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porsche 914 wheel tire search

Hello forum members ! I am trying to fit the largest possible wheels and tires onto my 1972 Porsche 914 without modifying the stock fenders. I'm going to get the fenders rolled so that will help a little. Currently I have 6.0" rims with 195/60-15 fronts and 205/60-15 rears. I am open to changing offsets, diameters, hole patterns, etc.... Many years ago I read about a British 914 owner who had some success with different wheel offsets. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this ? Thanks in advance for your help!
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If you have 205s on 6" wheels, you're doing about as well as you can. Some claim to have been able to stuff 215s under stock fenders, but I am dubious about the "stock" part of that claim. At the very least, I would expect the fenders need to be pulled out, possibly with a "fender roller" or the old towel-wrapped baseball bat.

BTW, you may find the car handles better if you go with a "square" setup, and put the 205s up front as well. The cars were delivered with equal sizes front and rear. Plus it lets you rotate them around fully, which helps even out tire wear.

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I run 205/55's on flat 6's. No problems.
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If you get the fenders rolled, try to have it done by someone who has the expertise to do it right. Or at least have it done by someone who can show you their rolled out fenders that had done a good job of it. Someone unlike myself who tried it and totally (well somewhat badly) effed it up.
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Look at the lower outer corners of the fender of a car with rolled rear fenders. Often you will find they are pulled up and inward. Proper technique can supposedly reduce or eliminate this tendency, but no matter how you do it this will always happen if you move the fender out far enough.

If you're actually stretching the metal, that is a different story, but you can't do that and leave the paint intact. That's really only for when you are going to be painting the car.

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