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Old December 18th 2006, 03:40
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So lemme make sure I got this right..

If I have a 17x7 wheel with an offset of 40mm will the outter edge of my rim be like an inch in from my fender?

I'm looking for the right offset that will put the edge of my rim with the edge of my fender. The last thing I want is to have a noticable gap between my fender and my rim.

Anybody know the magic number that I need? Or the right size spacer that will put the edge of my wheel with the edge of my fender?

the fenders are stock.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old December 18th 2006, 20:02
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It will really depend on which brakes you have, and whether you have a Super, or standard Beetle. Even then, results may vary depending on the car's history (was it wrecked at some point or not).

The purple 1302 in my avatar has 17x7.5 wheels bolted to 944 hubs and spindles. I *think* they're ET55, maybe ET52, I dunno. I got 'em second hand and I don't believe the backspacing spec isn't cast into the wheels anywhere that I can remember. They're aftermarket Cup3 wheels and are right at the edge of the stock fenders.

I'm sure this info gives you the utmost certianty in finding the info you're looking for. It's been so long since I'd read what nomenclature is on the 1302's wheels that I can't remember what's on them.

*EDIT*

Ok, I just broke bad with a flashlight and a mirror, The fronts are indeed ET52. I believe you're ET40's would sit farther in...
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Old December 18th 2006, 20:06
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haha thanks. My car is a 1971 super beetle with new (but stock i guess lol) drums all around, with maxx struts up front.
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Old December 18th 2006, 20:15
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On stock drums, they should sit in pretty far. Maybe about 7/8" to more than an inch.
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