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Wheels bought at Swap meet


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I bought some Porsche wheels at a swap meet this weekend in the LA area and got them home and they don't fit on my car (Boxster, MY97/17" wheels). :cursing: They stick out beyond the fender by about 10mm (back wheels) so clearly the offset is wrong. The wheels are 7.5x17" in the front and 9x17" in the rear. They look very, very similar to the OEM Boxster wheels I have (twisty look) and looks similar to (or may be) the Cup3 type wheels. The guy had them on a '86 Turbo and thought they came off a Boxster (I guess not).

It does not appear they would come from a 996. Are they wheels from a 993? I would like to know so I can sell them to someone who can actually use them. Needless to say, the wife is less than pleased that I managed turned $1200 in cash into a stack of unuseable wheels in garage. :help:

Thanks for the help of getting me out of the dog-house....

Bonehead in LA

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I bought some Porsche wheels at a swap meet this weekend in the LA area and got them home and they don't fit on my car (Boxster, MY97/17" wheels). :cursing:  They stick out beyond the fender by about 10mm (back wheels) so clearly the offset is wrong.  The wheels are 7.5x17" in the front and 9x17" in the rear.  They look very, very similar to the OEM Boxster wheels I have (twisty look) and looks similar to (or may be) the Cup3 type wheels.

The guy had them on a '86 Turbo and thought they came off a Boxster (I guess not).

It does not appear they would come from a 996. Are they wheels from a 993?  I would like to know so I can sell them to someone who can actually use them.  Needless to say, the wife is less than pleased that I managed turned $1200 in cash into a stack of unuseable wheels in garage. :help:

Thanks for the help of getting me out of the dog-house....

Bonehead in LA

There are many aftermarket and even factory that look the same or similar but are very disimilar in fitment. These sound like an aftermarket set made specifically for the older car offsets in the rear. The front offsets on the older cars is closer to the front offsets of the newer cars.

If they fit a turbo 911 without spacers in the rear then there is no way they would fit your Box.

Check to see if you can find factory parts numbers. All of the more recent cars with

ABS have similar offsets. The older 911s have much more of the wheel outboard. The newer cars put more wheel inboard.

Sounds to me like you need to return to the swap meet as a seller next weekend? ;)

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Here's some photos. Just says "Made in Italy" and what appears to be a date code for 1996..

I could not find a part number on the side.

This illustrates the dangers of going to the swap meet early in the morning when you are half-alseep.

:huh:

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If they say Italy on the back side then they are definitely look alike knockoffs.

Sorry you ended up with these.

They are not going to be worth much unless you can find someone with an older 911 that likes the look of the newer wheels.

Any chance of going back and finding the guy you bought them from.

I paid $1200 for turbo looks with brand new Dunlop SSRs on them, but they were factory original.... those wheels that you have probably are worth somewhere in the $500-600 range...Maximum. Maybe less

Here's some photos.  Just says "Made in Italy" and what appears to be a date code for 1996..

I could not find a part number on the side.

This illustrates the dangers of going to the swap meet early in the morning when you are half-alseep.

:huh:

:( :( :drive: :oops:
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I believe one or both sets of OEM wheels on my Boxster said made in Italy. One of which were the real OEM Turbo Look 18" wheels. The real test is a Porsche part number. Also, since Porsche didn't make Turbo Look wheels in 17", those are aftermarket, but there are numerous licensees of that design. I will agree you got ripped off. One of my (many) sets of wheels were Mille Miglia Cup 3 (17" Turbo Look licensees) were less than $1200 new--and they fit better than either the OEM Turbo Looks or the 17" Boxster wheels. You got a raw deal. Best of luck!

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If they say Italy on the back side then they are definitely look alike knockoffs.

Sorry you ended up with these.

They are not going to be worth much unless you can find someone with an older 911 that likes the look of the newer wheels.

Any chance of going back and finding the guy you bought them from.

I paid $1200 for turbo looks with brand new Dunlop SSRs on them, but they were factory original.... those wheels that you have probably are worth somewhere in the $500-600 range...Maximum.  Maybe less

Yeah, and you got a sweet deal. Should have sold them for $1600. :oops: When do I get to see pics?

CW

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Also, since Porsche didn't make Turbo Look wheels in 17", those are aftermarket,

Are you sure about that? I saw these on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...me=STRK:MEWA:IT

I _think_ I emailed him for the Porsche part numbers and he had them, but I would have to see if I kept the email.

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