I recently bought a set of mahle 4-lug 15x5.5 magnessium wheels with 195/60r15 tires that came off a 76 porsche 914 2.0 for my 73 1303 super beetle. so obviously I have the problem with them rubbing the struts. well now i need a solution. all wheel spacers i've tried don't work. i know disc brake conversions could work but there a little pricey.i've also heard some narrower lowering stuts can work. and some say lowered spindles might work too. but what i'm looking for an effective but cheap solution. i could keep trying to find wheel spacers that work but i've heard that they don't exist and its just easier to get them made at a machine shop. i'm also wondering if 914 caliper brackets will fit on a stock sb spindle. the 914's disc had real wide built in spacers on the rotors and i've been thinking of doing a 914 conversion if possible.
So can someone please tell me what my best bet is for sticking wide wheels and tires on the front. if i have to convert to disc then i'll try and scrape the money together and do it. but any help would be GREATLY appreciated