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Originally posted by jmohn
If they're off of a 951 the fronts are 7's and the rears are 8's. The 8's have a different offset (less IIRC) than 911 8's, so they can be used to mount a larger tire on the front of a 911 with less chance of contacting the fender; and the 951 8's will allow a larger caliper if one wanted to upgrade the 911 front brakes. Very desirable at one time, I don't know if they still bring a premium price (more than 911 offset 8's) or not.
The 951 Fuchs 8 actually has more positive offset than the 911 Fuchs 8

951 = +23.3mm
911 = +10.6mm

The 951 8 allows more brake clearance is the countersunk lug holes which translates into a deeper wheel hub.

They're still desirable and still bring a premium price. Kinda understandable since this 951 Fuchs 8 was only used for the 1986 944 Turbo. Some of that car's production used the same wheel sizes and offsets as the Fuchs, but used the 16 in. phone dials instead of the Fuchs. I guess that makes the Fuchs (and the phone dials) a little more rare when the car could be had with either type of wheel?
Kevin L
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:22 AM
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