Notices
997 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

New wheels...snapped a few pics

 
Old 05-13-2019, 11:44 PM
  #1  
Scottc714
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Scottc714's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 45
Default New wheels...snapped a few pics

Vertini RF.1 (rotary flow forged) I did see they're manufacturing process...pretty cool I guess. But they are nice and light and look great with a nice concave design.The offsets push them right out flush with the top edge of the fenders.
I was looking for some OZ formula but theyre NLA and then I stumbled on to these. Got a great price on them and they look really good. The front rubber does poke out a whopping 1/8 inch from the top edge of the fenders but not a deal breaker. P zeros have the rim protecters so not the wheels fault. More of a tire design but these wheels need the protection so I can live with it.

Rears 19x11 e t55 with 305's
Fronts 19x8.5 et 45 with 235's

I may dip them anthracite but gonna leave them alone for awhile.

Opinions welcome...









Scottc714 is offline  
Old 05-13-2019, 11:47 PM
  #2  
aaa335
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
aaa335's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 178
Default

Those look great! I would leave the silver finish… looks great on white
aaa335 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 12:00 AM
  #3  
Scottc714
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Scottc714's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 45
Default

Thanks, they're definitely growing on me
Scottc714 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 12:26 AM
  #4  
JW911
User
 
JW911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 1,234
Default

Nice wheels! Centercaps don't match however. If I were you I would get that sorted somehow.
JW911 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 12:53 AM
  #5  
Scottc714
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Scottc714's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 45
Default

Good eye. The caps came with the wheels.I was surprised they were in the boxes. Typical that they dont match. They fit nice and snug but the color is off. Gonna contact Vertini and see if they have their own cap that matches the wheel.
Scottc714 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 01:11 AM
  #6  
hexagone
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 771
Default

I think the Carrera Sport wheels you have were much better suited to the car. These are almost too "technical" looking in form vs. the round curves of the 911.
hexagone is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 07:12 AM
  #7  
LISsailor
User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 391
Default

I can dig it! Nice change.
LISsailor is online now  
Old 05-14-2019, 08:36 AM
  #8  
Petza914
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Petza914's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 10,589
Default

I like the detail in design of each spoke. An et50 is the perfect front offset on an 8.5 wheel on a 997, but like you say, not bad.

Did you have an alignment done when they were installed to prolong your tire life. It might be an illusion from the angles in the photos, but the camber of the right front wheel may be off.
Petza914 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 09:17 AM
  #9  
viper11511
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 4
Default

Great looking car! I am not sure I could imagine a better looking wheel for it! Well done!
viper11511 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 10:32 AM
  #10  
Vince Honorato
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 61
Default

Thats perfect, great sizing and classy look. Are you lowered at all? and do you mind sharing the info/link/pricing on the wheels you got? may be looking at these for a future setup.

-cheers!
Vince Honorato is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 12:22 PM
  #11  
CW987
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 28
Default

Those look great! is your car lowered? what camber settings are you running up front?
CW987 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 02:38 PM
  #12  
snosk8luke
User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 40
Default

Wheels look nice, but i"ll never understand why one would want new wheels before suspension upgrades/lowering. The fender gap totally negates the awesomeness of this setup. Your car though.
snosk8luke is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 09:41 PM
  #13  
Scottc714
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Scottc714's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 45
Default

Originally Posted by snosk8luke View Post
Wheels look nice, but i"ll never understand why one would want new wheels before suspension upgrades/lowering. The fender gap totally negates the awesomeness of this setup. Your car though.
Suspension is good. Maybe my lying on the ground snapping the pictures makes the car look lifted?? Nice soft comfortable ride always. Pasm mode firms it way up but the car height does not change regardless of mode. Wouldnt want it any lower. I
already have to do a uturn into driveways as is.
Scottc714 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 09:44 PM
  #14  
Scottc714
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Scottc714's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 45
Default

Originally Posted by LISsailor View Post
I can dig it! Nice change.
thank you!
Scottc714 is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 10:10 PM
  #15  
Scottc714
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Scottc714's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 45
Default

[QUOTE=Petza914;15839335]I like the detail in design of each spoke. An et50 is the perfect front offset on an 8.5 wheel on a 997, but like you say, not bad.

Did you have an alignment done when they were installed to prolong your tire life. It might be an illusion from the angles in the photos, but the camber of the right front wheel may be off.[/QUOTE

The spoke detail is what hooked me. Love the way the spokes span out to the wheels edge and exactly why the P zeros with protectors are perfect for these wheels. I read many of your posts during my searches (you were always there) and agree et 50 is perfect for the fronts.
unfortunately 45 was my only choice and I wouldn't go any lower. Seems youve been deep into the wheel rabbit hole and have provided great information from what you learned by trial and error so i appreciate that.

Ive only had the car for 4 months and with 23K on the clock I really havent had cause to have the alignment checked. The car drives perfect like a new car. Course thats compared to my aircooleds which all drove like go karts.
I plumbed a level off the tire faces and got exactly 3/8 out at both fronts and 5/8 out at both rears. Im guessing thats 1.5* rear camber and 1* on the fronts.
Scottc714 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: