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Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:50 am
by marcsherriff
17" Smoothies from Airkewld. 8" rear, 6" front. Billet alloy centre, black steel rim. Super hub caps, and Chrome wheel trims. Running Yokohama 195 tyres.
They sneak under the guards with only a credit card width of clearance!

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:32 pm
by Frank Hood
Marc

17s are looking good! Would love to see a side view pic.

Thanks
Frank

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:51 pm
by marcsherriff
Frank, this is the closest i have to a side view photo.

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:24 pm
by Frank Hood
Thanks Marc. Look killer!

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:59 pm
by Jean-Luc CRIADO
Do you have another pic but without hubcaps ?
Please...
JLC

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:09 pm
by Martin Benade
Marc, how is the aluminum center attached to the steel rim? Who did the careful measuring/mocking up to get those to fit? I made 6" steel wheels years ago and was proud that they didn't rub the shocks or the quarter panels. You still have shocks on it, and in the stock location?

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:34 pm
by marcsherriff
JLC,
I do not have any photos without hubcaps, sorry. I might be able to rustle up something, from when they were on another Coupe.

Martin,
Other than lowering the back of the car, and notching the front torsion bar adjustment, to get front a little lower, all other suspension is stock. There is an Airkewld front disc brake conversion kit on the car, which adds about 30mm all up to front track.
As to getting such wide rimes to fit, admittedly, I did not over think it. Just ordered the wheels, and they bolted on. They do not hit anything. The Alloy centres are bolted to the steel rim, then balanced, obviously. They are not a performance weight product, that I can assure you.
For more info about them, might be best to talk directly to the guys at Airkewld.

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:45 pm
by Graham Kerr
Back in the day when you could pick up 911's for 10 large or so, with the four or five I had I always took off the 6's on the front put the rear 7's on the front then bought some 8 or 9's if you were lucky and ran them on the rear. Subsequently I always had a few 6 x 16 Fuchs kicking around so when I started my 356 build up it was a no brainer to run them especially as I had 944 brakes up front and VW drums with the smaller PCD size on the rear. Here's the old girl oh and I did paint the centre caps - sad I know.

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:39 am
by Ronald Sieber
Graham:
Nice color on the B. Is it a stock or custom color? And the interior is done in...?
Just wondering, as I am looking at blues for a car.
=rds

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:18 pm
by John Rowell
928 Winter wheels.

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:49 pm
by Jim Breazeale
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I just added 17.6 lbs of unsprung weight to my C coupe. I think it was worth it. What say you?

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:45 pm
by John Rowell
It was worth every ounce! Looks great Jim!

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:45 am
by David Gilliland
Has anyone out there skirted their front wheels? How much flair is needed to keep from rubbing?

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:41 pm
by Greg Bryan
David - front skirts and 3.5" wheels ....

Re: Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:40 am
by Jean-Luc CRIADO
Rye Livingston wrote:
Dan Lindsay wrote:Not too original, but always liked Fuchs windmills on anything from the early 60s to present. On my mild Outlaw '64 Karmann C Coupe.
I've always loved the look of Fuchs on a 356. What size wheels are those?

I'm restoring my '63, and for Christmas was given a set of EMPI wheel adaptors to be able to mount the Fuchs on drums. Specs say it's 1/2 inch offset. Check out the photos.

I'm hoping to run what ever was the stock size Fuchs from the late '60s. Are those 5 or 5.5 x 14? I also have a set of 6" off two '80s 911s that I'm told will work, but I want the look of the original Fuchs. Comments & Suggestions?

Thanks, Rye
@Rye
I think 5.5x15 fuchs is the cool wheels for your 356
i think the good alternative is to change your set of 6" by a set of 5.5, but i think it's necessary to ad a money with your 6" !

JLC 8)