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    Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    I have a 2006 Cayman S in Speed Yellow and I'm looking at getting a set of 18 inch OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels. I have a few questions that maybe you guys can help me out with.

    First, I'm trying to decide between the anthracite and matte graphite silver colors. The Tire Rackicon viewer is almost indistinguishable on these two colors. Does anyone have any good photos of the wheels in either color on a Cayman? Particularly a yellow Cayman? Does anyone know where I can find an accurate picture of the wheels on a car similar to mine?

    Second, the wheels are available in two widths front and rear. I have a choice of:
    8x18 or 8.5x18 front
    9x18 or 10x18 rear

    I plan to keep the stock tire sizes on the car, but I am wondering if there are any advantages or disadvantages to buying the wider wheels.

    I've tried to search the forum but haven't come up with much yet.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    i was looking at the OZ also in black but ill be going with these insted
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    for the oz with a yellow car i would go with anthracite.good luck with your choice

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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    with wider rims comes wider tires, therefore more grip, i have 11 inch wide rims on the back of my cayman and it was a world of a difference
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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    I'd like to know this too! Has anyone bought O.Z. wheels in either anthracite or matte graphite? If so, how does that color compare to the normal silver painted Cayman wheels? I assume they are darker to much darker but I'd love to see a pic if one exists of them side-by-side...

    It's definitely tough to tell using the TireRack website?

    Thanks

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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    Here's a link to the wheels on my car. Something to note, the receipt I have from Tire Rackicon lists the wheel color as "Titanium Tech". I think they are actually Antracite Painted. I believe the Matte color is a bit flatter. On Tire Rack's website, you can see a close-up of the wheel colors.

    They are 18's in the wider width and feel great. I used a 5mm OEM spacer in the rear. Took the spacer off in the front.

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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    Quote Originally Posted by 1st Cayman in USA View Post
    with wider rims comes wider tires, therefore more grip, i have 11 inch wide rims on the back of my cayman and it was a world of a difference
    - Jerry
    Jerry,

    Did you put a wider tire on the car too or keep the stock tire sizes?

    Mike

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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    Stock. It's fine.

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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    I have 8.5x18 front and 10x18 rear but aren't black. If you are looking less weight I would recomend de 8x18 and 9x18 either others are more beautiful.

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    Re: Question: OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels for 06 Cayman S

    With respect to size and width, it depends on what you are using them for. I'm looking at these exact color options for a lighter set of wheels on the track. Since they are strictly for track use, I'm definitely going with the 8s and 9s instead of the wider ones as the wider ones will be heavier and cost me TT classification points. I run 245/40R18 NT-01s in the front and 275/40R18 in the rear on 8s and 9s with no issues.

    The big question for me is color. I am guessing that the matte graphite will look virtually identical to the anthracite painted apart from not being shiny (and possibly a tad darker). I think the matte finish looks better for a track wheel, but they are also $40 more per wheel.

    Gonna see if I can find additional pictures anywhere online.

    P.S. If you want a street wheel I'd probably go with the wider wheels and definitely in a 19. They will be heavier, but look much better IMO.
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