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Old July 25th 2002, 22:28
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Fitments for my Ghia Coupe

Which offsets should I use on my 1970 Ghia Coupe? I plan to use 944T brakes front and rear and would like to use 17x7 front and 17x8 rear. I know I have to 'slightly' modify/roll my fender lips in the rear so that's no problem.
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Old July 26th 2002, 10:48
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rims...

8" on the rear??

You have to slightly roll a Ghia with normal 8-spokes in the rear (I had that a few weeks ago with 5,5x15 with an offset of (German measuring ET) 40mm), 8" is a horror. Make your rear smaller, no, bad solution. Weld on a bit to the fender lips... ???!!?!! Also bad...
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Old July 26th 2002, 17:39
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How can I send you a picture of some?

Oliver,

I've got a series of pics of Ghias with obviously stock bodywork and Porsche Cup II wheels on them as well as Porsche brake systems.

How can I send you some pics for you to look at
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This is a subject that is void like a black hole... Obviously some people have done this, as DORIGTT and I have seen. Anybody had time to look more into this or fit some cool combos over the last year?

Post what ya got...
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my guess is they have narrowed the trailing arms if they havent widened the fenders.

You may be able to run 7" wide rims with a 55et offset and a small spacer, but I bet you would still have to roll the fender lip.

If you want 8" wide wheels you will definitely need to narrow the rear or widen the fenders.
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Narrowing the front is fairly straight forward... But do you know how narrow you can go without removing the shock towers?

And, how do you narrow the trailing arms? Cut and remove metal?
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I believe you can go with 1.5" per side of narrowing on the front without removing the towers.

I believe there may be a tech article for narrowing the rear trailing arms.
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tech article here?
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never mind... found it... thanx...
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Oliver,

I've got a series of pics of Ghias with obviously stock bodywork and Porsche Cup II wheels on them as well as Porsche brake systems.

How can I send you some pics for you to look at
Could you please send me those pics? I am thinking of fitting Cup II wheels to my 1960 vert.
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Old December 8th 2005, 23:38
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I think the Cup II's are popular with Ghias.

I'm putting a set on of Cup II's on my Ghia now. I've got a whole set of 17" x 7's ET55. They all fit good. I'm going to try to stuff either a 9" rear or a pair of 8". I won't know what will be required untill I get the wheels. I've got a 2in narrowed/adjustable beam and drop spindles. I'm thinking of .5" spacers on each side to move the wheels back out. Since they hit the inner fenders bad. (I have pictures, but they're too big to post. )
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Mike,

Here are some pics of my Cup II's, they are stock 17 x 7 boxsters. I tried giving you some idea of the space.

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Thanks for the pictures, your Ghia looks Awesome. :righton:

It looks like a lot of room on the inside, but I'll probably run into the spring plate before I hit the inner fender. And if I decide to run Porsche brakes, I'll have to either narrow my trailing arms or buy some. (If I can't narrow them enough.) I measured my Ghia too. That's why I think I can fit 9's in the back. For them Not to fit, they'd have to hit both the spring plate and the fender lip. If they don't hit both at the same time, you can get the wheels moved in or out to make them fit the wheel well. It would be a lot easier to move the wheel out (spacer) than it would be to move the wheel in, but it can be done.

Is any of this making sence? I'm no expert.

*I forgot to mention, I'm building a '64 Ghia, which has lower rear arches than the late model Ghias. So the rear will look lower and MIGHT have more room. That's just a guess.
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Finaly, I figured out how to resize. The first 2 of my front after I put in a 2in narrowed beam, drop spindles, and adjusters. This is the lowest it'll go, I'll raise it up an inch or 2 for final ride height.

The last 3 are after I put the rear wheel on today. I think it looks good, and I have no clue what possesed me into thinking a 9" would fit. A 9" rim with no tire maybe. The inside will hold a 9" wide wheel, but you run into the spring plate, then the shock tower. A narrowed rear tortion would fix that. But that's almost too much for a 2inch wider rim. 10"s maybe?... Either way. This is what I have right now. The back will settle a little more and I'll lower it more too.

What you guys think?
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Old December 12th 2005, 00:28
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looking good Mike,

I started out with drop spindles on mine too but the MBT brakes didn’t really look or sit right on the caliper, so I went back to the stock ones and a adjustable beam. I also installed a 1/2" spacer to bring the wheels out more.

The rears I would leave alone, you know your going to get the urge to throw that GL Ghia into the corners and have fun , got to have some room for tire movement.

If your looking for some hard to find parts, let me know I have sources here.

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