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what wheels should you run?
stock
52%
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porsche with adapters
16%
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porsche with re drilled rotors and drums
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: Info on porsche wheels write up. Reply with quote

Hey guys i wanna start a thread coming up fully explaining all the information you need on converting your bay 112 lug pattern to use porsche's 130 lug pattern


so far i have these threads showing what you need

differences between earlier and newer bay lug patterns
early buses (68-71) use 5x205, and 5x112 for the lates (72-79)


Having 944/924 phone dial wheels
this thread says that you will basically have to use adapters and have to pull the rear fenders out some
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=381675&highlight=porsche+wheels

a place you can buy the adapters (also if you can find adapters for cheaper ex. ebay)
http://www.urotuning.com/shop/wheel-adapters-hr-5x112-to-5x130-15mm-thick-p-374.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...0425100122



Fuch wheels

talking about the diffrence between real and Wide 5 Fuch knock offs
let me know if you have links for this
Cip1 sells 5x112 fuch knock-offs for later buses with the 5x112.

great write up on how to re drill for 5x130 how to tap and die your own rotors for 5x130
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=333929&highlight=porsche+wheels


porsche twists great write up here using adapters on all 4 wheels but said no rub. i am personally gonna run this set up ill let you guys know how it goes.
http://www.volkszone.co.uk/VZi/showthread.php?t=455131

if there are any ones else im sure there are feel free to add in here. just wanted to get every cleared up on some stuff and send them to the right places.

hope you will enjoy

thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: FUCHS STYLE REPLICA WHEELS clip1 Reply with quote

http://www2.cip1.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1931
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also for got to say feel free to post pics of your set up. the more the better Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good. I'd say adapters are bad and Chinese-made imitation Porsche wheels are worse.

Learning about running a different bolt pattern and what fits would be cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive also heard that some people use 944 hubs but really cant find to much information for a direct bolt on. but that would be something you are talking about. I know some people do that when they switch to 944 rear brakes.

any body out there have done this? or have a link to doing so?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I have a 72 hightop that needs new tires and I want to go 15's for added stability. I bought a set of mercedes wheels that were advertised as a "direct fit" but are totally not and I can't find the correct hardware anywhere. The guy who sold them to me is a stand up sorta dude and said he'd take them back if I can't use them so I'm thinking of going this route w/ the 15x6 AE fuchs I picked up at bugorama a couple years ago. I've got machine shop access and rudimentary skills. Where does one find the "Drill guide cut on water jet" mentioned in the link? Could I do w/o this w/ careful measuring? How difficult is it to be exact enough for this project?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fatmatt650 wrote:
Thanks for the info. I have a 72 hightop that needs new tires and I want to go 15's for added stability. I bought a set of mercedes wheels that were advertised as a "direct fit" but are totally not and I can't find the correct hardware anywhere. The guy who sold them to me is a stand up sorta dude and said he'd take them back if I can't use them so I'm thinking of going this route w/ the 15x6 AE fuchs I picked up at bugorama a couple years ago. I've got machine shop access and rudimentary skills. Where does one find the "Drill guide cut on water jet" mentioned in the link? Could I do w/o this w/ careful measuring? How difficult is it to be exact enough for this project?


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Me and my gal went for a road trip down highway one, and were eating at Camelot Fish & Chips and then went to safe way, on our way out to the freeway, I seen this hightop parked right across the street, so I went over and parked next to it and snapped a photo. I waited outside for a few minutes hoping I'd get a chance to talk, but you never came. Anyway, if thats you, then nice bus Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet dude! Yeah, It was parked at the tire shop for the day getting new shocks and the wheels from my '71 swapped onto it for an upcoming camping trip (they had the vanco tires on it) as well as having the tire shop guys work on fitting the mercedes rims. Sick bus, I was hoping to find a '71 myself when I was shopping for mine but this one just had my name on it. What is that high top? I've never seen one like it before? By the way, I'm drinking Smithwick's right now, Camelot is the only other place I've ever seen that stuff until Safeway started carrying it recently.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Suppose you're thinking about a plate of shrimp" - LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 944 spindles for the front. Will run 944 vented rotor and wilwood 4 piston calipers. Rear setup is from oldspeed. 944 rear discs with drum in a disc ebrake. Redrilled rear hubs and 944 vented rotors. Stock 944 calipers. I allready have the hubs and brackets for the calipers on the front, and have the complete setup minus rotors for the rear. I can't wait to put them on.
Will be running 18x8 Turbo twist wheels with 245/40/18 tires.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lanner does all sorts of conversions and billet hubs
http://www.vdubengineering.com/products/porscheconversions.htm

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ive also heard that some people use 944 hubs but really cant find to much information for a direct bolt on. but that would be something you are talking about. I know some people do that when they switch to 944 rear brakes.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lanner did my front setup.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rcrjacob wrote:
I have 944 spindles for the front. Will run 944 vented rotor and wilwood 4 piston calipers. Rear setup is from oldspeed. 944 rear discs with drum in a disc ebrake. Redrilled rear hubs and 944 vented rotors. Stock 944 calipers. I allready have the hubs and brackets for the calipers on the front, and have the complete setup minus rotors for the rear. I can't wait to put them on.
Will be running 18x8 Turbo twist wheels with 245/40/18 tires.


thats gonna be dope deff get some pics up here so i can see them
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a client with a 68 DOuble cab trying to run the 17" fuchs in the rear. What rear drum applications allow for the redrill in the rear to fit the 5x130mm bolt pattern? Thanks for any and all help you can provide.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: had these for a year Reply with quote

I haven't had a chance to pull these yet but wanted to know if anybody recognizes this set up??[img]
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What rear drum applications allow for the redrill in the rear to fit the 5x130mm bolt pattern?


Uhmm. They used drums for 3 years. I thought you just drilled and rolled, could be wrong though. I thought you would know. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Airkewld wrote:
What rear drum applications allow for the redrill in the rear to fit the 5x130mm bolt pattern?


Uhmm. They used drums for 3 years. I thought you just drilled and rolled, could be wrong though. I thought you would know. Confused


These drums have a fluted snout that does not make them applicable for drilling.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Airkewld wrote:
I have a client with a 68 DOuble cab trying to run the 17" fuchs in the rear. What rear drum applications allow for the redrill in the rear to fit the 5x130mm bolt pattern? Thanks for any and all help you can provide.


There isn't one. Even if he converted to late 5x112 drums, in my opinion there isn't enough meat on the drum where you'd have to drill, to drill safely. Have him call Russell at Old Speed and get set up with a 5x130 disc conversion
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWsArent4Hippies wrote:
get set up with a 5x130 disc conversion


This is the direction I'm going with my '69.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VWsArent4Hippies wrote:
Airkewld wrote:
I have a client with a 68 DOuble cab trying to run the 17" fuchs in the rear. What rear drum applications allow for the redrill in the rear to fit the 5x130mm bolt pattern? Thanks for any and all help you can provide.


There isn't one. Even if he converted to late 5x112 drums, in my opinion there isn't enough meat on the drum where you'd have to drill, to drill safely. Have him call Russell at Old Speed and get set up with a 5x130 disc conversion


Is something like this what you guys talking about?

http://transporterhaus.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=134&Itemid=171
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