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I've been doing research for a few weeks now and asking around and trying to gauge what will fit and not rub. I have an 11/70 240z with the stock rotors, hub and suspension and want to put an 8 spoke wheel such as the Watanabe's, Panasports or Rota RB's on my Z. I have narrowed it down to 15x7 wheels with a 205 size tire (heard that this is what to use for the setup I have. I was hoping for some input on the offset though. Any and all help would be appreciated and if I have my facts wrong at any point, please let me know!

 

Chris

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This may not help much but I have 15" panasports on mine, but not sure of the width or aspect ratio. I like the look, it doesn't fill up the wheel well as much as some of the 16" setups I've seen. With low aspect performance tires my total wheel/tire combo has a smaller diameter that stock which impacts my speedo.

 

Love the look though  

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The wheels that came with my car rubbed, and I skinnied down a bit.  Here is the relevant thread:

 

http://www.classiczcars.com/topic/33495-wheel-rubbing/

 

I'm still happy with my tires.  I haven't had any rubbing problems, and the steering is much easier with a slightly narrower tire (closer to stock dia and width, but on a 15x7 wheel).

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Here's what I'm waiting for, http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findWheelDetail.do?bp=4-114.30&fl=&pc=45470&counter=1&wd=15&rw=7

They've been out of stock for a month at least but promised me they will have them before Christmas.

I'm sure MSA would have 0 offset too.  Call them, ask about their holiday sales.  They're doing a 3 part sale.

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I've got the Konig 16X7", 0 offset with 205/55 rubber - BFG gForce.  No rolled fenders and no rubbing, I'm also running Eibach progressive springs.  This size tire retains the OE 25" diameter so there's no speedo error.  Check with your area tire dealers such as Discount to see if they can put together a wheel/tire package deal and save you some $$$.  It was there for the asking when I bought mine at Discount.
 
FYI - a number of prior posts have commented on the limited selection of 15" tires.
 
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  • 3 months later...

I think I may have found what I want but I'm miserable with offsets. Does anyone know if an 11/70 240z with stock suspension can fit 14x6 wheels with a +20 offset and 185/60R14 tires?

 

I know that the tire size is ok although a tad small but I was hoping for some opinions on whether they're too narrow or the offset won't allow them to work.

 

I'm dying for a set of RS Watanabe's...

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71 240Z. I'm running 15x7 wheels, zero offset. Tires are 195 60R 15. I installed the Tokico spring and strut insert kit that claims to lower it one inch. I weigh 215 pounds, and when I take an on or off ramp at "aggressive" speed, I do hear slight rubbing in the rear. Add a passenger and it gets a little worse. However, my tires and inner quarters show no signs of damage. The pic I attached is the car with the setup I described for a better visual for you. Good luck!

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I was thinking you had red interior.  I looked through your gallery this morning and saw that it is black.  That above picture is very tricky to my eyes, it looks like a red headliner and that is all I could focus on.  Didn't pay one bit of attention to the seat's head rest.  :rolleyes:

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