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timothy_nd28
I think I missed the boat with the Euromeister fuch look a likes. Looks like Pelican has my 17x7" but not any 17x9". I'm not sure what happened with Automotion, as their website redirects to a weird site. Is there a place where we can still buy these?

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Tom_T
It looks like Ecklers sold Automotion to Rose Passion - a company based in France.

I know nothing about them, but maybe some of our Euro members might know.

IMHO - it was extremely unfortunate that Ecklers bought out a long standing & respected SoCal USA Porsche parts house like Automotion/Performance Products, then proceeded to get rid of any employees who knew anything about Porsches, fully gut & destroy the company, then sell off the remnants to this Rose Passion group! sad.gif

It was just Corporate Raider piratenanner.gif BS!!!! mad.gif

As for your wheels - probably a google would turn up any companies selling those particular wheels, then you can try by size & price.

Also ask if Pelican can special order one for you.

Good Luck! beerchug.gif
Tom
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sb914
Wow! What happened to that rim?
Chi-town
That's an XXR wheel on an Evo in Illinois. The car was hit head on on the RH side and completely destroyed the car and the wheel.
tygaboy
Shoot, I just sold a set of new, no tires ever mounted Euromeister 17 x 7 and 17 x 9.
Wish I'd known you were looking.
Sorry about that.
timothy_nd28
Hi Chris, much love and respect with your build thread. Since we are doing a very similar builds (mine has nicer metal work) biggrin.gif , why did you decide to jump ship and abort with the euromeister rims?

I screwed up and posted the wrong euromeister pic, it was in the same folder with other pictures. However, the reason I saved it was because the pic was in a different forum titled as "cheap cast rims".
sixnotfour
oop old add
tygaboy
QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Mar 8 2019, 07:06 AM) *

Hi Chris, much love and respect with your build thread. Since we are doing a very similar builds (mine has nicer metal work) biggrin.gif , why did you decide to jump ship and abort with the euromeister rims?

I screwed up and posted the wrong euromeister pic, it was in the same folder with other pictures. However, the reason I saved it was because the pic was in a different forum titled as "cheap cast rims".


Hmmm, well. It's looking more and more likely that I'll be taking my build in a "slightly" different direction and for what I'm thinking, the 17s weren't the best choice. The Euromeisters are really nice wheels and if I could get them in the size and offset I plan on, I'd certainly have them on the short list.
timothy_nd28
With more googling, it appears that Euromeister is NLA in the US. I think you may find some from online stores, but the selection isn't the best as they are getting rid of their inventory.

I think I found the maker in China, it's amazing they can sell these at 30 some dollars each and still make a profit
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mepstein
I bet a WTB on pelican will get you a new or lightly used set.

@timothy_nd28
rhodyguy
"60 Piece/Pieces"? Does that mean you have to buy 60 of them to get the $35-40 price? Weird.
KSCarrera
QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Mar 14 2019, 02:45 PM) *

"60 Piece/Pieces"? Does that mean you have to buy 60 of them to get the $35-40 price? Weird.

Yes - that's pretty normal for trade/wholesale deals. 15 sets of wheels (60) to get them at $35-40 each.
Chris914n6
QUOTE(KSCarrera @ Mar 14 2019, 06:53 AM) *

QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Mar 14 2019, 02:45 PM) *

"60 Piece/Pieces"? Does that mean you have to buy 60 of them to get the $35-40 price? Weird.

Yes - that's pretty normal for trade/wholesale deals. 15 sets of wheels (60) to get them at $35-40 each.

Also double that for shipping and the 25% import tariff. Then add a paycheck and a cushion for lost/damaged and it's up to $200 retail.
timothy_nd28
The biggest problem I have been reading with Euromeister is that some rims do not balance. Apparently there is some QA issue with the casting process in China where all rims pass despite being out of spec.

In a super long shot, but if we were to get 60 folks signed up for a group buy, and 10% of the rims from the group simply can't be balanced, what would be the recourse? I'm assuming this could of been the issue with Pelican and other suppliers were having as shipping stuff back to China is stupid expensive.
rhodyguy
Return to china for a credit on your next order? Do you trust the heat treating process in China? Think it's applied with consistentcy?
Andyrew
QUOTE(tygaboy @ Mar 8 2019, 04:14 PM) *

QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Mar 8 2019, 07:06 AM) *

Hi Chris, much love and respect with your build thread. Since we are doing a very similar builds (mine has nicer metal work) biggrin.gif , why did you decide to jump ship and abort with the euromeister rims?

