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Old 03-24-2012, 02:48 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Wheel and tire specs?
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:55 PM   #32 (permalink)
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That's a tall tire!!

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no rubbing here.
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Can you guys with the aggressive offsets in the fronts (ie.. +12, +15) post any frontal shots of your Z's? I'm thinking I want to go with PF01's with +15 all the way around. I'm alittle worried that the wheel is going to stick out a bit for the fronts... and don't want to have to run some crazy negative camber to try and compensate to make it look flush.
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MJB ill get you a pic in a little while. Mine does have some poke, and camber.
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CCastro, what's the drop? Looks great!
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Red that looks great . Can you give us wheel and tire specs, and what are you lowered on? Thanks buddy.
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255/40/18 295/35/18 (this is a shorter tire size than stock)
SSR type f, +22F, +15R

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Can you guys with the aggressive offsets in the fronts (ie.. +12, +15) post any frontal shots of your Z's? I'm thinking I want to go with PF01's with +15 all the way around. I'm alittle worried that the wheel is going to stick out a bit for the fronts... and don't want to have to run some crazy negative camber to try and compensate to make it look flush.
I'm still researching the hell out of these wheels but I saw these two (old) threads and it got me worried I'll have to pass on these wheels.

Test fit Enkei RPF1 in 18s :(

Enkei PF01 matte black 18x10.5 wheels


I know it's from a few years back but I haven't seen any updates, so has anyone tried these recently?
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im gonna stick with 18's. i like the fact that they are lighter, plus here in louisiana, the roads destroy 19's much faster. i bought 8 tires in two years with another car that had 19's. yea 19's are a bit sexier, but i dont plan on taking hairpin turns at 150 mph, and ill never be on a track so 18's for me. i think you guys with pics on here have great taste, and i wanna say thanks for giving me some ideas.
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Ill also be goin with 18's on mine. Weds Sports TC-105N's for me. 18x10.5 + 12 for rears and 18X9.5 +35 on fronts. 18.8lbs/rear and 17.6lbs/front.
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Does anyone here know what wheels would fit around 6piston Wilwood brakes? I want to stay with 18's but I cant find any information on what wheels will fit around these brakes. I am going to get a hold of a template to see how they fit over the base wheels since I know the sport wheels which also use a 14' rotor will fit with the base wheels. I am wanting to go with 255 fronts and 275 rears but may step it down to 245/265. This will be for a track set up and the car will not be lowered anytime soon. I want to avoid spacers and will go with camber arms if needed.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:30 PM   #44 (permalink)
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I am really surprised no one has RPF01's in this thread...
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I have Rays 57G (front) 18 x 8.5 +33 and (rear) 18 x 9.5 +22 - a strong wheel and no clearance problems ... these wheels give a little more track at the front and noticeably improve trackp-day turn-in - it is now really "crisp" and lets me dive deeper into corners and trail-brake after turn-in as the turn-in bite is sooo good. Needs a fairly stiff front bar setting though AND rear tyres need to be warmed up properly to make sure rear grips matches grip available from the front.

Tyres are smaller diameter than OEM: 245/40R18 and 275/35R18 Dunlop Direzza but they provide a 22mm lower CoG which benefits mechanical grip but avoids the increase camber in bump associated with lowering the car and not moving suspension pickup points. I'm also a bit wary of coil-overs as the shock top mount at the rear is not designed to take the entire suspension shock loads (I often use a "bit" of kerb on the track - especially on slower corners).

I am a fan of 18" wheels - especailly for track-day use as the choice of both size and rubber compounds is far wider than in 19".

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