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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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post Jan 27 2018, 08:03 AM
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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Jan 24 2018, 10:41 PM) *

^^^ awesome!!! so those are 8s & 9s x 15 in the pic above? any spcers used?


Hi & Thanks - Yes they are 15x9 Braid (BZ) wheels for rear, which are race-quality Fuchs look-alikes ($700-900/ea) and factory 15x8 Fuchs up front. I was fortunate to get a great deal on (4) NOS 15x8's a few years ago and now I also have (4) fresh Al Reed refinshed 8's also. Planning to get one more pair of 9's to have a street/garage set and 2 race sets for tire-management purposes.

I tried factory 15x9's but they would not clear the bodywork. IIRC the factory 9 offset is -3mm and the Braid is available in any custom sizing but I went with a 'standard' Porsche offset of 15 for future flexibility to maybe use on a different car or re-sell.

I do use spacers both front and rear but don't have the sizes handy. The front suspension is heavily customized as are the flares (Tangerine not GT) so it's not a typical 914-6 setup. The front has raised and decambered spindles with Carrera A-calipers and thick vented rotors, and fairly large spacers widen the track significantly and are needed for the 15's to clear the brakes & ball joints. SRP swaybar and brake ducting, 22mm hollow t-bars and custom-valved Bilsteins. Also have extra long studs and open steel lug nuts as required. Very effective and strong but heavy setup.
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post Jan 31 2018, 02:18 PM
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^^^ Cool! Thank you for the info (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Here are a couple more pics! What size are these VVV ? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)


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For reference these are 15x7, 15x8 with 205 50 and 225 45 BFG Rivals. 23" tall, short for some, I like them for performance reasons.



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post Jan 31 2018, 03:36 PM
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Very nice looking 914...

great red...what color is it..
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post Jan 31 2018, 04:18 PM
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QUOTE(johnhora @ Jan 31 2018, 01:36 PM) *

Justinp71

Very nice looking 914...

great red...what color is it..


Thanks! It's a color match to the factory '75 scarlet red, but in my case its 2 stage paint.
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post Jan 31 2018, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE(Justinp71 @ Jan 31 2018, 12:51 PM) *

For reference these are 15x7, 15x8 with 205 50 and 225 45 BFG Rivals. 23" tall, short for some, I like them for performance reasons.

Your tire size choices look great! Now you have me considering going with 15" dia wheels ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Is the front dia larger than the rear? Post more pics! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jan 31 2018, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Jan 31 2018, 10:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Justinp71 @ Jan 31 2018, 12:51 PM) *

For reference these are 15x7, 15x8 with 205 50 and 225 45 BFG Rivals. 23" tall, short for some, I like them for performance reasons.

Your tire size choices look great! Now you have me considering going with 15" dia wheels ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Is the front dia larger than the rear? Post more pics! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


Justin is a pretty quick autocrosser. The 15” wheels are essentially a gearing change and it helps for autocrossing.
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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Jan 31 2018, 05:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Justinp71 @ Jan 31 2018, 12:51 PM) *

For reference these are 15x7, 15x8 with 205 50 and 225 45 BFG Rivals. 23" tall, short for some, I like them for performance reasons.

Your tire size choices look great! Now you have me considering going with 15" dia wheels ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Is the front dia larger than the rear? Post more pics! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)



Technically they are larger by .1" on paper. In that photo they look a tad taller, but they don't appear to be any taller in real life. Be warned though I have barely enough ground clearance to clear a speed bump (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)... my real problem is the magnaflow bumper hangs down and scraps sometimes, also have to be careful not to scrape the headers on certain driveways.


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Tire sizing chart for the Rival, its also DOT rated 200 treadwear. But get's traction similar to a 100 tw tire.


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post Jan 31 2018, 11:36 PM
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16x7 front and 16x8 rear. LOVE the look but you have to pull the rear fenders. :-)



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Another 7x16 Front, 8x16 Rears. 951 wheels 23.3 offset. both ends.

Tires are 205/50-16 front and 225/50-16 rear.

Tangerine flares on both ends, need the 23 offset wheels on the rear to clear these tires.

it does sit a little high in the rear. I will drop it down someday....

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^^^ Fantastic semi-narrow bodies with 951 7s and 8s above!!! ^^^ (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

Here are some more flared pics with fuchs below (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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same blue 914 steel 'top with 7$8 x 16 3 piece fuch center wheels,,I own the wheels now


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More pics! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sunglasses.gif)


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That car looks fantastic!
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According to the pole, Elvira is the only one running 16 x 8 both front and rear.

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even more pics! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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According to the pole, Elvira is the only one running 16 x 8 both front and rear.



I vote best looking set of 16's!
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QUOTE(Justinp71 @ Feb 6 2018, 11:33 PM) *

QUOTE(VegasRacer @ Feb 6 2018, 06:32 PM) *

According to the pole, Elvira is the only one running 16 x 8 both front and rear.



I vote best looking set of 16's!

16x8,,911 wheels are probably the hardest to find,,and look way better than 16x9s
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post Feb 7 2018, 09:12 AM
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Everyone...
Please be sure to post both the wheel size and tire size that are used on the 914 in your pictures (If known).
Like Olympic 914 did in his great looking 914.
It really helps to know both when selecting the right fit.
Thanks
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