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jpachard 01-28-2004 10:31 AM

What wheels will fit my '72 E
I would like to put some wider Fuchs on my '72 E What sizes will fit? I don't mind 15" wheels since they were original. i currently have 6" wheels front and rear on. Will a 7 fit in the back?

Cheers, James

Tim Walsh 01-28-2004 11:12 AM

7's in the rear will fit but they can be tight. Sometimes they require rolling the fender or playing with the camber. The 7" R wheels fit really easily but they're major $$.

304065 01-28-2004 11:28 AM


I use 6" all the way around with 225/55R15 R3S03. 9.4" section width. Fenders rolled and ground to the limit. Somebody recommended that I get a set of 7's as the sidewall would be more nearly vertical. I haven't tried the late 7's however.

The 7R wheels are not only expensive, they are pretty old. I saw a guy at Summit Point that had three cracks around the bolt holes in one of his after a session. That was enough to persuade me not to spend the money.

jpachard 01-28-2004 12:03 PM

Hey, Thanks guys. THis is just my street car so maybe I'll stick with the 6" ones. Any of you know where i can get a set? Condition not too importand since I will send them to Al for refinishing.

Cheers, James

Matt-Man 01-28-2004 01:18 PM

Hey James! I might have a set of deep six's for sale depending on the fit of the late 16" six & sevens I will be receiving soon. I will let you know.


Sonny 01-30-2004 06:19 AM

I have a 69E with 7*15 and 205-50-15's. If you don't lower the car they are ok. If you do drop the car all you have to do is trim off the .250" strip of inner fender lip at the top inboard side of the fender at a length of about 5". Easy to do and it is unnoticeable. You won't get any bigger than the 205/50/15 though. That is it, I tried it.

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