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Looking at a set of 16” Fuchs for my 3,2. Have seen a nice set of 16” 6/7’s. My only concern is are these wide enough? Anyone have any photos of 6/7 and 7/8’s. Maybe even 6/8’s or 9’s up back. Basically, how do all options look? 😂

Also, I’m guessing 6/7’s ride perfectly we’ll and will take standard 205/55 and 225/50’s? 

Cheers. 

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This was when I had 6 and 7’s on mine. I had spacers on the front and rear just to bring the wheels out. (7mm front 26mm rear)

It looked fine, it just didn’t have the “dished” look of 7 and 9’s which I have on now.(replicas)

And it handled and steered lovely.

Regards

Russ

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I personally don't like the look of 15's on an IB - for me 16's are the sweet spot. 6's on the front look fine to me but 7's look a little too narrow. 7mm spacers push them out perfectly to my eyes.

 

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Thanks @Dr Rock. Like keeping you busy and you are the search maestro 👍

thanks @Rustybum and @Lesworth. Stunning visuals there. The set I’ve found look stunning. Polished petals and rims. Polished centre caps. Ohh yeah. 

Most of the visuals on Frasers link above are 8 and 9 rears and they do look great for fillability of arches. 7’s! Damn you wheels! Why couldn’t you be 7’s and 8’s. Quandary time. Do I go for what looks like the perfect set of 6/7 polished petal Fuchs or hang on for a wider set. 🤪🤔

Sorry @Lesworth, is that 7 rears with a spacer? 

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Buy some 7 & 9 reps and save your money.

What do you currently have fitted?

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I had the same quandary and decided to spend the equivalent replica Fuchs cash on a full set up at CG instead on the basis that I cant see the wider wheels when I'm driving but I sure as hell can feel the difference on the set up. I refuse to pay the nuts prices for Genuine wider Fuchs.

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3 minutes ago, Nige said:

Buy some 7 & 9 reps and save your money.

What do you currently have fitted?

Ahh throw a cat amongst the pigeons why don’t you Nige. I currently have original spec 15” teledials that I’m going to get refurbed and keep. 

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4 minutes ago, Lesworth said:

I had the same quandary and decided to spend the equivalent replica Fuchs cash on a full set up at CG instead on the basis that I cant see the wider wheels when I'm driving but I sure as hell can feel the difference on the set up. I refuse to pay the nuts prices for Genuine wider Fuchs.

Lol fair point there Les. If I spent the cash on the real deal Fuchs, might have to hang out the window going along so I can see them or fit “caravan mirrors” 😱

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Top it all off, bought a set of left hand fit (a la @Nige) p6000’s less than 1000 miles ago 😂

Flippin Cars! 

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These are 6s and 8s. Sorry the close up of the eights are a tad dusty after 25km of Spanish dirt track but it gives the view you need. 7s always look a bit narrow in comparison so I think 8s are perfect on a non wide body. No spacers anywhere by the way. 

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3 hours ago, Wingnonut said:

These are 6s and 8s. Sorry the close up of the eights are a tad dusty after 25km of Spanish dirt track but it gives the view you need. 7s always look a bit narrow in comparison so I think 8s are perfect on a non wide body. No spacers anywhere by the way. 

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Thanks @Wingnonut. Really useful. 8's look just right but I'm so tempted by the 6/7 set. Look, just look! lol 

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1 minute ago, Busybee said:

Bloody hell that's a good looking car! 👌

Are those reps on there? 

Thank you :) They are genuine 930 wheels :) 

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3 minutes ago, Frosticles said:

Thank you :) They are genuine 930 wheels :) 

Like rocking horse p@@p. Very nice. I do like the 9's on the back. Any mods needed to the arch? Rolled edges etc? 

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Just now, Busybee said:

Like rocking horse p@@p. Very nice. I do like the 9's on the back. Any mods needed to the arch? Rolled edges etc? 

Been on the car a very long time :) No mods needed. Fitted with 205 & 225 tyres :) 

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i have 7/8 and they look fantastic, plus zero fitment issues just bolt them on and go.

only reason i didn't go 9 in the back was due to tire stretch. 225 width is "correct" for 8's, for 9's it's a bit stretched. i know guys run this setup anyway, but 8's fill the arches pretty well and look more period correct to me in that they aren't that wide, if that makes sense.

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i still may get 9's at some point to try, but would get 245/45-16 tires as that is the proper size.

here is my car now on 7/8:

 

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Very nice @786. Thanks. What wheels did you go for after? 

Brand I mean 

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Thanks bud, I got Euromeisters from Ecklers just to try as my original plan was to backdate and go to 15's. I'm still on the fence so will get gen rears if I stick to the IB look. The Euromeister's looked best to me from all the reps I've seen though.

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Regarding replica's, Longman got his'uns from Matt at Type911 and they look very good. I'm sure he has couple of pictures of his car on this forum somewhere 👍

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1 hour ago, Busybee said:

Like rocking horse p@@p.

Still available from Porsche, circa £900 + vat each last time I checked?

7s should be easier to locate

Didnt we just have a Fuchs thread 

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Thanks @Lesworth. I’ve had a look at @Type911 Matt’s reps. Not sure what the difference is between those and the D911 ones. 

@SP72 never have enough Fuchs threads can we? 

My 6/7 7 rear on my sc. Not changing these but Could do with a bit more arch fill? 

Went for a blast in the sc. bit of photoshop fun 

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