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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 Feb 12 2018, 12:12 PM
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QUOTE(campbellcj @ Feb 9 2018, 09:32 AM) *

QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 9 2018, 08:08 AM) *


Thanks for posting tire sizes. I looked those up and dimensions are as follows:

Front:
Tire Size 215/580R15
Tread Pattern bb - Slick
Tread Width 8.6"
Approximate Diameter 22.9"

Rear:
Tire Size 245/580R15
Tread Pattern bb - Slick
Tread Width 9.4"
Approximate Diameter 22.9"

They 'appear' larger diameter in your pics but well balanced none the less. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Here is a flared -6 with what looks like 8s x 15 all the way around (tires are 225/50-15)




Bear in mind that 'section width' is critical in terms of body clearance as well as appearance. These Hoosiers are actually just about 10" wide at the largest point, when mounted on 8's/9's. The Hoosier R6/R7 DOT tires also are particularly known for having a wider section width than most other tires of a similar stated spec/size.

^^^ Thanks for sharing and posting that additional information (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Now lets get a proper Monday started (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sunglasses.gif) !!

The wheels on the white car below appear to be the same width and replica brand as campbellcj's (orange car here VVV) 8s & 9s x 15. Are they? the rears look a tad wider on the white car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/farm5.staticflickr.com-21-1516857853.2.jpg)


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post Feb 12 2018, 12:36 PM
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Since Chris's rear wheels are Braids, they could both be 9's with a cosmetic or offset difference. But I'm just guessing.
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post Feb 12 2018, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 12 2018, 10:36 AM) *

Since Chris's rear wheels are Braids, they could both be 9's with a cosmetic or offset difference. But I'm just guessing.
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I captured the braid size chart for their fuchs style wheels. They seem to have a lot more wheel size options than other replica fuchs I have seen so far. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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post Feb 13 2018, 10:33 AM
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As a few people have mentioned there are few options for wider 15" tires. It seems 7s & 8s x15 are not only the most popular choice in the poll but also has better street tire options.

Here is another GT with 15s ... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


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post Feb 14 2018, 09:25 AM
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More! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sunglasses.gif)


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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 14 2018, 10:25 AM) *

Video game?
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 07:53 AM) *

QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 14 2018, 10:25 AM) *

Video game?

good question. I retraced where I got the pics from and it appears they are real pics. They must have some photoshop filter or something like that.

Here is the link to the article. click on gallery (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/history/por...impf-13247.html
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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 14 2018, 11:55 AM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 07:53 AM) *

QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 14 2018, 10:25 AM) *

Video game?

good question. I retraced where I got the pics from and it appears they are real pics. They must have some photoshop filter or something like that.

Here is the link to the article. click on gallery (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/history/por...impf-13247.html

I think you are right. Great article. Car sits hi.
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 09:36 AM) *

QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 14 2018, 11:55 AM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Feb 14 2018, 07:53 AM) *

QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 14 2018, 10:25 AM) *

Video game?

good question. I retraced where I got the pics from and it appears they are real pics. They must have some photoshop filter or something like that.

Here is the link to the article. click on gallery (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/history/por...impf-13247.html

I think you are right. Great article. Car sits hi.

Yes, those tires are far too fat (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Here is another GT!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sunglasses.gif)


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This thread needs another pic! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sunglasses.gif)


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post Feb 15 2018, 11:42 PM
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My car’s rears are the same Braid / BZ 15x9. Could be the camera angle or different flares and tires making them appear different in the pics.

They do look different than a true Fuchs. I think all repro/aftermarket ones do, probably due to design trademark/patent reasons as well as different manufacturing methods.
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QUOTE(campbellcj @ Feb 15 2018, 09:42 PM) *

My car’s rears are the same Braid / BZ 15x9. Could be the camera angle or different flares and tires making them appear different in the pics.

They do look different than a true Fuchs. I think all repro/aftermarket ones do, probably due to design trademark/patent reasons as well as different manufacturing methods.

On your 673 car pic above it appears to have the braid style rim lip on both front and rear.
I went to the braid website and I only found some token pictures and not individual pictures of each width and diameter.
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QUOTE(Racer @ Jan 19 2018, 03:12 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.

hmm, I wonder if this awesome yellow gt has 8x15 front and 9x16 rear? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)


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QUOTE(gothspeed @ Feb 16 2018, 07:37 AM) *


On your 673 car pic above it appears to have the braid style rim lip on both front and rear.
I went to the braid website and I only found some token pictures and not individual pictures of each width and diameter.


Sorry, and good eye! I guess I have too many wheels and too many pics. Those are the BZ wheels on both ends. Now I no longer have that front pair and only use OE Fuchs 15x8 on the front, as they fit my car perfectly, with the spacers I've got, and are widely available. I have multiple sets of super nice ones. About to sell-off a pair or two.
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The nice thing about Fuchs are unless you spend a lot on restoration, you can get back what you paid, or more.
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So the majority of combinations are 7 front and 8 rear for widths with either 15 or 16 width. Can someone elaborate on the reason for different widths front and back? Why not have the same width front and back to be able to rotate tires for better wear? Is it done for ease of turning, fitment issues or just because everyone else does it that way. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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Pat...

Short answer...
You're correct ...in a street driven car better to have same sizes so you can rotate for wear.
In a race car you want grip and wear is just what happens.

7x8...
Race:
More rubber on the ground better bite coming out of the corners with rear wheel drive.

Street:
Looks...the move from 15 to 16 = more/better tire choices


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some pics, 15x8 RSR weidman, I added a single piece form another Fuch, single seem, Now 15x9... 15x8 with inch addedd to inside.....


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QUOTE(johnhora @ Feb 17 2018, 11:59 AM) *

Short answer...
You're correct ...in a street driven car better to have same sizes so you can rotate for wear.
In a race car you want grip and wear is just what happens.

7x8...
Race:
More rubber on the ground better bite coming out of the corners with rear wheel drive.

Street:
Looks...the move from 15 to 16 = more/better tire choices


Yea John I get having more tire width gets better traction for the rear. But unless there's some physical deterrent preventing wider widths on the front wouldn't most people get the same size front for better turning as well?

I remember a couple years back in IMSA, I believe it was P2, one of the teams experimented with the same width tires front and back. I'm guessing they were trying to determine if the change would effect drag enough for lap speeds as apposed to having fewer tire changes during stints. They gave it up after a year.

Just curious if everyone that have 7x8 tires are doing this for racing reasons or just because. Probably stepping on the OP reason for this thread but it just got me thinking about why so many use this setup.
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Pat...

Yes turn in is nice...

But for me the problem was straight away drag with larger front tires..

The most extensive testing I did was using Goodyear Sports Car Specials cantileavered slicks...tried the same sizes F/R and went back to staggered 7x8 FxR
lots and lots of testing and the numbers proved it...faster times with smaller tire up front.
heck I've even tapped up the hood seams to get better times (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


The deal is a 914 will out perform most anything in its class in the corners...the beauty of the mid-engine....the straights were the problem sections..

John


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