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Anyone try these? 16X7 Superlites 4X130

I am looking for some wheel ideas without swapping my hubs/rotors and keeping my 4X130. I came across these on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250160162349&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:PIC&ih=015

They look real nice and I plan on doing Gt flares this winter and getting a 8" for the back.

Any experience with these?
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I think a couple of guys over on 914World are running them. I love 'em and if I stay 4 bolt will go with them.
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always loved the look of those wheels. Any one have a pic of some mounted onto a 914?
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I hope "Gint" from 914 World takes this as a compliment that I am posting his car, but WOW, do I love that look!!!
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With over 5" of backspacing, you might need to run a spacer to avoid rubbing on the inner fender. Not sure, though--it might be "just right"...

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Ok Dave, you're killing me here! LOL

The Pack Racing website makes it sound like the offset is designed for the 914, but to my uneducated ear, 5" of backspacing doesn't sound like a perfect fit. What am I missing???
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5" of backspacing is just about a perfect fit. This has over 5", so it might be a bit much. Or it might be just right. I haven't messed with wheels with 5.3" of backspacing, so I'm not sure if they will need to be moved out a bit or not.

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Good deal, thanks Dave. Given my "rathers" I'll find a SC suspension and go 5 lug with Fuch's but these look so good, who knows!
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My 15x7 steel rims had a 4 7/8's" backspace. Perfect.

The 15x7's with 5 3/8's" rub inner fenders and strut tubes without spacers.

I'm looking at a set of 15x7 with 5.5" backspace. Studs and spacers coming.


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I like the look. I use minilites on my car for both street driving & Axing.

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itsa914, are those the 16"?

They look great.
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Here are a couple of photos from the concours last weekend. These are 15x7 with 25mm positive offset, which equates to 125mm backspacing (about 5"). I had performance do a custom offset (which they will do if you are prepared to wait) which gave about 3 or 4 mm clearance on the outside at the rear and about 12mm on the inside with a Dunlop DZ03G 205 x 50 x 15.
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It's not the back space of the rim 5" plus that is the problem. It's the overhang of the side wall of the tire.

Also rear camber of over 2 degrees will definately rub the upper inner fender well on a lowered car of more than 4" at the lift donuts.

-I run 5" backspace on my 15 x 8 Diamond racing wheels with a 225/50-15 with tons of room to the inner fender well. Just ordered some 15 x 10 with 5.75 back space. OH YEA!!!!!!!!!! just right for a 22 x 9.5 x 15 race slick.
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It's not the back space of the rim 5" plus that is the problem. It's the overhang of the side wall of the tire.

Also rear camber of over 2 degrees will definately rub the upper inner fender well on a lowered car of more than 4" at the lift donuts.

-I run 5" backspace on my 15 x 8 Diamond racing wheels with a 225/50-15 with tons of room to the inner fender well. Just ordered some 15 x 10 with 5.75 back space. OH YEA!!!!!!!!!! just right for a 22 x 9.5 x 15 race slick.

Have the wheels you just ordered shown up? I'd like to see pictures of them mounted. (pictures from the back, with the car set on the ground would be perfect)

Then again, the same pic angle of the Diamond racing wheels would be neat to see, also!
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