This photo will be recognisable from the main page of my website perhaps. The wheels on this RS Tribute really were so spectacular that my (very) armature photography skills couldn’t really capture the gloriousness of the detail when seen in person. They really set off what turned out to be a very tidy 911!
The wheels were 15 inch Braid RSR style wheels but these ones are not the standard finish as supplied by Braid. They were stripped, anodised and dipped in paint to create perfect paint edges and then the lips were polished to give the final touch. I think they have turned out nicer than the Harvey Weidman wheels… Of course, the venerable Michelin TB15 tyres completed the look.
The sad thing about having such nice wheels is that the stunning RSR replica brakes were hidden away! I completely rebuilt the suspension and vapour blasted the arms before replating everything, fabricating some RSR style sway bars and fitting the 2.8RSR brake kit from Zuffenhaus. The calipers are stunning! The shocks were revalved to match the new spring rates and the result was a bucket full of fun!
A Tilton pedal box was mounted onto a reach adjustable mount so the correct pedal position could be found and the brake balance could be perfected. The pedal box was hidden under a custom carpet set and everything that a modicum of shine was powdercoated satin black.
The aim of this car was to have a fun toy for the weekend but it also turned heads everywhere it went!
Mexico Blue is such a striking colour!