21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

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Riomacan
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21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by Riomacan » Thu May 16, 2019 7:45 pm

Liked the look of the 21 Turbos but I do like the 20" version. What do people think?

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ScotMac
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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by ScotMac » Thu May 16, 2019 8:19 pm

Both are great looking wheels. :D :D

20" possibly more practical - less likely to get damaged.


Col Lamb
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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by Col Lamb » Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 pm

Personally for me the 20”

Both look good but the easier cleaning of the 20” wins by a considerable margin.

I have 20” Spyders which look great and have a lot of spokes hence they are a sod to clean which is why ease of cleaning now wins over looks.
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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by Ian.g » Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 pm

Agree with above. 20in. But I have always preferred 20in over 21in. I just think the proportions look better. Also I don't like too many spokes


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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by Wing Commander » Thu May 16, 2019 9:23 pm

21” 911 Turbo wheels all the way! I had those exact wheels on my Panamera 4. It covered 17,000 miles in a year and I genuinely found the wheels surprisingly easy to clean! :)

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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by Riomacan » Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 pm

20" on PASM will no doubt give a slightly better ride than the 21". Having spent the last 20 years on BMW run flats (20") I reckon either choice will be better than what I'm used to. It is a nightmare, the more time you have on the confuserator the worse it gets. I need to lock down now but having gone from RS Spyder to 21" Turbos, I'm now liking the 20". I will just get the boss at home to tell me what to do. :lol:


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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by Tall Phil » Fri May 17, 2019 7:05 am

Totally agree with the BMW runflat sentiments. BMW + stiff springs + bigger rims + lower profile runflat tyres = bone jarring ride. I really noticed the difference when I swapped from 18" winters to 19" summers. Very tempted to put the winters back on :lol:

WRT Porsche, the Macan GTS comes with 20" wheels and many will say the GTS hits the sweet spot of handling and comfort. I found it brilliant. I did have a loner S on 21" wheels and, to be honest, I much preferred the GTS 20s. Perhaps that was because I was "used to" the ride the 20" wheels.

It really is each to their own. Not always practical but if you can have a test drive with both options, go for it.

Good luck :)
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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by MikeM » Fri May 17, 2019 8:10 am

If you like both equally the 20” is a no brainer pick them 👍
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Re: 21" Turbo or 20" Black Turbo

Post by Col Lamb » Fri May 17, 2019 11:36 am

Riomacan wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 pm
20" on PASM will no doubt give a slightly better ride than the 21". Having spent the last 20 years on BMW run flats (20") I reckon either choice will be better than what I'm used to. It is a nightmare, the more time you have on the confuserator the worse it gets. I need to lock down now but having gone from RS Spyder to 21" Turbos, I'm now liking the 20". I will just get the boss at home to tell me what to do. :lol:
Glad you have sorted yourself out, there is a reason why someone in the distant past name it the Confuserator, which I think that you can now agree with.

Your comments about a Beamer on run flats is exactly how I describe a Macan with 21” wheels and no PASM, a hard, unforgiving ride which I my test drive was made worst by the basic 8 way seats not giving adequate support or comfort for me.
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Air, 20” wheels, ACC, Pano, SurCam, 14w, LEDs, PS+, Int Light Pack, Heated seats and Steering, spare wheel
SC, Privacy glass, PDK gear, SD mirrors, Met Black, partial garnet.

Prior Macan SD similar spec to Turbo


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