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Most articles about the boxster spyder talk about the ulta light wheels. None that I can find identify the wheel's manufacturer. I imagine they're BBS, but I don't know.

anyone know who makes the wheel?

I bought my 08 boxster S with the intent of upgrading to 19" wheels. Up until now Champion RS98's were my first choice. the sypder wheels may change that if they're available in the after market.

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I called pfaff Porsche and the price for all 4 rims were around $6000.00 CND!
Yikes!:eek:

I hope I don't damage mine down the road as replacements will be painful! In this case insurance will be used. Here's a cutaway of the wheel for those interested.
 

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Ultra light may be a relative term. Porsche 19" wheels that I have had in the past are somewhat heavy compared to forged ones on the aftermarket. My 19" GT3 wheels and other Porsche wheels were 3-5 pounds heavier per wheel than other wheels available at reasonable prices.
 

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I saw one article that said the spyder wheels are 11 pounds lighter than the 18 in boxster S wheels. taking that much unsprung mass off the car isn't trivial. Colin Chapman would have mortgaged his soul for a reduction like that.
 

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I saw one article that said the spyder wheels are 11 pounds lighter than the 18 in boxster S wheels. taking that much unsprung mass off the car isn't trivial. Colin Chapman would have mortgaged his soul for a reduction like that.
I am pretty sure that must be for all four wheels not each wheel. As Jeff asked, we will only know if someone has the sizes and weights.
 

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yes. 11 pounds lighter for 4 wheels. I'm guessing the spyder wheels may weigh in around 19 lbs. Maybe a little less... but not much. still, 2.5 to 3 pounds lighter per wheels is not trivial.
 

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Champion wheels are 8,000 ton forged. Only a few companies (BBS and Rays Engineering are examples) are 8,000 ton forged and hard to beat for lightness and strength.
 

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yes. 11 pounds lighter for 4 wheels. I'm guessing the spyder wheels may weigh in around 19 lbs. Maybe a little less... but not much. still, 2.5 to 3 pounds lighter per wheels is not trivial.
I agree that is not trivial but 3 pounds lighter per wheel for a Porsche 19" wheel could be 21 pounds. this is all speculation until someone has the true weights.
 

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Check out the OZ Allegarita wheels. In 18" @ 8" & 9" widths they're 17-18 lbs and cost around $400.
 

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According to Excellence, the sizes are 19x8.5 and 19x10 with slightly different offset than standard Boxster wheels (leading to a wider track). However, no weights or maker cited.

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yes. 11 pounds lighter for 4 wheels. I'm guessing the spyder wheels may weigh in around 19 lbs. Maybe a little less... but not much. still, 2.5 to 3 pounds lighter per wheels is not trivial.
Just found this on a German site (Porsche Boxster Spyder: Weniger ist teurer - Auto | STERN.DE)

"Sogar die speziellen 19-Zoll-Rader sparen Gewicht: Die Felgen selbst wiegen zwar bloss eine Spur weniger als die serienmassigen 18-Zoller des Boxster, aber weil die entsprechenden 19-Zoll-Reifen dunner ausfallen, wird Gummi gespart: macht funf Kilo pro Satz."

Meaning: the Spyder 19' wheels are a touch lighter than the regular Boxster 18' wheels...the tyres are also lighter. Total weight-saving comes to 5 kilos per set (11 lbs).

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We already know the size... we are questioning actual weights which aren't listed.
Actually, I was contributing to the offset discussion.

It appears that all of the 19" rear wheel options have an offset of +46, EXCEPT the Carerra Sports, which are the only option at 10" rear width - and they are listed at +42mm, and 27.34lbs. It wouldn't be hard to drop a couple pounds from those, would it?

Front offsets are all +57, except the Sports at 8.5 +55 (and 23.37lbs.)

Sorry if I missed that stuff in an earlier post and am repeating here...
 

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So how much do they weigh?

So they cost $6000! Hmmm maybe I won't track those lol
 

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Wheelenhancement.com might have them for a little less. Dealer is always going to be the most expensive. Also what about Suncoast?
 
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