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Hi all....I believe you can fit a broad choise of wheels/tires to fit your 240Z. (Take a look at my set-up, 240ZX photo album), these are 17x8 front & 17x9 rear with 215-40 front & 235-40 rear within stock body. What i did was calculate, this does take some work, width vs offset and researching tire sized and finally coming to the a result of width thick spacer is required to allow the combination to work without problems. For my set-up I also had to install longer studs as the studs pass through the spaces. If you have the passion for a non standard set-up, it is possible. OK, there are limits! Note: my struts have been shortened and I have adjustable camber plates. As always, this is a contiual improvement process. I am working on the front end to reduce bump stering.....not bad but want better. HYBRIDZ has tons of info about how to achieve this effort. I have a front crossmember with relocated lower control arm pivot points and will install adjustable length control arms. Always something to mod!!!

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On 6/19/2016 at 4:33 AM, Travel'n Man said:

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

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Hey @Travel'n Man, what are the specs for this setup?  Wheels and tires if you could, thanks.

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On 11/28/2016 at 3:48 PM, Mike said:

Hey @Travel'n Man, what are the specs for this setup?  Wheels and tires if you could, thanks.

@Mike - the wheels are Watanabe's.  Fronts are 15X7 I believe 1+offset.  Rears are 15x7.5 1+ offset.  I tried to get as close to ZERO offset as I could.  On my original order I requested Semi-Gloss but once I got them 3 months later it was just a little too much gloss for me.  I sent them to my local powder-coater and had them done if flat black.  The picture above is semi-gloss.  Due to the big brake calipers I do have to run a spacer in the front (it's about 1/2" give or take)  - they are 205x15's.  The rears have no spacers and they are 225/15.  Hope that helps  - let me know if you need exact detail on the spacers and tires sizes.  Be happy to supply if needed.  The below pictures are of the re-powder coat flat black - same color as the rear panel and rear shade.  Still have my old wheels just in case I want to change the look at any time.

 

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On 30/11/2016 at 1:46 PM, Travel'n Man said:

@Mike - the wheels are Watanabe's.  Fronts are 15X7 I believe 1+offset.  Rears are 15x7.5 1+ offset.  I tried to get as close to ZERO offset as I could.  On my original order I requested Semi-Gloss but once I got them 3 months later it was just a little too much gloss for me.  I sent them to my local powder-coater and had them done if flat black.  The picture above is semi-gloss.  Due to the big brake calipers I do have to run a spacer in the front (it's about 1/2" give or take)  - they are 205x15's.  The rears have no spacers and they are 225/15.  Hope that helps  - let me know if you need exact detail on the spacers and tires sizes.  Be happy to supply if needed.  The below pictures are of the re-powder coat flat black - same color as the rear panel and rear shade.  Still have my old wheels just in case I want to change the look at any time.

 

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What profile tyre have you got on the front?

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Bought these wheels in 1980. They are still on my Z to this day. Haven't seen any others like them. IMG_9545.JPG


Phil Smith

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These wheels came with the car.  I have no idea what they are, no markings.  15" I believe.  I think they might be Mags?  They have a "liney" texture to them, if that makes sense.

I've since put "Z" sticker emblems on the center caps.  

I actually really like them, look great on the car.  

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IMHO, Absolutely perfect. Stance, height, offset, finish, you nailed them all. Can you give us more info about the wheels, tires, springs and shocks?

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6 minutes ago, Mark Maras said:

IMHO, Absolutely perfect. Stance, height, offset, finish, you nailed them all. Can you give us more info about the wheels, tires, springs and shocks?

Thanks!

  • RS Watanabe R-Type: 16 x 8.5, -6mm offset
  • 205/50/16 tires
  • Ebach lowering springs, swapped the top rear insulator mount for 240z's version (it's thinner than the 280z stock)
  • Original shocks (busted)
  • Rolled rear fenders, but not pulled

 

 

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Thanks. I bought the car as a convertible out of Texas and have been slowly up grading it over time; interior, seats, wheels, brakes...

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Hallo,

here is a set of IronCross ( 280ZX) on a 1971 240Z.

I like the combination

 

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On 11/30/2016 at 8:46 AM, Travel'n Man said:

@Mike - the wheels are Watanabe's.  Fronts are 15X7 I believe 1+offset.  Rears are 15x7.5 1+ offset.  I tried to get as close to ZERO offset as I could.  On my original order I requested Semi-Gloss but once I got them 3 months later it was just a little too much gloss for me.  I sent them to my local powder-coater and had them done if flat black.  The picture above is semi-gloss.  Due to the big brake calipers I do have to run a spacer in the front (it's about 1/2" give or take)  - they are 205x15's.  The rears have no spacers and they are 225/15.  Hope that helps  - let me know if you need exact detail on the spacers and tires sizes.  Be happy to supply if needed.  The below pictures are of the re-powder coat flat black - same color as the rear panel and rear shade.  Still have my old wheels just in case I want to change the look at any time.

 

IMG_8038abc.JPG

IMG_80431.JPG

IMG_8038987.JPG

 

 

 

LOVE these wheels...wish I had the opportunity to see them on my car.  I still have mine new in box for sale.  😞

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