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fischer183    10

I put on some Enkei RPF1 16x8 +25 wheels today with 15mm spacers (effective +10mm spacing) and the inside rubs on the stock spring perch standing still. I will try first trimming the lower perch then if that doesn't work, I may have to go with coilovers. This is with 225/50R16 hankook tires.

 

Update: I trimmed the lower perch, and now the tire clears when down or up, but the spring still is about 2-3mm away from the tire. Since this is definitely not enough clearance, I will be checking camber, then maybe converting to coilovers.

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wearedrivenz    10

i just bought me a new set of wheels for my s130

 

they are xxr (sportmax) 513 15x8 0 offset

 

i have not mounted them yet

 

i am going to do it this weekend on my lunch break i am gonna ask my service manager if i can mount and balance my tires

 

i have some new kuhmos on my riken mesh

 

i am just gonna swap the tires and balance them and mount them on my car

 

not before checking if they rub

 

i post pics of them installed

 

 

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Jeff260z    10
oh yeah i got them all for 340 the set

 

wearedriverz

 

Those are the wheels I'm looking at getting for my early 260z. I'm going to try for the 16x8's. Guy on ebay has them for $329 for 4 and $80 shipping in the lower 48. I live in Canada so a trip to Calais is on my near future.

 

Please post some pictures once they are installed. They look great.

 

http://www.xxrwheels.com/sportmax_513.shtml

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Jeff260z    10
jeff260z---i got my sportmax 002's from that guy you are talking about on ebay and he is a great seller. the wheels came in and fit great. tight fit but man do they look awesome

 

You say they are a tight fit. Are you getting some rubbing? Did you have to roll the rear fender lips?

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Lazeum    12

I'm in the process of changing my 17"x7 wheels with 15"x7 on my 240z.

I'm still debating for tire size.

 

Everybody on the board advices to use 225/50-15 which is smaller than stock wheel diameter (195/70-14).

Why don't people choose 225/55-15 instead which would match stock diameter? Can you help me? :)

 

Is it because of look? Performance (less side wall)? Because actually 225/50-15 is stock diameter? (I've seen 240z with 175/70-14 which is the same diameter as 225/50-15)

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4 on 4-1/2 (114.3 mm)

Acura - Legend '86-'89

Buick - Special '61-'63

Chevrolet

Corvair all 4-bolt

Chevy II all 4-bolt

Sprint '85-'87

Nova ('61-'70)

Datsun/Nissan - most models to '89

Dodge Colt '79-'88

Dodge Colt (early)

Ford

Mustang all '65-'68 4-bolt

Falcon, Maverick, Granada all 4-bolt

Mazda - 626, RX7 '83-'87 ????

MGA, MGB, MGC

Olds - F-85 '61-'63

Plymouth - Arrow, Sapporo '79-'88

SAAB all ???

SAAB - 900 to '87

Toyota - most exc. MR2 and P.U. to '89

Triumph TR 1..6

 

 

 

 

so does that mean that stock lug spacing on a 240z is 114.3 mm(4 1/2 in)? i just want to make sure im reading this right. im not the sharpest tool in the shed, ya know?

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grumpyvette    677

wheel repair, and widening and narrowing

ok many times youve seen a custom set of wheels you like but they don,t come in the correct width for your application, or youve got great wheels but youve screwed one up and it needs repairs, sometimes you just want wider tires and your current wheels won,t fit that tire width correctly or youve seen some killer (ford, caddy,nissan ETC,) wheels but they don,t come in your ideal bolt pattern or width.

theres several shops that specialize in doing the necessary mods and reworked wheels can be just as strong or stronger than new wheels if the works done correctly....

BEFORE LOOKING INTO MODIFYING WHEELS DO AN EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH ON NEW WHEELS,THAT MAY WORK CORRECTLY, SIMPLY BECAUSE THE AVERAGE COST, OF MODIFICATIONS TENDS TO RUN BETWEEN $125-$200 PLUS PER WHEEL,(IVE SEEN STOCKCAR STEEL WHEELS DONE FOR UNDER $70 EACH) and VERIFY THAT THE TIRES AND BRAKES YOU WANT ARE AVAILABLE AND WILL FIT THE NEW RIM SIZE

example

I had a dana 60 rear differential from a PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA installed in my CORVETTE , the bolt pattern was differant and I wanted disc brakes that would not fit the 15" drum brake MOPAR wheels that looked crappy anyway, and 17" wheels were not even an option in the 1970s on CUDAs

so if I wanted matching 11" wide wheels what can you do? well, its not cheap but it is something you can do, and with STEEL WHEELS its a good deal cheaper than with aluminum in many cases. but you can have almost any wheel fabricated, to match the lug pattern, back spacing, etc. you want, if you can supply the basic wheels of the correct inner and outer dia. the work cam be as simple as cutting and rewelding and reballancing the wheels, it can be far more complicated so ask lots of questions before commiting to the project, and try to deal locally as it tends to remove some possiable problems if you can deal face-to-face with the shop.

 

the key is finding a RELIEABLE SHOP THAT DOES QUALITY WORK, your local stock car track guys should be very familiar with who does the work in your area on steel wheels and many times the same guys repair and modify aluminum and custom wheels.the KEY in getting a good result is in dealing with a quality shop with a long history of good customer feed back and doing VERY PRECISE MEASSURMENTS and suppling a PRECISE diagram , because your going to get almost exactly what you request in back spacing, dimensions and lug patterns , if you measure wrong your screwed and youll need decent wheels to start with, (sometimes 8 old wheels will be required to build 4 new wheels).

heres three shops off the internet, and one had multipule links with bad =feedback

 

http://www.weldcraftwheels.com/Wide.htm

 

http://www.thewheelsmith.net/

heres two that do custom repairs and widening

 

 

http://www.stocktonwheel.com/wheel_widening.htm

 

stocktons had lots of bad customer feedback pop up when I did an internet search

 

more wheel related info.

 

 

 

http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/3636/

 

http://www.high-impact.net/wheels/backspacingillustration.htm

 

http://www.custom-wheels-n-rims.com/WheelTech/wheel-backspace.htm

 

http://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html#backspace

 

http://www.intercotire.com/html/body_true-mph.htm

 

http://www.kormanfastbmw.com/ttiredia.htm

 

http://www.rsracing.com/rscatalog/prod-index.asp

 

http://www.rsracing.com/glossary.htm#patch

 

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

 

http://www.geocities.com/steve.knickerbocker/tires/tirediam.htm

 

http://www.dougrippie.com/drm/brake_conversions.htm#C4%20Corvette%20DRM%20Wilwood%20Brake%20Kit

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