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Re: Custom Wheel Resources

Postby campbellcj » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:08 am

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Re: Custom Wheel Resources

Postby dant » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:22 am

Chris,
check over on the bird board and look for Jeff Alton in the 911 area.
he is making custom Fuchs in various widths and offsets....and the ones I have seen look very nice....
custom finishes and paint colors as well.

here is one of the threadshttp://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/459829-jeff-alton-17-fuchs-person-post-yours-you-get-em.html
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Re: Custom Wheel Resources

Postby campbellcj » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:27 am

dant wrote:Chris,
check over on the bird board and look for Jeff Alton in the 911 area.
he is making custom Fuchs in various widths and offsets....and the ones I have seen look very nice....
custom finishes and paint colors as well.

here is one of the threadshttp://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/459829-jeff-alton-17-fuchs-person-post-yours-you-get-em.html


Yep - I could be mistaken but I believe Zuffenhaus is selling his wheels or he is affiliated in some way.

Lindsey Racing used to also make these types of wheels.

I have a few months to figure it out as I'm waiting to dive into flares, chassis reinforcements and a repaint... I already have some factory 16x8's and 9's here. Plus four other sets of wheels that I will need to sell off at some point. It's bordering on a fetish at this point. :wasntme:
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Re: Custom Wheel Resources

Postby dant » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:32 am

only problem with the 16s is that good tire choices (especially track type tires) are getting pretty thin.
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Re: Custom Wheel Resources

Postby campbellcj » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:13 am

dant wrote:only problem with the 16s is that good tire choices (especially track type tires) are getting pretty thin.


Yup. The wide 16's I just got are pristine and newly refinished and so even disregarding the tire issue, I do not want to use them on the track much if at all. Hence the thought of getting some 17's. I have not had probs getting DOT-R rubber for my current 16x7's as I can only fit 205/45 Hoosiers or Kumhos under my fenders now. There are still a number of options in 205 sizes but the wider ones are getting scarcer every year.
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Re: Custom Wheel Resources

Postby mikey » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:35 am

Yea, I was looking at a front tire option for wide-body in a 15 inch. Hoosier only has 225 or 275 in an A6. There has been some noise about the R6 change in compound and those come in a 245. 275 will work on 8s in the rear but not too sure about those in front.
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Re: Custom Wheel Resources

Postby Evan Fullerton » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:05 am

The Hoosier 225/45/15 is happy on a 8" wheel and can be stretching on a 9" so I wouldn't try and cram the 275 on a 8" but that is just me. The width difference in the tire is around 1.5" and the fast guys with custom wheels run the 275 on a 10.5" wheel. The cost difference for the 275 just isn't worth it unless you have the wheel to put it to use.

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