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Old 01-02-2018, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by GoKart View Post
Can you do a 17” wheel for those of us with 964’s, 944’s, etc? 18’s are too big, IMHO, for those cars.
We do not currently have the tooling to accommodate that diameter. After our initial wheels and wheel fitments are released to the community in the near future, we will absolutely explore feasibility of 17" wheels when we have the correct bandwidth to do so.

There has been an outcry of support for 17" Porsche-specific APEX wheels from SPB (Spec Boxster) racers. Timing has yet to be determined, but in the future we certainly plan to produce wheels compliant with that series and for other chassis (964/944 included) who may benefit from that smaller diameter.
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I don’t think you could go wrong with a 17x7.5 + 17x9” combo with higher offset (50-something millmeters).
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Originally Posted by GoKart View Post
I don’t think you could go wrong with a 17x7.5 + 17x9” combo with higher offset (50-something millmeters).
Thank you for sharing. When time comes, we will certainly evaluate chassis optimized fitments for that diameter. Granted there's enough communal support for a specific size, it can and will be produced in the future. Our Porsche wheel development is a rather communal project in a sense that those who vocalize and promote their specific desires have a heightened chance of that being produced.

17x8.5" for the SPB community is in the cards, but please continue to share your thoughts!
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Originally Posted by APEXRaceParts View Post
Thank you for sharing. When time comes, we will certainly evaluate chassis optimized fitments for that diameter. Granted there's enough communal support for a specific size, it can and will be produced in the future. Our Porsche wheel development is a rather communal project in a sense that those who vocalize and promote their specific desires have a heightened chance of that being produced.

17x8.5" for the SPB community is in the cards, but please continue to share your thoughts!

Just in case you aren't familiar, a staggered set of wheels in 17x7.5" / 17x9" with higher offset (50-something millimeters) would work for a LARGE number of Porsche chassis', to include:

964's and possibly 965's
944's except for the earlier ones
968's
928's
993's
Boxster's

That's a lot of cars. A big market for you guys. There are plenty of Cup wheels for sale, but VERY few wheel sets that are lightweight and attractive. Go to TireRack.com and see what they sell for 964's, for example, especially in 17". It's mostly crap. But look how many people want plain old classic Cup 1 or 2's on their '80's + '90's Porsche's. A ton.

I'd be up for a nice set of your 17's.
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17x7.5 ET 52 and 17x9 ET 47 would be a good fit for Boxsters, I would really like to see a 17x8 ET 50 front to pair with the 17x9 rears.
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Originally Posted by GoKart View Post
Just in case you aren't familiar, a staggered set of wheels in 17x7.5" / 17x9" with higher offset (50-something millimeters) would work for a LARGE number of Porsche chassis', to include:

964's and possibly 965's
944's except for the earlier ones
968's
928's
993's
Boxster's

That's a lot of cars. A big market for you guys. There are plenty of Cup wheels for sale, but VERY few wheel sets that are lightweight and attractive. Go to TireRack.com and see what they sell for 964's, for example, especially in 17". It's mostly crap. But look how many people want plain old classic Cup 1 or 2's on their '80's + '90's Porsche's. A ton.

I'd be up for a nice set of your 17's.
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17x7.5 ET 52 and 17x9 ET 47 would be a good fit for Boxsters, I would really like to see a 17x8 ET 50 front to pair with the 17x9 rears.
We have absolutely not overlooked these communities.

I know many SP 986, 944, 993 owners who are longing for an APEX wheel solution and prefer 17" applications. We're all hoping for an earlier delivery, but we simply cannot accommodate production of so many different new fitments in a relatively short amount of time. Once some of our 18"/19" fitments are introduced to the community, producing and maintaining stock is never an issue - it is only difficult coming to market with many different fitments and diameters at once. Of course we'd love to produce and push wheels as quickly as some unregulated fly-by-night wheel companies, but that's where the differences reveal themselves in the wheel industry. Delivering a wheel that is tried and tested with superior engineering to withstand continual track abuse takes precedence.

With this said, I do not have an ETA for our 17" wheels. I have created new threads specific to chassis that we'll be producing wheels for in our initial production run this spring. When time comes and development progresses, I'll ask for the same from this community - an example can be seen here for the 718/981/987.
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Can you do an 18” Porsche fitment then?

Maybe 18x8” front and 18x9.5” rear? Would also work great for those cars I listed - 964/993/944/928/Boxster
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Originally Posted by GoKart View Post
Can you do an 18” Porsche fitment then?

Maybe 18x8” front and 18x9.5” rear? Would also work great for those cars I listed - 964/993/944/928/Boxster
My apologies for the delayed response. Forum inquiries aggregate to a database on my end where I'm able to see when comments are posted so I can reply accordingly, but this one admittedly slipped through the cracks.

We've finalized the fitments that will be included in our "first round" of production and introduced via the upcoming group buy. We will be producing and offering other fitments that cater directly to other chassis shortly after their release. As the survey and enthusiast feedback has indicated, the 987/981/996/997 chassis are those that we'll be producing chassis optimized fitments for from the get-go.

We cannot produce all of our desired/projected fitments at once, but certainly plan on introducing more in the near future (993/964/986/etc included). If there is community-wide support for a specific width/offset (SKU), the higher the likelihood of it coming to fruition sooner than later.

Thanks for sharing your feedback! This is vey helpful in shaping the development of our future fitments.
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