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#21 George

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:21 PM


Would it be ok to machine the inside of the wheel mounting face 5-10 mm to make the offset more inbound?
5-10 mm would be the limit as i will have wheel-to-coil issues with anymore.


careful there. i'm no expert but 10mm is a fair bit to machine off.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 09:05 PM

What size wheels did you get?  I've got the 17X9's and there's not a lot there to start with so I'd avoid machining it.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:55 PM

I got 17 X 8.5s. The mounting face has little platforms that has machine marks on it already.

I was hoping the platform are just there to adjust offset in the factory and i could take some more off.

Ive got 235/45's on there now and going to 225s may be enough to fix it.But Id really prefer to keep my bigger tyres.

So what are my other options?
I had these ideas:
Coil overs with adj tops and give more negitive camber.
adj A arms and move the whole wheel in.(and give pos camber)
different rear hub-- is the 260z the same?
Get a pro panelbeater to completely remove and reweld the lip.



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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:02 PM

Just roll your lip up. It's no big deal, if that's all that the tyres are fouling on...

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:10 AM

I got 17 X 8.5s. The mounting face has little platforms that has machine marks on it already.

I was hoping the platform are just there to adjust offset in the factory and i could take some more off.

Ive got 235/45's on there now and going to 225s may be enough to fix it.But Id really prefer to keep my bigger tyres.

So what are my other options?
I had these ideas:
Coil overs with adj tops and give more negitive camber.
adj A arms and move the whole wheel in.(and give pos camber)
different rear hub-- is the 260z the same?
Get a pro panelbeater to completely remove and reweld the lip.



Don't machine the wheel, this will bring the tapered part of the hole too close to the hub face, so it may crack at the edge.
I agree with Lurch, just roll the lip. Here's a number of someone who can do it cheaply: 0404 081 116

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:25 PM

The lip is previously been trimmed.. there would be only 3-4 mm left
SO.. I dont know it will be enough give with more trimming or rolling.




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Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:58 PM

If the tyre is STILL rubbing on the lip then you need to roll it more OR get the guards 'pumped' out.
I think a photo where it's rubbing would help...


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:04 PM

a couple of pics of the wheels on the car.
Ill do some outside when Ive got time.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:44 PM

Saw this thing getting around yesterday, mighty fine looking rims!

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:28 AM




Saw this thing getting around yesterday, mighty fine looking rims!



Thanks,,, I thought they look pretty good.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:02 PM

Have you sold many of these to Tassie other than the two sets I bought Ben?  I reckon I've had at least 30 people come up to me at the track and ask where I got the wheels from!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:52 AM

Sold a set to a young drifter with an S13, but I think that's all




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