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Old 03-08-2007, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Marc Gelefsky
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I have the RE050A Pole Positions on my S, I'm really pleased with them.
Sweet wheels! Those are the ones I want but not in the budget with the upcoming arrival of my first kid Oh well
Well the new kid is definitely more important! Besides, your cars look great as they are. My problem is I need new summer wheels/tires...I can't drive on the winter 17s all year! (..although, it does make for a comfy ride.. )

Glad to hear you like your RE050As...they seem to be the smartest way to go here.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:00 AM
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doug, thanks for the very informative choices of tire selection you've provided..I'll pull the trigger this friday on the 18' carrera wheels and will get the Kumho SPT @ tire rack and as soon as I got it, Ill post the pix of my smile from ear to ear...hehehehehe! for less than $1600, got me a new set of wheels and tires
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:29 AM
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Cool! I will, of course, also post after the change.
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for sure, i"ll post the before and after
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:12 PM
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nice looks like you found yourself a nice deal UnkleKraker (on the wheels). Being that you saved yourself $1200+ vs. going factory Carrera 5 spoke I would spring for PS2 or B'stone PP's, I don't think the $300-$400 difference is worth passing up on top drawer rubber. Its the most important part of the car. But if you have a set budget its a good choice.

I might get a set of these and just keep my winter tires (Pirelli Snows) on them and run my Factory Carreras on my SUmmer tires.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:17 PM
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Thanks, P/L! i would love to get the PS2's or the PP's but I'll be stretching my budget..gotta save some for Spring snowboarding or D/E's
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hmm....if you are doing DE's or Autocross then I would make cuts elsewhere and get the expensive tires. Although I don't really consider good tires to be expensive just comes with the territory of having a world class roadster.

c'mon I'm sure you've got some things lying around you don't need. THat's what I do before I "splurge". Just sold $1100 worth of useless stuff (to me) I had in storage I forgot about. People will buy anything on EBay.
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you are right there, P/L! Im planning to do spring cleaning in my garage in a few weeks and I know I got some stuff there that I dont need and might get few more dollars out of it...hmmm!

you rock, dude! thanks for the idea
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Man, I've got to get some stuff on eBay...
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:45 AM
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so Doug, did you sell me your sport classic II's just because you hated cleaning them?

(just got the replacement wheel from wheel enchancement, can't wait to put the pretty buggers on)
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Originally Posted by stumpjumper
so Doug, did you sell me your sport classic II's just because you hated cleaning them?

(just got the replacement wheel from wheel enchancement, can't wait to put the pretty buggers on)
Awesome, be sure to send/post a pic when they're on.

Truly, I really didn't want to go with 18" wheels (especially with 10" wide in the back!), but I couldn't find good 17" wheels w/o paying a premium for new wheels. (I thought for sure I'd find something decent on eBay? ..no.) Add to the decision that I may have to sell the Boxster this year (already ), and I started thinking re-sale. ..and the money issue is playing a bigger part than I thought it would. So I guess I'll deal with a more punishing ride for some inexpensive cool wheels that are much easier to clean.
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bummer

you could have had my 18 inch turbo twists cheap
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Originally Posted by stumpjumper
bummer

you could have had my 18 inch turbo twists cheap
Thanks, but to be honest, I'm not a big fan of the turbo twists for some reason.

These are the ones I was hoping to find (for a somewhat unique look on the Boxster). They're called a "Carrera 4" wheel...they were on the first 996 C4s when they came out. But I couldn't find them through anybody other than Wheel Enhancement, and I wasn't interested in spending $1200 - $1600 just on wheels. I don't know, maybe I should have just done it...
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I don't like them either, that's why I wanted yours
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Originally Posted by stumpjumper
I don't like them either, that's why I wanted yours
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