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> Wheel Fitment Question, '73 narrow body
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post Feb 1 2023, 08:58 PM
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I'm in the process of collecting parts for my 5 lug conversion and wanted to ask if a 71.6mm Bore. 52mm Offset 5 x 130mm Bolt Pattern 17" x 7" wheel would fit. I believe they were on the 968's, maybe Boxters. TIA, Kent
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post Feb 1 2023, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE(76-914 @ Feb 1 2023, 08:58 PM) *

I'm in the process of collecting parts for my 5 lug conversion and wanted to ask if a 71.6mm Bore. 52mm Offset 5 x 130mm Bolt Pattern 17" x 7" wheel would fit. I believe they were on the 968's, maybe Boxters. TIA, Kent


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon_bump.gif) not sure about that but I thought I remember someone with Boxster wheels on their14.


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post Feb 2 2023, 09:32 AM
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I have some printed pics of mine with what I think are Boxster wheels installed before I bought it. By the time I got it, Fuchs were installed. The pics were from a for sale ad that is gone now. It is a narrow body.
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post Feb 2 2023, 09:39 AM
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Should fit Kent. Mine are 17x7, 55 offset (I think they're same wheels you have on your orange car). You will need some spacers and longer studs. I have 15mm on mine. You can use the orange car wheels as test mules.
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post Feb 2 2023, 10:52 AM
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QUOTE(Chris H. @ Feb 2 2023, 07:39 AM) *

Should fit Kent. Mine are 17x7, 55 offset (I think they're same wheels you have on your orange car). You will need some spacers and longer studs. I have 15mm on mine. You can use the orange car wheels as test mules.

The orange/red car has flares so I was doubtful but I'll check. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 2 2023, 12:24 PM
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I should mention that the original set that came on a Boxster would be 7x17 front, 8.5x17 rear. Mine are all "fronts" so make sure you verify that (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) . They're snug but they fit.
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post Feb 2 2023, 12:46 PM
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What kind of fool would want to do that?? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)

All studs are 944 rear. I'll have to look at what spacers I ended up with. 15mm and 21mm I think. 225/45-17

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post Feb 2 2023, 05:26 PM
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Yeah those are exactly the wheels I have Chris. They look cool in red! 225s must BARELY fit in the rear. I'm @ 215/45/17 and there's very little space.
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post Feb 2 2023, 06:08 PM
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Just be careful with the rear fender clearance; static they might be fine, but once you are driving and in a sweeper at speed, you might experience some rub. Of course check the fronts for full turning clearance and make sure if the front suspension is compressed in a turn at speed you don''t catch a lip. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 2 2023, 06:33 PM
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Great info from the 2 Chris' and Cairo.Thx for the tire sizes as that would have come up eventually (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) . Thx
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post Feb 2 2023, 09:16 PM
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The Indy500 are a tad narrow at the tread which is good as the fronts are tight.

The rears are fine as I got a bit carried away with the roller.

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235/70-15 anyone? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif)

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post Feb 2 2023, 11:18 PM
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Chris, do you have a pic showing the clearance between the front tire at the rear of the front wheel? And yes, you did get carried away with those rear wheels. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Feb 6 2023, 06:12 PM
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Spacers:
21mm front (944 early rear)
21+5mm rear

Factory alignment. I figured the short sidewall preferred minimal camber.

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