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Old 02-10-2019, 10:23 PM
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First off, I知 new and confused so hop off if that annoys you.
I have a 03 350z Touring, with stock suspension, and stock height.
I知 going to get new wheels and tires. I want to have the flush fitment without rubbing nor rolling my fenders.
im currently looking at 18x9.5 +22 and 18x10.5 +22
with 255/40/18 and 285/40/18 tires
or
18x9 +18 and 18x10 +22 with 245/40/18 and 275/40/18
or
18x9.5 +22 and 18x10 +25 with 255/40/18 and 275/40/18

What you guys think is the best for me or if you have any better setups let me know
Any advice? Suggestions? Or Pics? Will be great, Thanks.

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All your threads should be merged, its essentially the same question asked multiple ways. Check the wheel/tire section, has literally thousands of pages of the same setups you are requesting pics for. Google images will also give you many, many examples. Only you know what works best for you. Everyone has a varied opinion on what "flush" means.

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Originally Posted by Senoniuq View Post
First off, I’m new and confused so hop off if that annoys you.
I have a 03 350z Touring, with stock suspension, and stock height.
I’m going to get new wheels and tires. I want to have the flush fitment without rubbing nor rolling my fenders.
im currently looking at 18x9.5 +22 and 18x10.5 +22
with 255/40/18 and 285/40/18 tires
or
18x9 +18 and 18x10 +22 with 245/40/18 and 275/40/18
or
18x9.5 +22 and 18x10 +25 with 255/40/18 and 275/40/18

What you guys think is the best for me or if you have any better setups let me know
Any advice? Suggestions? Or Pics? Will be great, Thanks.

read your other threads.....

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Originally Posted by Senoniuq View Post
First off, I’m new and confused so hop off if that annoys you.
I have a 03 350z Touring, with stock suspension, and stock height.
I’m going to get new wheels and tires. I want to have the flush fitment without rubbing nor rolling my fenders.
im currently looking at 18x9.5 +22 and 18x10.5 +22
with 255/40/18 and 285/40/18 tires
or
18x9 +18 and 18x10 +22 with 245/40/18 and 275/40/18
or
18x9.5 +22 and 18x10 +25 with 255/40/18 and 275/40/18

What you guys think is the best for me or if you have any better setups let me know
Any advice? Suggestions? Or Pics? Will be great, Thanks.

OK, let's put an end to this.

Any of the combinations you list will "flush out the wheels to the fenders" but to go with your original post saying you don't want "meaty or stretched", best combination for both good fit, future suspension lowering (if that's something you plan to do) and cost (mostly in the tires) is

18x9.5 +22 Front with 245/40-18
18x10.5 +22 Rear with 275/40-18

Why? +15 offsets - which is pretty much the go-to wheel set - will 95%-require rolled fenders if/when lowered. +22 with the smaller tire set (245/275) will fit non-lowered and most lowered cars with no clearance issues.

Or, if the wheels you want are only available 9/10, still stick with a +22 to make sure you have room for lowering. <===That's the key. If you're not lowering - and most people, after going with larger wheels/tires eventually get the craving to do, to at least reduce wheel gap - then you can go more "aggressive" on offset, say +15 to +20.

Pics... take note, car is lowered -19mm in all pics except last.

18x9.5 +15 Square 245/40-18 & 275/40-18 - Rubs fender if you do not roll rear fenders. (In most cases... this is the wheel set that "forced me" to get my fenders rolled after so many previous wheel sets.) Enkei RPF1 (also selling a set of 9.5/10.5 see NorCal ad)


19x9.5 +19, 19x10.5 effective offset +14 with 15mm spacers rear (never mind wheel diameter, width is width) 245/35 and 275/35 F-R
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19x9.5 +22, 19x10.5 +22 with 255/285 F-R (Enkei/TME TM-02)


19x9 +27 effective offset (20mm spacer) front, 19x10 +30 natural, 245/275 (Nismo S-Tune LMZ5)


19x9.5 +20 effective offset (20mm spacer), 19x10.5 +23 with 255/285 F-R (Nismo LMGT5)


19x9.5 +19, 19x10.5 effective offset +14 with 15mm spacers rear 245/35 and 275/35 F-R
Same wheel set/configuration as 2nd pic, above but on NON-lowered car.

Please note that a 285 rear tire IS a slightly better fit on a 10.5" wheel but its fine to run a 275.

I hope this settles the debate for you. And if it doesn't, please don't start another thread, just ask your questions in ONE thread.

