With a combined experience of over 20 years in the industry, FREED Performance has been in business in north Atlanta since 2009. They focus on Porsche performance but service many makes and models of European vehicles. They’re also really close to my house.
When you deal in Porsches, you deal in expensive things. Porsches have expensive wheels. In fact, I bet that some Porsches have a single wheel that costs more than the entire set of Titan 7 wheels. So I figured that I could trust FREED not to screw these up. I was not disappointed — Sean took expert care of everything. I brought them loose wheels and tires and they were gracious enough to put them all together for me. Probably because they felt bad that I was trying to make an SC300 go fast. Don’t bother them with your ratty drift missile, OK?
Some folks don’t bother to balance their setup, drifters especially. For the marginal time and expense it adds, why wouldn’t you bother? At 130MPH+ every ounce of balance counts.
The valve stem cap and valve stem are black to match the wheels, and the cap has a bright white Titan 7 logo on it. That is a nice feature. It’s too bad that I will never run valve stem caps because you are constantly checking tire pressures at the track.
OK, tires mounted and balanced on the wheels. Time to test fit!
I went from a 9.5″ wheel with an offset in the mid-20s to a 10.5″ wheel with a +22 offset and went from a 255 tire to a 295 tire. Titan 7 said they weren’t sure on fitment, and I said I’d make it work. And boy, do I have some work to do.
This is the first test fitment. Yes, the camber and toe are completely screwed up, which affects it a lot. But with the car on the ground there was no chance it was going to fit without doing something to the rear fender. And it didn’t look like just rolling the fender was going to cut it.
No boys and girls, we were going to have to full send it. We were going to have to go wider. A lot wider.