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Old 07-29-2009, 12:57 AM
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Default OEM vs. Victor Equipment for DE use

I have a 2006 987-S Boxster with the 18" Boxster-S OEM rims.

Have been using street tires (Conti's then GY F1 Assymetrics) for DE use but plan to move on to DOT r-cmpds (NT01's) and will be picking up a new set of rims at same time.

I know they are not racing wheels but I'm looking at the Victor Equipment wheels as they are quite affordable and I like the look. I'm wondering if I should put the new DOT-r's on the OEM wheels and just plan to use the Victors with the street tires or vice-versa.

Does anyone know the weight of the original MY06 987 Boxster-S 18" rims ?
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:14 PM
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If you like the look of the new Victors, why not just keep using the already track-gunked OEM wheels for track?

I think the weight of the wheel pictured is almost 24#, and the front is a little over 22#.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:45 AM
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Yeah - I was kind of leaning towards that plan ...

BTW - thanks to David Martin at Wheel Enhancement who provided the following information :

Porsche Factory 987 Boxster S Wheels :
8x18" 21 lbs. 11 oz.
9x18" 22 lbs. 14 oz.
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My Victor 19" wheels are a bit heavier than my OEM wheels and most likely not as strong, they do however look great for steet wheels and are a decent price. I also use my stock wheels for DE & AX events and the Victors for road use. I'm very happy with the Victor wheels on my Boxster S.
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Thanks for the photos - the Victors do look good. Order went in on Friday ...

Once they come in, I'll be putting some Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 on them for street tires (or rain days at DE's) and the OEM rims will be getting some new Nitto NT01's ... Looking forward to the next DE.
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Originally Posted by acadian_dad View Post
Thanks for the photos - the Victors do look good. Order went in on Friday ...

Once they come in, I'll be putting some Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 on them for street tires (or rain days at DE's) and the OEM rims will be getting some new Nitto NT01's ... Looking forward to the next DE.
You took the plunge! Good stuff!
Did you listen to familial advise on style?

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