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Old 09-27-2018, 04:39 PM
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I have a 08 350, only done tint and blacked handles/emblems. I just bought the attached wheels 18x9 +25 offset all 4 with 255x40x18 rear and 245x40x18 front. Just looking for opinions on them. Bridgestone patenza rear and nexen in front.

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That offset isn't exactly ideal for fitment, I know the norm is around +15 for a ~9" wide wheel. But to each his own. If those wheels had a better offset suited for the 350z I think they'd look nice if you manage to get a tight meaty fitment going on.
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JTeeAre View Post
That offset isn't exactly ideal for fitment, I know the norm is around +15 for a ~9" wide wheel. But to each his own. If those wheels had a better offset suited for the 350z I think they'd look nice if you manage to get a tight meaty fitment going on.

could spacers or adapters make it better in your opinion?
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Originally Posted by Goodolejim View Post
could spacers or adapters make it better in your opinion?
Are they mounted on the car yet?

While it was said this isn't an optimal fit, it's not a bad fit either. Only you can decide if you want to space them out once you install them. Considering that a 9" wide +25 wheel pulls the wheel outwards by about 17mm, that's not horrible. Sure, you have more room to go but it probably won't be necessary.
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Could be worse, they look ok, but the specs kinda suck .
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Love the deep dish wheels are they black chrome? What's the brand of these wheels, probably would fall more in Love with them once I see them on your car and how the fitment looks definitely keep us posted!!
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They get delivered and mounted this Wednesday possibly early Thursday, yea they're black chrome. I am a little worried now that they wont look great considering the fitment reply....they are JNC019
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i would have gone at least 9.5 wide... it will look meh, but there has been worse

why did you go with the potenza's?
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Originally Posted by travlee View Post
i would have gone at least 9.5 wide... it will look meh, but there has been worse

why did you go with the potenza's?
I already had the potenza from a month ago, i got em 55$ ea

is there a diff black chrome big lip wheel you could recommend so I can see that's 9.5?
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OK, OP, don't get all into a panic here due to the fitment comments. As was said, maybe not optimal fit but get 'em on the car (or at least test fit the wheel sans tire; mounted tires, no returns) and take a look. Personally, I run my favorite wheels (9" fronts) at close to stock offset.... (I like pics so..... and yes, hard to see but you get the idea).

...19x9 +27 with 255s, never mind the diameter, width is same (offsets spaced down from +47 because these are 370Z wheels) and steering response is good, looks just fine to me, don't need toilet flush fit up front, performance is what counts.

But for sake of argument, these are 9.5s run at +20 just so you can visualize a difference. 13mm further outward than the 9s at top (due to extra wheel width AND offset) and more toilet flush, so you decide. (From this, the takeaway is that you have a lot of room to play with spacers if need be to get it right to YOUR eye.)



EDIT: Oh, meant to ask, wondering why you mixed tires F-R... both in odd size combo and brand/construction. Pre-existing tires? I'd be more concerned about this than the offsets/wheel fit at this point. Mixing brands is OK but I don't do it because of the mixed construction that influences AT THE LIMIT performance. Just cruising the streets and highways is fine but personally, I'll skimp on the wheel before the tires, one's only connection to the ground pulling a g load.

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Originally Posted by Goodolejim View Post
I already had the potenza from a month ago, i got em 55$ ea

is there a diff black chrome big lip wheel you could recommend so I can see that's 9.5?
That same company (or "your price range") offers almost every one of their wheels in black chrome. Or change the query to "hyper black".. Hyper black isn't as shiny but gives you a wider range of brands to look at.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=black+chrome+wheels +5x114.3+JNC+18&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=blac k+chrome+wheels+5x114.3

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I had potenzas on the vette, hated em.
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Originally Posted by travlee View Post
I had potenzas on the vette, hated em.
Waahhhhhhhhlllllll, Missuh Travis, I tends t'think it might be a culshurro thing..... You drives a Carvett, a good ol' made in the USofA car! Should be on a plump set o'GenGoodyearichs. (Almost said Fahrstone but then remebbered who owns dem.)

But ya, depends on the Potenzas one has as they cross the many performance grade lines. Potenza is the performance lineup but they go from the DOT-legal race RE-71R to the Max Perf SO series (S-04 Pole Position and the like) and on down the performance gradient to the HP all seasons. I bet you had RE050As (maybe they were RFTs to boot) on your Vette. They work OK but ride like cement truck tires. I mean, made of cement as tires to ride like a truck. Erf....
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They are pretty ugly imho, but different strokes for different folks.
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You nailed it mic, is have pilot super sport 4s's now
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They look like Work XD9 knockoffs except with 10 spokes. JNC wheels are hunks of sh*t but to each their own.
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RPF1s are available in SBC, still wish I chose that color instead of silver.
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Default Just put them on

Need to put lowering springs now, how do they look?
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Originally Posted by Phenom View Post
They look like Work XD9 knockoffs except with 10 spokes. JNC wheels are hunks of sh*t but to each their own.
fair enough
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need a better angles, look at the eibach pro-kit springs. if you cant install them, hit up acid jake on here, he is in carrollton and doesnt charge much to install things
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