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ROTA FOX Wheels--Required Spacers on 930?

I'm in the market for a set of Rota Fox rims for my late '80s 930 w/ factory spacers. What size spacers would be required to compensate for the offsets and bring them in line w/ the fenders, as pictured?

Any advice/pics/recommendations on the spacers and/or general feedback would be appreciated. My search didn't bring up a lot related to the 930 in particular.

Also, how reliable are WheelDude's delivery estimates? I'm told as of now it will take 8-10 weeks to get them.

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Look into the other options such as true design, zuffenhaus, Alton, there are others based on forged centers and you get the correct offset. Rota fox are not quite right for the 930 and cast. Just my .02
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Thanks, I'm aware of the alternatives, but I think the Rotas are a good value and suit my purposes. Sure, there is a minor weight penalty, but as far as I know no Rota Fox has failed, even with repeated track use. They look great (see pic) and those who run them seem very satisfied.
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They do look good.
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I have a set of Rota Foxes on my 78 930 and kept the factory spacers, no issue. Just a note though the rotas were offset for a Carrera. They fit great. I like them for the price. If I had the funds I would do some weld ups or zuffenhaus wheels for the weight. It is noticed on acceleration and handling versus the factory fuchs.
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ups... it is my car on picture! I have no extra spacer on it even if it looks good on picture I will put extra 7mm on front and 22 on the rear - for your information. In the rear end I will exchange original ones for +22 bigger but it works for 87 model I dont know what year or 930 you have
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I think I could get away with no spacer on the 9s, but there would definitely be an issue with the 7s. There have got to be spacers on the front, and possibly the rear of that 930.
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Hi Tommy, very nice car! Mine is an '87. Are you saying you didn't use any spacers at all in the pic? I'm surprised you'd need +22 in the rear, the offset is pretty close.
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So it looks good but not good enough to me. But you can live with it.

I will put new spacer next week and will post pictures.
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Thanks very much, Tom. Not bad. If possible, please post a pic of the front sans spacer.

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Here you are.

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Here is my old 79 with the Rotas on stock front and rear spacers. You'll need a bigger spacer in the front. The rears were fine.



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Thanks, Tommy. That doesn't look bad, surprisingly.

Bryan, are the factory spacers the same on the '78? On your car the wheels look like they sit a lot more inboard.
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sorry guys, but friends dont let friends rock rotas...especially not on a porsche, Rota and Porsche do not belong in the same sentence

search some threads and you will find alot of broken wheels online.
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Thanks, Tommy. That doesn't look bad, surprisingly.

Bryan, are the factory spacers the same on the '78? On your car the wheels look like they sit a lot more inboard.
Spacers should be the same on a 78.

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sorry guys, but friends dont let friends rock rotas...especially not on a porsche, Rota and Porsche do not belong in the same sentence

search some threads and you will find alot of broken wheels online.
I totally agree. That set was on the car for about a week until I contacted subydude for an exchange. The wheels had a bad runout problem and I could not get rid of a shimmy. Slapped the stock Fuchs on and no problems. The replacement set arrived and before mounting tires, I checked runout and they were just as bad. Those wheels went back as well and I got some 3 piece Hartmann's for my car.
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I'm sorry, Bryan, I wasn't clear in my last post. I was asking about differences between your '79 and Tommy's '88. It turns out the '79 used a separate 21 mm spacer. Maybe it's just the pics, but the Rotas appear to fit a lot better on Tommy's late 930 hub. It will be interesting to see what they look like once he installs the spacers. What size do you think would be needed?

I don't think anyone has reported a broken Fox, have they?

Incidentally, how long did it take to get the Rotas from Wheeldude?

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The rears on the 79 and 88 should be the same. The fronts are the ones that are different. My 79 had a factory spacer up front whereas my 86 turbo does not. IIRC, the tire sizes I used were 235 front and 275 rear.

The rims do look better on Tomy's car, but it may be an illusion as his car is black and we're looking at a different angle. For my 79, I'd guess an additional 15-20mm up front would have made it look much better, but that pushes the wheel out from the hub by almost 2 inches. The rears could have 5-7mm more to push them out towards the fenders.
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Thanks, Bryan. I really appreciate the advice and feedback.
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So, what was the final consensus on spacers for a widebody?

I am thinking about going 17 x 9's on all 4, and want to make sure I get the right spacers for front and rear.

Also, anyone put anything bigger than a 275/40 on the rears?

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