Air-Cooled Porsches Look So Good on Non-Traditional Wheels

TE-swap the world.

By non-traditional, I mean ultra-expensive HREs or pristine OEM fare.

  • Car: 993 Porsche 911
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Photog: Peter Nelson (IG + Twitter: @16vPete)
  • Camera: Canon 6D, EF 35-85mm Zoom

All of us at Car Bibles agree: TE-swap the world. Rays Volk TE37s look good on basically everything, and this 993 911 is no exception.

Rays wheels are ultra-high-quality, strong wheels, commonly found on track cars and other performance-oriented cars. They’re very light and very tough; lower-than-most rotational weight that doesn’t impede performance, yet are durable enough to withstand jumping curbs and all the other kinds of abuse wheels experience on track. Their metallurgy is put to the test as well thanks to the increased heat. They can get pretty expensive, but it’s money well-spent for sure.

They don’t have to be mounted up to track rigs, though; they look great everywhere. Especially mounted up to this clean 993 at Radwood NorCal a few weeks back. My gosh, the ride height, tire, and alignment combo (or, “stance”) is so good, too.

Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson has been wrenching on and playing with cars since he started driving them quickly between the cones at Chicagoland autocross events in his late teens. Nowadays, he can be found wringing out his Mazda2 at tracks all over California. His writing background includes Winding Road, Donut Media, and He's also an avid cyclist and '80s/'90s action film connoisseur. Contact the author here.