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Old 06-06-2017, 05:11 PM
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Have you considered 'staggered' wheels (narrower at front than rear).

Just a thought but you may have clearance issues at the front on lock. Also you could 'space' a staggered wheel to clear brakes.

Steering could be lighter too.

My 350Z and 370Z had staggered wheels. Many sports cars have them especially Porsches.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:24 PM
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Don't forget, you may fit et10 wheels on if you are not running the stock suspension/perches/spring diameters.

Adjustable coilovers often give you quite a bit more clearance inside the arch. You just need to be aware then that when you are on lock to lock it may catch somewhere else in the arch...

Wheels are a bloody nightmare.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:30 PM
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Thanks again, any suppliers you guys can recommend, preferably one who can stick tyres on as well? cheers
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:37 PM
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Thanks again, any suppliers you guys can recommend, preferably one who can stick tyres on as well? cheers
http://www.johnbrownwheels.com/

I have no experience of them but they are a big player.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:15 PM
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As rob says you can have smaller wheels at the front or have same size all round but just go a size smaller on the front,for example 225-50-16 on rear then 215 or 205-50-16 on the front,buy your tyres separate then you can get a better idea as to how the car sits with a trial fit,remember buy 2 tyres first just to make sure they fit ok on the front,as for suppliers,how much do you have to spend and wot style wheel are you after,check a few Zeds out
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Cheers status. Budget is 1000-1500 to include tyres. Looking for modern twist on a classic look, more country road than race track and not to painful to drive without power steering. No flared wheel arches or lowered suspension just bigger front calibres. Preferably 15 inch rims but maybe 16 if they would fit. Ideal to copy someones similar proven set up.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:43 PM
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I have jbw mini lite style 8 wide wheels with 225/60/15 tyres fitted on standard suspension,
And only have issues when I go down a pot hole ,then I can hear the tyre touching the rear arches slightly sometimes.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:06 PM
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If you are going bigger calipers you might have clearance issues with 15 s,why are you going bigger calipers,are you taking it on the track,if not don't bother,ping me over yer email and I'll send you the latest piccys of my Zed
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cheers status. Front brakes now fitted are the four piston caliper kit from MSA, part number 24-5700 so not mega large.

will ping with email status and mrzed we're near neighbours as I'm in Blackburn albeit car is in a workshop in east Manchester at the minute.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:18 AM
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cheers what spec tyre would you need with the 16" to make sure they fit the standard set up? ta

I bought Status's Rotas and put on a set of 225/50/16 but the o/s front caught the indicator part of the valance so I swapped for 205/50/16 and they're fine, I'm on standard USA suspension but ordered some lowering springs and I'm certain they'll still be ok
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I bought some 8x15 et0 Rotas with 205/50x15 t1r's. The car was lowered and the fit looked perfect. It does catch on the lip of one rear arch though. Our cars are 40+ years old so could be slightly different(especially if they have had r at arches). This is the best size for looks IMO but will be very close to the arch lip.
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Further to what John said,

I have a set of Rota Grid V's 15x8 et0 all round with 225/50/15 Toyo T1R tyres (I must say they look quite ballooney at that width and would probably look a lot better with 205 section tyres).

The car was on typical lowering springs and would scrub the rear arches when there was more weight in the car i.e. a passenger. The fronts were fine though.
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:54 PM
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Thanks for all the advice guys. Just my luck now as there would appear to be virtually no Rotas in stock in the UK (other than matte bronze) until mid July with the only wheels that are in stock are the JBW minilites which are very nice but I would have liked a choice.
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Thanks for all the advice guys. Just my luck now as there would appear to be virtually no Rotas in stock in the UK (other than matte bronze) until mid July with the only wheels that are in stock are the JBW minilites which are very nice but I would have liked a choice.
JBW Minilites are what's on my blue car - I need to get rid of that guy behind my car (and the tent and people sitting).
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