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Old 02-11-2019, 05:43 PM
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Thank you, I am done bothering, well for now, but if I bother again it値l be here not another thread. I got the message, sorry for being annoying.
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Do the 9.5 front and 10.5 rear
run 255/40 front and 275/40 rear, thank me later

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Originally Posted by MicVelo View Post
I hope this settles the debate for you. And if it doesn't, please don't start another thread, just ask your questions in ONE thread.
You pic *****.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Senoniuq View Post
Thank you, I am done bothering, well for now, but if I bother again it値l be here not another thread. I got the message, sorry for being annoying.
It's not about annoying, it's just counterproductive and something of a waste of server space. It's all good, but, after all the questions, please come back to the thread and post up what you end up with.

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You pic *****.
Wait, wow, you're JUST NOW figuring that out?

But hey, he asked for pictures so I had 'em. So what if they're all of my car? Point made. Hahahahahaha......

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I LOVE how Mic has multiple answers and pics of VARIOUS offsets with and w/o spacers....can damn near show someone what any set up is going to look like short of crazy *** stretched set ups and all with his own vehicles....that's a true 350Z fan right der. You're the master Mic. ha ha
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Originally Posted by SPM350Z View Post
I LOVE how Mic has multiple answers and pics of VARIOUS offsets with and w/o spacers....can damn near show someone what any set up is going to look like short of crazy *** stretched set ups and all with his own vehicles....that's a true 350Z fan right der. You're the master Mic. ha ha
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Hi Mic. Previously I referred new people to the Enkei thread for information on wheel size, offset and tire size; and the relationship among these.

I think I will start sending 'em to this thread, specifically Post #4. Or... a better idea... Can we make Post #4 in this thread a Sticky? Seriously. It would help people and give us a concise and accurate Post where we can send new owners with questions about wheels, offsets, and tires.
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Originally Posted by Spike100 View Post
Hi Mic. Previously I referred new people to the Enkei thread for information on wheel size, offset and tire size; and the relationship among these.

I think I will start sending 'em to this thread, specifically Post #4. Or... a better idea... Can we make Post #4 in this thread a Sticky? Seriously. It would help people and give us a concise and accurate Post where we can send new owners with questions about wheels, offsets, and tires.
Spike, I'm flattered. Thanks. What's in that post isn't anything anyone who's done a wheel set or two doesn't already know but if it helps anyone to make a correct choice or better, avoid making an incorrect choice, happy to help by using my rubber fetish as an example. Laff.

Maybe I'll post a "complete wheel size guide with pics" one of these days. But there's already a ton of good stuff in the Wheel & Tire section. Sure, I've been doing this for 40+ years but some "specific to the 350Z" tidbits might be good to have in one place. It's all there but some of it is miles deep in a thread and not always easy to find - even with google - because you have to know what question(s) to ask. So we'll see.

For any new wheel buyers, I do recommend getting an understanding of "wheel offset and why it's as or more important than width". Try my other thread: https://my350z.com/forum/wheels-and-...t-novices.html It's not meant to be scientific and it glazes over the most important "science" behind offset; that is, suspension interaction that includes alignment, slip angles, roll centers, etc.... But it has pictures!! And it was written for the first time wheel buyer.
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Hi Mic. I do really like your thread:

https://my350z.com/forum/wheels-and-...t-novices.html

It’s simple and has simple explanations.

What I like about your #4 Post on this thread is the pictures of wheels/tires with the specifications (wheel and tire size, and offset). Readers like and appreciate good pictures (you aligned these exactly correctly) and full specifications (tire size, wheels size and offset). Someone not willing to invest much effort in learning about wheels and tires and offset can read Post #4 on this thread and get the information they need without the “background learning.”

I'm not trying to be over complimentary. Just pointing out how new members will see maximum value on this site.

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Originally Posted by Spike100 View Post
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What else???
I think the bottom one is Mistuh Sparco rollin' around in piddle cuz he thinks Mic is a pic ho.

Oh wait, that's me...

Maybe I'd best be running along now.
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Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
"9.5 front, 10.5 rear, 255/40 front, 275/40 rear"
+1 w/ front offset +15 to +22, rear offset +15 to +20.

Obligatory pic:
255/40 18 x 9.5 +22
275/40 18 x 10.5 +18


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^^ Drop the car just under an inch, and it is perfect.

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Thank you, I am done bothering, well for now, but if I bother again it値l be here not another thread. I got the message, sorry for being annoying.
Just buy this excellent deal : https://my350z.com/forum/norcal-mark...n-jose-ca.html
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