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    Question fuchs wheel fitments

    Please advise an owner to be re: wheels....I have seen early cars with what appears to be wider than stock Fuchs wheels w/ no body flaring like an RS..what wheels fit on a 70 I seeing 6 or 7 "? wheels. What cars are they coming off of...thanks much

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    I do belive with our narrow bodied cars you can get 7's to fit.. barely. Or the other option is lots of $$ and buy 911R 15x7's at about the cost of a grand a piece which fit with no problems.
    1973 T

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    I bought my '73 S in May with 15x7 (non-RS) wheels, and they don't quite fit. I think they would if I rolled the fenders and ran some negative camber, but I've decided to try to buy some 6s or trade my 7s for someone's 6s.

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    Question re fuchs

    is the fit close or way off? seems like the cars I have seen fit fine...I wonder if they were 6's...they had a nice lip on them......

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    Thumbs down

    Yes, I have heard about R wheels but too pricey right now...need to ask the owners of these cars when I see them......w/ the 7's is the problem in front or rear?

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    I've heard that it varies from car to car, but the problem with mine is the right rear. It's close, but the tire (205/50/15) rubs under normal driving conditions and the ride height is set fairly high. If I had the car lowered to euro specs it would probably rub in a few other spots too.

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    If I had it all to do over, I probably wouldn't. I went from 6's to the wide 7's in 1976 or so...suspension beefed to reduce lean, and fender lips rolled. My excuse? It was the 70's...who knew back then that the S was special? We were blissful in our ignorance...We thought Porsches were going to get better!
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    Thumbs up fuchs

    those are the would NOT go to 7's again?...was is that much of a clearance issue...looks great!

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    Thumbs up fuchs

    those are the would NOT go to 7's again?...was is that much of a clearance issue...looks great!

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    No question they look good. If I had a T, especially one that I was hot rodding, I wouldn't hesitate to roll the fenders, etc. I have decided, however, that I want to preserve my S. If you know anyone with a set of 6s is good shape I can email you some photos.

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