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Don't a lot of people run lug centric wheels? (wheel hole doesn't fit tight around hub)

I'm pretty sure majority of people run lug centric, id say hubcentric would be less common as its difficult to have after market wheels fit your hubs perfectly. Or I could be wrong...

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Thanks Guys, 

My main concern is that I will be running big power from the RB26 and I might run into the risk of snapping the studs. Big power Im referring to 350kwatw which is much more compared to a stock L24.

I could run bigger studs but the risk will always be there 

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34 minutes ago, AndBir said:

Maybe have a look at this build thread to see if there is any mention of wheel studs given this went to +500kw :

 

 

Crazy build

I noticed that the hubs on this build are also flush. Even when looking at the kit online the hubs are flush 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/10/2022 at 10:36 PM, JDM-TOY said:

So been busy trying to sort our all the fuel, brake and turbo lines on the car and fitting the front and rear calipers and have come across a issue with the rear set-up. 

Fuel, brake and turbo lines all look good and hidden, quite happy with the work.

Im using the SW caliper kit to suite the rear R33 GTST set-up. The kit has been mounted well and the disk, caliper fit and rotate well with no issues. 

So the issue I have is that when we put the disc on we noticed that the centre hub is flush with the disc and that when we put the wheel on the hub does not extend into the centre of the wheel. Its just hollow and the weight of the car will be sitting on the studs and not on the hub, causing the distribution of weight to be on the studs. 

Wheels are Watanabe 15 × 8 zero offset, Tyres are 225/50/R15 

Issue two is when we put the wheel on the wheel wont spin as it catches onto the real caliper. We can sort of solve this issue with spacers but I might run into another issue of having the wheel sticking out and hitting the inner guards when hitting a bump. 

I might need to machine inside of the wheels but I really dont want to head down this path as they are brand new wheels and I dont want to damage them in any way. 

Has anyone in the group had this issue? And what options are out there without changing my wheels

Youhan

If you bought the kit from Stew, talk to him about your concern.

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19 hours ago, C.A.R. said:

If you bought the kit from Stew, talk to him about your concern.

The SW kit is not the problem, the issue is the 4 lug centric. Might need to upgrade to a 5 stud and have bigger studs to be safe. 

From what everyone is saying and my research is that the 240z is not hub centric. Will just need to see as the build progresses. 

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Good quality aftermarket studs (not made in China) and you will be fine. When was the last time you saw any car with broken studs......most of the time when this happens its not because they were lug centric, generally it is other factors (stupidity) that cause it.

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On 11/11/2022 at 8:03 PM, JDM-TOY said:

Thanks Guys, 

My main concern is that I will be running big power from the RB26 and I might run into the risk of snapping the studs. Big power Im referring to 350kwatw which is much more compared to a stock L24.

I could run bigger studs but the risk will always be there 

*Edit* 2:15. Picked the right video 8)

From memory Paul (forgot forum name sorry, Admirer from afar ) has 4 studs, With slicks, a sequential, at 800hp. 

I am sure you wouldn't have any dramas so long as the bolts were sure to be torqued correctly and checked regularly 

for reference A single M12 bolt/nut has a clamping force of 2200 pounds, *1000kgs. 

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On 11/14/2022 at 8:53 AM, KatoKid said:

Good quality aftermarket studs (not made in China) and you will be fine. When was the last time you saw any car with broken studs......most of the time when this happens its not because they were lug centric, generally it is other factors (stupidity) that cause it.

Thanks Dave, I think I'll just head down this path just to be safe. From what I've seen there have been no issues with 4 studs with high power.

Cheers

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11 hours ago, Michael said:

*Edit* 2:15. Picked the right video 8)

From memory Paul (forgot forum name sorry, Admirer from afar ) has 4 studs, With slicks, a sequential, at 800hp. 

I am sure you wouldn't have any dramas so long as the bolts were sure to be torqued correctly and checked regularly 

for reference A single M12 bolt/nut has a clamping force of 2200 pounds, *1000kgs. 

Thanks Michael. 

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3 minutes ago, Millerman said:

Dash looks great mate. Do you mind me asking what they charge for the redo of it? Guessing its all done with vacuum forming? 
also who did you use for the dash transporting?

 

Thanks Dan

Thanks mate, Dashboard Dr charged me $1,100 for the full resto, I had Concept Garage do the Ic7 insert.

I used Ego for transport from Sydney to Melb with insurance was $105

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  • 2 weeks later...

Dash areived today, quite happy with the finish. Has some imperfections at the inner glove box section but will be hidden once the glove box door goes on. 

 

iC7 fits quite snug and now looks complete. I wasn't sure how it would look when finished and Im suprised how well it looks complete

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