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#41 zedevan

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 05:00 PM

have you got any pics of your wheels on your car?

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 09:09 PM

Evan, Ash told me you bought a set of flares. I remember when I got mine I stuck them on with tape and they looked quite funny with stock wheels.
What I mean by the stars lining up is its very hard to find a second hand set of wheels with correct PCD and offset. A good example is the RS-8's you have mentioned. The offset is wrong so you would have to get inner pieces rolled which will cost you $150 per wheel. Of course as you suggested you could get adapters but even that will cost you about $300+ but if you want deep dish you still need to roll outer peices so there's another $150 per wheel.
So assuming you had already found these wheels there is still at least $900 you would have to spend to get your wheels right and if you roll both sides it would be more like $1200.
So if you go the adapter option $900 is based on $150x4 for outer peices and your $300 for adapters. And the worst part of all this would be after spending all this time and money you would still be running adapters.

Just trying to point out that $2200 for wats in this size is pretty good hey and from experience good deals like this usually don't last very long or they go up in price!

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 11:04 PM

i have a 240zg model and it has the stock 240z hubcap rims, it looks very funny hehe...makes me wonder y it has flares?

but yeah contact details of the watanabe distributor would be good, for some reason i think i prefer rs8's but then the rims on sr240z's car look nice as, and the gold ones are nice too but i'd like a polished lip.

anyone got an idea of how much rubber is? my cousin has a type r (nice seats hehe) and he said he had to get new rubber for the roadworthy and it was a rare profile in 16" so were $$$$ i dont have a day off till wednesday so can't go and ask places...

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:04 AM

Yer this is the problem when it comes to 16's. Availabilities for low profile wide 16's is low. I would'nt be surprised at all if you were forced to pay $300 to $400 a tyre if you are planning on 245 for the rears to suit those wats.

NZeder, what did tyres set you back mate?

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:12 PM

I went with Toyo Proxes T1-R 225/50 for the fronts and 245/45 for the rear. Cost NZD (funny money to you Ozzies) $810 including fitting and balancing :)

Now only I had gotten my Wat for the price that is AU distro is sell them for at that price I might pick up a second set (risk devoice but that is a good price) if they won't ship to Auckland NZ, I could have them shipped to Melbourne then on one of my business visit I can take back with me :)

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:29 PM

Hmmm it's a strange thing, you would think after owning a Z for several years you would know the look you want but I'm still not sure :).

I found these on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...040364532QQrdZ1

I have been thinking of bidding since I saw them 5 days ago. I can't force myself to do it yet, I asked the seller if he can get more it appears he can and can get them in any size and offset. They will work out to about $2700 AUD landed to your door in 10 days. I thought that was a good deal but Mr C has a very good deal going.

I might be able to get a good deal through Simmons and part of me wants 3 piece wheels. I'm thinking of FR17's with the same spec as Sulio's wheels and NZEDER (Mike) 16x8.5 -6 and 16x9.5 -19

I'm not sure what deal I can get, they may be becoming a MelbourneIT customer and we might end up doing some work for them so I am going to get a quote.

When it all comes down to it, the decision is do I want the classic JDM style with Wat's or a modern looking ZG with modern wheels. If I get the Wat's I might just have to do the Gnose too.

We will see.

Evan wat's for $2200 AUD is a bargain grab em'

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:45 PM

yeah i'm suffering from the same delima as you though gav, do i want wats or a newer style? i've always just thought newer or the rs8's, although the type r's are a nice inbetween

can you get type r's in 17"? as that would seem to be the perfect thing atm, i'd always thought 17"s looked a bit big but then after seeing sulios it doesn't, it must the the all that dish and flares 8)

my other prob is now i have the flares should i get wide rims or just another set of rubber and paint the parts of my wheels black (something i wanted to do these hols but didn't have time)

have you ever tried to price those work wheels they like in japan? what size do they use, as the 17" ones always seem to be pictured in white!? but then they look bigger than 16"s or mayb my eyes are funny

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:39 PM

The Work Meister SSR Professors I think they are. They are only made in single or 2 piece I think. Not the 3 piece like I would like. I also would like to use a rim nobody has used yet if I go for anything other than Watanabe's. ROH have some nice ones and they are 3 piece wheels.

Decisions Decisions but at the end of the day you know you can't go wrong with Wats and especially if you are going with Fender Mirrors :). :twisted:

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:43 AM

funny thing is we pay big bucks fdor what the japs have and yanks pay big bux for stuff that is made here like simmons and ROH ETC IN 3 PIECE

its like badges we want JDM and I bet in jAPAN they want US badges, what would you call them ADM!????

hehehe

I reckon we get a pretty good deal here in OZ on the ROH wheels because I believe the yanks pay a lot more for them.

horses for courses boys I feel your pain but I must admit I really like the17 inch wheel. Its proven a real head turner every single time I've parked it and the FAIRLADYZ badging provides a lot of laughs seeing people scratching their heads and I know they're thnking looks good but what the hell is a fairlady! :D

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:28 PM

for the exact rubber (yokahama somethings) thats on the sr240z car i was quoted 290 at one place and 380 at another, with the cheapest type or rubber being the 210 kinda mark, and a second hand place says they start from 70 a wheel depending on the brand and how much rubber is left which sounds like a better option ofcourse

. i'd have to say while the watanabe look is nice, i wasn't really wanting to make my car a JDM copy kinda thing...i'd like to go for black centres and was thinking since the rs8 price would be about the same (mayb) as other three peice they might be a go'er but...

are the type r wats 3 peice? coz they dont really look that much so...as i'm going to put the skyline lights in my car if i do flares i guess i'm going for a weird mix between old and new, but i guess the round lights are kinda classic, but hey they may not be done for a year at the rate i'm giong with them now :D

roh wheels are nice but alot of their designs they dont make in sizes under 18", other wise i'd have those modena ones or adrenalin's, but i would like venturos with a black centre

my only other concern is finding my car on bricks :shock:

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:54 PM

for the exact rubber (yokahama somethings) thats on the sr240z car i was quoted 290 at one place


Wow thats a really good price. I paid 215 for Yokohomas C-drive in 195/50/15.

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 07:43 PM

FYI
Got a price for watanabes from an Australian distributor:
The price is $2110.00(R Type 16 x 9 -13 / 16 x 9.5 -19)
It includes shipment fee also.


So does anyone know where i can get these for that price?

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:40 PM

Mr C can we get contact details for this Watanabe importer in Australia?
I'm looking at the set on Ebay but if I can get them for $2200 shipped that would be awesome. :twisted:

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:21 PM

Group buy maybe? :)

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 09:47 PM

If it works out cheaper then sure, I'm all for it. Probably in another month's time though. 8)

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 01:29 PM

i want them for my z, so if theres a group buy count me in for sure,

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 03:48 PM

Hey guys what size are you after, I have a contact that can get them from japan, I'll know prices in about a week but the more the better. There is a 25% deposit payable then the rest on conformation of stock(I think that means once they are loaded on to the ship)

I'm after 16x9.5 offset -19
16x9 offset -13 watanabe

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 04:41 PM

found this for panasports, but the are pretty much the same as superlites i think

http://www.panasport.com/240z.html

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http://www.classiczc...94&d=1128718508

they are 16x7s for the most of them, pretty much what i want for the 240, now to find prices, just thoight id post them up for people who wanted some photos to see how the 16s looked

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 08:23 PM

Hi

They look like the grey centres with silver surround. I have been thinking about these myself but have only seen the grey and silver in pictures which look great but can't decide whether to risk it or stick to the standard all silver.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:18 PM

i'll be going the all gunmetal grey look,




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