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    1. Member 91gti20v's Avatar
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      02-08-2020 09:25 AM #1
      I rarely post stuff like this, but figured I'd get some input from the hive mind here.

      When I bought my car, it had some replica Mille Miglia Cup 1's on it. I love Cup 1's, but didn't really love them on my car for some reason.

      At this point I sought out a set of replacement Fuchs in the correct OEM size (16x6 up front, 7 wide in the rear). Sent them off to Harvey Weidman for restoration and was quite happy with the result. Fast forward a couple years and I'm thinking I'd like something a little more aggressive on the back. The 7's just look a bit lost in the rear wheel wells.

      I am thinking of a couple options.

      OEM options
      A. Source a set of 8" Fuchs for the rear, keep the 6" up front
      B. Source a set of 9" Fuchs for the rear, keep the 6" up front
      C. Source a complete set of 8" and 9" Fuchs and go wider front and rear

      Aftermarket options
      D. 52Outlaw 917 tribute wheels
      E. Group4 Campy reps
      F. Others?

      If anyone feels like playing in photoshop on my behalf, have at it!

      Here is a pic with the Cup 1's:



      Here it is with the 6/7" Fuchs:



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      02-08-2020 09:35 AM #2
      Of the ones pictured, I like the outlaw wheels.

      Are you married to a specific diameter?

      If you want to go bigger than 16", maybe a larger set of Fuchs replicas? I think a set of 17s could look pretty good and fill out the wheel well more.

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      02-08-2020 09:37 AM #3
      I’d say 8/9 Fuchs if the fitment is right.

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      02-08-2020 09:40 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I’d say 8/9 Fuchs if the fitment is right.
      8's off a 944 Turbo for the front and 9's off a 930 for the rear are supposed to fit a narrow car without rubbing... I'd prefer to not roll fenders or anything similar. This car is too clean for that.
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      02-08-2020 09:44 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by AirUpDer View Post
      Of the ones pictured, I like the outlaw wheels.

      Are you married to a specific diameter?

      If you want to go bigger than 16", maybe a larger set of Fuchs replicas? I think a set of 17s could look pretty good and fill out the wheel well more.
      Other than the Fuchs, I agree, the outlaw wheels are the best looking. Nope, not married to a diameter. 16 or 17 would be fine with me. Though I don't hate the amount of sidewall. Its more the fact that the 7's are swimming in the rear haunches.
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      02-08-2020 09:50 AM #6
      Also, in case it wasn't obvious, the ducktail is painted and on for good. Thats pretty much why I want to stick with a classic/vintage look for the wheels. And yes, I suck at taking pics of my cars.

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      02-08-2020 10:37 AM #7
      I'm an old fashioned kinda gal, so;

      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I’d say 8/9 Fuchs if the fitment is right.
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      02-08-2020 10:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Also, in case it wasn't obvious, the ducktail is painted and on for good. Thats pretty much why I want to stick with a classic/vintage look for the wheels. And yes, I suck at taking pics of my cars.

      BOO!! Save the whale tails!!

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      02-08-2020 10:19 PM #9
      I vote Fuchs & BTW that ducktail is sweet.
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      02-09-2020 12:02 AM #10
      I vote for some larger /wider Fuchs wheels. Also, is it in consideration to play with ride height and possibly adding small spacers to help fill in the gap as well? I think that would be the icing on the cake.
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      02-09-2020 12:49 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by forewheel View Post
      I vote for some larger /wider Fuchs wheels. Also, is it in consideration to play with ride height and possibly adding small spacers to help fill in the gap as well? I think that would be the icing on the cake.
      Yes, this. You can and in back, I did, and it actually helped the car stay planted on Fuchs just like yours. I think they are fine.
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      02-09-2020 02:21 AM #12
      The 52 Outlaw 917s
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    14. 02-09-2020 02:33 AM #13
      Outlaws look sick.
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      02-09-2020 02:50 AM #14
      Those all look like garbage

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      02-09-2020 07:09 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      Those all look like garbage
      Agreed. The Cup 1s look much classier than any of the other options.

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      02-09-2020 07:36 AM #16
      I like the Outlaw personally. But I would love to see something like a BBS LM.
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      02-09-2020 07:40 AM #17
      I don't like the Cup 1s either, they're too big, the whole setup is too modern for the smaller 964 shell. I'd also say no to Fuchs, they're just so common. I vote for the 917s or Campys, motorsport wheels are always choice and you seem to want smaller wheels and fat tires so either would look really good.

      What about checking for a vintage set of OZs, Speedlines, or some other period-appropriate wheels? You have a 911, there have to be hundreds of cool-ass sets to pick from.

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      02-09-2020 07:44 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      I don't like the Cup 1s either, they're too big, the whole setup is too modern for the smaller 964 shell. I'd also say no to Fuchs, they're just so common.

      What about checking for a vintage set of OZs, Speedlines, or some other period-appropriate wheels? You have a 911, there have to be hundreds of cool-ass sets to pick from.
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    20. 02-10-2020 11:05 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      I don't like the Cup 1s either, they're too big, the whole setup is too modern for the smaller 964 shell. I'd also say no to Fuchs, they're just so common. I vote for the 917s or Campys, motorsport wheels are always choice and you seem to want smaller wheels and fat tires so either would look really good.

      What about checking for a vintage set of OZs, Speedlines, or some other period-appropriate wheels? You have a 911, there have to be hundreds of cool-ass sets to pick from.
      The OP's car is a G body. The 964 came with Cup 1s on the later cars, in 17". Body shell dimensions are almost identical, BTW.

      I'd either downsize to 15" or go up to 17" for tire choices. 16" is kind of an orphan size these days.

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      02-10-2020 11:24 AM #20
      I'd stick with the Fuchs personally, but G-bodies look good with Ruf wheels too. They pop up on BaT from time to time.


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      02-10-2020 11:33 AM #21
      Those look much better ^^^

      Alternatively, get smaller Cup 1's.

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      02-10-2020 11:40 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by masa8888 View Post
      I'd stick with the Fuchs personally, but G-bodies look good with Ruf wheels too. They pop up on BaT from time to time.

      These get my vote.
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      02-10-2020 11:44 AM #23
      Came in hoping to see reasonable wheel choices, not chrome 20s with rubber bands.

      Leaving satisfied.
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      02-10-2020 11:51 AM #24
      I love the Group 4 wheels after seeing them on a same-year car.

      They also look the business on 914's in 7x15 size.

      I'd also consider doing one of the 17" Fuchs lookalikes if any of them are reasonable quality.

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      02-10-2020 12:32 PM #25
      I had a set of 52Outlaw wheels on my old 911. I was not particularly impressed with the quality. I felt the finish / paint wasn't done well though, it seemed to last some torture.

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