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Old 06-05-2014, 02:35 PM
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Default Darn these Forgeline's are light!

I've got the GA1R wheels on my RS which were already light but these GT1 race wheels they have are even lighter.... This one came in for Shark-a-fied snack in the form of the new light-weight Forgeline GT1 centerlock wheels and the BaronRS+3 Uprights.

Lovely as she is a second set of wheels for these cars is always on the cards:



So off come the stockers:


The graphite finished Foregline 19 inch GT1's:



In front they only weigh in at 19.5 pounds each (stock is 23.96):


And in back only 21.5 pounds each (stock is 30.2):


The stock uprights which perfectly block any useful view from your rear view mirror:


And the BaronRS+3 Uprights:



And ready to go home for now a lot more sinister!





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That really looks good
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looking real good. i like the graphics delete
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hot dog
that's nice
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Don't really like those. Trying to be a bit 991. A bit like when someone puts '7 turbo wheels on a 996.

ETA, maybe its the colour, no contrast to the car's paintwork.
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have you noticed any difference in ride and handling with the lighter wheels?
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Where might one acquire the black BaronRS uprights?
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:30 PM
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Nice looking 12 spoke. What are their exact wieghts?

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Originally Posted by amdevo View Post
That really looks good

Originally Posted by azcarguy View Post
Where might one acquire the black BaronRS uprights?
Hey azcarguy we ship 'em out all the time:
http://sharkwerks.com/products.php?pid=347
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Nice looking 12 spoke. What are their exact wieghts?

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Thanks pal and you have to intro me to those guys you use.. people keep saying those wheels are bad *** too! In the text there the weights in front 19.5 and 21.5. Made in 'Murica too!

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have you noticed any difference in ride and handling with the lighter wheels?
I would love to say yes because there's a really decent weight difference here but I'm just not that good. But I feel good
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Don't really like those. Trying to be a bit 991. A bit like when someone puts '7 turbo wheels on a 996.

ETA, maybe its the colour, no contrast to the car's paintwork.
The light was really horrid so I'll try to get better pix next time when the car is back for more goodies It's their grand am race wheel so...
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hot dog
that's nice
Only because your BBS was gone/sold
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looking real good. i like the graphics delete
Aye I'm a fan of no-gfx too!
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:07 PM
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I definitely love the weights of those new wheels but am not a huge fan of the style. Granted, that's a very subjective issue as we all know. But light is right!

Love that RS...terrific color combination to say the least.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:02 AM
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Rcvd a set of 18" GTD1s for track use. These were designed for 991 Gt Americas and machined to fit the street center locks.
Noticeable better turn in than other wheels used and excellent fitment with addl offset etc
Bead area is serrated and have seen -0- tire rotation in 4-5 days use...
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wow those look great Joe!

Did another set of Forgeline's in centerlock this time GA1-R's like on our car:

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Yeah man those look awesome...18" look better than 19" in my opinion...more muscular to my eyes.
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I had GA1Rs on my GTS and have been trying to decided on another set of the same or the GT1s for the GT3. Either way I'll go with Midnight Silver for color.

Thanks for posting the photos.
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