1990 928 S4
I had an oppurtunity to get some 18" "show wheels"
for my car. Rob was having some problems with the
wheels on his car
and was interested in trading for my 16"
Since I had Design 90s on the car as Open Road Racing
wheels, I figured I could use the new wheels for
non racing events. The problem with the wheels was
that they were 52 offset (instead of 62-65 mm) and
would rub the fender when turning. So I thought
I could get the fenders rolled and it should be ok.
After some discussion, he said he could try and "flare" the fender some and see if that would give me the clearance I wanted. If that didn't, I could raise the ride height about an 1/2". Raising the car wasn't an option I would like since I've had it lowered and corner balances at DEVEK just for ORR.
After a lot of pulling and prying, he was only able to marginally move the fender out. I was able to get another 1/4 inch, but it wasn't enough. In order to get the fender out further would require cutting the body and either bending the fender out and filling or installing a premade fender flare. I wasn't interested in either option, so I decide I'd give up on the wheels. I have since traded the wheels with Ian down the street for some 17" 993 wheels with 63 ET offset. They work a lot better.
I want to thank Bob for all his help. He went out of his way to try and get this taken care of.
Copyright 2004, George A Suennen