|All 914 wheels are not equal, and some are
advertised as "stock" or "factory" and aren't. Below are
thumbnails of common 914 wheels and a few details. Click on any thumbnail to check
out a larger version. Later, I'll try and post wheel statistics.
These are 5- bolt Fuchs
wheels, polished and painted with black caps. The 5- bolt Fuchs was a factory option
for 70-72 914-6 and many 911 cars. The 4- bolt variety was a factory option from
1973 on. They are often referred to as "2-liter alloys". I have
heard that aftermarket Fuchs-copies polish better because they are cast, rather than
forged - I have no personal experience. These pictures are compliments of
This is a 5-bolt Mahle wheel. It's much different from the 4-bolt. 5-
bolt Mahle's were a factory option on the 914-6s in 70-72. This highly prized wheel
was nicknamed the "gas-burner".
This is a 4- bolt Mahle wheel. Factory
option from 73-76. In 1974, these were stock on all Limited Edition cars and were
painted to match the trim (yellow, orange or green). It sounds ugly, but looks
cool. Thanks, Perry Kiehl, for the picture.
favorite 914 stock wheel, the Pedrini. The Pedrini was a 4-bolt alloy wheel
offered from 70-72, and at first glance is very similar to the 4-bolt Mahle. There
are two different types of Pedrini's out there. Early (and most common) Pedrini's
will not fit on later (hubcentric) cars.
One of the most popular 4-bolt aftermarket wheels is the Riviera. You can find them
in many different disguises of paint and polish. I've been told this was originally
a VW wheel. My first 914 had these wheels, and I liked the way they looked.
However, this is strictly a street wheel (not auto-x) and should not be used with beefy
This is a Centerline
wheel that some have used on the 914. I don't know much about them, except that
they're prized by racers and very expensive.
This is an aftermarket wheel made by Momo for Volkswagen. Most VW 4-bolt
wheels will fit on a stock 914. Jim Philpot was kind enough to send me this picture
along with the Enkei wheel below.
This is an unusual aftermarket wheel by Enkei.
Jim Philpot sent me the next two unusual pictures. First, the English wheel, the RFX
Revolution. I've never seen one outside of this picture, but I like them!
(AA has sold these wheels as the "AFX".
This is an Australian wheel, a Roh ZR-6.
Another attractive Aussie wheel, these are pictures of a
4-bolt wheel by Simmons, the Simmons C-2. They are no longer available - the
tooling was damaged beyond repair.
Soon, I will add 4-bolt Fuchs and stock steel wheels. If you have a wheel that
isn't listed, please drop me a line. I'll be happy to post it for you.
Dave Darling added the following pics to our ensemble:
||Mahle 5-bolt Gasburners
|5-bolt Cookie Cutters