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Old 30-10-2017, 08:20 AM
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I also have mixed feelings about them. When I put them on the first thing I thought were too big and I'm still undecided. I liked the small wheel look of the red wheels. Maybe 15's would have been a better option. One thing is for certain though is that it changes the look to be a lot meaner.

With regard to practicality, it doesn't drive quite as nice but raises the ride height to be much more practical on the road.
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Old 30-10-2017, 08:49 AM
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I liked the red ones John. I think the red suited the car and it was also 'different' to have steel retro wheels.
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Old 30-10-2017, 09:15 AM
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When I bought the NS2R tyres and had the wheels powdercoated I didn't really know which car to put these on. The choice was this car, the blue one or the red 280z that's in for paint. I can see these wheels becoming the ones I swap between cars for track and drag use.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

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Old 30-10-2017, 09:30 AM
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What size are they?
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Old 30-10-2017, 09:38 AM
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The wheels are 16x7 and the tyres 225/45. The same size as the blue car. I had considered 15x8 0et with a 205 tyre (which is the biggest you will fit on a lowered standard zed) but the stretch will seriously compromise track handling (fine for the road and looks though).
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

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Old 30-10-2017, 09:41 AM
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205 wouldn’t really be a stretxh on a 8j rim.

Not with a normal sidewall.

You can se these wheels are an inch too big and not enough profile ��
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Old 30-10-2017, 09:59 AM
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I studied all the data about track tyres and max/min wheel sizes for a given tyre width. Then I looked on various forums about track tyres and people that race. The outcome of this is that you cant use a 205 tyre on any more that a 7" rim and expect it to work as intended. I tried to find some data that to support the size I wanted to run but couldn't.

As said, I'd agree that the wheel looks a bit big and the profile small. Something else to be aware of is the overall diameter is right on the limit with this tyre and standard front valance. The tyre just rubs on the front lower lip as you turn the steering and this is with standard caster. If you want to run more caster or go for 50 profile tyres you will have to trim the lower valence.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 30-10-2017, 02:13 PM
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I never thought I'd say this but I'm gonna go out there and say I actually prefer the red steels, they really suit the patina and look of the car.

I'm sure the new wheels are great for performance and look great but they almost look too smart for the car imo...
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Old 30-10-2017, 02:34 PM
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I see a red wheel and I want it painted black
No colours anymore, I want them to turn black
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