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    1. Global Moderator MylesPH1's Avatar
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      02-11-2020 03:20 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Not sure where you got the bolded from.**My first three options were keeping the Fuchs and just going wider.**If I stick with Fuchs, I will do an RSR finish.**I think it would complement the grey well.**

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      Hmmm my bad, thought you wrote you were looking at other options.

      My buddy tried 8-9 width” Fuchs, and on his standard narrow body car they just seemed a bit much. His 16x7-8” setup with a 1.5” drop and no spacers wound up being what he liked most. Think both of you guys are running RE-71R’s, too.

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    3. 02-11-2020 03:59 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Pics taken with a potato, but here are 8/9 Fuchs on a narrow car.

      http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...wheels-sc.html

      And another option of vintage motorsport BBS: E50's




      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      winner!


      i think those 1552 outlaws look sharp but if they were one size smaller... something about them look a bit too large.


      that particular set of e50 is for sale on pelican right now too.

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      02-11-2020 04:12 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by 1badg35 View Post
      that particular set of e50 is for sale on pelican right now too.
      http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...um-wheels.html

      FloridaBMX is a vortex guy as well. I've bought parts from him in the past and had good success. Seems like a good dude.
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      02-11-2020 04:22 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by 1badg35 View Post
      that particular set of e50 is for sale on pelican right now too.
      As of 8 days ago, he stated he is keeping them.

      Quote Originally Posted by AlBeezy36 View Post
      http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...um-wheels.html

      FloridaBMX is a vortex guy as well. I've bought parts from him in the past and had good success. Seems like a good dude.
      Damn you (off to check bank account)!!!
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      02-11-2020 04:24 PM #55
      RSR Finish Fuchs for the win.

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      02-11-2020 05:03 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post

      Damn you (off to check bank account)!!!
      and if not, visa says you can afford it!

      you need those wheels!!

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      02-11-2020 05:22 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      Hmmm my bad, thought you wrote you were looking at other options.

      My buddy tried 8-9 width” Fuchs, and on his standard narrow body car they just seemed a bit much. His 16x7-8” setup with a 1.5” drop and no spacers wound up being what he liked most. Think both of you guys are running RE-71R’s, too.

      The 7's usually don't work well on the front without rolling. Unfortunately the offset was never meant to be on the front and you run the same size tire as you would on the 6. This is why the 944 8" wheel works best up front from a fitment perspective.

      Options 1 and 2 I had listed were grab 8's or 9's for the rear and just leave the front as is. I am not against this. I can always play with moving my 7's forward, but would have to put my 205's (off of the 6's) on them.
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      02-11-2020 05:22 PM #58
      My brother has a gold set of 16" 3-piece BBS from his 930...used spacers, so they might work on your 3.2

      He also has a set of 15" ones that came with the car that are steamrollers (no way they'd fit a 3.2)

      I can get some photos and specs if needed.
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      02-11-2020 05:32 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      and if not, visa says you can afford it!

      you need those wheels!!
      LOL. Visa has plenty of room, but I do my best to pay for my hobby with cash.

      However, those are a killer option and he is less than an hour from me. And FYI, I already posted to his thread.
      Last edited by 91gti20v; 02-11-2020 at 05:34 PM.
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      02-11-2020 06:08 PM #60
      Ok everyone, I think I am going to say the front runners are either the E50's or wider Fuchs...
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      02-11-2020 06:18 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      LOL. Visa has plenty of room, but I do my best to pay for my hobby with cash.

      However, those are a killer option and he is less than an hour from me. And FYI, I already posted to his thread.
      it was meant to be!

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      02-12-2020 12:41 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Ok everyone, I think I am going to say the front runners are either the E50's or wider Fuchs...
      The RSR finish on the Fuchs looks really good.

    14. 02-12-2020 11:09 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      As of 8 days ago, he stated he is keeping them.



      Damn you (off to check bank account)!!!


      I'm sure if you want the fully finished set of e50, the sale could still absolutely happen. a lot of flakes wasted sellers time which is why the thread was eventually taken down.. funny enough, they look like they are sized for a sc/3.2

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      02-12-2020 11:22 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by 1badg35 View Post
      I'm sure if you want the fully finished set of e50, the sale could still absolutely happen. a lot of flakes wasted sellers time which is why the thread was eventually taken down.. funny enough, they look like they are sized for a sc/3.2


      They are 16x8.5 / 16x11. Way too big for a SC/3.2. I am thinking of picking of the other set of centers posted up since they are local to me and then build them to suit.
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      02-12-2020 12:54 PM #66
      Alright boys and girls... At this point I think I am picking up the E50 centers from FloridaBMX. I may spend some time with a pic of my car in Photoshop to cement this decision, but I feel pretty good about it.
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      02-12-2020 12:58 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Alright boys and girls... At this point I think I am picking up the E50 centers from FloridaBMX. I may spend some time with a pic of my car in Photoshop to cement this decision, but I feel pretty good about it.

      NICE! Those wheels are epic.
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      02-12-2020 01:05 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Alright boys and girls... At this point I think I am picking up the E50 centers from FloridaBMX. I may spend some time with a pic of my car in Photoshop to cement this decision, but I feel pretty good about it.

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      02-12-2020 01:41 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Alright boys and girls... At this point I think I am picking up the E50 centers from FloridaBMX. I may spend some time with a pic of my car in Photoshop to cement this decision, but I feel pretty good about it.
      I also feel good about it. Nice choice.
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      02-12-2020 03:27 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Alright boys and girls... At this point I think I am picking up the E50 centers from FloridaBMX. I may spend some time with a pic of my car in Photoshop to cement this decision, but I feel pretty good about it.
      On the car, those will be drop dead gorgeous, can’t wait to see that
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      02-14-2020 12:06 PM #72
      So FloridaBMX also has a whole bunch of barrels and lips. I am going to try to make a complete set as much possible tomorrow. Worst case is I will want to buy new lips I think.

      Pic of Ryan Gates' 930 on E50's...

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      02-14-2020 12:10 PM #73
      great choice


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      02-15-2020 12:14 AM #74
      OP did you purchase yet? Gun metal with polished lip Watanabes would go pretty well with your color and duckbill.



      Those are 16x8 +0 and 16x8.5 -6 in gold finish with machined lip.
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      EDIT: I now realize you'd have two cars on panasport style wheels. Ignore me. Still a good option for others. E50's will look awesome
      Last edited by AlBeezy36; 02-15-2020 at 12:22 AM.
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      02-15-2020 08:35 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by AlBeezy36 View Post
      OP did you purchase yet? Gun metal with polished lip Watanabes would go pretty well with your color and duckbill.





      EDIT: I now realize you'd have two cars on panasport style wheels. Ignore me. Still a good option for others. E50's will look awesome

      Al, I love Minilites. I just refuse to call them Panasports or Watanabes!!! Minilite was the originator back in 1962. I think if I were building an older car, say a long hood with RS or ST flares, I would definitely consider them. Some of the early 911 race cars used them as well.

      The E50's are neatly wrapped up in the back of the Touareg (pic below). Now to start hunting down the correct barrels. There are actually a few places that will build these to suit. I may call to see how much it costs to just ship them the centers and get them back completely refinished and mounted to the right sized barrels.

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