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Old 01-01-2019, 06:40 PM
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I only like narrow body 964s...cuz they have the same parts as mine. I have fear of change. So i only work on C4 narrow body cars...and when a C2 comes into the garage, i do it, but need therapy after i finish. A wide body would lead me to the edge of the cliff, unless maybe the front and rear suspension was changed to narrow components...then we just remove the super fat wheels and i just wouldn't look at the fenders...

So the real scoop is this..for me.....i can't get over that the fenders are crazy fat/wide, and the wheel and tire size is essentially the same as a narrow body car...so for me- if i had a wide body- I'd have to give reason to the fenders and switch to narrow suspension and go fat/wide and meaty for the wheels and tires, or it would make no sense.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Goughary View Post
I only like narrow body 964s...cuz they have the same parts as mine. I have fear of change. So i only work on C4 narrow body cars...and when a C2 comes into the garage, i do it, but need therapy after i finish. A wide body would lead me to the edge of the cliff, unless maybe the front and rear suspension was changed to narrow components...then we just remove the super fat wheels and i just wouldn't look at the fenders...

So the real scoop is this..for me.....i can't get over that the fenders are crazy fat/wide, and the wheel and tire size is essentially the same as a narrow body car...so for me- if i had a wide body- I'd have to give reason to the fenders and switch to narrow suspension and go fat/wide and meaty for the wheels and tires, or it would make no sense.
That is what I am currently doing to mine.

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NB for me. To my eye they look more elegant than their wide body counterpart.




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Old 01-01-2019, 07:57 PM
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NB for me. To my eye they look more elegant than their wide body counterpart.




Gorgeous car.

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Old 01-01-2019, 08:01 PM
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Gorgeous car.

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Old 01-01-2019, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Goughary View Post
I only like narrow body 964s...cuz they have the same parts as mine. I have fear of change. So i only work on C4 narrow body cars...and when a C2 comes into the garage, i do it, but need therapy after i finish. A wide body would lead me to the edge of the cliff, unless maybe the front and rear suspension was changed to narrow components...then we just remove the super fat wheels and i just wouldn't look at the fenders...

So the real scoop is this..for me.....i can't get over that the fenders are crazy fat/wide, and the wheel and tire size is essentially the same as a narrow body car...so for me- if i had a wide body- I'd have to give reason to the fenders and switch to narrow suspension and go fat/wide and meaty for the wheels and tires, or it would make no sense.
I agree - a WB that doesnĺt take advantage of that extra space, looks like something is missing.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:09 PM
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I like them both but the widebody with narrow rear suspension with the deep dish wide wheels is by far my favorite.

You can't tell me that one actually looks better than the other the only ugly 964 is a badly damaged and poorly repaired 964.





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Old 01-02-2019, 09:57 AM
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Wow those Fikse!
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:14 PM
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Can't go wrong with either... but wide body with narrow trailing arms and deep dish rims for the win.

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Old 01-02-2019, 01:29 PM
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IMHO, 964's look great NB or WB. As a 993 owner, I prefer ONLY the WB 993.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by kos11-12 View Post
NB for me guys, but I would slightly mod some FRP front wings I have , almost like an ST and that would make it in between NB to WB


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My Strosek has a similar flare for the front fender.

Not sure if it is a kit.

Kinda hard to see as it is very subtle but these are the best photos that I can find.

Hope this gives you an idea of what a finished fender may look like.







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Old 01-02-2019, 03:03 PM
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I'm not as technically knowledgeable as most on here so can some please clarify what "wide body with narrow trailing arms and deep dish rims" means.

Is there a different suspension setup for wide bodies vs. narrow bodies?

What is the normal wheel size for narrow bodies? My rear tires are 265/40-17.

I don't have many pictures of my car directly from the rear showing the wheels and stance but this is the best that I have:





Is this a narrow body suspension?

I don't think the wheels can get much wider and still fit.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:48 PM
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Hello Canuck,

Thanks for the pictures great inspiration ! this is kind of what I am trying to achieve, never though about the Strosek body
are they fiberglass ?
I love the side body with no side panels I think it looks much better than the original design, as Porsche did for the 993
is the kit still available ?

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Old 01-02-2019, 07:26 PM
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Seams that you have narrow arm at the rear with a wide dish wheels, suspensions will be the same as narrow body
Regarding the front you may as well have a NB wishbone with a narrow wheel offset whats called ET and an 8 or 8 1/2 rim the wheel will probably seat where it show on your car.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff33702 View Post
I can tell you the ONE thing that really pulls me to the NB look... The margin of the flat area at the edge of the wheel opening. I like that the NB has the really narrow edge there, where the turbo/wb is much...fatter/thicker. I think the smaller edge makes for a "tighter" looking wheel fitment. Anyone?
I love my widebody on narrow body suspension and deep dish wheels, however this is pretty sexy with the flared out rear arches and skinny fender lip/edge.

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