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I just got my Holiday 2005 mini catalog from MSA and I noticed they have "Flashback Slotted Alulminum Wheels" on page 14. They come in a 15 X 7 and a 17 X 7. IMO they look bad arse! I wanted to know what you guys thought of them. yes or no???

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Ed, do you have the web site for MSA or a phone number to contact MSA??

You bet. Here is their web site. No pictures of the wheel though. I already checked. zcarparts

Edit: My bad here they are X

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ya there are some pretty cool rims, i just got my mini catalog also, and man they now have 18's that will fit without any prob!hell ya

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I have a set of the original ones, but mine aren't nearly as shiney and nice looking as those shown in the catalogue. Although it got me thinking, when my z is finished, if it ever happens, i could polish them up nicely

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Yeah, I've got the originals and I plan on polishing the mas well, but leaving the inner part rough as is. Should look nice once it's done. I'm sure someone has done it already. Come on, post some pics!

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I like the vintage style, that's what's on my car as well. (Not a matched set, though. :( ) The 15" would probably be OK, but the 17" don't look right to me. Something about that style wheel doesn't lend itself to the "big wheel - low-pro tire" look.

Just my opinion, of course.

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hey hey now...how bout them "liquid platinum" and "bronze" panasports as shown in the mini cataloge?? hella cool! :smoke::smoke::smoke:

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I just got my Holiday 2005 mini catalog from MSA and I noticed they have "Flashback Slotted Alulminum Wheels" on page 14. They come in a 15 X 7 and a 17 X 7. IMO they look bad arse! I wanted to know what you guys thought of them. yes or no???

I really like them , have always liked the slotted mags . I think I would like to see as set of the 17's mounted . The 15s for sure. At least you could keep the vintage look and have performance tires with either .

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Beandip, take a look at the link on the MSA site to the 17 by 7. They are mounted on a 280z. I am not into big wheels on Z's at all, but these look better than what I have seen.

-Ben

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Those 7X17 slots are awesome! I think my ol' 240Z could would like a set for Christmas. They're just enough without having the rubberband tire look.

For the Red 280Z, the chrome "Z" dipstick is a must have. Thought that was pretty neato too!

Vicky

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Those are made by American Racing and I think you can get them cheeper through a AR dealer. I think the 17 look weird but the 15's are perfect, just my opinion though. My original 14's are shiny like the MSA wheels but I sure would like to have 15's instead.

http://www.americanracing.com/wheels/details.asp?wheelid=170&name=AnsenÆ%20Sprint&style=A69&desc=1-piece%20painted%20/%20machined%20alloy&section=N

They also have these which you can get in custome offsets and widths..

http://www.americanracing.com/wheels/details.asp?wheelid=196&name=Silverstone%20Custom%20Offset&style=401&desc=2-piece%20painted%20center,%20polished%20rim&section=N

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Looks like the 17's are pictured in the MSA mini-magazine, no? I think they look pretty agressive but still maintain the retro Z-slot look but with a modern tone. That's all JMO too. My husband say 16's are as big as he would go. I've got hubcaps on my 240Z so anything would look better for me. I like the look of a slot. All the other rims are "flowery", to close to todays ricer theme IMO.

I'd really like a set of 14 or 15 Cragar SS rims but that's not even an option for an old Z car :( .

Oh well.........

Vicky

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I beg your pardon, oh purist crowd.....I happen to think 17" wheels on the early Z look terrific, provided a complimenting ride height. Vicki, you seem to have a negative obsession about (rubberband tires) low profile tires....each to their own but some of us like the more up-to-date look and performance they offer. Sorry, but that just my opinion. I think I get far more compliments on my Z with 17" wheels than I would if it had 14", 15", or 16". 17"s tends to look a bit progressive than the run of the mill 14", 15", or 16". Man I'll probably catch flack for this one!

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O.K. I stole the picture from MSA:

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I really like it. The 15's would probably look good too but the 17's would say "I'm Badd arse!!".

Santa, I've been real good :).

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Nope, they look too big to me. Not right for a Z. I do like modern tires too, I've got 225/45-17 on my family car. But it just doesn't look right to me on a Z.

Might do the 15's, though, when I replace my mis-matched 14's.

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I beg your pardon, oh purist crowd.....I happen to think 17" wheels on the early Z look terrific, provided a complimenting ride height. Vicki, you seem to have a negative obsession about (rubberband tires) low profile tires....each to their own but some of us like the more up-to-date look and performance they offer. Sorry, but that just my opinion. I think I get far more compliments on my Z with 17" wheels than I would if it had 14", 15", or 16". 17"s tends to look a bit progressive than the run of the mill 14", 15", or 16". Man I'll probably catch flack for this one!

Tom, read closer, deeper and clearer, I'm saying I like the 17's!! Those aren't rubberband size. It's the 18, 19, 20, "the dubs", etc that people (ricers) put on their rides. Even worse is the rubberbands on trucks and SUV's. I think your Z looks great with the rims and tires and plus it's RED!! :D

Vicky

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Tom, read closer, deeper and clearer, I'm saying I like the 17's!! Those aren't rubberband size. It's the 18, 19, 20, "the dubs", etc that people (ricers) put on their rides. Even worse is the rubberbands on trucks and SUV's. I think your Z looks great with the rims and tires and plus it's RED!! :D

Vicky

Your so kind Vicky.......please excuse me, it's monday!

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Those are made by American Racing and I think you can get them cheeper through a AR dealer.........

Like that would be a suprise. Virtually anything that MSA sells can be purchased for less elsewhere.

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Nope, they look too big to me. Not right for a Z. I do like modern tires too, I've got 225/45-17 on my family car. But it just doesn't look right to me on a Z.

Might do the 15's, though, when I replace my mis-matched 14's.

I agree 100%. Chrome wheels on a S30 doesn't do it for me either.....

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