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Who's running the Panasport 16X7 +11 wheels from ZCar Garage?


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I spoke to Rob on the phone and he was pretty reassuring, but I'm wondering if anyone here has personally tried them. I have a fender roller from Eastwood but my car is pretty low and I'm not sure... I would probably just drive over and get them as I have a bit of free time these days and it would be great to see my old gang at Stanford... 

 

"ZcarGarage is a factory direct dealer for the Japanese Panasport 16X7+11 offset FS wheels that are our favorite go to wheel solution for the S30 model that allows fitment of 225-50-R16 tires.  The wheels have silver centers with machined lip and include the center caps.  Limited sets available.  Timeless styling for your Z car.

Price: $1,220.00 plus shipping.  Please contact ZCG directly."

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They know their stuff there . I am truly impressed by their CV axles . 
That’s size should work . The +11 helps the tire clear in the rear wheel arch 

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Based on how much of the rear fender weld flange I had to cut away to fit 225/50R16 max performance summer tires, I'd say +11mm should make the tires fit with no rubbing.  That said, they won't look as good as zero offset.

 

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6 hours ago, SteveE said:

Jeff

Not questioning you at all, but please explain why zero offset will look better.

Thanks

Steve

Most people prefer the stance to be wide and the tires to be flush with the fenders.  Positive offset pulls the tires inboard which helps fender clearance for sure.  A +11mm offset means that the track width is nearly an inch narrower than the same wheels with a zero offset.  

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To continue on Jeff's thought, I've heard that the narrower track width in the front makes it easier to steer? What are your thoughts on that Jeff? 

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9 hours ago, conedodger said:

To continue on Jeff's thought, I've heard that the narrower track width in the front makes it easier to steer? What are your thoughts on that Jeff? 

The more scrub radius there is, the more effort it will take to steer the car.  You are correct in your statement that positive offset wheels will reduce the scrub and therefore, the steering efforts.  I've never really thought that the Z steers hard with its manual steering and zero offset 225 max performance summer tires.

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