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  1. The tail lights FutoFab has are wired exactly the...

    The tail lights FutoFab has are wired exactly the same as the OE US spec lights.

    The lights I've pictured above were sent to us a few months back for testing, fitting and inspection. Our...
  2. esprist, I cannot say that what you are...

    esprist,
    I cannot say that what you are promoting here is the "exact same light" as what FutoFab sells. Doesn't the wiring plug on your light have 6 prongs for a JDM wiring harness? Please correct...
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    We use FedEx on our larger parts. We have a...

    We use FedEx on our larger parts. We have a decent rate schedule so shipping doesn't get crazy. Without doing an actual look-up I'd say around $30/ea S&H.

    If anyone wants actual shipping costs,...
  4. A little added info on the FutoFab 240Z tail...

    A little added info on the FutoFab 240Z tail lights.

    The text should read JDM style not spec. These tail lights are made specifically for use in USDM cars. They include the amber directional lens...
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    Prices are for new bumpers, not for plating cost...

    Prices are for new bumpers, not for plating cost or a rechromed OE piece. They are 100% brand new parts. The quality is exceptional. The prep and chrome work is better that OE.

    I am not sure on...
  6. 240Z Parts Can be Ordered NOW!

    zKars,
    Thanks for the post.

    Our website is updated to allow ordering NOW! Parts are due in November 14th.

    Link - Datsun Z Car Body Restoration Parts

    Here are some chrome 70-72 240Z Bumpers...
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    Zup, FutoFab has '70-'72 240Z steel F&R bumpers...

    Zup,
    FutoFab has '70-'72 240Z steel F&R bumpers coming November 14th. Available in both chrome ($360/ea) and black powder coat ($240/ea). Ordering is now open.

    These are JDM style w/o holes for...
  8. Gary, Adverse wear on bearings is not a direct...

    Gary,
    Adverse wear on bearings is not a direct result of using spacers, but more a result of the effective wheel offset the spacers create.

    As an example, a +0 offset is considered by most to be...
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    FutoFab, working with Motovicity can supply...

    FutoFab, working with Motovicity can supply Tokico shocks for your Datsun. FutoFab currently has Illumina BZ3038 strut inserts in stock (280ZX fronts) and has access to all the Tokico products...
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    One item to note on appearance. All 15" Retro...

    One item to note on appearance.

    All 15" Retro 4 wheels look exactly the same on the face because they are all cast using the same outside mold. Whether the wheel is a 15x6 +24 or a 15x7 +0 they...
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    tlorber, Retro 4, 15x7 in silver comes in +12 &...

    tlorber,
    Retro 4, 15x7 in silver comes in +12 & +18 offset. Sorry no +0 in silver, black only

    Lemans 15x7 in gray does come in a +0 offset.

    Here is a customer's 240Z with silver Retro 4's,...
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    VTO Black Friday Sale Starts NOW!

    VTO Black Friday Sale Starts NOW!

    http://datsun510.com/photopost/data/3718/15x7_Lemans_Gray-400x400.jpghttp://datsun510.com/photopost/data/3718/C8-Silver-400x400.jpg

    Save 20% off VTO Wheels* at...
  13. BobS, The VTO Classic 8 15x7 +0 weighs 18.25#. ...

    BobS,
    The VTO Classic 8 15x7 +0 weighs 18.25#.
    If i remember correctly the Panasport Ultralight 15x7 +0 I had for my racecar were 17.5#.
  14. VTO Classic 8 also comes in 16x7 +12 and 16x8 +3....

    VTO Classic 8 also comes in 16x7 +12 and 16x8 +3.

    Black Friday Sale prices at FutoFab:

    15x7 +0 - $576/set
    16x7 +12 - $656/set
    16x8 +3 - $688/set

    Prices include lugnuts, center cap and...
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    The only VTO wheel in 16" is the Classic 8. I've...

    The only VTO wheel in 16" is the Classic 8. I've asked about 16" in both the LeMans and Retro 4 and they currently have no plans to go bigger than 15".

    If 15" will work order thru www.FutoFab.com...
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    VTO Classic 8 on Sale, 16x8 - $130/each

    VTO Classic 8 in 16x8 +0 w/5x114.3 bolt pattern - $130/each, regularly $215/each

    For full details and online ordering go to http://www.futofab.com/
    ...
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    VTO wheels can be ordered on line at...

    VTO wheels can be ordered on line at http://www.futofab.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=73&vmcchk=1&Itemid=73

    I buy most of my tires thru TireRack
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    If the +20 doesn't have suspension clearance...

    If the +20 doesn't have suspension clearance issues, it will look recessed in the wheel opening.

    Typically the best fitting offset for a 15x7 is a +0.
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    Rear Brakes Need Adjustment?

    Here let me toss this idea out for discussion. Assuming the pedal feels firm, but the position is low, maybe the problem is a rear brake adjustment issue?

    If the car still has the OE type drum...
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    I cannot say with any certainty that the spokes...

    I cannot say with any certainty that the spokes are the same thickness between different diameter wheels (we are now talking Classic 8's or Retro 4's as the LeMans is only available in 15"). Likely...
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    Yes, The center section on the +0 offset is...

    Yes, The center section on the +0 offset is thicker than the +18, but this is just at the hub area. The spokes are the same depth/thickness as is the rim "shell".
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    The LeMans wheel in the BRE picture could very...

    The LeMans wheel in the BRE picture could very well be of a picture of the pre-production wheel.

    VTO had a sample LeMans wheel done in a slightly lighter gray than the final color used in...
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    Jerry, The wheels on the Roadster are 15x7 +18...

    Jerry,
    The wheels on the Roadster are 15x7 +18 offset. These look exactly the same as 15x7 +0 offset wheels when veiwed from the front.

    All 15x7 VTO wheels start out from the same blanks, the...
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    I am not sure if VTO has Datsun or Nissan badges...

    I am not sure if VTO has Datsun or Nissan badges available at this time. It was being discussed. I do know the "Z" emblem is not available.

    As an option, the VTO center cap badges can be replaced....
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    100% correct.

    100% correct.
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