WATANABE R TYPE WANTERS PLEASE READ
Posted 22 May 2010 - 04:06 AM
Apparently the only way the main office will supply him 17s to sell is if I ordered 100 sets, (ha... not happening, 4 is expensive enough)which I then told him there is no way that happening but told him I really really wanted them in 17s or I wouldn't buy a set. So he hit up the main shop again. They told him that if he could find 25 PEOPLE that buy 4 wheels in 17 inch they would supply him with 100 sets.
So...I am here to ask anyone serious enough that is truly wanting 17 inch Watanabe R Type wheels, to PM me so I can make a list. Now the catch is that we have to decide on the 2 different setups of the wheels. I was thinking 17x9 and 17x9.5. The offset has to also be decided as well. So please give me some feed back on 1. popular wheel width as well as offset so we can agree and get these wheels ordered.
Again PM me if interested in getting 17s. Thanks for your guys time and help.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:32 AM
How much are we talking for these wheels? I think you would struggle to find 25 Z owners with flared guards that don't already have good wheels. I'd suggest advertising on other car forums as well. I like the idea though and I hope it works out!
Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:21 PM
but id also like to know price...
Posted 22 May 2010 - 05:49 PM
Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:44 PM
However, Toyota Corollas/Sprinters use the same stud pattern and sizes and offsets... Have a look at Toymods, Hachi Roku (I think thats how its spelled), and any other forum similar. You might be lucky there too.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 08:23 PM
So this guy lives in the USA, we live in Australia...how much will we have to pay and who will handle the deal?
Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:54 PM
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:58 AM
Anyone care to guess what size they are?
Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:08 AM
16 x 8 0 Offset
16 x 8.5 -6 Offset
16 x 9 -13 Offset
16 x 9.5 -19 Offset
Now given I have 16 x 8.5 -6 and have test fitted these to the front of a stock S31 (here is a pic) rubber is 225/50/16 on my rim. Look at this pic and the pics posted above to see if you can work out the rim sizing. FYI that blue zed has the same RIM front and rear but different tyre sizing
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Here is pics of the wheel when I got the rubber installed - the one is the back is the front setup ie 16 x 8.5 -6 with 225/50/16 you can see the size of the second lip just before the spokes - compare this to the lip size in the blue car above - this leads me to believe they are 16x8.5 on that blue car - you will see the front and rear lips on the blue car has also been rolled. So does that help?
Posted 01 June 2010 - 06:35 PM
Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:14 PM
I've got some 16x8 r type on the way Gav for my 240, I'll post pics when the cars finished, me thinks you'll like them
Sounds good, will await with baited breath.
Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:00 PM
Posted 02 June 2010 - 12:14 PM
Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:33 PM
F Type I see they come in +5, +10 and +15 offsets in those size/width's so which ones have you got Ben - looks good wearing those rims too
My car has Watanabe 16x8 front and 16x8.5 rear. That's as big as you can go without stretching the tyres.
Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:03 PM
hmm sizing not listed on their website for those in 16" 15" yes 16" no - so custom ordered were they?
Mine are zero front, -6 rear
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