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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: Installing Flat 4 Fuchs? Reply with quote

First of all, this is on a 69 Ghia, IRS rear.
I plan on switching the drums and rotors to new ones with 5x130 lug pattern.

My questions are:

1. Does the rear axel nut interfear with the Fuch center cap? Does it need to be shaved down a bit to fit flush? Seems I heard that somewhere, anyone know if it's true?

2. What lug bolts are prefered? Just get the Flat 4 chrome ones? Will these work: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=634192

I know a lot of people use studs but i'd like to stick to lug bolts, unless there's a good reason not to.

Any input or shared experiences would be great, thanks! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got OG Fuchs on my 69 and had to shave down a bit to fit the cap... not sure about Flat 4's though..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks for the input.

Anyone else?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should get longer ones since the wheel will be thicker than the original one and stock lug bolts will look like poop with a nice wheel.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not plan on useing stock lug bolts, thanks.

I know the wheels are thicker and need new lugs, thats what I'm trying to figure out. What lugs work best?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone? Come on!

You can't click your mouse on this sight without seeing some Fuchs, genuine or otherwise! So I know some of you fools gots to know!

What lug bolts are prefered?

I know studs are stronger but are they necessary for a street car with a stock engine?

Thank you for your support! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem in my fuchs replica. On rear axle, not fit the center cap. Do I need spacer?

Tks a lot for attention

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 2 ways to fix this.

You could put a thin spacer on. 5mm should do it. This creates another problem. It appears that your wheel and tire already stick out from the fender. A spacer makes this worse.

The second way is to cut down the end of the axle a little bit. You might have to shorten the nut 1-2 mm too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tks for answer, so i bought a pair of 1/4'' spacer on ebay, but didn't arrive yet. I bought it for my idea, but thinkin, the better way is cutting.

Tks a lot

Alex

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There are 2 ways to fix this.

You could put a thin spacer on. 5mm should do it. This creates another problem. It appears that your wheel and tire already stick out from the fender. A spacer makes this worse.

The second way is to cut down the end of the axle a little bit. You might have to shorten the nut 1-2 mm too.

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