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Old July 5th 2020, 09:22
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porsche cup 2 rims

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I would like to use porsche cup 2 rims on my car with stock fenders and was wondering if i can buy the 7 x 17 et55 front rims to put on all four corners.
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Old July 5th 2020, 12:48
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Standard or Super? Early three bolt, or late two bolt Super?

For a standard beetle, it's possible if all the stars align for you. Brakes and suspension setup will make a difference. You can read up on how I got it to fit on my '69 standard here: https://www.germanlook.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=11987 It rubs with 205/50/17 tires on the front, but I've been working on rolling the fenders and its getting better and better. Note my car has two different front fenders, and I believe it's rubbing on the factory fender. If I had two aftermarket "original" fenders, the car would be perfectly fine.
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Old July 5th 2020, 16:29
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I have used Goodyear Eagle F1 195-45-17 up front on Cup-2's on my late model 1303. Not alot of brands have this tyre size. But I am very happy with these. No fender rub and more important also no isues with the inner fenderwell in full lock / max steering angle.

In the rear you can even fit 8J ET70 Cup-2's with 225 tires under stock fenders.
Some modifications are necessary. The bumpstop cup has to be cut in half and the front of the three bolts that connect the IRS arm to the swingplate has to have a countersunk conical alan head bolt to not rub against the tire.

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Standard or Super? Early three bolt, or late two bolt Super?

For a standard beetle, it's possible if all the stars align for you. Brakes and suspension setup will make a difference. You can read up on how I got it to fit on my '69 standard here: https://www.germanlook.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=11987 It rubs with 205/50/17 tires on the front, but I've been working on rolling the fenders and its getting better and better. Note my car has two different front fenders, and I believe it's rubbing on the factory fender. If I had two aftermarket "original" fenders, the car would be perfectly fine.

My bug is a standard 72 with a modified superbeetle chassis. I had the superbeetle frame head removed and will be replacing it with the standard beetle framehead so the rear of the car is superbeetle.
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I had the superbeetle frame head removed and will be replacing it with the standard beetle framehead
...going the wrong way man,lol

Super front suspension is night and day from an oxcart beam, er I mean torsion beam. .

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Hey Bad Bug,

Check out car-part.com and plug in the make, year and model of the Porsche you want, then select wheel w/image. You'll find some great deals there that may ship to Jamaica to you.

I bought a Boxster spare for my car through a shop listed there.

Good luck my friend.

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Good day Guys,

I would like to use porsche cup 2 rims on my car with stock fenders and was wondering if i can buy the 7 x 17 et55 front rims to put on all four corners.
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Old July 8th 2020, 03:42
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Hi

I fitted 17x7 55ET Subaru wheels to my sons 2 bolt bug and steel 944 arms & brakes on the rear
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Steve,
Did you re-drill the Porsche brake rotors / hubs to accept the Subaru pattern?
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I fitted 17x7 55ET Subaru wheels to my sons 2 bolt bug and steel 944 arms & brakes on the rear
Would love to see pictures of this.
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I did, the fronts were Beetle rotors and the rear were 944
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Flat the super beetle frame head was removed, if the superbeetle frame head is removed it's just like a normal chassis.
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Old April 7th 2023, 22:02
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Finally have some 944 steel arms on the way from a1985 944.
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17x7 et 55 on all 4 here stock fenders.. needed a spacer on the rear and grind down the bump stop by maybe 1/4"
Cant remember if mine are called Cup2 or Cup3.
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17x7 et 55 on all 4 here stock fenders.. needed a spacer on the rear and grind down the bump stop by maybe 1/4"
Cant remember if mine are called Cup2 or Cup3.

Someone suggested that i use an 8 x17 et70 on the rear of my car. I am actually trying to find ET70 cup2 rims as i dont want to grind down the bump stops and i hate spacers I do hope i can find the ET70 cup2's.
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Ohh just remembered..i had to change a bolt on the spring plate to a button head bolt. Another thing to check clearance.
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