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Old 01-25-2007, 10:47 AM
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Default 3 piece wheels, what is the scoop?

I was sitting at a light the other day and an AMAZING new Porsche pulled up next to me, so I reved the 2f dumped the clutch and smoked him... then I woke up.

Seriously though, this thing had the sweetest looking wheels I have ever seen and they were clearly two or three piece wheels, but I have never known why this is such an advantage? Is it a race thing?

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Yep, less Weight, better acceleration/braking/handling etx. Strength in different areas of the rim vs mounting flange, change to different offsets easy, etc.
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Weight and strength are the main advantages. BBS used to really push their 3 piece wheels as being stronger and lighter. Amazing that you would see a new Porsche with 3 piece wheels though. The guy must have really been into his car. The current factory wheel offering is pretty nice. It is hard to improve upon in my opinion.
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:38 AM
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Thanks Wes and Eric,

Yeah, these wheels were HOT, it looked pretty hopped up, looked a little lower, the tires seemed wider than normal and the dude, had a harness on the inside... maybe he is running SCCA or some kind of Porsche Club.

Beautiful car!

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Thanks Wes and Eric,

Yeah, these wheels were HOT, it looked pretty hopped up, looked a little lower, the tires seemed wider than normal and the dude, had a harness on the inside... maybe he is running SCCA or some kind of Porsche Club.

Beautiful car!

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fyi for my turbo back in the day, the 3 piece wheels were about 30% less weight, and offered less deflection than the stock ats wheels. always look for the PCA sticker on the window to separate the wankers from the real enthusiasts.
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Yeah I used to be in a Porsche club.. but all the other guys were dorks and they kept borrowing my sockets and not returning them. I was driving around town the other day and this freaky-looking dude with a goatee next to me at the light in this light blue Jeep-thing kept looking at my rims, kinda freaked me out. I was about to get out and pop him but then the light turned so I just smoked his ass off the line...
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