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912 fuchs for 914-6

I know the answer is in an old post, but I couldn't find it.
I've got a line on an economical set of '69 912 15" fuchs that I'm going to look at tomorrow morning. I'm bringing an old 15 x 5 1/2" 5 lug steel wheel with me to compare dimensions, as well as a strut setup to eyeball straightness. I've never seen a 5 lug fuch up close. Anything else I should check? Tricks for finding small cracks? I read that there should be a 911 (912?) part number stamped somewhere.
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They should fit fine on a 5-lugged teener if you stick with 195 or 205 tires max. The part number on a 69-vintage wheel would be a 901. number and most likely they will be the 15x6" "deep" Fuchs as found on the early S cars and some E's and T's as options or owner-fitted upgrades. I don't recall if there was a 15x5.5" early Fuchs or not; the really small ones were 14" diameters.

Be sure to look for various markings including the little fox head logo, the Porsche part number, and the 6Jx15 size stamp to ensure that they're real Fuchs not repros.
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5,5x15 Fuchs

Part number of 5,5x15 Fuchs is 901 361 012 04. The ET is 42mm and the back spacing is about 120mm, which is about the same as 6x15 Fuchs have.

6 x 15 early #901 361 012 06 (ET 36mm and BS about 120mm)
6 x 15 late #911 361 020 10 (ET 36mm and BS about 120mm)
5,5 x 14 #901 361 016 00 (ET 41mm and BS about 125mm)
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Thanks for the quick reply guys! I'm off to hopefully get a great deal on what I hope are the early deep offsets....seem to recall that they're a more desirable wheel.
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Well, they're mine now! Two of them have 4 3/4" backspacing, have rounded outer edges, and have a "6 x 15" mark on the inside of one of the spokes. I couldn't find any part # or Fox logo. The other 2 have 5" backspacing, more squared-off outer edges, and ribs on the inside where the spoke edges meet the rim part. I couldn't find any markings on them. All need refinishing, but they're straight; minor curb rash...$200 with useable BFG Comp TA 185/70's, so I said WTF. Guess I'll keep the 914-6 setup!
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Sounds like they're repros, but you're right, for $200 w/ tires its hard to pass up if the condition is good and you don't mind using repro wheels.
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