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Scotts73SB June 24th 2010 22:24

wow Orange B that cars gorgeous! Nice job!

SilverBullet June 25th 2010 01:14

Nice BBS! Might want to point the Porsche crest to the valve stem.:D

Jadewombat July 13th 2010 14:12

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Pictured here are ROH 16 x 7" and 16 x 8" rims that were made in Australia. These are on my '73 Super with 924/944 lowering springs, probably too stiff for the street but I'll see what I want to do after autocrossing the car. They weigh:

16 x 7" 19lbs.
16 x 8" 22.5lbs.

I was doing a test fit here, currently I have 928S rims on the car. Will be getting widened fenders at some point, etc.

scardeep April 20th 2012 05:53

Anyone could help me to locate and buy a sett of Porsche steel wheels 5,5x15?

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

-Alex- May 2nd 2012 16:37

Damn, i had year ago two same/similar 5.5x15 porsche steel wheels, originally used with sparetires.

These wheels sometimes pops out for sale here in finland..


Here is good offset / size table for porsche wheels with pics:

http://www.944racing.de/wheelweights.php

KaferChris January 18th 2013 00:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by KaferChris (Post 73638)

I'm now looking into these for my girl's 1303 that has stock fenders all the way around - anyone try 17x8 (ET40) with 215/40's on back? Lowered one inner spline.

flat January 18th 2013 20:31

Here's a 56 bus I did last summer. 7 and 8" 16 dials. 4" beam with stock micartas turned down for scratch built beam, 4.85" non-flipped hybrid dropped spindles, boxster brakes, straight axle (short) with Wagenswest offset plates. Rear required 5/8 " spacers.

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/y...0.jpg~original

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/y...7.jpg~original

flat January 18th 2013 20:43

Here's a 59 bug I did last summer. I built a 4" narrowed LP beam (with shocks), Porsche 944NA disks all around etc, dropped drum spindles, short axle, 15x7 et52 wheels, stock 944 22mm rear spacers with studs.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...photo-1324.jpg


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3.../photo-256.jpg

flat January 18th 2013 21:01

Porsche wheels the easy way: 1" adapters. Stock suspension on 14x5.5s

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/y...1.jpg~original

H2OSB January 20th 2015 20:31

Super old thread, but still info to know.

I picked up a set of original phone dials in the early offset (ET23.3). I'm running n/a 944 front discs and coil overs with 2.5 inch springs. Where would the phone dials foul the car? Total back spacing is 112.2mm. Seems like it would fit.

effvee January 21st 2015 16:03

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Originally Posted by scardeep (Post 83690)
Anyone could help me to locate and buy a sett of Porsche steel wheels 5,5x15?

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

I bought a 5 piece centers only about 10 years ago. I plan to have the outter blanks of custom width and offset. I'd hoped for a stock look, but wide rears.

CarreraLook October 16th 2019 14:39

Hi all, I've just bought an early '74 1303S/Super Beetle with the 2-bolt upper bearing assembly (but not the rack-steering), which also has the 20mm-each-side wider track. I'd like to run it with Fuchs in 6x16 ET36 and 7x16 (not sure of the ET) but the fronts aren't going to fit without sticking out and rubbing on the wings, especially with a modest 2-3" of front lowering. By my estimation the fronts 'should' be ok on the back-spacing but will stick out around 1" (25mm) more on the bodywork-side.

So the question is, how have other people done it? I've heard that the 3-bolt assemblies can run in the 2-bolt cars (but not vice-versa), but would this also narrow the track to the earlier dimensions? I'm no mechanic - but I'd like to reassure mine that it can and has been done (I see lots of photos of late SuperBeetles running the same set-up). Do you also have to swap control arms, swaybars, spindles, etc... is there an easier way?

Any advice?

wouter1303 October 17th 2019 04:43

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Originally Posted by CarreraLook (Post 91568)
Hi all, I've just bought an early '74 1303S/Super Beetle with the 2-bolt upper bearing assembly (but not the rack-steering), which also has the 20mm-each-side wider track. I'd like to run it with Fuchs in 6x16 ET36 and 7x16 (not sure of the ET) but the fronts aren't going to fit without sticking out and rubbing on the wings, especially with a modest 2-3" of front lowering. By my estimation the fronts 'should' be ok on the back-spacing but will stick out around 1" (25mm) more on the bodywork-side.

So the question is, how have other people done it? I've heard that the 3-bolt assemblies can run in the 2-bolt cars (but not vice-versa), but would this also narrow the track to the earlier dimensions? I'm no mechanic - but I'd like to reassure mine that it can and has been done (I see lots of photos of late SuperBeetles running the same set-up). Do you also have to swap control arms, swaybars, spindles, etc... is there an easier way?

Any advice?


I have an 73 sb (curved screen) with 3 bolt setup. I have cookie cutters (6x15, et36 and 7x15 et 23.3). But the fronts is catching the lower springcup.
Therefore, i purchased the Kerscher coilover set to clear some space. This will give me the clearance i want and do not have to use spacers. I can stay under the standard wings.

So you can go back to the 3 bolt setup, but then the wheels would catch in the lower springcup or even the spring (with the 16"). So the need for the narrow coilovers are a must.

Or you stay with the 2 bolt setup and purchase some wider wings.

But correct me if i'm wrong.

CarreraLook October 17th 2019 05:38

Hi wouter, that's really helpful - I didn't know the 6x15 Cookie Cutters had the same ET.

Ok, the narrower Kersher coilovers are probably a 'must' for clearance, but I'd still like to know if I can run the 3-bolt assembly in a 2-bolt car, and if I do, will it also pull the hubs inboard and provide the narrower track I need?

Sorry for being so naive, I have a very poor grasp of the mechanics involved... I just need to advise my mechanic.

Will these Kersher struts be the ones I need?: https://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=933

...they're for the earlier 3-bolt cars, will they fit my 2-bolt '74?

wouter1303 October 17th 2019 09:25

Hi,

As fas is my knowledge goes the diameter of the old top bearing (3 bolts setup) is a it smaller than the new top bearing (2 bolt setup).
So that should fit.

The coilovers are indeed the correct ones, for the 3 bolt setup. Is you want to use these, you will need the 3 bolt setup spindle/axles/swaybars/tierods?

Again, I'm not sure i'm 100% correct.

Other option can be wider fenders/wings al around and use spacers on the back to compensate :p
With the 2 bolt setup it is easier to convert to Porsche brakes in the future :D


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