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#1 Post by Bill Lawless » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:48 am

If your a 1000% has to be original guy, cover your eyes........ 8)

Which I usually am, except maybe this one item!! I saw a 912 recently with Original Look polished Alloy wheels.

I searched around and I can find 5 x 205 Polished Alloy wheels but not 5x130 for my 65' C.. Has anybody seen these for sale?
Of course I'll keep the original chrome steel to throw on but for my driver these would be nice..

Bill
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Re: Wheels

#2 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:47 am

How about a picture so we know what you want?

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#3 Post by Edwin Ek » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:54 pm

Boyd/Chris Coddington wheels?

http://www.alloyreplicas.com
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#4 Post by Sean M Rooks » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:26 pm

I recently bought a set off TheSamba and mounted them over the weekend to see how they look. They look fantastic but the offset makes it a tight fit on my passenger side wheel arch. I may have to go for 175 or 165 section tires instead of 185 to get a little extra room. Lowering the car an inch or so might help both looks and clearance.

Mine look like the brushed C model on the Alloy Wheels site but they need a good cleaning. I'll see if I can post a pic later.

I can only imagine new ones are very expensive. I paid $2,000 for mine and they're used.

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#5 Post by Bill Lawless » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:58 pm

http://www.alloyreplicas.com does seam to have them, no prices.. I'll call em tomorrow..
Here is a pic from there site:
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Probably going to be over my budget..
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#6 Post by Edwin Ek » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:07 pm

In 2014, the price for 4 drum-brake wheels was $2,700. Custom offsets and widths are available for more money.
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#7 Post by Bill Lawless » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:05 am

FYI, I was thinking of get these for my T5 B... Price seams quite good:
https://www.vintagespyders.com/product/vintage-190/

The oval hole look off.. Is this the correct look for a 205mm wheel
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#8 Post by George Hussey » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:36 am

Bill they are commonly available in the aftermarket, we sell them in fact as an inexpensive alternative to the original ones. Empi makes them and they are readily available: (just for reference not trying to sell anything!!!!). http://www.autoatlanta.com/Porsche-911- ... R9680.html
Bill Lawless wrote:If your a 1000% has to be original guy, cover your eyes........ 8)

Which I usually am, except maybe this one item!! I saw a 912 recently with Original Look polished Alloy wheels.

I searched around and I can find 5 x 205 Polished Alloy wheels but not 5x130 for my 65' C.. Has anybody seen these for sale?
Of course I'll keep the original chrome steel to throw on but for my driver these would be nice..

Bill
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#9 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:08 am

Bill Lawless wrote:FYI, I was thinking of get these for my T5 B... Price seams quite good:
https://www.vintagespyders.com/product/vintage-190/

The oval hole look off.. Is this the correct look for a 205mm wheel
Bill, there are many wheels on the VW aftermarket, like these that have problems fitting over the B drums. A Drums are fine, but B drums are a problem. Do you research before you buy.
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#10 Post by Bill Lawless » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:37 pm

Adam Wright wrote:
Bill Lawless wrote:FYI, I was thinking of get these for my T5 B... Price seams quite good:
https://www.vintagespyders.com/product/vintage-190/

The oval hole look off.. Is this the correct look for a 205mm wheel
Bill, there are many wheels on the VW aftermarket, like these that have problems fitting over the B drums. A Drums are fine, but B drums are a problem. Do you research before you buy.
Thanks Adam, That I will...
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#11 Post by Bill Lawless » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:45 pm

George Hussey wrote:Bill they are commonly available in the aftermarket, we sell them in fact as an inexpensive alternative to the original ones. Empi makes them and they are readily available: (just for reference not trying to sell anything!!!!). http://www.autoatlanta.com/Porsche-911- ... R9680.html
Bill Lawless wrote:If your a 1000% has to be original guy, cover your eyes........ 8)

Which I usually am, except maybe this one item!! I saw a 912 recently with Original Look polished Alloy wheels.

I searched around and I can find 5 x 205 Polished Alloy wheels but not 5x130 for my 65' C.. Has anybody seen these for sale?
Of course I'll keep the original chrome steel to throw on but for my driver these would be nice..

Bill
Thanks George, Those are nice but I'm specifically looking for the "Original Look" aka: Alloy copies of the Lemmerz Chrome Wheels
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#12 Post by Sean M Rooks » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:24 pm

I was told mine were alloyreplicas brushed finish wheels when I bought them. $2700 doesn't sound too bad for what you're getting if that's the new price. I might have just sprung for the extra $700 and gotten clean ones if I were to do it over. Did you ever confirm pricing with them, Bill?

Attached is a shot of one of the wheels I picked up.
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#13 Post by Bill Lawless » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:58 am

Sean M Rooks wrote:I was told mine were alloyreplicas brushed finish wheels when I bought them. $2700 doesn't sound too bad for what you're getting if that's the new price. I might have just sprung for the extra $700 and gotten clean ones if I were to do it over. Did you ever confirm pricing with them, Bill?

Attached is a shot of one of the wheels I picked up.
Yes, This was the reply from alloyreplicas.... Ouch!

"Bill, We do a 15x5 standard and they run $4600 shipped. If you want the 5.5" wide they can be custom made for an additional $900."
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#14 Post by Sean M Rooks » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:31 am

Bill Lawless wrote:
Sean M Rooks wrote:I was told mine were alloyreplicas brushed finish wheels when I bought them. $2700 doesn't sound too bad for what you're getting if that's the new price. I might have just sprung for the extra $700 and gotten clean ones if I were to do it over. Did you ever confirm pricing with them, Bill?

Attached is a shot of one of the wheels I picked up.
Yes, This was the reply from alloyreplicas.... Ouch!

"Bill, We do a 15x5 standard and they run $4600 shipped. If you want the 5.5" wide they can be custom made for an additional $900."
Zoinks! That'll put a ding in your wallet. There was a C coupe for sale at our local Porsche dealer for a while, signal red I think, and it had the alloyreplica wheels on them. When they're clean, they look fantastic. They just look slightly different, a little cooler than stock.

$5K is big bucks, but then I paid $4K for a set of replica GT seats. If you want the look you gotta pony up I guess.

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#15 Post by Michael Moss » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Bill:You might want to ask how much for 15x6". When you start getting 1/2" increments I think the price goes up. I bought a set of 15x7" for my 64C a while back maybe 4 yrs ago $3700. Worth every penny. After a while the sting goes away! Mike
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