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> 16" 5-lug fuchs under stock fenders
ninefourteener
post Sep 20 2018, 01:16 PM
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Greetings,

Just curious, I have seen 16" 5-lug fuchs on a stock-fendered 914 that fill the wheelwells nicely, without being too obnoxious. It just looks "good" as it is supposed to.

Upon researching different fuch models... I realized they came in various offsets... and various widths... and then of course, there's the question of choosing the right sized tires.

I don't mind doing a bit of "finessing" on the rear fenders (1/2 to 3/4" is ok... no more though)... I have experience with that.

But would someone mind pointing me in the right direction with regard to F&R width, ET, and a suitable tire size for each to get the look I'm looking for? Possibly even the correct "year" car I should be looking for wheels from? Replica fuchs are ok if thats a better fitting option.
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post Sep 20 2018, 01:22 PM
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6x16 fit right on after converting to the five lug. Boxster 7.5 width wheels fit the stock fender wells with a four to five lug adaptor


QUOTE (ninefourteener @ Sep 20 2018, 02:16 PM) *
Greetings,

Just curious, I have seen 16" 5-lug fuchs on a stock-fendered 914 that fill the wheelwells nicely, without being too obnoxious. It just looks "good" as it is supposed to.

Upon researching different fuch models... I realized they came in various offsets... and various widths... and then of course, there's the question of choosing the right sized tires.

I don't mind doing a bit of "finessing" on the rear fenders (1/2 to 3/4" is ok... no more though)... I have experience with that.

But would someone mind pointing me in the right direction with regard to F&R width, ET, and a suitable tire size for each to get the look I'm looking for? Possibly even the correct "year" car I should be looking for wheels from? Replica fuchs are ok if thats a better fitting option.
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ninefourteener
post Sep 20 2018, 02:04 PM
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If I "can" go with a wider width, I'd certainly like to. May I ask what the offsets are on those wheels?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but neither the front or rear 5-lug conversions will affect the width of the axles (from hub to hub), correct?

With that, are you saying that it's better to use a 4to5 lug "adapter" (which also serves as a spacer) to run wider wheels?

Perhaps I'm getting my terminology backwards... I just want to make sure I understand properly.
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post Sep 20 2018, 04:20 PM
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the stock wheels are 23 mm offset, so the widest is a 6 inch. If you use a 55mm offset like the Boxster wheels, they sit in so far that you can space them out with an adaptor and fit them (a 7.5) under stock fender wells


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If I "can" go with a wider width, I'd certainly like to. May I ask what the offsets are on those wheels?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but neither the front or rear 5-lug conversions will affect the width of the axles (from hub to hub), correct?

With that, are you saying that it's better to use a 4to5 lug "adapter" (which also serves as a spacer) to run wider wheels?

Perhaps I'm getting my terminology backwards... I just want to make sure I understand properly.
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