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Old 18-12-2016, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Porsche 17's on a beetle

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I have searched on here and surprisingly not found much info on this so here go's

I have a 2003 classic shape Mexican beetle with 4x130 steels on and want to go German look and fit some Porsche twist alloys or similar.

Most porsche wheel sets are 7x17 fronts and 8.5 x17 rears and from what info I could find the fronts will fit with adapters give or take but rears are difficult with standard wings as 8.5??

Am I better getting 4 front 7" widths?

Any info would greatly be appreciated including tyre sizes

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Initially I bought a pair of 5 x 130 bolt pattern disks and a pair of adapters for the back of my 1302. I think the disks weren't much more than the adapters - plenty of drums out there too.

The wings were expensive so I went for a set of 4 7inch rims, with 195 fronts and 205 rears, which fit great on mine, but keep your eye on the offsets.
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Thanks for the info

From what I can gather the 7" fronts are 55et so would I not need spacers on front or rear?
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Hi what Porsche wheels are you looking for?

I'm changing the look of my buggy and I'm taking the Porsche turbo twists off, they are Mille miglia copy's bought from machine7

The beauty is they we're spec'd to fit on a beetle so they are all 7" but the front are 55mm off set and the rears are 23mm, I've not had a beetle so I can't be sure but they are supposed to fit under the arches using Porsche pattern discs on the front and Porsche pattern drums on the rear, I had 944 discs on the rear and it pushes the wheels out by 25mm per side.

Now I was going to wait till the after Christmas when people may have more spare cash before selling them but might as well offer them now.

They have very good tyres, in fact the rears are new, the fronts are 205/45/17 falkens and have about 700 easy miles on them, the rears are 215/45/17 toyo proxes (tr1's I think) and as said they are new, I used theses toyos on my focus and loved them, way better than the yokohamas (even at 130mph)

3 are perfect and 1 has some slight kerbing I was going to put them up for 350 which is about what the tyres cost, if your interested let me know,
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Hi yes could be interested, do you have any pics and where abouts are you?

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I'm in Houghton Regis near Luton, beds. if you look at my buggy thread in the link at the bottom they are the wheel on the car,

I can get some more photos maybe tomorrow but they are in my garage far far away,

The early photos of my buggy has bigger rear tyres fitted these have been changed.

I'm going away tomorrow for Xmas so if your interested and can wait a few days I'll get some proper photos, they're not for sale anywhere else yet so I won't sell them to anyone in the mean time.
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http://https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showpost.php?p=8757280&postcount=389

This should link you to the new tyres fitted.
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If you could do them for 300 I will have them.
I was due to buy some after Christmas from a company but the rears are 8.5 and theses will be tight on getting them under the arches.
I could collect them Tuesday after Christmas?

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Ok fair enough
If you pm me your address and phone number I will text you Monday to arrange collection.
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