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We are fairly certain that the car when new had steel wheels. Until we untimately go with 5-lugs and Fuchs (15", 5.5" or 6.0" wide) we will probably use steel wheels with hub caps. We have the ability to sandblast and paint the steel wheels, just need to find a good set (and hub caps) with the correct backspace, preferably here in SW Florida (Sarasota area). Need to do something quick as the photos show, this is not a safe situation!

The car was purchased with these Rivs, while I do not mind the look, they are not right for a 914, especially with the incorect backspace. There is barely 1/2" fender clearance on the back with the 165/15 tires. We want to got to a 185 or 195 tire. The steel wheels with chrome hub caps and maybe the chrome accent rims would look fine, but IMHO the best looking wheel ever for these early Porsches were the original 5 lug, 5 spoke Fuchs found on the early 911's and 914-6's. They just look as if they belong.

Old 12-10-2007, 07:05 AM
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