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I was wanting to ask everyone what wheels they thing would look best on my all black 280z? I’m torn between the Rota Grid flat gunmetal with the black lip or the Rota Grid gunmetal with the royal lip . What do y’all think would look best?? Thanks everyone! 

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I think the libre's/libra's on there look 100x better than the rota's. Just lower the ride height a bit more..

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This forum will mostly err towards the side of period-correct, so I’m willing to bet most will say to stick with the libres. If you post this in hybridz, you’ll probably get more recommendations of 17x9.5 rotas, or other modified larger wheel. What it boils down to is what you think looks best. And if you decide to get rid of those libres for other wheels then let me know, I don’t live too far from you. 

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5 hours ago, Gav240z said:

I think the libre's/libra's on there look 100x better than the rota's. Just lower the ride height a bit more..

Thanks for the input, I don’t hate the wheel that are on it just thinking about getting a new look ya know . I do want to lower it and I’ve done a lot of research but still not 100% sure of the best way to go about doing it. Do you have an suggestions? I’m not interested in doing anything to crazy like coil overs etc. thanks for any advise.

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3 hours ago, zeeboost said:

This forum will mostly err towards the side of period-correct, so I’m willing to bet most will say to stick with the libres. If you post this in hybridz, you’ll probably get more recommendations of 17x9.5 rotas, or other modified larger wheel. What it boils down to is what you think looks best. And if you decide to get rid of those libres for other wheels then let me know, I don’t live too far from you. 

Thanks for the advise, I was just thinking of an updated look but maybe I will put that money in other areas, lowering or 240z front bumper mod. 

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Thanks for the response and the picture! I think your Z looks great! I noticed you were able to put the front center caps on your Rota’s how did you do that? I’ve read that they won’t fit on the Z’s because the front spindle is to long for the caps. 

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1 hour ago, Oilking53 said:

how did you do that?

You take a hammer and tap the grease caps on the front wheel hubs until they are just flattened enough for the cap to fit over.  Also be careful which caps you order, there are a few different sizes and they all fit the wheel but there is only one style that sticks out far enough to fit over a flattened grease cap.

Yes I think the the rota Grids have a very clean aggressive look and soooo much easier to wash than the basket weaves I use to have.

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I went with the Rota RB's (I think they're patterned after the old Minilite's) and the center caps fit fine without flattening the grease caps. I got them here, they may have two different height center caps. These are 15x7 4 offset and  I run 205/60 R15 tires with no scrub at all in my stock fenders and wheel wells. Very close to stock tire height so the speedo, according to those radar things that get set up on local streets telling you your speed, matches what the radar says.

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I personally think Chris has the right color for your car . Bronze Grids on black ! 

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Hey everyone just wanted to give a quick update. I decided to stick with the wheels I had and lowered it and did a 240z bumper mod. 5ef6c28c5701d99e13225ccb895fb74a.jpg


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Here’s an option. These are VTO 15”, car sits on Tokico lowering springs (1”). Tire is a 205/60. You could go with a 215. 
Or have you current wheels powder coated and polished.  
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What option did you decide on for lowering the car?

This is the set I got off eBay. Pretty happy with it so far4336e5defba5ebb020d52d8321a11c17.jpg


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Here’s an option. These are VTO 15”, car sits on Tokico lowering springs (1”). Tire is a 205/60. You could go with a 215. 
Or have you current wheels powder coated and polished.  
How old are those BF Goodrich’s.28D6142E-5723-4595-8E2F-CC42B34EC789.thumb.jpeg.585aead090ff6d74bb39c4be99d51bb3.jpeg

Those look good, thanks for the idea. My tires are only about 6 months old. 215/60r 14


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They look utterly brilliant on that car and with that body colour!!!



Thanks! I’m happy with them!


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