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Different wheels for 914?

I currently have pirenni (minus 5 for spelling) 15" wheels on my 914. Just curious if people could post some pics of what they have. I kind of like the old "empi" 8 spokes look for some reason.?

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Check out this recent thread --

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Your care looks great in Pedrinies. I love White 914s.
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OK...thanks for the link... some nice looking cars!!!

Would it be correct to say that most 4 lug VW wheels will fit
my 914 ? I want to make sure the offsets work. I was thinking about ordering something from the vw suppliers in the VW Trends magazine or somewhere if they will work.?

I really don't want an old set of someones wheels that are bent and have been left in a damp garage for 18 years.

thanks..Scot
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Here is what mine looked like with the Empi style wheels (don't think that they are actual empi's). The center's are black so it's kinda hard to see them really well.
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Great looking cars!, just one q, is that a real 350Z or just a Lexus
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Well, here's two more pics of the two - the Z is my bro-in-law's.
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Would it be correct to say that most 4 lug VW wheels will fit
my 914 ? I want to make sure the offsets work. I was thinking about ordering something from the vw suppliers in the VW Trends magazine or somewhere if they will work.?

I really don't want an old set of someones wheels that are bent and have been left in a damp garage for 18 years.
Well, "kinda".

Bug-type wheels will fit, but they typically have the wrong offset so you will be limited to running 165 or 175 tires. Most correct 914 wheels (Mahle/Pedrini/Fuchs) on the other hand can fairly easily fit 195's up to even 215's.

In most peoples' opinions (including mine) the factory "2-liter" Fuchs are about the best you can do in terms of an OE wheel for the 914. They are strong, light, good looking, and actually fit right.

Some of the aftermarket wheels are nice too, but often as much or more expensive as a very clean used set of Fuchs.
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Brian (if that's your real name), have your bro-in-law, Keith (or whatever name he's using these days) bring that new 350Z to the next AX........ulf needs to feed on fresh meat
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It sounds like I would be best to find a set of 2.0 liter wheels somewhere I need more than my current 195's due to having a 350 V8 in the back.... I certainly couldn't go with anything smaller than my current set up. Thank you all for the advice. I will start looking.... not much on ebay, i will have to wait until i get one of those panarama magazines then offer about 1/2 of the asking price. (seems like everything in panarama is extremely expensive)

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Neat 350Z.... originally they said "FASTER THAN A BOXSTER S", it appears that the only time it is faster is from 100mph on up.

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Well, "kinda".

Bug-type wheels will fit, but they typically have the wrong offset so you will be limited to running 165 or 175 tires. Most correct 914 wheels (Mahle/Pedrini/Fuchs) on the other hand can fairly easily fit 195's up to even 215's.

In most peoples' opinions (including mine) the factory "2-liter" Fuchs are about the best you can do in terms of an OE wheel for the 914. They are strong, light, good looking, and actually fit right.

Some of the aftermarket wheels are nice too, but often as much or more expensive as a very clean used set of Fuchs.

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I think this is the greatest look (for non-period wheels)! I found this pic on someone's site that had a lot of pics from a recent road trip. Sorry I can't find the site now (I just saved this one pic). I think these are Porsche wheels and I love the look! This car was also barely visible (far right) in this photo.

To whom does this car belong? I'd love to know if all the black trim is painted chrome or something else. Does anyone know?

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Neat 350Z.... originally they said "FASTER THAN A BOXSTER S", it appears that the only time it is faster is from 100mph on up.

That might be. He's still in the "break-in" period with it (1200 miles seems to be a pretty long break-in period), so he's not supposed to go to over 4K rpms. So, haven't really seen what it can really do yet.

JP, he will be bringing it to the auto-x, and I will be there also, now that I have that "issue" fixed with the shaking steering wheel.

Here's what 4 bolt Mahle's look like:
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To whom does this car belong? I'd love to know if all the black trim is painted chrome or something else.
Does anyone know?


3.2L Six conversion, complete with FI. It's a 75, though, so smog hassles (N. Cal) are pretty sizeable.

The car has been sold and is going to Denmark, last I heard.

The chrome trim has, I believe, been powder-coated black. But the stuff around the rollbar, at least, is the original stuff. I don't remember the windshield trim offhand.

B might remember more...

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that car would have been a great deal if it wasn't a '75 and a color change.
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If you switch to 5 lug, this is the way to go



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why in heavens name would you want to pull those pedrini's for a set of riv's. every vw mag in the world sells them. if you want to make your 914 look like the vw it is go for it.

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for updated wheel look, i think a 914 could look great in the turbo twist wheels. sleak but not to flashy. any body seen any pics with them?
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wooow....
personally, i reaaly like how that looks
even the color too.. i like really dark blue and black 914
isthat one yours? got any more pics?
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