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Old October 10th 2006, 00:26
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Who is running 15x7 fronts?

I have a set of 15x7 et52.5mm phone dials with a 2" narrowed BJ beam with a 2-3" drop, 944N/A front disks on my 61'beetle with a 69' IRS pan.
Just wondering if anyone is running something similar, and tire size experiences.
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Old October 13th 2006, 00:16
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So nobody has 15x7"s on the front?
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Old October 13th 2006, 09:12
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I've never run that particular combo, but I know a 7"et42 on a 3" beam tucks stock fenders, and on a 2" beam it just fits. You will probably need spacers to get the deeper offset wheels away from the lower control arm so you have a decent turn capabilities.

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Old October 13th 2006, 09:19
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yes im runnin that combomy tires rub they kinda stick out about an inch
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Old October 13th 2006, 15:46
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Flat is right, I have a set of cookies. I stuck them on my Ghia just for kicks and they catch the lower ball joint. Almost sit on it. Stock beam, with lowered spindles. I had to buy a 16" or larger spare because the 15" inflate-a-spare did the same thing.
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Old October 13th 2006, 17:01
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I know I'm okay as far as clearance to suspension and the fenders. I just need to finish assembly on my steering so I can find out how little steering I have nothing like waiting for parts..... again
Looks like I'll have to invest in some spacers and longer studs.
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How about an update & maybe a pic?

I'm waiting on my 15x7 phonedials to show. They are going on a '74 Standard.
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I'm running 15x6.5 on a '70 Standard.
I'm using a spacer, but my turning radius still sucks.



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Old March 8th 2007, 09:44
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What's your offset? Got a pic showing the fender too? Just to see how it fits.
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I'm not really happy how they fit. I was planning on using the car for autoX, but it now has the turning radius of a Semi
Should have done more research up front.
Eventually I might have to go with a narrowed beam, and even bigger spacers...

I *think* the offset is either +35 or +38, I'd need to measure to be sure.

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but it now has the turning radius of a Semi
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Where does it rub? The trailing arms or fender?
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I'm not really happy how they fit. I was planning on using the car for autoX, but it now has the turning radius of a Semi
Should have done more research up front.
Eventually I might have to go with a narrowed beam, and even bigger spacers...

I *think* the offset is either +35 or +38, I'd need to measure to be sure.

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That sucks, kinda reminds me of my bug.Mine stick out like that, sad thing is there 15x4.5" but I think what makes mine l;ook like that is the 195/60 on my wheel.It looks just like that, looking at your picture above. wonder how my turning will be...
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I have 195/55-15 on 15x7 et52.5
25mm spacer(washers right now ), 2" narrowed beam





still waiting for my body to get back from the body shop for final assembly
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Where does it rub? The trailing arms or fender?
The tire actually hits the framehead.

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The tire actually hits the framehead.

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You can get some narrower tires, and that will allow it to clear. Not sure what size you are running, but if they were 8s, i would recommend a 195/50 or 45.
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