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Old 03-17-2017, 01:19 PM
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Well, I just got lucky! My source for the wheels didn't enter the order yet!!! I had him switch back to 18" wheels 18x8.5 and 18x11. Now I can just go back to OE sizing!

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Old 03-17-2017, 02:48 PM
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Your analytical abilities regained by a wise decision.
Had my own 19" back to 18" revelation last year and
can reassure you the car will perform much better when back
to OE 18's.
Try to go light weight with the wheels to save unsprung weight
so to compensate for the addition of 14 on the rear and 7mm
spacers upfront.
Some titanium lug bolts, perhaps later lower it...C4S perfection.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:01 PM
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The Forgestar wheels will be pretty light. I do plan on the titanium bolts as well. Probably this coming winter or next spring I'll be getting the PSS10 set up to bring it down a bit. My Porsche allowance is limited per year by the wife!
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Wow those are going to look killer. Post pics when you get them on.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:51 PM
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I have forgestars and they do look nice. Not sure the quality is top notch, but whatever.
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Old 03-17-2017, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Balu View Post
Your analytical abilities regained by a wise decision.
Had my own 19" back to 18" revelation last year and
can reassure you the car will perform much better when back
to OE 18's.
Try to go light weight with the wheels to save unsprung weight
so to compensate for the addition of 14 on the rear and 7mm
spacers upfront.
Some titanium lug bolts, perhaps later lower it...C4S perfection.
this is mine lowered with Vogtlands and 7/15 RSS spacers
[img]webkit-fake-url://73caad41-be95-4ed7-88cb-169e68e5d6d6/imagejpeg[/img]
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Originally Posted by HNSC4S View Post
this is mine lowered with Vogtlands and 7/15 RSS spacers
[img]webkit-fake-url://73caad41-be95-4ed7-88cb-169e68e5d6d6/imagejpeg[/img]
Not sure why the pic didn't work, but it looks good!
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken Allwine View Post
......I do plan on the titanium bolts as well. ......My Porsche allowance is limited per year by the wife!
I would save the money for something else that actually make either a performance of visual difference. The titanium bolts won't do either. Maybe have the mufflers modified to make the engine sound better or buy a spare ignition key switch so when it breaks, you don't have to wait for the replacement or a new pair of headlight bulbs (they do get dimmer as they age).......pretty much anything but titanium wheel bolts.
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Imo000 View Post
I would save the money for something else that actually make either a performance of visual difference. The titanium bolts won't do either. Maybe have the mufflers modified to make the engine sound better or buy a spare ignition key switch so when it breaks, you don't have to wait for the replacement or a new pair of headlight bulbs (they do get dimmer as they age).......pretty much anything but titanium wheel bolts.
My bolts now are pretty ugly so I want to get something nice to look good against the candy red.

I have already done quite a bit of repair and preventative maintenance on the car. It's also getting a full wrap in a few weeks after I am done wet sanding it.
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Originally Posted by Ken Allwine View Post
My bolts now are pretty ugly so I want to get something nice to look good against the candy red.

I have already done quite a bit of repair and preventative maintenance on the car. It's also getting a full wrap in a few weeks after I am done wet sanding it.
No need! Paint them with a spray can of silver or whatever shade titanium is and they will look new. A buddy of mine did it to his 996 and didn't even had to remove the wheels. Did one batch of 3 per rim and then the other two afterwards. His bolts now look new.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:36 PM
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here is a before and after pic of the new R888R's - I've never run any track tire - so nothing to compare them too - but ohhhh my how they grip.


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after 8 sessions
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