Watanabe Type-R price and availabilties
Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:45 PM
Watanabe R-Type 16x9 w/ -13 offset (Front), 16x9.5 w/ -19 offset (Rear)
Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:37 PM
there was a pair of 16X9 watanabe rs8's on toymods a while back for $500 that i'm kinda wishing i had bought...but was worried about locating another pair
Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:38 PM
Posted 29 August 2005 - 11:53 PM
14x7! Why would'nt you just go for performance superlite 15x7 rather than 14 inch wheels!? I believe superlights are about $700ish for a set!?
Yes you would need flares for the sizes mentioned above and of coarse coil overs, ching ching the money starts to add up hey!? Frustrating is'nt it.
Evan there was a set of 4 rs-8's mentioned on the old forums that were exactly the same as the 16" below. I went to have a look at them. From memory 16x7 for the front and 16x8 for the back. In hindsight I should have bought them-$600. The guy had them on a 180sx from memory. Those 8 inch rear rims, (+38offset), could have fit 245 tyres on the back and that would look quite meaty. Meaty enough to add the flares but not have to use coil overs. Hmmm...thats got me thinking!
Posted 30 August 2005 - 04:39 PM
Posted 30 August 2005 - 10:01 PM
Yes dish on 0 offset looks good but I think you wouold get a very nice look with those rs8's. I might give it a go if I find another set here.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 12:24 AM
but anyway back to the topic, how much for some watanbes landed hehe, on skylinesaustralia there seems to be someone there that is constantly bringing in rims off yahoo japan so i was thinking when i had the money i might ask him or anyone else i can find
Posted 01 September 2005 - 06:55 PM
They way 245 would sit at the rear without coil overs would be interesting. I think at this width you would need flares.
Posted 01 September 2005 - 07:47 PM
I emailed www.sr240z.com about his Wat's and he said these guys supplied them.
I am thinking of desiging and building a better website for them as a trade for a set of rims.
However I'm busy with the viczcar site changes I'm going to implement soonish!
Posted 07 July 2006 - 10:48 PM
I know a lot of people here are very interested to know who i got my brand new watanabe's from, i didn't want to post details, until everything had been complete, but i am now more than confident to vouch for this supplier!
The Guys name is Miki Yokohata from prestige mart (Details below), and he has been incredibly helpful during the whole process.
The wheels are not what you would call cheap, but given that you could easily pay over AU$1500 for a secondhand set here in Australia, i thought it was more than reasonable.
It cost me $2300 for a set of 16x8 and a set of 16x8.5 Watanabe R 8 spokes in Magnesium finish. That included shipping (EMS with insurance)
as you may have read, i had ordered the wheels with a michined lip, however watanabe forgot this, and shipped them purely with a magnesium colour.. Miki helped me greatly by organising for watanabe to pay for the local finishing here in Sydney, i can not be any happier! i just wish all suppliers were as open with their communication and honesty
I am pretty sure he can order anything you want from RS watanabe, i however supplied the spec to him
he is based in Western Australia and has an australian bank account etc. so no need to deal with japan accounts etc.
to have a look at what Watanabe offer, goto their website at: www.rs-watanabe.co.jp (they have a pretty good user gallery too!)
Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:54 PM
hello this years tax return = watanabe's
Posted 11 July 2006 - 07:24 PM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:07 PM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 07:24 PM
you can get one style (f8f) in 17X7 +24 and 17X7.5 +24 which i guess would fit under stock fenders, but is the same sort of price (around $2500 delivered)
has anyone found a company that makes watanabe style 17" 3 peice wheels? i think panasport do yeah? i wonder how $$$
Posted 30 July 2006 - 09:52 AM
Has this car got a complete gallery somewhere?
Posted 30 July 2006 - 06:13 PM
here's a link to the guys gallery, http://gallery.voodo...ople.com/austin and its a very nice car.
this guy had custom shells made to get 17" rims in the size he wanted, looks dam sexy, but then u have to buy like a set of second hand rims from japan and then its a few grand to have them changed, or does someone know of a place in australia that would spin up some shells? i think i'll just go for some other rims with a black centre
Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:20 PM
Your getting sneaky with all the photoshopping your doing mate! Good work.
i photoshoped the rims to be bigger, they are really 16"s
Yer there's a couple of places in Moorabin. Can't remember the name off the top of my head but I'm pretty sure it will cost $150 per side rolled. So if you get centers and want both sides rolled it will be $300 per wheel. It could be a good idea if you get a set of those RS-8's that come up ocasionally on e-bay but you might have to wait a while.
Posted 30 July 2006 - 09:18 PM
I have seen a set of a 69/70 mustang racecar very nice.
If was to have gone the 17" path I would have looked at these - never know might have to in the future if they stop doing 245/45/16.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:10 AM
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