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I have a set of real Fuchs 5-spoke rims from a 911 and they are 5 X 130 bolt pattern, NOT 5 X 112 as noted above.

Still, if you're moving from a wide five (what are those, a 205 bolt pattern? ) to a Fuchs you will still have to at least change your hubs, so it's still a big deal.

That’s what I thought Gordon, but I googled to double check and that’s what came up.

@dlearl476 posted:

For one thing, you’d have to change your brakes. Fuchs are typically 5x112 bolt pattern. IIRC, Someone makes a Wide Five version but IMO they don’t look very good.

^^^What Gordon said^^^ 911 wheel pattern is 5x130 mm.  When machining 4x130 Beetle drums or Karmann Ghia rotors 1 hole is kept.  There are replica Fuchs drilled in 5x112 mm; I believe they are done that way for late Bus.

@Jerry Avis tell us more about the 6-cylinder Spyder you saw.  There aren’t many 6-cyl Spyders out there, and if it was black it might be Angela and Steve Lane’s out in Medford, Oregon.  There is an inside chance that it might be coming up for sale in the next few months (get out your checkbook!).  Angela shows up on the Speedster owners Facebook page so you might contact her through that.

Still, if you're moving from a wide five (what are those, a 205 bolt pattern? ) to a Fuchs you will still have to at least change your hubs, so it's still a big deal.

Well, yeah, but not always. My Airkewld brakes would require a change of bolt pattern ONLY. No hubs, calipers, or pads need to be changed. I would have to take the wheel off, then remove 5 bolts and swap the bolt pattern. Then put my Fuchs or whatever on.

I need four of these:

https://www.airkewld.com/product-p/4620.htm

I'm sorry but everyone else has to buy new brakes...

@Jerry Avis-  Fuchs (real or fake) would look good, but as mentioned, not period correct and more work/$$$ due to the change in bolt pattern.  I'm a fan of genuine Fuchs due to the weight thing- a 5½x15" weighs 11 pounds and change with a 6 only 1 pound heavier, as opposed to 20 or so lbs. for the same size steel wheel.  I believe the cast wheels weigh in at 15-16 lbs, so while lighter than the steel wheels, not quite as good as originals.  And if you're talking Performance- WEIGHT IS EVERYTHING!

1 way to change it up a little- Vintage 190 aluminum wheels- keeping the 5x205 pattern would stay (somewhat) authentic, less than $200 per wheel so not overly expensive, buying them polished would add a little bling (they do come in silver powdercoat as well, it that turns your crank), and, being aluminum, the 9 or 10 pound weight saving (per corner) will improve handling, acceleration, braking and mileage (ok, the last 1 only maybe a wee bit but it's still a benefit!).

The bottom line- do whatever the hell you want, as these are replicas and it's your car.  The P purists (and anyone else who thinks their opinions matter) can kiss our collective @sses for all I care.

Hope this helps.  Time to go back to bed now (that's what I get for eating so much chocolate so late!)  Al

PS- Great looking Spyder!  I love the Martini colors against the black- got another pic that shows it off better?

As Al said, it's a replica. At the end of the day it's your car so do what pleases YOU.

Having said that, your black car with Martini livery is a bit different, so this gives you license to stray from "standard".

If it was mine, I'd put polished Vintage190s on it, the shiny silver would really stand out against the black paint. Keep the polished drumskins.

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Watching a 911 moving slowly the Fuchs turning always captivate me. New 911 wheels no matter how special look so boring to me.
After all this I think I’ll keep it stock a for a while and see if I still want to change them. I’m not a real purist, but the stock look might lose its charm with any distractions. I’m also debating a fairing/head rest with red cushion. At least it’s a natural addition.
The black/Martini seems very rare. Haven’t found any on the internet. I did find a white version,  it lacks the contrast. Will add some more photos below 📸

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Jerry, I have a 2016 Vintage Spyder in white. Red darts, red seats, driver headrest.

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I also have the Vintage 190 wheels in silver powdercoat, so I "might" be a little biased! LOL!

It's no secret that I have a preference for non-silver paint schemes. My original 2002 Spyder was silver, no darts. In 2010 I had it painted like above, drove that for 5 years. Crashed it in 2016 and got a new car that fall. It's been on the road since May 2017.

The new Vintage is really nice compared to the 2002. They made so many detail changes and upped the fit-and-finish by a good margin. It's a NICE ride.

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The headrest looks really nice in profile.
I’m amazed you can walk away from a crash in these cars! Around here every vehicle is a huge SUV or larger. My Spyder looks like a toy car🤣.
if you you’re on Instagram, I’m “mrlotus74” and have lots of photos there.
Honestly, the factory wheels do look very plain. I really wish I never saw that video and now can’t forget it😓.  The opening of Le Mans with McQueen driving his 911 slowly shows off the wheels nicely.

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Watching a 911 moving slowly the Fuchs turning always captivate me. New 911 wheels no matter how special look so boring to me.
After all this I think I’ll keep it stock a for a while and see if I still want to change them. I’m not a real purist, but the stock look might lose its charm with any distractions. I’m also debating a fairing/head rest with red cushion. At least it’s a natural addition.
The black/Martini seems very rare. Haven’t found any on the internet. I did find a white version,  it lacks the contrast. Will add some more photos below 📸

Jerry Avis

I like the pronounced size of your Fender Darts, seems to add enough of a contrast without going too far like the earlier racers

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Adding a screen shot of the McQueen 911. It’s a bit blurry. That scene was so well done.
The fender darts on mine give life to a black body. The red darts on a white body are very nice too. I don’t know if light colors really need the darts. Such a beautiful design either way.
Think I’ll add the driver side fairing headrest and then decide if the other side would make it more complete. The red cushion should look nice on black. I have red seat belts but brown seats.
Also deciding on the vanity plate. Either BLKWID or RAKNID. Hawaii only allows 6 characters.

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