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Was at the dealer today and saw some wheels that I really liked and considering for my Cayman:
Thoughts? I think he said that these were the "Carrera Classic"?
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I prefer non-colored Carrera S for a white 981
 

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Is it just me or does that look like an amateur paint job? I mean, look at where the black paint meets the edge of the rim. What is going on here? They don't even look like they were masked off but instead painted by hand. And isn't that a standard Cayman 19" wheel painted with the black option?
 

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Is it just me or does that look like an amateur paint job? I mean, look at where the black paint meets the edge of the rim. What is going on here? They don't even look like they were masked off but instead painted by hand. And isn't that a standard Cayman 19" wheel painted with the black option?
Yep, those are OEM 19" Cayman S III wheels, that someone painted black (and not very well).
 

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I've never liked the black wheel look. My preference would be light to medium Anthracite or Titanium. Just my .02
 

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I've never liked the black wheel look. My preference would be light to medium Anthracite or Titanium. Just my .02
I too shared this view until I purchased my current CS. I think the black contrasts against the white nicely, while the polished rim is sufficient to provide a break between the wheel and the tyre.

 

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I too shared this view until I purchased my current CS. I think the black contrasts against the white nicely, while the polished rim is sufficient to provide a break between the wheel and the tyre.

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Like your car and the fact that you felt OK going against the grain here.

I would encourage the OP to look at aftermarket forged wheels, which are lighter and stronger and fill the wheel wells better. I bought Forgestars that were the perfect width and offset without spacers from a group buy here. I like them, but they require wheel rings and special bolts. The new Forgestars are made for Porsche now with no wheel rings and can use stock bolts.

If you call a couple of the vendors, you'll be surprised at how much wheel you can get for about what you'd pay a dealer for stock rims, which are generally cast and heavier than good forged wheels. Rotary forged wheels are quite reasonable in price and are a step up from cast in strength and lightness.

I bought 1 piece Champion RG5 rims used from P-9 classifieds a couple years ago. Still love the things. Shaving a few pounds off each wheel makes a difference because the wheel can react faster to bumps and not pound pavements so hard. Also, acceleration and decelerations are faster when you don't have as much energy wasted spinning the wheels up and slowing them down. Silver, black or grey, I'd shop around a bit before deciding on painted stock wheels.

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Is it just me or does that look like an amateur paint job? I mean, look at where the black paint meets the edge of the rim. What is going on here? They don't even look like they were masked off but instead painted by hand. And isn't that a standard Cayman 19" wheel painted with the black option?
I think it's the reflection from the wheels/background. They look painted professionally. I've seen same edging on a 997 at the dealer.
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When I zoom in really close I can see what you mean. It might just be reflected light giving that wavy edge look.


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I saw those wheels on a Guards Red 991 Turbo and are call 20" Carrera Sport Classic wheel but painted partially black at the factory and they looked fantastic!!

I ordered 19" Cayman S wheels with mine partially painted black which look very similar in design.. I understand that black wheels are not for everyone but I love the look personally plus I have the same wheels are in silver for winter wheels so have some veriety over seasons :)

I think they will suit white car too :)

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As time goes by, more flamvoyant wheels give a car old and rundown look I guess.


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wheels like shoes are a personal thing.

OP - if you can find a wheeler dealer that will let you put some examples up against your car, you will get a good idea what you may like.

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