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

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#271 Post by marcsherriff » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:50 am

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!
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#272 Post by Frank Hood » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:32 pm

Marc

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

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#273 Post by marcsherriff » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:51 pm

Frank, this is the closest i have to a side view photo.
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#274 Post by Frank Hood » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:24 pm

Thanks Marc. Look killer!

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#275 Post by Jean-Luc CRIADO » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:59 pm

Do you have another pic but without hubcaps ?
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#276 Post by Martin Benade » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:09 pm

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?

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#277 Post by marcsherriff » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:34 pm

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.
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#278 Post by Graham Kerr » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:45 pm

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.
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#279 Post by Ronald Sieber » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:39 am

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.
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#280 Post by John Rowell » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:18 pm

928 Winter wheels.
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#281 Post by Jim Breazeale » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:49 pm

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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?
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#282 Post by John Rowell » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:45 pm

It was worth every ounce! Looks great Jim!

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#283 Post by David Gilliland » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:45 am

Has anyone out there skirted their front wheels? How much flair is needed to keep from rubbing?
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#284 Post by Greg Bryan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:41 pm

David - front skirts and 3.5" wheels ....
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#285 Post by Jean-Luc CRIADO » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:40 am

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?

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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" !

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