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    ^ I almost wish I had chosen 205/50x16's. The 225's are pretty heavy steering. Figured I'd have to run about -2.5 degrees camber up front to fit the 225's.

     

    What spring rates did you end up with on your CO's? I'm thinking 225 to 250 lb/in up front and  around 200 or 225 lb/in  rear as a starting point.  Will likely use Koni  8610 shocks. or the MR2/Golf Sport shocks.

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    Sorry, don't remember the spring rate.....I told him I wanted the softest available for the coil overs. I ran 205 50 16's on one of my Z's for a while.....they were a lot less heavy steering than the 225 50 16's, but were 1 inch shorter than stock....didn't fill the wheel wells. I really think the 205 55 16's are perfect.....that's what I run on all but the green car.....I'll switch that car to the 205 55 16's as soon as I wear its tires out. IMO

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    I've got 250 front, 225 rear on my GCS. They feel like they'd be good if the suspension was sitting at a good height.

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    I've got 250 front, 225 rear on my GCS. They feel like they'd be good if the suspension was sitting at a good height.

    Thanks. That's the rates I was thinking of trying. 

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    16X7 Gun Metal Rewinds Toyo Extensa HP 205/55 front and 225/50 rear .  Trimming required up front, rubbing the air dam.  My 4/77 280Z in Silver Pearl

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    Sorry posted too soon appliance fine wire wheels powder coated to match my black pearl.

     

    I have center caps but 1 fin is broke off of 1 of them 

     

     

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    On March 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM, theblackpearl said:

    Sorry posted too soon appliance fine wire wheels powder coated to match my black pearl.

     

    I have center caps but 1 fin is broke off of 1 of them 

     

     

    Interested in those BP center caps! Please PM me! 

    Thanks so much!

    K

    The lil z lady! 

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    Here a typical euro aftermarket rim if you ask me.. Indianapolis 14"  came out around 1972  ..  These oldies are not to be trusted for high speed driving so i don't use them.  I think they are made of magnesium?

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    Aftermarket wheels on my "winter" 240z and a set of refurb. 280zx iron cross originals.. for my 280zx slick top restauration 1979.. early euro style Datsun 280zx

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    Running 195/60 R14 tires.  Slightly larger tires would fill the openings better but I finally got my speedometer reading right with these by swapping the gear for it.

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    These are my Black Pearls... Love them!

    Looking for some more center Caps, is there anyone out there who can offer assistance? 

    They are about 2" deep. 
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    They are from a 1978 Datsun 280. 

    Any help is much appreciated! 
    Many thanks! 
    K
    The lil z lady :)
    *** Please PM me or contact via messenger, I am typically very responsive!

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    On June 15, 2016 at 1:09 PM, siteunseen said:

    Aren't those the same as early ZX caps? Try zcarsource.com

    Nope, close though. Mine are 2" in depth the zx are 3/4"

    Already been to z source, but thanks anyway. If u see any, will u keep me in mind? Thx! 

    K

    The lil z lady :) 

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    7 hours ago, Travel'n Man said:

    After 8 years of the same wheels - I thought it was time for a change........

     

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    Wow! Beauty!

    K :)

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    8 hours ago, siteunseen said:

    Are those some of the satin black Rewinds MSA has?  They look fantastic!

    http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic05a01/25-1209

    Watanabe's from Japan - took almost 5 months to get them from the time I ordered them until they finally got though customs and got shipped to me.

     

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    1 hour ago, Travel'n Man said:

    Watanabe's from Japan - took almost 5 months to get them from the time I ordered them until they finally got though customs and got shipped to me.

     

    Worth the wait!  They look super. 8^)

     

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    For non-vintage events, original BSR wheels with Hoosiers (Scotty Sharp was the last person to run them before I got them), 15X7s BSR w/Toyo RA1s for vintage (dry) and the white panasports w/RA1s (wet).

    At least two of these sets will get a work-out this coming week. Instructing on Wednesday (Hoosiers) and then the VRG event at Thompson, CT which looks like no rain in the forecast (6/23-25).

    Four 240Zs have signed up, along with 911s, Alfas and a very sorted out 142 Volvo.

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    Well these aren't my wheels but since I'm in the market for new wheels and happened to be at the big ZCON car show in Toronto today I thought I would share some of the selection I saw today.

     

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    On March 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM, theblackpearl said:

    Sorry posted too soon appliance fine wire wheels powder coated to match my black pearl.

     

    I have center caps but 1 fin is broke off of 1 of them 

     

     

    Do you still have your center caps? If so, are u interested in selling them? Lmk..

    big thanks!

    K the lil z lady :) 

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