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Old December 28th 2009, 05:44
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BBS Sport Design 17"

So I've wanted these 'hard to find' wheels for years and finally landed a set





8.5" ET50 / 7" ET55 front

255/40
205/50

I think I'll end up buying new tires eventually and go with 195/45 & 245/45
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Old December 28th 2009, 10:39
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Those are smart looking wheels -- always a favorite of mine. Are you tweaking the tire sizes for clearance issues, or do need new rubber anyway and figure that's the best size for your application?
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Old December 28th 2009, 14:40
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These tires have legal tread depth - but they certainly need replacing...Right now they're 25" F/R and I'm looking at getting something a little taller in back to fill the fender, while going just a little shorter in front. Have had D90's on for many miles with 195/50's - and like the <24" tire...I would be interested in seeing a 195/50-17 - but I know of no manufacture creating such a size.
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Old December 29th 2009, 11:45
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Have you got them under std wings/fenders Chris?

I have the same set but not tried them on the car yet. What car you running?
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Old December 29th 2009, 15:34
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Std Beetle, `69/`77 - short of narrowing the rear suspension the rear wheels wouldn't fit under stock fenders with any kind of real rubber on them...I'm running 1-1/4" CCC fenders on back...The front I have not mounted yet, my `69 already has 2.5" wider fenders/stock beam/drop spindles - with the right spacer I should have the same backspace as a stock wheel...Goal is to get the ET55 down to 20.
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Old December 29th 2009, 19:46
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Hi

Those wheels are hot.

When you posted the sizes & ETs I put them into to a online wheel offset calculator. Using a 7 inch x 23 ET Fuchs as a base line because I know these fit under stock rear fenders/guards, the 8.5 would have 46mm less inner clearance and 8 mm more outer clearance than a 7 inch wheel, so with stock fenders they might just work.

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Old December 29th 2009, 23:03
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7's are close under stock rear fenders...I've mocked up 8's and although they might have worked, wider fenders it was. I've seen 9's under 1-1/4" fenders - and they were snug.


These popped-up on CL and just had to pick them up 17x8/6.5 Boxster.

Big ol' 235/50:
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Old December 30th 2009, 04:18
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Obviously I like the BBS Sport Design line as well

The last boxster wheels are cool too: 6,5J width in 17" is not a common sight for sure! whats that centre cap?
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Old December 30th 2009, 16:45
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The guy I picked them up from had purchased some aftermarket wheels, and they came with these centercaps...

http://www.victorequipmentwheels.com/
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