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#1 wally57

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:45 PM

Don't know if this has been covered before, I did look at the previous posts but couldn't find anything on it.
With my Zed project I am looking at changing the fuel tank and will have to remove the spare wheel well. Does anybody have any idea where I may be able to get hold of a space saver wheel that I can fit in the luggage area of the car and will fit over Hilux brakes on the front end. I am told there is a mazda wheel that has the right stud pattern but I don't know if it will fit over the brakes. Any suggestions.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:32 PM

There should be a variety of space savers that will fit with the right stud pattern. I would be looking for non turbo R32 or R33 space savers as they should almost be the right size as well with possibly some accommodations for big calipers.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

most modern vehicles that have 4x114 PCD should fit unless you are also increasing the rotor diameter dramatically.  Do your brake swap then take a front strut assembly to your local wrecker and 'go shopping'

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:22 AM

The 280ZX had a space saver also.
That would be my first try.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:54 AM

Z31 300zx also had a space saver wheel.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 11:16 AM

Z31 300zx also had a space saver wheel.

5 stud though are they not?

#7 Gareth. J.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:02 PM

Z31 300zx are four stud, Z32 300zx are five stud  ;)

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:21 PM

Z31 300zx are four stud, Z32 300zx are five stud  ;)

Think they must have both then...........

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:11 PM

Simon, I'm sure you are thinking of the Z31 Turbo with 5 studs; Z31 NA's had 4 stud... I remember a cheap 15" wheel for a zed was a 300ZX NA wheel (but with a wrong offset).

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 02:31 PM

I just purchased an S13 space saver from eBay - I presume it should fit

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 03:18 PM

I just purchased an S13 space saver from eBay - I presume it should fit

S13 has a different offset I think.......
But hey, I may be wrong.......... again  ???

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:14 PM

Oh well, even if it is wrong, its there so I can still pass RWC  8)

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

Oh well, even if it is wrong, its there so I can still pass RWC  8)



you dont need one for a RWC mate!!

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:23 PM

NANIIIIIIIIII!?!?!?!?!?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:33 PM

NANIIIIIIIIII!?!?!?!?!?



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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:02 PM

Think they must have both then...........


Turbo z31 5 stud
Non turbo z31 4 stud
Generally speaking.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:37 PM


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:53 PM

ohok...lol!! you either need to have a spare thats in roadworthy condition or none at all.. sounds weird i know but its true!!

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:40 PM

Just had to jump onto this thread considering what I have been studying up on.

Correct, a spare wheel is no longer mandatory, however if you do carry one, it must be roadworthy when it is actually used, i.e is on the vehicle and in contact with the road, this means you can carry a non inflated tyre in the boot also  ??? go figure  ::)

Any way, why have I also been looking into this, well as I discussed with David (Katokid) and Peter Mac, I want to get rid of my tank period so as I can run the exhaust centrally where the tank used to be, problem where do you put a sizeable tank ?

Well first option was to look at  the space left adjacent to the inner right hand rear quarter, but after calculating the area and shape no good, only 35 litres max if a tank could be built and fitted.

So the only obvious place would be where the spare wheel went, yep 65 litres no problems there, but what to do for a spare wheel, yep space saver, but aesthetically not a goer, so then I started to read the rulings, spare tyre not required, great, but what if I get a flat?

Found this on the web and there are heaps of vids on the stuff, simple, easy to clean up and is an active puncture deterrent.



So what I will be doing eventually is to run a donut tank where the spare was with an inductive fuel sender (non float type) use slime in the tyres and say goodnight to a spare, that should shave 20 kilos off the build in compensation for the chassis also LOL

Cheers

John

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:48 AM

Great idea John but note the warning at the bottom of their web page..........that is only use as a repair for high speed application as it may cause excessive vibration when installed in front tyres or all four tyres

http://www.slime.com...ducts/sealants/




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