Forgestar F14 Gunmetal 19×8.5 / 19×12 / 235/35-19 315/25-19 Toyo T1R Tires on Airrex Air Suspension
This Porsche 2004 996 Turbo hasn’t seen any modifications- or even the road- in ages, but her owner (and Modbargains Co-Founder) Ron Hay is about to inject some new life into this classic beauty to help her age a bit more gracefully as he brings the car back out of the garage and onto the road. As an avid enthusiast himself, Ron knew that a new set of modern wheels for the Porsche was just what the doctor ordered. Forgestar F14 Flow-Forged wheels! Stat! Forgestar wheels are available for Porsches in sizes ranging from 17–20in, but if Forgestar Wheels aren’t your style, check out our many other wheels for Porsche 996.
Rubber has a tendency to degrade over time, so fitting the 996 with new wheels and tires was naturally the first step in the revival. Much like choosing the right heels to match that little black dress can make or break an outfit, the right wheels can do the same for the look of a car. Opting for a look that spoke to both sport and luxury, Ron looked to Forgestar for the turbo’s new shoes. Considering the deep black paint on this beast from Stuttgart, a Gunmetal finished set of wheels was an excellent compliment.
It’s been said that a seven spoke design is one of the strongest shapes in wheel design, so the split-seven spoke design evokes the element of speed present in Competition Motorsports wheels, as if it’s ready to jump on the Autobahn rather than the 57 freeway. The deep concave up front is pretty aggressive, too.
However, the concave up front is nothing next to the depth on the rear. The F14’s design is a great fit for the naturally wide rear end and voluptuous hipline of the Turbo 996. The specs Ron opted for with the 996 were:
Wheel: Forgestar F14 – Gloss Gunmetal
Front: 19×8.5 semi concave [SC]
Rear: 19×12 super deep concave [SDC]
Tires: Toyo T1R
A new set of kicks was just the beginning for this Porsche, but for now, that’s about it. Adding a touch of modern performance edge and a hint of aggression, the right wheels make a huge difference in the look and performance of this 996.
Keep an eye out for more build updates as we transform Ron’s 996 in the future, and let us know what you think in the comments.
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