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Old 05-08-2009, 11:28 PM
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Yeah someone keyed the damn car and it sucks. Getting the whole car resprayed soon and might be changing the color. As far as the wheels i think the fitment is perfect. Its been raining for like 2 straight weeks here so the next decent day ill wash the car and get some better shots to show the fitment. The front was rubbing so i rolled it a little and the rear is rolled and pulled slightly.
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:31 AM
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Barefoot... who'd you buy the black one's from? Every dealer I call says they can't get them for RWD, only FWD sizes.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by cliffrlp View Post
George been checking up on this thread to see when you'd post...good choice on wheels!

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Thanks man! I'm just trying to keep up with you . Done and done.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by i8acobra View Post
Barefoot... who'd you buy the black one's from? Every dealer I call says they can't get them for RWD, only FWD sizes.
They don't actually make them in gloss black. I ordering them in silver and had my buddy at the paint shop spray them base coat, clear coat for me. Turned out pretty nice.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:06 PM
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Here's a teaser with the new front end
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by solidsnake View Post
Hmm this thread is helpful. I plan on the rpf1 but not sure if I should get 35 or 40 series. I have 35 now on my 19's and love the look but if I goto an 18" should I get 40 to fill the gap?
THe 255/40 F and 275/40 rear setup with work great. If you look at my NT03 pic i'm running those sizes and spaced to RPF1 offsets. If you want 35's , the proper tires will be a 295/35 rear and 275/35 front. You will need -2 front and rear camber with a roll and pull in the back to get those to fit.

Oh ya , my car has a 20mm drop
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BarefootRacer View Post
They don't actually make them in gloss black. I ordering them in silver and had my buddy at the paint shop spray them base coat, clear coat for me. Turned out pretty nice.
OK. They do make them in a matte black and that's what I figured you had.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:23 AM
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As promised, pics post springmount mod (excuse the dirty car). Took 1/2in off the spring seat, came out perfect:



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Originally Posted by i8acobra View Post
Wow. Those tire sizes are all wrong... not just the width either. They're also quite a bit short. Bet the car accelerates nicely due to the reduced gearing. I'd suggest a 295/35 on the rear and a 275/35 on the front next time around. But that's just my lame opinion.
youre dumb. have you ever seen the look of a stretched tire? what he needs is a drop. thats all. and some spacers maybe. his setups fine.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by joe645733 View Post
youre dumb. have you ever seen the look of a stretched tire? what he needs is a drop. thats all. and some spacers maybe. his setups fine.
No, you're dumb. It's a Z, not a Volkswagen. It's not even your car. As you can see, he and I had a discussion that did not in any way involve you and he agrees with my opinion. So, in the immortal words of the McKenzie brothers, "take off, you hoser".
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:41 AM
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Looking and guitmans setup makes me want to go with 10.5 all around. 9.5 in front looks out of place.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by solidsnake View Post
Looking and guitmans setup makes me want to go with 10.5 all around. 9.5 in front looks out of place.
Interesting. In what way does it look out of place?

I'll make 2 points:

1. The front, IMO, looks more concave in person that the pictures show (if that is whats throwing you off).

2. The lip on the 9.5 +15 front sticks past the fender a few mms (-1.5 front camber, fender is 25-5/8" from ground, dropped on RSR springs). Since I am running a stretch now, it makes the stance look more diminutive that it really is. When doing my research for wheels, all the 10.5 +15 front setups were just over the top, again IMO (you have to see a head-on shot to really get a feel for just how much the 10.5 +15 front "pokes"). Does a 10.5 front work and look aggressive, definitely. It does little else than look good, and has little practical advantage aside from being able to rotate your square setup. Then again, people seem to have no issues mounting 285/30s up front with a 10.5 +15. I'd be curious to know how much front camber they are running.

Maybe next time I have my wheels off I'll mount them in reverse just to see what the 10.5 +15 front looks like in person on my setup.

Edit: Check out how the front lip sits in relation to the fender on a 9.5 +15 (pokes a few mm out past the fender)


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Old 06-09-2009, 02:00 AM
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What do you guys use, hubcentric rings, the bore is 75mm on most enkei wheels right? The ones on z1auto only go up to 73mm. I wouldn't mind putting some rp03 sbc on my Z, thats what I'm looking to do.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 3kgtslflip View Post
What do you guys use, hubcentric rings, the bore is 75mm on most enkei wheels right? The ones on z1auto only go up to 73mm. I wouldn't mind putting some rp03 sbc on my Z, thats what I'm looking to do.
Yep, use hubcentric rings, either get aluminum or plastic (I recommend aluminum).

Call TireRack, tell them you have a set of Enkei wheels they sell and they will sell you the hubcentric rings for them. They will also be able to tell you the correct bore sizes (73/66mm IIRC).
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:38 AM
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Now that I look at that front shot I see the wheels are flush, it is the tires that are a little small and tuck into the fender. 9.5 looks perfect up front
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If I have stock suspension, no immediate plans to change it, and want to go with a set of RPF1 18's what is the best tire size to use if I do not want stretch? I am thinking the 18x9.5's in the rear and the 18x8.5 in the front (RPF1's). It is a shame they do not make that size in black for an all black car. I plan to auto-x and use these for a daily driver in the summer fall and spring. Still debating on tire model choice.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:43 PM
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245/45/18 front and 275/40/18 rear.
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Originally Posted by martianpc View Post
RPF1 18's what is the best tire size to use if I do not want stretch? I am thinking the 18x9.5's in the rear and the 18x8.5 in the front (RPF1's).
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245/45/18 front and 275/40/18 rear.
That's what was on mine. See the pics I posted earlier in this thread.
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Originally Posted by mclarenf1kid View Post
245/45/18 front and 275/40/18 rear.
245/40 or 255/40. 45 profile is too tall for the front.

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Some 18" RPF1 SBCs on my redline

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