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Can anyone ID these wheels on this Z?

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Are these Watanabe or ROTA?

 

Are these 16” or 17”, I honestly am not sure on this one, usually I can tell. 

 

Can anyone confirm/guess the offset given the stock fenders and rim dish?

 

Id like to duplicate this setup but want to be close to sure before I buy

 

Thanks 

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Ok, searching Google I found some threads on HybridZ that cover the set-up above.

 

It looks like the car belongs to a member here (lolit0) and the wheels are:

 

Watanabe 16x8.5 -6mm

Front Tires: 205/50/16

Rear Tires: 225/50/16

 

That's super aggressive sizing for a stock fender car but obviously looks insane if you are willing to go through all the work to get everything to clear. And I use the word "clear" lightly as I'm sure that setup rubs under load.

 

Lolit0, great looking set-up and my apologies for posting a pic of your car without your permission.

 

Many of you guys run 16x8 0-offset. Lolit0's set-up pokes ~12mm further than that.

 

As a side note, Watanabe does offer a 16x8 0-offset for about $600/wheel if you want an easier time with clearance. You don't get quite the dish though.

 

If Rota made RKR (Watanabe Type R knockoff), in a 16x8 0 or a 16x8.5 0, it would be game over. Sign me up! 

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On 9/10/2018 at 7:31 PM, luke87gt said:

Ok, searching Google I found some threads on HybridZ that cover the set-up above.

 

It looks like the car belongs to a member here (lolit0) and the wheels are:

 

Watanabe 16x8.5 -6mm

Front Tires: 205/50/16

Rear Tires: 225/50/16

 

That's super aggressive sizing for a stock fender car but obviously looks insane if you are willing to go through all the work to get everything to clear. And I use the word "clear" lightly as I'm sure that setup rubs under load.

 

It shouldnt' take any real work to make them fit. I run 15x9s with 225/50r15s with sock fenders and stock strut housings with Eibach lowering springs. All it took was 1/4" spacers to clear the struts, though I went with 8mm for peace of mind. Fenders aren't rolled and it has never once rubbed despite aggressive driving on rough roads. Of course the setup mentioned has 1" greater tire diameter but I think you're severely overestimating what's involved. 

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0 offset, plus 8mm spacers on the front. The tires in this pic are actually 205/55s as the selection of 225s has dropped off over the past few years, but it never once rubbed with the various 225/50s and 225/45s I've had on it. I only bought them because several others reported no issues with the same wheels and tires. 

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Here's some old pics with 225/50s that give a better idea of the poke. I would say the tires would interfere with the airdam before they would rub the fenders. I did mount up some 215/60s which had that issue, they would only fit the rear.

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15x9 0 offset SPD line Zuka wheels.  I am pretty sure I have the same.  Mine are bronze.  Your pic shows gunmetal.

I bought mine from JPNgarage but I think they are closed down now.  I did see some on ebay though.

Supposedly, these where made by Atara Racing as mentioned here:  https://dailydatsun.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/watanabes-panasports-and-other-8-spoke-rims/

Also, I have T3 control arms pulled in as much as possible in the rear, to make them fit.

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