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Hello All!

 

I'm looking for people who run 16x8 or 16x7 inch rims on their 240z's without fender flares.  Can you please share some pics and specs on your tire/offset choices?  And the rims of course!  Seems 16" wheels are harder to find for the 240z.  So what are you running?

 

Thanks everyone!

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I am switching to 5 lug this week and will be using the 16x7.5,  90's 300zx wheels. I plan on not using spacers. These have a 45 mm offset and I will be using a spacer that is 1.25" thick to get clearance of the brake calipers and springs on the coil-overs.

 

Just have to measure and plan it outt

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CCW 16X8 w/245 tires but I rolled the real quarters after cutting the inner lip every 1/2-inch then fiberglassed the edge and smoothed it. The flat 1/2-inch was rolled/angled to form a slight lip.

 

Coil-overs and 2 degrees neg help the rears clear except on hard dips at speed.

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CCW 16X8 w/245 tires but I rolled the real quarters after cutting the inner lip every 1/2-inch then fiberglassed the edge and smoothed it. The flat 1/2-inch was rolled/angled to form a slight lip.

 

Coil-overs and 2 degrees neg help the rears clear except on hard dips at speed.

 

Got any pics? What size are the tires? 245/?/16

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CCW 16X8 w/245 tires but I rolled the real quarters after cutting the inner lip every 1/2-inch then fiberglassed the edge and smoothed it. The flat 1/2-inch was rolled/angled to form a slight lip.

 

Coil-overs and 2 degrees neg help the rears clear except on hard dips at speed.

 

Are these 245's 50 series? 45 series?

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Im running 16x8 et0 xxr 531's with 225/50-16's without flares. ground control coilovers with tokico illuminas. Fenders have been rolled. The front does not rub at all, the rear does. If i had +5 or +10 offset in the rear or maybe cut the rolled lip a little it would clear fine i think. I have some 16x8 dimond racing wheels that fit the same but didnt clear the poorly designed silvermine motors rear brake kit, hence the xxr's

 

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I'm running 16x8 Rota RBR with 225/50/16. They are +10 offset with 8mm wheel spacers on all for 4.   I had to trim the lip on the rear about 1/4 inch. The inside of the rears have about 1/8-3/16" clearance from tire to spring.  On the front I had to trim just the lower front portion of the wheel well so it wouldn't hit while turning. I have the stock front valance with a BRE spook. If you were running an air dam like the MSA type I the front wouldn't need trimming.  If the rims were available in +04 offset when I bought them that would have been my choice because you wouldn't need spacers.

 

I'm running BFG KDW2's. All tires are a little different in dimension even if the are the same exact advertised size. It's less about what size rim fits, and more about the tires size when it's mounted on a particular rim.  I don't like it myself, but a undersized tire stretched to fit an 8" wide rim could easily fit without any trimming. 

 

My suspension is Eibach lowering springs on KYB struts. It sits about 1 1/2" lower than stock.  I had to cut 1 coil from the progressive front springs to remove the nose up look. The top 4 coils were completely compressed when sitting still so it didn't have any effect on the effective spring rate.

 

Rob

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I got the headlight covers from Japan 2 years after that picture was taken in 2003. Took me two years to get around to putting them on.

 

Added a lower air dam and splitter in 2009. Seems to work (stable at 140+)

 

If you look real close you can see the flat section of the front fender along the arc of the wheel.

 

The flat on the rears were rolled out to form the slightly flared lip.

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See (2) videos-for the life of me I can't find my photos!  These are Rota RBR 16X8 +10 offset on all 4 corners.  Tires:  225/50/16.  My suspension has 2.5" ID coilover spring conversion and camber plates.  Fenders are un-rolled and un-cut (I wish I had rolled them prior to paint, but too late now).  Tire can be jacked into the fenderwell and does not rub at full squat or bump.  I'm gonna try to go to 9" for some autocross wheels/tires since I have not installed longer wheel studs so I can perfect offset by using spacers.  For autocross I push the camber all the way in and that creates all kinds of space in the fender.  I put my old 15X7s on the other day with the camber pushed in and they were lost in there-they used to be a tight fit with stock suspension.  The limiting dimension is the rear fenderwell-the fronts are cavernous.  Where there is a will (and a bunch of money) there is a way!

