Mark J. Besso
mbspeed at maxboostracing.com
Thu May 14 16:11:46 PDT 2009
As Ed said, the wheel/tire combination was far too large for that car.
The fronts were so wide that it required limiting the steering so they
Looks are certainly a subjective thing, but I happen to think they
looked great on that car. The 930 was ivory with a dark maroon
interior. Those colors looked really good with the gold accents of the
Ed Kellock wrote:
> Too damn heavy, wrong offset, lots of ways. Probably lots of Hot Wheels
> edition Porsches out there that handle like crap.
> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Danton J.A. Cardoso
> Subject: Re: Gotti wheels
> How would that combination ruin the handling of the Porsche? Don't most
> rear engined Porsches have that or a similar combination?
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Mark J. Besso <mbspeed at maxboostracing.com>
>> Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.....err, I mean Señor
>> Gotti wheels were popular in the '80s with many European makes. I saw
>> a few Porsches with them when I was working around those cars on a
>> regular basis. They were usually a multi-spoke design with the rim
>> and spokes in silver (or chrome) with the edge of each spoke in a gold
>> finish. They're a true 3-piece design and could be custom ordered in
>> almost any offset.
>> Example: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a233/Low_Dub/DSC00696.jpg
>> The last set I used was on a 1979 Porsche 930. They were 9x15 in the
>> front with 285/40-15 and 11x15 in the rear with 345/35-15 Pirelli
>> P7R's. It looked fantastic, but pretty much ruined the handling of
>> the car. Oh well, the customer was happy.
>> Ed Kellock wrote:
>>> Anyone ever heard of Gotti wheels?
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