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> Fuchs wheel opinions needed, which sizes and widths?, List your Fuchs size choices and reasons!
Which 'fuchs' wheels would you go with on a GT flared tribute?
Choose below: Fuchs front, rear widths and diameters
Fuchs 7" front and 7" rear x 15" dia. (similar to 916) [ 4 ] ** [6.35%]
Fuchs 7" front and 8" rear x 15" dia. (similar to Eric Shea's period correct GT tribute) [ 19 ] ** [30.16%]
Fuchs 7" front and 9" rear x 15" dia. [ 2 ] ** [3.17%]
Fuchs 8" front and 8" rear x 15" dia. [ 3 ] ** [4.76%]
Fuchs 8" front and 9" rear x 15" dia. [ 3 ] ** [4.76%]
Fuchs 7" front and 7" rear x 16" dia. [ 7 ] ** [11.11%]
Fuchs 7" front and 8" rear x 16" dia. [ 14 ] ** [22.22%]
Fuchs 7" front and 9" rear x 16" dia. [ 3 ] ** [4.76%]
Fuchs 8" front and 8" rear x 16" dia. [ 2 ] ** [3.17%]
Fuchs 8" front and 9" rear x 16" dia. [ 6 ] ** [9.52%]
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gothspeed
post Jan 16 2018, 07:34 PM
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I think I have covered the most common Fuchs wheel size combos for a GT tribute or clone. This would be for aggressive street and possibly light track use. Pick a wheel size combo that you think looks best in your opinion. Then list your reasons ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

BTW I am certain most have seen this article on Eric Shea's GT:

http://www.retromodmag.com/features/porsche-914-6-gt

Edit: please post pics to further illustrate your preference! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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GeorgeRud
post Jan 16 2018, 08:05 PM
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They hold enough rubber and look period correct. The larger diameter always looks funny with sharper sidewalls. Wider front wheels create a larger scrub radius that makes steering at low speeds harder.
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post Jan 16 2018, 08:07 PM
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These cars don't always measure the same in all 4 corners, but do what you like the best.
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post Jan 16 2018, 09:47 PM
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Research what rubber is available before you pull the trigger on a particular size wheel.

Example, 245/45-16 , tirerack shows 10 brands however 5 are race only.

Just something to think about
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post Jan 16 2018, 11:16 PM
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15's (7/8) look the best!

Also I think having the width to rim ratio match front to back is important too. for example use a 7" tire on a 7" rim and an 8" tire on an 8" rim...


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post Jan 17 2018, 12:48 PM
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Factory specs - for those intent on duplicating originality

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post Jan 19 2018, 04:23 PM
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Here is an interesting set of 7's and 8's x 16's (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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post Jan 19 2018, 04:59 PM
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The big difference between the wheels is the 8x16 & 9x16 will cost you multiples of all the other sizes.
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post Jan 19 2018, 05:12 PM
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It all depends on tire availability.. which could be limited in both 15" and 16" diameters.

That said, I liked one I saw with 8x15 fronts and 9x16 rears.
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post Jan 19 2018, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Jan 16 2018, 07:07 PM) *

These cars don't always measure the same in all 4 corners, but do what you like the best.

True that ,,I made Eric some custom 9 x 15s...noway would they fit his flairs...any body want some 15x8 weidman rsr finish with one inch added to the inside ?? 15x9


Me...8 & 9 x15 with dot race tires 245/225/ 50


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post Jan 19 2018, 05:34 PM
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what no 10.5 & 12 x 17 ??? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) 315/35 dot race tire


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So far I’m the only 7X16 front 9X16 rear. My rears are actually custom built Weidman 8.5X16 but that isn’t a poll choice. My reason for going with these is tire option availability and the fact that it perfectly fills the wheel well in the rear.


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QUOTE(Racer @ Jan 19 2018, 06:12 PM) *

It all depends on tire availability.. which could be limited in both 15" and 16" diameters.

That said, I liked one I saw with 8x15 fronts and 9x16 rears.

Larger diameter rear tire like a 935 - I like it!
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post Jan 19 2018, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jan 19 2018, 06:35 PM) *

So far I’m the only 7X16 front 9X16 rear. My rears are actually custom built Weidman 8.5X16 but that isn’t a poll choice. My reason for going with these is tire option availability and the fact that it perfectly fills the wheel well in the rear.


What's with the smoke screen? Great looking car.


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Wow, I forgot about the Weidman option. They have the nice 'small' taper of the 15" in the rear, with the full diameter of the 16" ..... is that widening service still available? they do look great, thank you for posting (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Jan 20 2018, 03:45 PM) *

Wow, I forgot about the Weidman option. They have the nice 'small' taper of the 15" in the rear, with the full diameter of the 16" ..... is that widening service still available? they do look great, thank you for posting (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

Yes. Just open wallet and wait. He's still the best.
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post Jan 20 2018, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE(Spoke @ Jan 19 2018, 08:59 PM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jan 19 2018, 06:35 PM) *

So far I’m the only 7X16 front 9X16 rear. My rears are actually custom built Weidman 8.5X16 but that isn’t a poll choice. My reason for going with these is tire option availability and the fact that it perfectly fills the wheel well in the rear.


What's with the smoke screen? Great looking car.


Got $10K? I need a top end rebuild. But, I’ve still got one kid in college and another project car. The 240Z is getting a stroked fuel injected 300HP...

BTW Spoke, besides 914Rubber LED headlights, there isn’t a single exterior light that isn’t one of your PCB-LED’s.


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Just thought I'd post some pics of the # 2 option above. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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just adding a quote of a later post that mentions tire sizes for this yellow tribute (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

QUOTE(johnhora @ Jan 25 2018, 07:09 PM) *

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I "talked" to Eric Shea and he is using 195/65/15 F and 215/60/15 R on his beautiful yellow 914-6 GT...this was mainly because he had some 7/8x15 Fuchs with tires on them from a 911 and they worked and no added extra expense....I'm all for that.

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Even better in person.
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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jan 19 2018, 03:34 PM) *

what no 10.5 & 12 x 17 ??? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) 315/35 dot race tire
Those 17's look much better than I would have thought!
What tire sizes are those?
Any spacers?


QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 22 2018, 12:10 PM) *

Even better in person.
Someday I wish to see a great tribute example as this 'in person' ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jan 19 2018, 03:35 PM) *

So far I’m the only 7X16 front 9X16 rear. My rears are actually custom built Weidman 8.5X16 but that isn’t a poll choice. My reason for going with these is tire option availability and the fact that it perfectly fills the wheel well in the rear.

Tires look great (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)! What size tires did you select for your front (7), rear (8.5) x 16?

Did you use any spacers?
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