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  1. Hey sorry to bother you....so you are running 245/40/16 with a 16 inch rim with 0 offset on all four corners????  I just picked up a 260 with coil overs and so on....Id love to run that set up without the flairs!!

    1. primaz


      I am running 0 offset 5" back space on one 240 and a more recent one is a +13 with 5" backspace.  Both are running 245 40 16" tires with no flares on all four corners

    2. mpdlawdog


      thanks!  thats a hard tire to find!  I thing Ill go save and get a sticky set of 225/50/16 for now.....

    3. primaz


      If you do not want to spend a lot you might consider these:



      These are a bit pricey but good



      I got lucky and bought two sets of the Bridgestone Potenza's before they stopped making them; those are amazing and was pissed they stopped selling that size.


      FYI, If you ever decide to go to a 17" rim there are a ton of 245 45 tires; if you have three piece wheels you can re-barrel them from 16" to 17"

  2. From others on the forum, I found these, which to me look to be one of the best CV kits to also consider http://www.zcarblog.com/tag/cv-axles For big wheels/tires you really need to measure your car as there are so many types of flares, suspensions mods, etc. that there is no one perfect offset to me, so why not just spend $50 and measure your car and get the perfect offset to avoid spacers, etc. Do that after you install your flares if you want flares and after you finish the suspension. FYI, you can stuff a 245 easily on all four corners on a stock body so going with flares with the right offset, you can run much larger sizes. http://www.1320wheels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=334
  3. Dude, Just rent that tool for $50 bucks that I posted and you can be assured of getting the perfect offset for your Z and eliminate any spacers. I do not understand what is the big deal? You can see from two of my 240's that a 245 will clear the stock body without any limiting of turning the wheels to full lock. I think our Orange Z with the +13 would clear without rolling but we rolled it to make sure. When you are going to find that perfect size to keep the fenders non rolled, just rent that tool and then you will be 100% correct with no guessing. Both of the two 240'z's I posted are street cars and the Orange one is a very mild ride with full coil overs that my wife drives. Sorry but to me, "don't be cheap, just rent the tool and measure your car".
  4. A 16 x 8 with a 245 wide tire will fit without any spacers on a stock body but again to be perfect and especially if you guys want to push it to the maximum and run any size larger than 8" you could fit wider in the rears (255 + ) BUT why be cheap you can rent the right tool to squeeze your offset to the maximum for under $50 bucks. http://www.1320wheels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=334 I read the posting of the guy whom stuffed a 275 but that required longer studs, modifications to the shafts, adjustable aftermarket lower control arms, and I believe he had different offsets on one side versus the other for some reason? Thus when you go beyond a 245 you do not want a mistake as the clearance that is left is so small you should not go by what others have used unless your car is exactly the same year, same suspension mods, brakes, etc. and why risk it for $50 bucks and you can measure it exactly for your car? My two 240's both have 245's but the offset is slightly different. You do not need to purchase those expensive tools $250-800 or buy a cheaper quality tool for $100-200; just rent the high quality tool for $50 bucks....
  5. I am curious where are these supposed to be attached to the car? do they all suppose to have this on the car?
  6. I have two (2) 240z's, one with 16 x 8" with a +13, 5" backspace on all four corners running 245 40's. The other is about the same setup also running 245's on all four corners. The fenders are rolled on both. The orange is not as low but the red one is about 4.5" off the ground. Both cars have no rubbing issues. Both cars have coil overs. Running 245's really enable the car to stick to the pavement incredibly. Rather than going with anyone's specific off-set, I would recommend that you buy that tool to measure the maximum tire/wheel your car can fit or go to a good tire shop and have them measure it. The reason to me is that everyone is likely to run different brand suspensions, etc. I think my Red Z if a slightly different off-set but I cannot remember what it is but I do believe it is 5" backspace, it is closer to a zero offset?. Thus if you measure it you can fit the max for your car. I know on my Red car that I think I could actually fit a 255 if I push it but doubt that would clear in the front so I opted to go front/back with 245's so I can rotate them. I am running about a -1" camber and get pretty good life of the tire (inside 1-2" might be worn down to no tread and the other end is usually at or more than the wear level so with rotating them I get decent life). Both Z's are running Arizona Z car front 12.5" vented 4 piston Wilwood brake setup. The Orange Z is running BC Racing coilovers and the Red Z is running ground control coilovers. Lastly both cars have no issues with turning the wheels to full lock, etc. no rubbing, etc. And yes both cars are running with no spacers....
  7. primaz

    Stronger motor mounts

    You might consider this upgrade, https://www.apexengineered.com/store/p7/Front_Tubular_Crossmember.html
  8. primaz

    Top End Performance - Chattsowirth, CA

    I would recommend that you check out Datsun Spirit and I would but them above Rebello... http://datsunspirit.com/
  9. primaz

    LED "Fog" lights?

    I researched the truck & off road headlights and the Vision X to me was the best and was rated the best in many sites. Fortunately our 7" round is used on Jeep's, 911's, and many other cars. Definitely get them with their optional relay so all five elements will go on when on high beam mode. Also make sure you are looking at current models as there are some older Vision X, they are all good but the more current ones provide incredible light output.
  10. primaz

    LED "Fog" lights?