I screwed up and posted the wrong euromeister pic, it was in the same folder with other pictures. However, the reason I saved it was because the pic was in a different forum titled as "cheap cast rims".


Hmmm, well. It's looking more and more likely that I'll be taking my build in a "slightly" different direction and for what I'm thinking, the 17s weren't the best choice. The Euromeisters are really nice wheels and if I could get them in the size and offset I plan on, I'd certainly have them on the short list.

Lemme guess.. you need to go with 19x8's for your new configuration in the front? idea.gif
mb911
That would almost be worth doing a group buy to buy a bunch of wheels.
Mikey914
I'll look into it. Do note that that's FOB China so shipping and tariffs will increase the cost, but I'm curious as to what these will come in at. We do have the ability to handle distribution, just trying to see what these will actually cost. I could use a set biggrin.gif
mepstein
So where there some problems with these wheels or a lot of problems. There was some reason why they stopped importing them. There’s got to be a lot of reviews one way or another.
Andyrew
I'd be down for 17x10s and17x9 in a 914 offset

smile.gif I know my dad would be down for 2 sets of 17x10s
Bulldozer27
What about Maxilites? I have 4 practically new 16x7 23.3ET wheels for sale.
Chris914n6
They are still around, just at the new French owners crappy website... google had to find it headbang.gif
RIM 7 X 17 ET 23.3
Different company = different rules, like no more sharing.

QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 14 2019, 06:02 PM) *

So where there some problems with these wheels or a lot of problems. There was some reason why they stopped importing them. There’s got to be a lot of reviews one way or another.

Mikey914
Doing some digging. These are not forged. The actual alloy and specs I’m questioning. No way I’d touch these without mill certs, but may be an “option”.

Let the drama unfold.
Spoke
I have a set of Euromeisters on my 930. 7x17; 9x17. Didn't have any issues balancing.

I had them road-force balanced. Beautifully smooth ride.
timothy_nd28
These rims are not only cheap but they look good. If I were to ruin one by running over a pothole, I wouldn't react as badly vs ruining a real fuch
Spoke
QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Mar 15 2019, 10:03 AM) *

These rims are not only cheap but they look good.


I paid $150/wheel shipped. It was worth the risk of buying junk for a set of 4 for $600.
restore2seater
QUOTE(Spoke @ Mar 15 2019, 08:30 AM) *

I have a set of Euromeisters on my 930. 7x17; 9x17. Didn't have any issues balancing.

I had them road-force balanced. Beautifully smooth ride.


@Spoke
I had to google that procedure. Never heard of that type of balancing. How much difference in price was it compared to a typical balancer? I would imagine it would be difficult to find a shop that does balancing this way.
Spoke
QUOTE(restore2seater @ Mar 15 2019, 10:44 AM) *

QUOTE(Spoke @ Mar 15 2019, 08:30 AM) *

I have a set of Euromeisters on my 930. 7x17; 9x17. Didn't have any issues balancing.

I had them road-force balanced. Beautifully smooth ride.


@Spoke
I had to google that procedure. Never heard of that type of balancing. How much difference in price was it compared to a typical balancer? I would imagine it would be difficult to find a shop that does balancing this way.


The place I go to is in Plum outside of Pittsburgh called Golden Mile Tire. A guy at work recommended them. It cost $100 for 4 tires and well worth it.

I didn't have the 930 w/Euros done there and had a bit of vibration; not much; just a little bit. Then I noticed a string of wheel weights sitting on the garage floor where the car was parked and the vibration got worse. Took it to Carl at Golden Mile Tire and all vibration was gone. Zero.

It makes perfect sense. Spinning the wheel in the air when balancing is fine but the tire isn't run like that. It spins with the weight of the car on it and where that weight is the tire is flatten. So why not balance it with that weight on the wheel?
Cevan
I’ve had Euromeister’s on my 911 for 3 years and 10,000 miles with zero issues. They still look perfect.

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restore2seater
QUOTE(Spoke @ Mar 15 2019, 10:33 AM) *

It makes perfect sense. Spinning the wheel in the air when balancing is fine but the tire isn't run like that. It spins with the weight of the car on it and where that weight is the tire is flatten. So why not balance it with that weight on the wheel?


Completely agree with this statement. For most drivers the difference probably not important but for perfectionists with a higher end car i can see doing this?

Or unless you're someone with OCD. @bbrock , @tygaboy poke.gif
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