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Old 03-26-2002, 10:02 PM
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FWIW... 7x16 5-spoke 968 wheels approx. 16 lbs, the 8x16 approx. 20 lbs. Reasonably light, strong (Porsche usually are), and allow lots of air around my winky little NA calipers.

Man, I wish my old phonedials lookes as good as the ones in the above post. Maybe it's time to refinish them...

Keep the shiny side up,
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Old 03-27-2002, 02:33 PM
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Dave,
Pictures do wonders. The white rims are definitely shot in the paint department. Someone painted them with a loo brush...
The grey ones are only OK, doesn't make sense to spend a fortune on a set of wheels that will get banged up on the track, and by mounting very quick wearing tires.
BTW went to the track today, managed an OK picture:
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Old 03-31-2002, 05:57 AM
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Nice looking car George- have you ever weighed it or corner balanced it? Does it have most of it's interior, or have you gutted it and installed a roll cage,or what? Also, I like the areo mirrors- I have some that i'm about to put on my car...
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Old 03-31-2002, 02:31 PM
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Hi Robbby,
The car's an ex-french 944 Turbo Cup car, it has won quite a few races during its career in the hands of celebrity pilots. It was the car that was given to a different well known driver at each race.
It is a seriously lightened car, with no sound deadening, only lightweight carpet. The cage is a factory installed Matter 8-point unit.
Since I have it I didn't corner-weigh it, but it was before I bought it. It weighs under 1150 Kgs-about 2520 lbs.
The mirrors are manual umits from a 968 ClubSport. The rear hatch is lexan.

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Old 04-08-2002, 06:58 AM
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Wow! Thats about as light as I've ever heard for one of these, other than the original Le Mans runners that put out 410HP and weighed 2040lbs- that's what Porsche advertised them as anyway. I've always liked that ad- w/the 1986 951 on one side and the actual racer on the other, w/the specs listed underneath each one, etc...
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