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Old 07-07-2003, 07:49 PM
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My recently purchased 1993 RS America has a scuffed right rear wheel and some minor scratches on the other wheels. I am trying to find the best remedy; my choices appear to be:

1. Get the wheel(s) refinished. Does anybody have a good referral for a refinisher? How much should I expect to pay for this service?

2. Buy a set of mint used wheel(s). Is anybody selling a rear or alternatively a whole set of RSA (C2 turbo) wheels (17X7 55 and 17X8 52)?

3. Buy a set of alternative wheels. I like the 993 Cup wheels but if I get a 17X9 on the rear will it require the same (52) offset? If not, how do I determine the correct offset?


'93 RSA; polar silver
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Old 07-09-2003, 05:31 PM
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With regard to your questions:

(1) Lots of places refinish wheels. Wheel Enhancement is in your area and are highly regarded. I used a place in the bay area to do mine. Price depends on how bad they are. I had two rims with significant dents that needed repair and paid $1000 for repair and refinish of the two, refinish of the other two that were cosmetic only, and to mount new tires on the refinished wheels. If only cosmetic you might get a price as cheap as $150 per wheel.

(2) Buying new wheel will probably cost more, but then if you track the car you'll have two sets - one perfect set for the street and one scuffed set for the track.

(3) The offset on the 993 cup 17x9 rear is 55 mm and that 3 mm difference should not be an issue for you. (The 993 17x7 front is also a 55 mm offset.)

You can get used/refinished cup wheels pretty cheap from Wheel Enhancement (or other places) and they can advise if the 3 mm offset could be any issue with brake caliper clearance.
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Old 07-12-2003, 07:49 PM
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Thanks! I spoke with the guys at Wheel Enhancements and they have a great program.


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Old 07-20-2003, 08:01 AM
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Let me just say first off I'm not a big fan of the Porsche dealerships, now the exception.....I live in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area and one of our local dealers recommended an independent local wheel refinsher. They did a marvelous job on 3 wheels, it was convenient cause it was local and it only cost $100.00 per wheel. Check your local PCA, you may be surprised

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Old 07-31-2003, 03:02 PM
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If you want to take the minor scratches out, this can easily be done depending how deep they are. Wet sand the scratches with 1000 grit paper and then buff with a light compound and then finish with a swirl remover or glaze. If you do not have a buffer (speed should nor exceed 2500-3000 rpm's) you can use an attachment for your drill.

Take it slow as not to remove too much of the clear coat.

I have done this on my rims and they look brand new.

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