Looking for 16x10/16x11 or 15x10/15x11 Wheels
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:20 PM
I'm planning to purchase and build a car like Miguel/Yuta's cars I linked to in that thread.
I have had a hard time finding many alternatives to the wheels they have. Must be around 16x10, 16x11 or alternatively 15x10, 15x11 with bigger tyres. I'm not a fan of the Rota rbx's or Watanabe's. That's about all I could find. The wheels on Miguel's 260z cost $2,500 plus whatever postage and nasty taxes would cost. Wouldn't mind something slightly less expensive. Any suggestions?
Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:33 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:14 AM
They would defiantly be the best value option. Otherwise I think your only other local option is 3- piece Simmons or custom.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:21 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 09:45 AM
Thanks again guys.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:20 AM
What happened to your intro?
Would be perfect for me if they came with 4 studs. I'm afraid if I did a conversion to 5 lug nuts it wouldn't end up being so cheap anymore.
My goal is to have a car with the sort of stance of one of these, sparing no expense. I will gladly pay less on the body of the car in order to pay for whatever modifications are needed to get this look. Like Yuta's 240z, it looks like he's spent more money on the wheels and tires than rest of entire the car.
You've already turned into a Datsun owner
Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:11 AM
It is an option though, doing the conversion, I am just a little scared of it cause I don't know how to do it. My friends do though, and I just found a thread about it so I'm going to go mosey on over there for a while
Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:03 PM
When you order these from a wheel retailer, you can specify either four or five stud, also square shouldered lug holes or tapered lug holes, of you get tapered get them done with steel tapered inserts.
Don't get involved in a five stud conversion, as this adds weight to unworthy components.
You could also be a bit naughty and further lighten the rims in a big lathe, when you find out what they weigh!
I had eight of in their 15x8 lightened by 1 kilogram each, makes a difference, but then again I just use these things on a race car.
Hunt for pricing, I dunno wher you are, but in Brisbane, Craig Hornibrook is best on pricing, he runs a low overhead true an rim shop, does good performance rubber too
Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:37 PM
Thanks for the tips, not aiming at racing though atm... yet... we'll see how deep I get bitten by the zed bug.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:48 PM
you will NEED flares.
your car will need too be lowered quite alot or itll look shit, and neg camber. (mexican)
depending on how much you lower it, your guards will need to be cut for more inner clearance. (scrubbing)
tire size also effects whether itll scrub your guards. profile too high youll scrub. width too crazy youll scrub. profile too low looks gay. width/stretch too much looks/handles gay.
having said that id take fat tyres over skinny stretched tyres anyday of the week. however i couldnt find any wide tyres when i was looking. so i got 205/60/15 for my 9.5" rims.
finding decent width 15" tyres is very hard. youll never find off the shelf.
when car is lowered, itll neg camber naturally. youll need adjustable sussy bits so you can tinker it. (too much handle shit)
- also affects whether itll scrub.
i suggest you learn and research about wheel widths/offsets and which is needed for the z.
ps. are you sure ccws are only 2500$ new?
i paid more than that for my old old old 2nd hand hayashi streets and ssr meshies.
Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:44 PM
yeah, $2,500 US plus postage, GST, and whatever else. I'm finding out now how much postage is. Can avoid GST if they are posted separately (GST limit for imports is $1,000). Not sure if they would be down for posting separately.
Thanks for tips. Yeah plan on flares/lowering/coilovers. Your difficulty finding fat wide tyres is a little disheartening. I am a fan though of the stretched tyre look, even though no one else on this forum seems to be
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:41 PM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:01 PM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:03 PM
*noticed the ccws dont come in 15s
Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:19 AM
I have a lot better idea of what options are out there. At the moment I'm leaning towards:
10x15-26 performance challengers with 205/50/15. As someone noted, had a hard time finding 15's any wider than that. Will still have the stretch look I like, but not as much as Miguels 260z. Depending how far I can legally lower it, might go with 205/60/15 to fill it out a bit. Will get the ZG flares, coilovers, and cut the guards back.
If anyone can see any potential problems/hazards with that, please let me know!
Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:50 AM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:54 PM
stretching 205 to 10" is a bit of a push 225 are easy enough to get.
Yeah, you speak the voice of reason. I'll have a think about it. But I'm hellbent on achieving the stance of that 260. 225 would be so much more practical, but it would add 3cm to the diameter, and I'm worried if i deviate to far from what he's doing then I won't be able to get that look D:
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:33 PM
How about 3 piece custom wheels...ROH or Simmons??
I've googled them and can't find many pictures of them. Any pictures of their 15" designs would be most appreciated!
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