    You might consider just really upgrading the headlights, I am using these and I think there are other places selling them cheaper but get it with the factory relay so all 5 elements can be on at high beam setting; these will be so bright I think there is no need for a fog light INMO https://headlightrevolution.com/vision-x-pair-of-7-round-vortex-led-headlights-chrome/
  11. primaz

    Wheel fit

    He is correct, you should either buy one of those measurement tools to determine the ideal offset, etc. or go to a good shop that has one to get the right choice for wheels/tires. On one of my recent 240Z's we are running 16x8" with a 5" backspace +13 offset and running 16" 245/45 series tires. You need to measure it with the wheel tool and make sure you go over the details with the wheel manufacturer to ensure you maximize the wheel size for your car. This car is lowered and the fenders are stock but rolled to ensure no issues.
  12. Eji does great engines. I am getting my wife's .28 stage II complete and then I can drop my 3.0 liter into my 240z. What kind of ignition is that on your car?
  13. primaz

    Which CV kits are best for an R200 240Z?

    I think you are right the Z Car Garage kit looks like what I will likely buy. The Primadonna Z body is very stable at high speeds compared to any other Z I have driven. Most Z cars float and even if you have the power it is not very safe at high speeds but this body is totally a different experience as it is so smooth and stable at high speeds. The old motor would only propel it to a top end of 165 mph but at that speed you could drive with one hand with barely any force, the car tracked and did not float at all. I was able to do a two lane turn just about as hard as you could yank the wheel and the car would track easily. I raced and beat a lot of much faster cars because of how well it handled those higher speeds. The only problem was my engine was maxed out so I could not go any faster but when a Ferrari tried to keep up they gave up, little did they know they had me on power but when I am done the Primadonna will finally have the needed power to then race other supercars on the street. I raced the car a lot on the street and the body is well built and rock solid. After I bought it from Jack I have added a 9 point cage and soon it will have way more performance than it ever had. I cannot wait to finally have that kind of power...
  14. primaz

    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    That is GREAT! My car is a pretty extreme wide body, right now it has old BBS racing three piece 15 x13 and 15 x11 rims with 345's and 285's with half inch spacers so there is even more room to put a wider tire but nobody makes one. Now that 15" rims are old school my tire choices are almost nil so I am going to buy new three piece CCW's either 17 or 18" or look into what options I can do on re-barreling the BBS as those rims are cool but I am not sure if that process will allow me to go up to a 17" or ? I was going to go with 1000 HP but talking to Dave at RIPS Racing I think for long term reliability I will go with their RB34 that will put down 750-850 HP as those versions are doing well as daily drivers in client cars in the UK; unless Dave says that I can go more HP and still be a daily driver? Again keep up the work as I really would like your kit as I have not seen anything that anyone has the confidence can hold up to these big HP numbers. I hope you have a kit option that is bolt in for people like me that do not want to deal with welding anything, etc. and ideally have everything look well finished. I plan on getting my Primadonna Z car back on the car show circuit for the first year after it is done so I really want all of the parts to look show quality and nice besides being super reliable for racing on the streets. So your kit will have everything to make the 8.8 bolt in and can I also use the Apex or TTT lower control arms with it? I look at your thread often and am eager to see you complete this kit!!!! Great job!!!
  15. primaz

    Which CV kits are best for an R200 240Z?

    No, I am not Jack but I bought Jack's own car the Black Primadonna Z car and am currently updating it with a lighter body as well as bringing it back to show quality. That car was in numerous publications such as Z Car Enthusiast and others. I have never posted any website on the car but I have seen a number of people whom I have no clue whom they are, that have created website stories of the car, etc. which is a little weird but I guess cool? Jack won Oakland Roadster car show with the black Primadonna and after I bought it I put more money into it and it used to be on the car show circuit for a few years winning most shows. I have driven it pretty hard over the years so too many chips on the lacquer paint job so now after I finish our other two 240 Z cars will go a bit extreme on the Primadonna Z putting a ton of HP with a RIPS Racing RB Turbo 3.4 to be able to go over 200 MPH as well as be back to an ISCA car show quality car again. NewZed, that link you shared is the white Primadonna with the non boxed rear flares that Mike sold to Hoover Chan whom sold it to a guy in Florida and I guess sold it again. It looks in rather sad shape in those photos as the rear wing is missing a section that makes it complete. That car was never really a finished car as Mike designed that version with the extended windshield that goes out to the edge of the cowl and never had a finished interior to make it look clean since when you extend the windshield about 1 foot out you then have a bunch of unfinished sections that are now in the interior of the car. The black Primadonna was Jacks own car which was built a lot better in my opinion and uses the box rear flares so there is no bondo or filler to hold any of the panels on the body as every section bolts in and looks like it could have came that way from a factory. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Getting back to my original post, I was trying to clarify what I was looking for. While it seems using the term "best" gets everyone emotional? Sorry for using "best" All I want is a completely well engineered kit to convert the car from half shafts to CV's that will bolt in. I commend you folks that are welders but I just want to know which one to purchase that is already engineered to bolt in. I am converting at least two 240Z in the very near term so I just want to avoid issues and do not want to buy something I regret. I greatly appreciate the responses that everyone has shared as each one is very informative. For me I do want to find what will just bolt in that will work well and be reliable. Both cars are just about complete so I really want to get both of them back on the street soon which is another reason for focusing on a bolt in upgrade to covert to CV's.