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Im running 16x8 et0 xxr 531's with 225/50-16's without flares. ground control coilovers with tokico illuminas. Fenders have been rolled. The front does not rub at all, the rear does. If i had +5 or +10 offset in the rear or maybe cut the rolled lip a little it would clear fine i think. I have some 16x8 dimond racing wheels that fit the same but didnt clear the poorly designed silvermine motors rear brake kit, hence the xxr's

 

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I was thinking about buying these rims. Thanks for the pic, now I know what they'll look like!

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I have XXR 521 wheels that are 16 x 8 and have a +20mm offset. I am using 225-50-16 Yokohama tires.  I had some billet wheel spacers made that are 19mm thick on the front and 11mm thick on the back.  This gives an effective +1 offset on the front and a +9mm offset on the back.  I also used longer ARP wheel studs.

I am running stock struts with Eibach progressive springs.  Everything just fits and does not rub.  I had to take a file and remove about 1/16"-1/8" of the inner rear wheel arch flange (only on top section).  It was very easy to do. 

 

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I had XXR 002's in 16x8, 0 offset with 205/45/16's (slightly stretched). Car is on stock strut housings and clearance wasn't an issues. Unfortunately the wheels were stolen off the car while in winter storage, along with all my tools. I'm now looking for replacements, but there isn't much in terms of affordable, oldschool looking 16x8" wheels besides XXR (not a fan of dual bolt pattern). Drag has some nice looking knockoffs in the right size, but they seem to be heavy even for cheap wheels, and the internet tells me they're quite poor quality (though the same is said about Rota/XXR etc.and I've never had any issues).

 

Apologies about thread jacking, but does anyone have any suggestions for affordable 16x8's with a stepped lip and someone oldschool look? Alternatively I'm thinking 15x9 Rota Shakotans as replacement. Has anyone had luck with 15x9's under stock (rolled) fenders?

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I had XXR 002's in 16x8, 0 offset with 205/45/16's (slightly stretched). Car is on stock strut housings and clearance wasn't an issues. Unfortunately the wheels were stolen off the car while in winter storage, along with all my tools. I'm now looking for replacements, but there isn't much in terms of affordable, oldschool looking 16x8" wheels besides XXR (not a fan of dual bolt pattern). Drag has some nice looking knockoffs in the right size, but they seem to be heavy even for cheap wheels, and the internet tells me they're quite poor quality (though the same is said about Rota/XXR etc.and I've never had any issues).

 

Apologies about thread jacking, but does anyone have any suggestions for affordable 16x8's with a stepped lip and someone oldschool look? Alternatively I'm thinking 15x9 Rota Shakotans as replacement. Has anyone had luck with 15x9's under stock (rolled) fenders?

It's ok, I'm in the same boat.  I want 16's but the selection is super limited.  I've considered Enkei 92's and spinwerk 82's but I am still looking.  Shakotans are my 15" rim of choice (for now).

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It's ok, I'm in the same boat.  I want 16's but the selection is super limited.  I've considered Enkei 92's and spinwerk 82's but I am still looking.  Shakotans are my 15" rim of choice (for now).

 

Wow, same boat indeed. I was looking at the Spinwerks, but It's more than I wanted to spend since I'd like to use some of the $1700 insurance cheque to replace some tools. I was also looking at Enkeis, but the Apache II's caught my eye more than the 92's. Message me if you find anything else!

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Wow, same boat indeed. I was looking at the Spinwerks, but It's more than I wanted to spend since I'd like to use some of the $1700 insurance cheque to replace some tools. I was also looking at Enkeis, but the Apache II's caught my eye more than the 92's. Message me if you find anything else!

Do the Apache's come in 16"?

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Rota Grid Offroads, 16x8 +10 shod with 245/50R16s.  The front wheels have a 10mm spacer and the rears no spacer.  I had to roll the fenders due to the tire size.  A narrower tire with a smaller profile (tires and wheels at an inch larger than stock diameter) would probably have sufficient clearance.

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