2002 Porsche 996 Carrera C2 on APEX SM-10 Wheels

Introducing The “WRST 911” Featuring 18” SM-10 Wheels

Viewed by a myriad of Porsche enthusiasts as the “worst 911”, the 996 generation has been polarizing, to say the least. One thing is certain, regardless of how you feel about the controversial departure in Porsche styling, the 996 is still a true 911 at its core. This means the classic rear-engined shape and flat 6 remain, as does the signature 911 sound and visceral driving experience. Jomie, owner of this lively 2002 Carrera C2, is out to shape his ideal 911 experience and has fully embraced the quirkiness bestowed upon him by nicknaming his car the “WRST 911” (@wrst911).

With a host of engine and suspension upgrades, Jomie amplified the characteristics of a 911 that we have all fallen in love with. Precise steering, an exhaust note that is raw, yet sophisticated, and a road presence as aggressive as it is elegant. With plans to get out on track, this 996 has been modified with performance in mind from the Ohlins coilover system and CAE shifter, to a staggered set of our 18×9” and 18×11” SM-10 wheels engineered specifically for the 996 narrowbody chassis. Lightweight and durable 18″ wheels in a chassis specific width and offset is one of the key modifications Porsche driving/track enthusiasts count on for maximizing performance, reducing rotational mass, and mitigating the seasonal tire budget.

The SM-10 features I-beam spokes which removes material in strategic places to reduce weight while maintaining strength, and knurled beading along the barrel to reduce unwanted tire slippage. The barrel of this 18″ wheel design was also carefully engineered from scratch to clear some of the largest aftermarket brake kits on the market, as well as the factory Porsche carbon ceramics (PCCBs) found on select 996 & 997 models. For those like Jomie that enjoy the fine details, our Porsche wheels also accept the factory Porsche crest center caps.

 

Wheels/Tires:


Front:
APEX 18×9″ et46 SM-10 Wheels in Race Silver
Bridgestone RE71r 245/40/18

Rear:
APEX 18×11″ et60 SM-10 Wheels in Race Silver
Bridgestone RE71r 285/30-18

 

Suspension:


Ohlins R&T Coilovers
Eibach adjustable Sway Bars
Tarrett Adjustable Drop-links
OEM Gt3 Lower Control Arms

 

Drivetrain:


IPD Plenum
Gt3 Throttle Body
Fabspeed Intake
Fabspeed Headers/X-pipe/Cup Mufflers
Torque Solutions Semi Solid Motor/Transmission Mounts
Spec Stage 1 Sprung Hub Clutch
RS Single Mmass Flywheel
Wavetrac LSD
Brey-Krause Deep Sump Oil Pan/Baffles

 

Interior Mods:


Momo Mod7 Wheel/Hub
Rennline Adjustable Pedals/Floodboards
CAE Shifter/Cables
BBi Seat Sliders
Recaro Profi XL Seats
BBi Roll Bar
Momo 6pt Harnesses

 

Exterior:


996.2 C4S Front Bumper/Side Skirts
DTM Fiberwerks Ducktail

 

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