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#1 BenZed

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:31 AM

There have been a few posts about the Rota RB wheels, which are similar to a Watanabe but with an edge on the spoke like a Panasport. I have a shipment of these coming which should be here in the first week of September.

Here are the sizes and prices:
15x7 +4 offset    $179 each  :o
15x8 +4 offset    $199 each  :D
16x7 +4 offset    $219 each  ;D
16x8 +4 offset    $239 each  :-*
17x8.5 +4 offset  $259 each  8)
17x9.0 -13 offset $289 each  :)
17x9.5 -19 offset  $299 each  ;)

All of these wheels are finished in 'Steel Grey' with a PCD of 4x114.3 and a 73.1mm hub.
The price is landed in Australia, including GST. You can pick up if you live in Sydney, or I can ship them anywhere in Australia for $20 a wheel.

If you would like to be notified when they arrive PM me and I'll add your name to the list. I won't be taking deposits (gets too messy when people don't pay the balance), but if you want to guarantee yourself a set I will accept full payment in advance.

Either the 15s or 16s will fit on a Zed with standard guards if you use 7-inch front and 8-inch rear. The offset is right, I will check fitment on the big Zed front hubs when they arrive and post more pics.
If you have flares then 17x8.5 front and 17x9.5 rear would look awesome  8)

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:51 AM

Hi

Nice wheels do you think you will be getting any of the RBR wheels as I want to get a set of them?

Thanks
Ash

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:42 AM

Hi

Nice wheels do you think you will be getting any of the RBR wheels as I want to get a set of them?

Thanks
Ash


Can't find RBR on their website, do you have a pic?

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:42 PM

here is a shot of the RBr's... I didnt do the crappy blur zoom on the silver one...  :-\

How often do you see you doing this sort of thing ? I ask because later in the year i am looking at some RBr's and your costing is better than what I can get from 18racing. 

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:09 PM

Erm, what's the difference there? My wheels are pretty much the same as in your first pic, only a slightly darker colour. I will re-order as I run out of wheels, but to get the right price I had to order a lot of wheels, so they should last a while.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:12 PM

I'm interested in set of 17" 8.5" front and 9.5" rear if they will fit under ZG flares without too much stretching of the tires. Would 9.5" -19 fit under all four corners with flares?

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:37 PM

I think Rota are in the process of finalising the RB-R in 17" sizes, (ie, 17x9.5 and 17x8.5 or 9.0). I think the RB-R is a little bit lighter and the offset difference is made up in the dish and not on the inside of the rim, (ie notice the dish is the same on both 9.5 and 8.5 rims).

You can read all about it here.

http://forums.hybrid...light=group buy

Never the less thats pretty good value (RB's) to get this wheel configuration at that price and supplied locally rather than piss farting around with o/s suppliers. Good work and getting these in Ben, i reckon they look pretty good with ZG's. Apic below of the RB's.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:50 PM

Do the 17's 8.5" fit on the rear with out flares?

I'm after 17's but not keen on the flares

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 03:49 PM


I'm keen.  I'll need 17s once I fit the Wilwoods : 305mm rotors so these should do the trick. 

Put me down for a staggered set of 17x8.5 and 17x9.5  8)

Also, do you have a pic of the 'steel grey' finish e.g. is it like the wheels in Toecutter's post, or is it lighter?

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 04:24 PM

Erm, what's the difference there?



The difference between RBs and RB-Rs is in the curve of the spokes.  The RBs have a flatter shape, the RB-Rs a pronounced banana shape:



RB-R on the left, RB on the right

Personally, I prefer the RB.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:31 PM


The difference between RBs and RB-Rs is in the curve of the spokes.  The RBs have a flatter shape, the RB-Rs a pronounced banana shape:



RB-R on the left, RB on the right

Personally, I prefer the RB.

I can comment on this first hand as I imported RB and RB-R here in NZ. I purchase the RB in 15x8 +12 and RB-R in 16x8 +10. And you have it the other way around the RB is on the left and the RB-R is on the right. Here is the rims that I imported - now all sold. The silver are the 15x8 RB and the hyper-black are the 16x8 RB-R

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:51 PM

I also have more pics of both installed on Zeds if that helps too - I sold the 15x8 to another local (here in NZ) zed owner and I have pics of these installed with tyres on his car. And I have a number of pics of the 16x8 RB-R on my old 240z.

Here are some first my old zed with the RB-R 16x8
http://nzeder.net/al...sort_order=DESC

I can't find the pics of the 15x8 RB but I will keep looking on our zclub.org.nz as I recall seeing a post from the new owner of the rims I sold him - I will update this post when I find a link/pic.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:59 PM

Here is a post I put on our site when I was selling the RB 15x8 - here you will see a number of pics of these installed on my 240z (I can also confirm that +12 will not fit on a 260z you will need the +4 to clear the fronts as the spring perch is lower on the 260z) you will also see a shot of the Rota sticker on the rim that states these are RB not RB-R and you can see the banana shape to the RB rims.
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http://www.zclub.org...topic.php?t=768

And I found the pic of these after they were sold to Andy so here is a pic of these installed on his 240z
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:12 PM

Do the 17's 8.5" fit on the rear with out flares?

I'm after 17's but not keen on the flares

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:58 PM

Confusion reigns again.

I have been watching the threads on Hybridz where I now find pics of both style wheels claimed be alternately RBs and then RB-Rs.

BenZed: can you clarify please, as I def want the flatter spoke shape, whichever they turn out to be.  If the RBs are the bananas I'd prefer the RB-Rs (That's rich coming from a Queenslander!)

Sorry if this causes any grief.





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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:03 PM



im keen aswell but would want the hyper black ones

in 17x8.5 and 17x9.5

benzed will you be gettin any other colors??  than the silver

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:16 PM

I think that they have an 17x7.5 option advertised on 18racing.com. These should clear all round without the flares correct?

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:03 AM

ok have done some reserch on these rims

The only ones that will fill the zg flairs are the 17 x 9.5 -19 but when fitted to the front they will  hit the front valance on turning  because they are so wide

Would you be getting any of the 17 x 9 -13 as these are the ones the hybrid z boys got made to fit under the front zg flairs??

also the other reson the rbrs are better is on the neg offset they dont have the spacer like ring on the inside mounting edge see pic (yellow circle)

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:37 PM

Thanks everyone for the interest, good to hear I'm not wasting my time.
I have asked the factory for clarification on the spoke style. Will post an answer when I get it.


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 10:33 PM

For that are interested here is a thread on hybridz that shows some of the 17x8.5 +4 installed on a 280z (aka 260z with ugly bumpers) also looking the pictures looks to have stock standard suspension ie 4x4 look
http://forums.hybrid...ad.php?t=136846




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