Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
MPOWER

Rota RB wheel/tire choice '73 240Z

Recommended Posts

Hi,

Trying to get a set of street wheels/tires to replace slotted mags/sticky Kumhos that came on the car we bought for my son last last month. Long story short, I have scanned forums posts looking for just the right move before I drop coin on a set of wheels and tires. I was instructed by me cousin who instructs/races a 240Z up in the SAC area to run 15x7 '0' offset with 225/50/15 for the street or even 16x7 '0' with 205/50/16. Our 1st choice would be Panasports, but our budget is leaving us with Konig Rewinds or Rota RB's. My son prefers the Rota's so I found some 15x7 w/Falken ZE-912 at VEX Motorsports today for $866 cash OTD(4-5ml spacers/mtd/bal etc).

btw - car is lowered, but not slammed. No coilovers.

Thoughts? Should I stick with 0 offset? Falkens OK? Not as many choices in 225...

post-16909-14150817932362_thumb.jpg

post-16909-14150817933043_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More importantly,..are you going to sell the slotted mags and tires that are on it now? If so,..what will you take for them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rotas seem like a good deal. I had planned to buy 16's but then got some 15" eagle alloys off a parts car. I think the 16's will cause a stiffer ride. If you will be only on smooth roads that is ok. However if it is a driver you might want to consider everyday conditions. I'm saying that not just for the feel but for the impact on a 40 year old under engineered unibody

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got 225/50/15 kuhmo ecsta's on both my cars and LOVE them. They are mounted on 15x7 inch wheels 0 offset. Best set up i've found so the above comments are very true. No rubbing, no fender trimming. I have found I roast clutches faster with this much meat on the ground.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
More importantly,..are you going to sell the slotted mags and tires that are on it now? If so,..what will you take for them?

Haha! Those are our dedicated Auto-X/Track shoes;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I forgot to mention the offset on the Rota's were +4 as 0 offset is not available(not many 15x7 4x114.3), except Panasports and VTO's that come to mind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is my setup, RB in 15x7 et+4 with BF Goodridge G-sport tires in 225/50. Setup is great with no rubbing.

Clearance with spring perch is 5-7mm.

post-15411-14150817937844_thumb.jpg

post-15411-14150817938266_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Keep in mind folks that the front body work you are running makes a huge difference in what size tire you can run. Lazeum's car looks awesome with that air dam on it, but I could never get away with a 225/50 on my stock valance with my car sitting on tokikos springs and struts. I rubbed with 205/60's, so I had to run 195/60's. (15x7 0 offset rim) I may be able to get away with 205/55's, but it will be crazy close.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, I forgot to mention the offset on the Rota's were +4 as 0 offset is not available(not many 15x7 4x114.3), except Panasports and VTO's that come to mind.

I've got XXR 16"x 8" with Sumitomo 205-50-16 0 off set no rubbing but the car is lowered.

post-16108-14150817938716_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This is my setup, RB in 15x7 et+4 with BF Goodridge G-sport tires in 225/50. Setup is great with no rubbing.

Clearance with spring perch is 5-7mm.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51568[/ATTACH]

Thanks! Looks great!

[ATTACH=CONFIG]51569[/ATTACH]

Keep in mind folks that the front body work you are running makes a huge difference in what size tire you can run. Lazeum's car looks awesome with that air dam on it, but I could never get away with a 225/50 on my stock valance with my car sitting on tokikos springs and struts. I rubbed with 205/60's, so I had to run 195/60's. (15x7 0 offset rim) I may be able to get away with 205/55's, but it will be crazy close.

Thanks! I've got the dam so shouldn't be a problem here. I may just splurge for Pana's:)...

I've got XXR 16"x 8" with Sumitomo 205-50-16 0 off set no rubbing but the car is lowered.

Nice. Still some gap there even when lowered?

I'm gonna stick with 15x7. In fact, I ordered the 15x7 Rota RB's with tires and they called back and said they were out of stock until next month. Tried Racinglab and they have a set, but have a deposit on them already:(. Still trying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get Panasports, you won't regret it! I am a bit biased though...

16X7 Panasports with 225/50-16 tires. Lowered by 1 to 1.5", no rubbing at all. Got them on Craigslist for $800 with tires included.

100_9986-1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Get Panasports, you won't regret it! I am a bit biased though...

16X7 Panasports with 225/50-16 tires. Lowered by 1 to 1.5", no rubbing at all. Got them on Craigslist for $800 with tires included.

100_9986-1.jpg

WOW! Nice score...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WOW! Nice score...

A set pops up every once in a while, you just have to be patient! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get Panasports, you won't regret it! I am a bit biased though...

16X7 Panasports with 225/50-16 tires. Lowered by 1 to 1.5", no rubbing at all. Got them on Craigslist for $800 with tires included.

100_9986-1.jpg

Nice wheels Leon. whats the offset on those?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nice wheels Leon. whats the offset on those?

Thanks! I'm not 100% sure, but if I had to guess I'd say they're 0 offset (or very close to it). Next time I remove a wheel I'll have to look to see if it's in the casting somewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.