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New Wheels--How do you know which offset?

Heres a picture of the wheels im getting on the same year and color as my car, but my question is i want to have 17s in front and 18s in the rear.... how do you know which offset to get, or is there really one offset that will fit properly?



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eww burnt rice.... nice looking wheels tho lol.
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eww burnt rice.... nice looking wheels tho lol.

burnt rice....good one, too bad its a 6spd, runs 13s and is freakin badass.


but about the wheel question.... anyone know?
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lol sorry.. but the only import ill drive is a yota im not saying its not badass or nething... and i was kidding incase no one else caught the "lol" in there..
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too bad its a 6spd, runs 13s and is freakin badass.

Prove it?Wheres your time slip?

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Not trying to be ugly but I've noticed a new trend on this site.

People move up or out from the Birds and they continue to come here and ask questions on their new rides. Weird.

I think it would be best to visit the appropriate site for make/model in question.
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it runs 13s because thats what people tell him...13second car, 15 second driver.

on that note, I assume those are Volks or Rays rims? gonna cost, I wouldnt run a staggered size setup, you are going to have to worry about matching aspect ratios so that the tires are all the same height. Anywho, why be concerned about offset numbers, just find the correct model number for the rims you want from the manufacturers website. If they offer a specific package or set of rims in such a staggered size/negative offset spec, your answer is right there. Your question can be easily answered by merely finding out who makes those rims and going from there.




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it runs 13s because thats what people tell him...13second car, 15 second driver.

True,Unless he has a time slip it's still a mid 14 car to me.

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ive said several times im leaving it looking stock.
Qouted form this thread post 53.
http://forums.tccoa.com/newreply.php...eply&p=1081674

Looks like it will be shaved and riced in no time.

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wow..

never thot i could start something like this just by saying "eww...burnt rice" lol. sorry dude.
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Prove it?Wheres your time slip?
or even a picture of the car

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wow..

never thot i could start something like this just by saying "eww...burnt rice" lol. sorry dude.
You didn't start anything.Trust me.

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i still laid down the basis for hijacking the thread tho..
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oh and btw Obucina theyre completely stock wheels..if it is indeed a "13 second car" then these wheels should have come standard as part of the "Z-Tune" package as even a hard boiled american muscle man knows a stock z wouldnt run anything short of a 14.5-15.. take a look see

http://www.gruppe-s.com/Nismo/Nismo_Z33.htm
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oh and btw Obucina theyre completely stock wheels..if it is indeed a "13 second car" then these wheels should have come standard as part of the "Z-Tune" package as even a hard boiled american muscle man knows a stock z wouldnt run anything short of a 14.5-15.. take a look see

http://www.gruppe-s.com/Nismo/Nismo_Z33.htm

those arent the wheels in the picture, the wheels in the picture are from a company called Rota, they are P45R's in hyper black.



Does anyone know how you would figure out what size tires to run so that they are the same height in front and rear if i do go 18s in the rear?

The tires now are 235/50/17s so i imagine i would need to just figure out what tires would match for 18s
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eww burnt rice.... nice looking wheels tho lol.
When I think of rice, I think of a Honda Civic with a body kit, giant wing and a fart cannon. I don't think of the 350Z. Very nice cars. Generalizations are gay.


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When I think of rice, I think of a Honda Civic with a body kit, giant wing and a fart cannon. I don't think of the 350Z. Very nice cars. Generalizations are gay.
Claims with no proof is gay.

235/50ZR17=26.7 inch in diameter.

245/45ZR18= 26.7 inch diameter.


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again the only import i have driven/owned or will drive/own is a toyota.. truck preferrably.. unless someone approaches me with a very good deal on an early model skyline (ex. 74-76 GT-R)
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again the only import i have driven/owned or will drive/own is a toyota.. truck preferrably.. unless someone approaches me with a very good deal on an early model skyline (ex. 74-76 GT-R)
Toyota trucks are crap dude.Take it from a guy thats works for Toyota.

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Claims with no proof is gay.

235/50ZR17=26.7 inch in diameter.

245/45ZR18= 26.7 inch diameter.


Thats what you want Musto.


Exactlty what i needed, thanks man.


Let me throw this out now....

The rear tires are 245-50-17, theyre staggered so i cant rotate them... and when you get new tires your soposed to keep it staggered, between .5 and 1in diffrence, so with that in mind...what size tires would i use for the rear with 18 instead of 17in rims?
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i have a '79 hilux 4WD with the original 20R and its never ever let me down yet.. the only major this that i had to do was rebuild the whoel truck because the years of salt and rust made the original frame rust thru just behind the cab..
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i have a '79 hilux 4WD with the original 20R and its never ever let me down yet.. the only major this that i had to do was rebuild the whoel truck because the years of salt and rust made the original frame rust thru just behind the cab..

You have no idea of rust.Toyota frames are junk.I had a 93 Hilux 4x4 and the dame thing had holes in the frame behind the shackles I could put my fist through.

Any vehicle can be dependable.Just gotta know how to maintain it.

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Let me throw this out now....

The rear tires are 245-50-17, theyre staggered so i cant rotate them... and when you get new tires your soposed to keep it staggered, between .5 and 1in diffrence, so with that in mind...what size tires would i use for the rear with 18 instead of 17in rims?
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well my truck kinda broke in half goin up my icy uphill driveway lol so i know what you mean
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Exactlty what i needed, thanks man.


Let me throw this out now....

The rear tires are 245-50-17, theyre staggered so i cant rotate them... and when you get new tires your soposed to keep it staggered, between .5 and 1in diffrence, so with that in mind...what size tires would i use for the rear with 18 instead of 17in rims?
245/50ZR17=26.8 inch Diameter


It's only a .1 difference.Just run a 245/45ZR18.You'll never even notice a difference.

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well my truck kinda broke in half goin up my icy uphill driveway lol so i know what you mean
That's funny!

My 81 Subaru rusted in half; the only thing holding it when I gave it away was the roof...it 'stretched' when I pulled out at a light; made it to the boneyard, tho...

This Was in Tennessee; we are not known for rust problems...


So, when does the 350Z get the 'switches' , front to back and side to side?


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yea that where this happened too.. i used to live just outside of newport..(about 30 miles from morristown) lol the truck was a florida truck.. so the salty air realy got to it as it spent most of its time a a beach patrol truck
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oh and btw Obucina theyre completely stock wheels..if it is indeed a "13 second car" then these wheels should have come standard as part of the "Z-Tune" package as even a hard boiled american muscle man knows a stock z wouldnt run anything short of a 14.5-15.. take a look see

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i know exactly what a Z runs...
I have seen quite a few of them at the track, including the 2door and 4door G35. The early model sedan ran consistant 14.6s...which beats most cars on this website....every Z i have seen ran 14.1-14.3. Claiming that the Z car runs a 15, is completely false and we both know that.




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Let me throw this out now....

The rear tires are 245-50-17, theyre staggered so i cant rotate them... and when you get new tires your soposed to keep it staggered, between .5 and 1in diffrence, so with that in mind...what size tires would i use for the rear with 18 instead of 17in rims?

why dont you just join a 350Z forum? BTW, I think a set of bronze Rays would look much hotterer. Did you get the Brembo brake option also?




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i know exactly what a Z runs...
I have seen quite a few of them at the track, including the 2door and 4door G35. The early model sedan ran consistant 14.6s...which beats most cars on this website....every Z i have seen ran 14.1-14.3. Claiming that the Z car runs a 15, is completely false and we both know that.
I guess your not such a bad guy after all
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