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What different wheels look like on a 280zx

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tyres' started by Ped, May 24, 2017.

  1. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    I was messing about some time ago to see what different style wheels look like on my 280zx. This is just a rough Photoshop mock-up and does not take into account ride height, getting the correct wheel size/offset and tyres combo. It's just to get an overall impression.

    This is the original 'Iron Cross' wheels with 205/70/14 as currently fitted...

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    Here are some Watanabes in black...

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    Here are some plain alloy Watanabes...

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    And some SSR XR4 Longchamps...

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    Think the black Watanabes look cool. :cool:

    Anyway no plan to change from stock setup just done this out of interest.
     
  2. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    The Watanabes (or Rotas locally sourced) match the black door and wing guards and bumpers but don't lose your stock wheels which better match the silver above.

    The last wheels are horrid.
     
  3. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member

    I got to say I'm a big fan of the stock wheels. The aftermarkets you've done just dont do it for me I'm afraid. Just my point of view anyway.
     
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  4. Ped

    Ped
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    Yep, the stock wheels are still favourite.

    To change to the black Watanabes style wheels would involve a fair bit of expense and it's a completely different look. Would probably need to change the ride height to get it looking right.

    It was just a case of: "I wonder what it would look like if...." :D
     
  5. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I really like the stock wheels but the dark rota's would be my second choice.
     
  6. samuri-240

    samuri-240 Well-Known Forum User

    Agree the stock wheel looks best here, unlike with a 240/260 it has to be 9 x 15 Enkie's with white centre's.
     
  7. candy red

    candy red Well-Known Forum User

    Stock wheels for me too ;)
     
  8. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    Another vote for the Stock wheels, but i do quite like the black look too, but not with Watanabe/Rota's see far too many cars with the same wheels.. not for me im afraid, but each to there own ;)
     
  9. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    After extensive research I have found the perfect look. Direct from Japan, it's the latest JDM craze sure to sweep the western world... it's...

    LaurelAndHardySan :bow: :D

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  10. TimW

    TimW 1978 UK RHD 260z


    lol.. Perfect!.. Where can I get a set?


    I like the stock, 2nd would be the alloy watanabes
     
  11. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Official Trader

    Handles like it's on rails ! Just need a chimney now !
     
  12. status

    status
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  13. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member

    Loving it! :rofl:
     
  14. jonbills

    jonbills
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    I actually like the proportions. Should just be black.
     
  15. samuri-240

    samuri-240 Well-Known Forum User

    Not being funny but I have just thought that the 17" Boyd Coddington wheels I have in the garage would seriously suit a 280ZX. They looked fabulous on the 240 they where custom made for. So on a 280ZX they would be the dogs.
     
  16. Mr Tenno

    Mr Tenno
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    Swastikas?
     
  17. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Official Trader

    I'm not a fan despte having them on our 2-seater - I think they only suit a silver car !
     

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  18. Mr Tenno

    Mr Tenno
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    Yeah they do look good with silver/gunmetal!
     
  19. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    Not for me thanks, just a bit too 80s. :puke:
     
  20. Sylv1

    Sylv1 Well-Known Forum User

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    My zx has Swastikas as original equipment

    I switched to Rota grid 16inches
     
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