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My CTT came with the factory 21" GTS rims and winter tires. When I started the hunt for summer tires, for a 21 inch rim I only found true summer tires. The tire shop mentioned that summer tire start to harden and lose performance at about 9 deg Celsius, by contrast winter tires are good up to 15 deg C. Quite frankly here in Canada it could be a low of 9 deg C any day of the year. Since I have seen snow in the mountains the summer months, I did not like the idea of the CTT be hobbled by a tire that could not handle the changing weather when we are out touring around. The solution I found was High Performance All Season tires. The drawback they don't make them for a 21 inch rim. I like the look of the GTS rims on my Cayenne so I found a set of replica rims except 20 inch instead of 21 inch. The result is I could jump into the world of HP All Season tires which seem to be a good fit for Canadian Weather. The new rims are 20X9.5 5X130 +53 with 433 MHz tire sensors. I chose the GENERAL 275/40/20 GMAX AS-03 to go with them. The old rims where 10J x 21 ET 50 with Perelli snow tires 295/ 35 R 21 The new replica rims and tire combination are 10 lbs lighter per tire and wheel. I believe the weight was 55 lbs for the new and 65 lbs for the old. Overall the replicas look ok. Something unexpected is all the finishes that you see are paint. Mine are a bright silver, on the inside of the rim they are black. So I would say it is a completely unfinished aluminum, my guess is that over the years they likely will need touch ups. The finish though was perfect, no imperfections to speak of. If the silver does not hold I might change them over to black. For a cost comparison they are very inexpensive choice for rims, about 800 for 4 with centre caps. They balanced easily with little weight. Side view with replica 20" rims Side view with OEM 21" rims Comparison of width, from 275/40 to 295/35, the v trend pattern are the general 275/40 Comparison of hieight, I could not see the difference between the two.
andynrx posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hi, Just looking to get peoples opinions on this car: GT3 Replica based on 996 with genuine parts: 73k miles. Description: This car has had extensive work carried out during the 4 years i have owned it,with no expense spared, the car started out as a 99996 carrera, it has had full 997 body conversion including rear wings, back panel, sills, and front end, this is not a fibre glass conversion it was done using genuine steel parts at a reputable body shop, the car is not wrapped, it was painted in candy white which is the original colour used for the porsche 997 gt3, 1 year ago at a cost of 3500 pounds, in 2007 the car had a claim due to a wiring fault, which was fully repaired before i bought it, you have to appreciate this car for what it is now, not what its worth in glasses guide, as it is quite unique, i have spent a fortune and a lot of time on this car over the period of time i have owned it, always kept it maintained and always garaged, and now its time to let someone else enjoy it, it will not go out of fashion and you will not get bored of driving it, you would have to spend 50k plus on an original white 997 gt3, for a fraction of the price you could own this, spec includes 997 gt3 mirrors, bumpers, rear engine lid and spoiler, gt3 997 carbon fibre seats, uprated and lowered suspension, 20 inch asa wheels unmarked no kerbing, with exellent tyres, sat nav and dvd fitted, aluminium and black interior trim, xenon headlight conversion. What would you value this at too? Any help and advice appreciated.