets but the chrome now 7.5 years later as you would expect has flaked off the wells and especially along the bead. So knowing these are 993 wheels I thought the best thing to do is 1) get them properly redone to stock silver and 2) ask folks on the 993 RL thread.
Bottom line they are good and true but they deserve to be restored. I picked powered coating and the particular SEA area shop because of the work they've done on other wheels. I'm returning them to stock silver as stated and cleared. Should look pretty good and contrast to the above BEFORE pics. Will post up the after next week, close this thread and decide on a proper price and post a f/s thread here and member f/s forum.
This post was a legit ask on what is a reasonable price (RL I know, I know ).
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Stromius View Post
Guys pls start a separate thread.
If you're going to get all etiquette like, may as well follow the rules on what is obviously a FS thread, and post a price.

Just another auction in disguise......
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:50 PM
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Be very cautious looking at hollow spoke wheels that have been chromed.

The spokes fill with junk when dipped as the cavities are exposed when the valve stem is removed for the process.

This destroys the wheel as it cant be balanced with out using a crazy amount of wheel weights and the wax or whatever it is shifts in the spoke throwing the balance off again. First time I seen this it took me forever to figure out why the car drove like $hit.

Then I have seen it done "correctly" by plugging the valve stem hole. The only problem is that chrome over aluminum causes corrosion and flakes off at the bead causing air leaks.

Chrome wheels are garbage, sorry but its true.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:35 AM
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I don't like chrome wheels either. It is a negative in my book from a value standpoint.

This can be a problem when buying used wheels that have been re-finished. You don't know the before, or how they were done.

I'd rather buy wheels that need refinishing that way I can ensure they are done the way I want them to be.

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Old 09-05-2014, 02:00 PM
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Still think these are non-hollows. I removed the airstems so that the cavities would be cleaned and plugged when PC'ing.

As of yesterday, these are no longer chrome. I agree as well Ed which is why I stated I'd close this thread and open another f/s thread to follow the rule. thread closed.
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