Welcome to RAW Works. My name is Raymond and I live in the western suburbs of Sydney. This blog will be a portal for me to photo-document the wheels I refurbish and repaint. This is only a side hobby for me so there won't be any crazy custom jobs! My skills have only stretched so far as to using body repair materials, resprays and polishing, so anything that requires welding and unbuckling will be beyond what I can do. I hope to improve on my current skills as I go along, and as a lover of wheels, it's a way for me to express my art side as well as giving life to some tired wheels again.

At the moment, I'm just scouring through eBay for damaged wheels selling for cheap. If you have any wheels you don't need anymore, throw me an email/comment. At the moment I'm just buying sets of wheels to refurb then sell them off. I prefer not to do personal jobs/requests as I don't trust myself with that yet! But that said, pass me an email/comment if you need any help wheel-wise.

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Aug 6, 2012

Porsche 993 Turbo Twists - rush build

This was a somewhat impulse buy/build as I wanted to get my 8L A3 ready for Motorex 2012.  I had Porsche 986 Boxster calipers lined up for it and wanted to get a set of Porsche wheels to match, and these Porsche 993 Turbo Twists came at a good price with two sets of adapters.  Being such a rush build, I neglected to take detailed pics of the wheels in before and after condition, but I'll try and describe them as best as I can.

Specs were 18x7.5 ET50, 18x10 ET65.  Being OEM Porsche wheels, centrebore and bolt holes were OEM-spec and used ball-seat lugs/nuts.  Everything was included like genuine caps and all the studs and nuts with each adapter.  Slight buckles here and there but was difficult to pick up by eye; some rashes around the wheels though.  One was sprayed in black plastidip which peeled readily.

Took it to Morton & May for a re-roll, rash fix and paint in 2-pack semi-gloss black.  Again, did a good job but price was less than ideal, seeing as they were in better condition than the Work Equip Voaggards but cost the same flat-rate price per wheel to repair.  Think I'll take my stuff to another shop from now.

Also bought some matching (not non-genuine) black caps with coloured crest.  Also have another set of non-genuine caps in black but with silver crest.

Here are the photos of the 8L on the Twists with the coloured caps.  205/40 on the 7.5", 215/40 on the 10".

Photogs courtesy of:
Justin Sung
Tony Sol Han

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