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914 struts with 911 hubs and rotors?

why not? why does everyone get a complete 911 front end? is there something wrong with just bolting up the 911 hub and rotor to the 914 strut and using a caliper from a T, everything seems to fit fine.

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The 911 strut has a different spindle on it than the 914 one does. So you can't bolt a 911 hub onto a 914 strut; the part that it bolts to is a different size.

You might be able to drill out the spot welds that attach the spindle to the strut, and switch the spindle assembly over. But that's more work than swapping the whole strut assembly.

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I actually took the time a while back to see if I could locate a set of wheel bearings and a seal to allow you to put a 911 hub on a 914 /4 spindle. I was able to find a seal and an outer bearing, but there is no bearing available to adapt a /4 spindle to a 911 hub.
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so why does mine work than? The strut is off a 73' 914, I know cus I took it off, the 5 bolt hub was pulled from a 914 racer. Everything bolts together just fine, the bearings fit the hub and as far as I can tell the bearings sit where there suposed to on the spindle. Heres a pic of just the bearings on the spindle.


I just want to make sure I'm not missing something, because if this is allright I'm going to convert to 5 lug on my 914, I just want to make sure its safe.
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My hubs have a steel insert where the bearings go, I cheked the fit with the old bearings from the 914 hub and they fit perfect into the 911 hub. But I still want to know if this would be safe or not.
Here are the pics of the 911 hub with inserts.

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Did you buy those hubs from a VW Bug person??

I have seen 944 hubs modified to fit Bug struts, but normally they'll use the inner stock bug/914 bearing with a stock 911 bearing on for the outer bearing....when done this way, a spacer will be put on the spindle.

If done correctly and not loose and everything lines up, you should be okay.
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In my opinion, Mike Mueller came up with the correct answer.

Your hubs cannot be stock 911 hubs. If they were, it would not work and it would be obvious to you. If you can install the bearings, and if you can set the preload pressure, and the hubs rotate quietly and without end play, you should be ok.
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Thanks for the info guys, these hubs came of a 914/6 race car, when I got them I had no idea they were modified to fit a 914 spindle. This is awesome half of my 5 lug conversion is complete and done pretty cheap too (I got the hubs for free) What size of bolts do I use to to fasten the rotors to the hubs?

Thanks again
Kevin
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