The Cal-look Lounge
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
February 21, 2019, 15:46:34 pm

Login with username, password and session length
Thank you for your support!
Search:     Advanced search
339835 Posts in 26904 Topics by 6273 Members
Latest Member: Penfold
* Home This Year's European Top 20 lists All Time European Top 20 lists Search Login Register
+  The Cal-look Lounge
|-+  Cal-look/High Performance
| |-+  Cal-look
| | |-+  15X6 ERCO WITH 4" BACK SPACING..WILL THEY FIT UNDER STOCK REAR FENDERS?
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: 15X6 ERCO WITH 4" BACK SPACING..WILL THEY FIT UNDER STOCK REAR FENDERS?  (Read 1084 times)
Stephen schmidt
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 73


« on: July 11, 2018, 00:52:06 am »

As the title states. I have 1 1/2" widened rear fenders, but it wold be great to run a stock width fender if possible.

The car isn't together yet so I haven't had time to mock it all up.  Just curious if it will work!

Trans is a short axle with type3 5x130 drums.

Car: 1959 VW Beetle

Tires are M&H 26x15x6 Slicks.

Thanks!
Logged
neil68
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 524



« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 05:54:19 am »

I have CMS 6 wheels (CMS produced the ERCO wheels). Mine are 3.5 backspace with short axles and with M&H 215/65 drag tires it fits just nicely under my stock 68 fenders.  So you should be fine with 4 backspace.
Logged

Neil
Der Kleiner Rennwagens
'68 Beetle, 2332 cc, 204 WHP
12.5 seconds @ 172 KM/H (107.5 MPH)
Dynojet Test:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9B_H3eklAo
Erlend / bug66
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 856

SCC Event


WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 09:30:22 am »

I have MH 215/65-15s with 5,5" ET30 wheels. Fits under stock fenders easy.

Same with 7" ET23 Porsche rims and 205/70 tires so I guess you are good to go on stock fenders.
Logged

The '67:
10.626 @ 132mph, SCC 2016
10.407 @ 134mph, SCC 2017
10.221 @ 135mph, SCC 2018

The '59:
Not yet..
Stephen schmidt
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 73


« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 17:57:35 pm »

Yah, I was thinking it would be fine! Most people run 15x6 with 3.5" pack spacing.  So the tires would tuck in another 1/2" and the type 3 drums are a hair wider, so it might wash in the end.

Thanks guys!

Stephen
Logged
Neil Davies
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3232



« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 07:30:50 am »

If you have adjustable springplates you could have clearance issues on the inside of the tyre. You could always run a small spacer to find tune the position of the wheel.
Logged

2007cc, 48IDFs, street car. 14.45@93 on pump fuel, treads, muffler and fanbelt. October 2017!
Stephen schmidt
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 73


« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 15:29:26 pm »

If you have adjustable springplates you could have clearance issues on the inside of the tyre. You could always run a small spacer to find tune the position of the wheel.

I won't have adjustable spring plates, however a spacer may not be a bad idea! Thanks!
Logged
nicolas
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3870



« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 10:41:50 am »

I have MH 215/65-15s with 5,5" ET30 wheels. Fits under stock fenders easy.

Same with 7" ET23 Porsche rims and 205/70 tires so I guess you are good to go on stock fenders.

is this with short axles? i have IRS and it seems not possible with the ruff trialfitting i did a few weeks ago.

Logged
Erlend / bug66
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 856

SCC Event


WWW
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 20:22:00 pm »

I have MH 215/65-15s with 5,5" ET30 wheels. Fits under stock fenders easy.

Same with 7" ET23 Porsche rims and 205/70 tires so I guess you are good to go on stock fenders.

is this with short axles? i have IRS and it seems not possible with the ruff trialfitting i did a few weeks ago.



Short.

Ive done it on long axles also.
Logged

The '67:
10.626 @ 132mph, SCC 2016
10.407 @ 134mph, SCC 2017
10.221 @ 135mph, SCC 2018

The '59:
Not yet..
nicolas
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3870



« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 12:27:47 pm »

I have MH 215/65-15s with 5,5" ET30 wheels. Fits under stock fenders easy.

Same with 7" ET23 Porsche rims and 205/70 tires so I guess you are good to go on stock fenders.

is this with short axles? i have IRS and it seems not possible with the ruff trialfitting i did a few weeks ago.





Short.

Ive done it on long axles also.

oh, i wasn't able to do that on IRS it does have type3 drums, but i need to look at it better. i want cookies to fit under the fenders. still puzzling.  Grin
Logged
Erlend / bug66
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 856

SCC Event


WWW
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 12:50:42 pm »

Long axles. I think the rears are 6 inches. 215/65-15 MH DOTs

[ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Logged

The '67:
10.626 @ 132mph, SCC 2016
10.407 @ 134mph, SCC 2017
10.221 @ 135mph, SCC 2018

The '59:
Not yet..
nicolas
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3870



« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 07:28:50 am »

yes they are.   Wink i was putting the 7's on, but no chance. they are too wide on long axles or IRS. without narrowing. but thank you very very much.
Logged
Neil Davies
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3232



« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 12:28:31 pm »

7s are too much on long axles.

[ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Logged

2007cc, 48IDFs, street car. 14.45@93 on pump fuel, treads, muffler and fanbelt. October 2017!
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!