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If you get some from f.ex. HR you shouldn't have any issues, as they have TUV approval.
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i agree. the LM's i have on the M3 could be a little wider. but i am skeptical about fitting spacers. i'll just live with it


Narrow spacers would be ok. Just make sure you use the right length lug bolts. I wouldn't want to go wide with spacers.

 

I haven't looked around the wheel market in a very long time, so I'm not sure what's out there. I'm not a fan of spacers and had my CCWs custom made to my specs. Not pretty wheels, but I'm all about function for the track. 

fwiw, I had rubbing on the plastic fender liners even with the stock wheels and tires when turning sharply. Now it's even worse. I just don't care. More "consumable" parts. lol!

 

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@HRoi One more thing: spacers with lug bolts are a pita when putting wheels back on. If you change wheels yourself, buy a second wheel locating rod from Porsche, and thread that in when putting your wheel back on. The two rods should locate your spacer properly.

I got tired of using those rods with my ceramics so I went to studs and lug nuts. Not the prettiest for a street car though. :)

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Using the car in its natural habitat?
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Had a blast at Lime Rock Park for BMW's M Track Event.

As much fun as all the activities, auto cross, etc were, the most fun I had was in the instructor's hot lap at the very end.

Just showed how much we were underutilizing each car's performance.

First time I ever got to experience drifting. It was intense and insane and just amazing. A new life experience that I got to enjoy.

Btw, tracking cars is physically exhausting. All the G forces you endure, the concentration, etc. I'm fucking spent.
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You had to endure @Mr. G forces??
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You had to endure @Mr. G forces??

I'm sure the raw forces were hard for even GF to handle.
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Had a blast at Lime Rock Park for BMW's M Track Event.

As much fun as all the activities, auto cross, etc were, the most fun I had was in the instructor's hot lap at the very end.

Just showed how much we were underutilizing each car's performance.

First time I ever got to experience drifting. It was intense and insane and just amazing. A new life experience that I got to enjoy.

Btw, tracking cars is physically exhausting. All the G forces you endure, the concentration, etc. I'm fucking spent.

 

Now you know why I do it so much. :cheers:

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Yeah man you don't appreciate how fatiguing a track day is until you do it. So much fun though. You addicted yet? IMO it also helps you acquire a taste for motorsports and respect how good the pros are.
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nothing's really wrong with them. they actually look pretty good heheh

but then i saw these P101 on a PTS GT4 and my interest was piqued drool.gif

http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/boxster-cayman/392849-hre-wheels-voodoo-blue-porsche-gt4-hre-p101-wheels-installed.html


the only thing that i don't like about the stock wheels is that the fronts look way too narrow inside the fender. Ferrari does this too and i don't like how it looks. here's a pic from when it was still at stock ride height:


@HRoi have you looked at the BBS FI? The HRE premium is a lot to stomach since they're just CNC'd like every other american wheel company with 'forged' in it. Them and ADV1 prob pay three times more for advertising than R&D. That's why CCW is/was neat (before the Weld acquisition, now they are a lot more expensive). They were the same technology for a lot less. One of the cool things about Volk and BBS is that they are the only two that mold-forge their wheels using 8,000-10,000 ton presses. All the other guys CNC cut a block of billet aluminum at half the forging pressure. Actually, since you have a Porsche, the Champion Motorsport wheels are mold-forged in the same forge as Volk/BBS.
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Where i am now,(Tokyo region)

My daughter is going to be headed your way in a couple of months. She'll be in the Tokyo area for a year and a half.
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That is pretty sweet. How many hp
Right? Popular little cars here. It's like they took a Mini, and made it a family car. bounce2.gif
-70-80hp. Enough to move the tiny beast through the single lane city streets. And spacious enough for stuck in traffic. Could be described as "zippy", power to weight. Ratios and all that. smile.gif

Shit, now i want my Kei car NOW!!!!!!!!
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Is that yours? Nice paint.
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My daughter is going to be headed your way in a couple of months. She'll be in the Tokyo area for a year and a half.

Well, if you want the scoop on where to get good food, meet good people, cheap places to stay around town, activities, etc. Hit me up. You can pass it along. cheers.gif
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Volks for the win. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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