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2021/06/23 16:42:47 (permalink)

944 wheels dont fit

I recently bought a set of 16 " Cup 1 Wheels. i checked they were the genuine article before buying.  The fronts are part no 944.362.112.00. But they wont fit on my 87 turbo. The inside hole radius is about 1/4" too small to fit over the hub carrier. The guy I bought them from had them on a T25 camper van .... with spacers.. I dont approve of spacers but might need to try them to give me a fix . 
Where did I go wrong?  Are the 1" spacers likely to give me an issue on full lock?
 
Pe*** off with myself 
Eddie
 
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1987 944 Turbo

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Re: 944 wheels dont fit 2021/06/23 19:14:26 (permalink)
According to the part number these wheels fit the 964 version of the 911 - not 944 models.  Also I see the offset for these wheels is 52mm which is close to what they should be for a 944 so the 1" (approx 25mm) spacers you refer to should not be used on a 944.  Were the spacers used because they fit over the hub and allowed the wheels to be bolted on?  In any case, I don't see how your can use these on your turbo.

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Re: 944 wheels dont fit 2021/06/24 08:29:12 (permalink)
You would need to get them machined out so they slip over the hub

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Re: 944 wheels dont fit 2021/06/24 10:16:05 (permalink)
Thanks for your replies. despite being carful as i thought I was I've basically been fooled by the 944 part number... I can see what you mean about machining off that lip but I dont like the idea of doing it!
 
 not good news
 
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Re: 944 wheels dont fit 2021/06/24 10:32:59 (permalink)
I had the same wheels on my previous 944, It's only the fronts that foul the bearing cap as it's slightly too big. I ran mine with no caps and I never had any issues with grease covering the inside bore of the wheel hub. Also the wheel centre cap is such a tight fit no dust/water can ingress either.
 
Perhaps not the purests solution but one that worked and cost nothing to try!
 
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Re: 944 wheels dont fit 2021/06/24 11:19:34 (permalink)
Hi Eddie, I had the 16" Boxster wheels on my car as winter wheels for many years and they didnt clear the central hub like yours. A 5 mm shim did the job and there was still plenty of thread for the existing wheel nuts to use.
 
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Re: 944 wheels dont fit 2021/06/25 15:46:40 (permalink)
Thanks for the 2 positive inputs. Design 911 make 3mm,5mm and 7mm spacers. I'll check the hubs to see if the 5mm will suffice. that will be a real deal saver. it will save changing my new tyres back onto the old hubs.... which I had sold!
Paul, just like old times.... thanks
 
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