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 Post subject: Early 944-what other Porsche wheels fit?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:41 pm 
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I have had a trawl through the forum but can't find a specific answer. My 944 is a 1985 fitted with cookie cutters. I want bigger/wider wheels but would like to stick to genuine Porsche ones. Which later wheels will fit my car without any, or too much modification? (I don't mind small spacers)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:03 pm 
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The early cars have an offset of 23mm approximately
Later cars after 1985 run an offset of 52mm IIRC.
Therefore you often end up with a 30mm spacer

The only standard Porsche wheels with a bigger size are the early Turbo 16 inch Teledials.
Quite rare and usually about £300 on ebay.
There are some other manufacturers which come up occasionally but patience is a virtue.

I only know through regular searches and thoughts about replacing my standard wheels.

By the way most people on the forum who go up in size above 16inch (on early cars) often go back down due to handling and comfort issues
Someone may come along and contradict what I've said now

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:13 pm 
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I like my cookie cutters! :D After my recent track day at Donington I dont think I need bigger wheels.......just bigger balls!! :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:16 pm 
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You can also get early of set Mille 17" Cup 1 Reps, which look the dogs things, these are available early offset.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:26 am 
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Rather late to this but 7" rims on a 2.5 is plenty and I think Cookies look great.
Think you'd pay a bit more than 300 for a good set of early offset turbo teledials.
Must say I really don't like teles at all - but that's just me!
As Frenchy says there are a few suitable wheels from other makers but ld just put some 215/60x15 on the Cookies.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:04 am 
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I'm coming round to that way of thinking. The cookies do look good now I'm used to them, and besides which I don't have enough money for new wheels at the moment. :(

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My old '83 car with 215/60 x 15 tyres (and Andy's -Hairyarse - red one)
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And with 205/55 x 15s
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I love the fat look of 215/60 on 15" rims. Fits the arch better, cheaper, and the wide tyre protects the rim.

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I've managed to get hold of some Fuchs for my early 944. They are 16" rims and have 6J fronts and 7J rears. Anyone any tips for shoeing these wheels?

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fire3500 wrote:
I've managed to get hold of some Fuchs for my early 944. They are 16" rims and have 6J fronts and 7J rears. Anyone any tips for shoeing these wheels?

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You will find lots of threads on here if you search for tyres. Conti Sport Contacts seem very popular, which is what I run. No complaints yet.

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John W wrote:
Guys
I have had a trawl through the forum but can't find a specific answer. My 944 is a 1985 fitted with cookie cutters. I want bigger/wider wheels but would like to stick to genuine Porsche ones. Which later wheels will fit my car without any, or too much modification? (I don't mind small spacers)
Thanks very much.



Shame you wernt closer, i,m looking for a set of cookie cutters for my lux i have a set of 16" cup (?) wheels with good rubber complete with spacers. . . . . . . BUGGER


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I'm a recent joiner to the TIPEC Forum having been getting used to things on 968UK.... The 17" Cup 1's I've just got by mistake for my 968 :evil: will fit the early 944 as the offsets are ET15 and ET23 with 7.5J for the front and 9J for the rears... will detail them in parts for sale....

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