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Old November 18th 2007, 12:32
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17" 996 carrera wheels on a 72 bug???

standard question I'm sure. Will these fit?

How hard are they to fit under the arches? And how low will I be able to go with them?

they are 205/50/ZR17 tyre sizes on atm??

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also any pics of the same would be great
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Old November 18th 2007, 13:20
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tab%3DWatching


those above are what i'm looking at
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Old November 18th 2007, 13:29
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fronts will fit fine. I would recommend either a narrowed beam or wider
arches in the front.

the rears may need spacers or 944 brakes to widen track to accommodate
the 8 1/2" wheel. Plus you may need a little bit of a wider arch in the rear.
not sure though
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Old November 18th 2007, 13:36
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but there would be no problem in getting them under the arches with a bit of modification??

So... if I buy them, it's just a case of changing the bits around them to make them fit right>?
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Old November 19th 2007, 00:32
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55 mm offset is the magic number for the wheels (ie 17 X 7 55et) under stock fenders.
I needed a 23 mm spacer in the rear.
But then again mines a super..so mines wierd anyway.:eye:

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Old November 19th 2007, 08:24
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so it is possible then?
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Old November 19th 2007, 08:50
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Depends on the width of the rears, fronts should be fine. I think the max you can squeeze under a pretty standard car are 8 1/2J at the back.
All this also is variable depending on what brakes you are running and how they are fitted (noticed you said you were changing them on your other thread).
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Old November 19th 2007, 09:03
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I'm so confused by all this, I haven't thought about what brakes i'm going to run at the rear... If I go for wider rear wings will I be able to get them under that?
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Old November 19th 2007, 11:15
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Post the offsets and widths of the wheels and we can help, it should be stamped or cast into them (ET55 is offset of 55mm, 7J is 7" width) with this info we can progress. The problem at the back is that without any spacers on stock drums it hits the bump stops you can grind this down for some extra clearance but not the full amount. Early 944 brakes are a fairly easy/cheap swap and would space out the rear to the right amount while converting to the Porsche stud pattern...
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Old November 19th 2007, 12:46
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Post the offsets and widths of the wheels and we can help, it should be stamped or cast into them (ET55 is offset of 55mm, 7J is 7" width) with this info we can progress. The problem at the back is that without any spacers on stock drums it hits the bump stops you can grind this down for some extra clearance but not the full amount. Early 944 brakes are a fairly easy/cheap swap and would space out the rear to the right amount while converting to the Porsche stud pattern...
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The two front wheels are 7x17,

996.362.124.00
GK-AISi7Mg0.4wa
FR5750N
ET55

The two rear wheels are 9x17,

996.362.128.00
GK-AISi7Mg0.4wa
FR4400N
ET55

does that give you it?

I imagine that means fronts are 7" wide with a 55 offset
and the rears are 9" wide with 55 offset?

So I could uprgade to porsche trailing arms and brakes? at the rear to accomodate? Would I still need wide wings?

Cheers
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Old November 19th 2007, 14:38
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i'm told the steering stops need to be adjusted... all advices gratfeully received
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Old November 20th 2007, 10:33
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Would would need some small spacers up front and I'm not sure you will be able to fit the 9" rears under stock wings, if you do they'd be very tight!
You really need to decide on what brakes you want to use as that will give a baseline for what spacers/wider wings would be needed..
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Old November 20th 2007, 11:03
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I imagine 944 brake setup on the rears....

I'm told that allows more room than the standard Drums?

Not too sure on the front though, what porsche brakes would be best? and would I be best off fitting porsche brakes or going for the re drilled beetle discs?
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Old November 20th 2007, 13:01
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Don't take this the wrong way, but use the search function, this sort of topic has been discussed numerous times in the past...
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Old December 13th 2007, 10:32
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I have polished C4 alloys on mine,

7x17 ET55 on the front, 9x17 ET55 on the back...

But I'm running late ali 944 arms with 944 Turbo brakes, No spacers - flits nicely under a 60mm oversized rear wing...



Still a work in progres...
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