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Fuchs 7 & 8 with spacers. Is this ok?

Hi everyone.

I have 7 & 8 Fuchs which don't fill the arches too well.

Has anyone had experience of wheel spacers?

I'd just like to bring the wheels out to the edges but don't know if
there are any side effects.
I once read somewhere that it puts a lot of strain on bearings/hubs etc..

Any help would be appreciated.

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Is this on a 930? You don't specify what year or model.

Original Fuchs are 7s & 8s on my '79 930, and they use spacers from the factory.
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Is this on a 930? You don't specify what year or model.

Original Fuchs are 7s & 8s on my '79 930, and they use spacers from the factory.
+1, Same applies for 78s
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78-79 930 used a 22mm front spacer and a 28mm rear spacer. I have Fuchs 7 and 9 on mine and the 9 inch from an 89 turbo works well with the stock 28mm spacer as well.
You need to look at the wheel offsets for your rims and figure out what they are before going too crazy ordering spacers.
Lots of variations on rims out there so it would be beneficial to know where you're starting from.
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1980 Euro Turbo

The car is a 1980 Euro Turbo with original 7 & 8 16 Fuchs.

My car is running the original spacers, but it still looks a bit Hong Kong Fuey.

I've seen plenty of Turbos that, when viewed from the front 3/4 angle have the
arches nicely filled. I'd like to just get the edge of the tyre to the lip of the arch.

I don't want to get too scientific and I stupidly sold my 3.2 Carrera with 9's on the rear.

I just need to know if anyone has tried spacers and if there were any adverse effects. It looks like a 1 inch spacer at the rear might do it.

Thanks for your help so far.
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Well since I"ve done some research on this and just posted about my adding 4 inch spacers front and rear.. There is NO difference in adding spacers or changing the offset on your wheels.. ( think about the outer edge of the tire being the same in both scenarios )..
As far as a 930 goes,, all the factory essentially did for the 934 was to add larger offset wheels to the 930..
Oh and yes my 80 930 has funky offsets now (not for long!) ,,
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Thank you very much Todd.

Just what I needed to hear, makes perfect sense.

No science involved, just get them on and enjoy.

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