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    Default Watanabe Rims

    Anyone know where I can get a new or newer set of RS Watanabe rims. Preferably black and 16#. Would consider 15 also.


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    I just did a quick search on google and came up with this site:

    http://www.skrperformance.com/Site/RS%20WATANABE.htm

    Their contact details are on their main page:

    http://www.skrperformance.com/Site/MainPage1.htm

    If you inquire or get some, could you let me know how much they cost?

    Good luck.
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    Default besides what he has posted

    you can sometimes find them on ebay as well. only problem with ordering them from overseas would be the shipping coast as im sure it would be some kind of outrageous.

    i did a search on google and there are several places you can get them from.

    http://www.skrperformance.com/Site/RS%20WATANABE.htm

    this ones in japanese

    http://www.rs-watanabe.co.jp/index2.htm

    they are around just gotta look for them

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    If I wanted to buy these rims, what size and bolt pattern is a '72 240 Z?
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    The PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) of my brother's old (old as in, it's passed on to someone who is doing it up) 280ZX and my 240K and my other brother's 1989 R32 is 114.3 4stud, I'd assume the 240Z is the same, however, where you run into issues in fitting wheels into guards is the offset. Unfortunately, I have no idea what this has to be.

    However, I am going to try a set of Performance Suprerlites on my car (As close to Watanabe's as I can get without being them) and I'll see if I can discover what it has to be for a Z while I'm there, as I'll be trying them on my 240K.

    Oh, and I dare say you'll want at least 15's but 14's are more common for the year of car.

    The rims on my 240K at the moment are Asahi 15x7 3-piece Alloys, but I dont like gold wheels so I'm changing for the Superlites, eventually.
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    If you where to buy new ones for your 240k, what would you be selling the old ones for?
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    Probably less than the shipping cost from New Zealand to Florida...

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    Probably less than the shipping cost from New Zealand to Florida...


    Yeah probably, but even if not, my brother would like them for his 2.8 Straight 6 MkII Supra and if he ends up not wanting them then I've already had a guy from my local Nissan dealer keen on them for a friend of his with a 240Z.

    But in any case it probably wouldn't be worth the cost of sending them overseas.
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    im also thinking of putting super lites on my 240k can u tell me how much it ended up costing if u have already done it ?
    thanks

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    Old thread, but still relevant.
    Takumi can order them new.
    http://www.takumiproject.com/RS-WATANABE2/products.htm

    Z fitment pics...
    http://www.rs-watanabe.co.jp/userspage_new/users.htm
    Last edited by ShinHed; 01-10-2008 at 07:33 PM.

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    that rims would definitely look good in my car...

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    Default speaking of eBay sellers

    Speaking of eBay sellers, I would recommend Sunny Motorsports in the LA area... As I recall they are in Temple City or thereabouts...

    I got my 9.5J -13mm offset rears (new) from them...
    Matched up with some 225/50R15 A048 tires they fit PERFECT on the 240...
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    Hey E, aren't those rear 9.5's -19ET? Thought only the 9.0 wide castings came -13ET....
    You rock,
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    ya... sorry...

    -19ET on the rear 9.5s

    my bad...

    fronts could probably be a little bit bigger to match the rears...
    all in due time, i guess...

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    drive that z already!

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    Haha, I'm TRYING!

    N42 bottom end I got looks to have next to no miles on it...rad dude I got it from got his Z to swap in something else, L28 turbo or V8...so I was happy to get the 2.8 that came with it off his hands. Rebuilt and .050 over but the head was gone so no compression numbers. So on went Dave's rebuilt head he had gone through at the same time as yours Eric, but Nissan of Thousand Oaks only gave him 8 head bolts. So I bought ARP studs and boy I was impressed. BUT as they only need to be hand tight into the block (where the clapping force is generated on top of the cylinder head at the beautiful ARP nuts) one stud did NOT like the threads in the block. And you only use a small allen key to drive each stud home. SO off came the head and grabbed a 10mm tap and pulled out a few some iron fillings and a small woodland creature. Love the feeling of cutting through corrosion to restore threads! Then the stud drove happily down with ARP moly lube. Cleaned both deck surfaces as best I could and hope they are true, no money to take the head apart and check. ARP only asked for 60lbs overall...as they don't strech at least not as much as OEM bolts do. I torqued them down in proper sequence to 30lbs first then to 60. Sound enough?!

    Most of my time has been spent cleaning and saving money! The steering looks done, delrin spacer had to be filed a few mils to bolt up, and the MSA urethane rack bushings needed persuasion to seat properly! That was a two beer job.

    44mm Mikuni's need nothing as Dave surely coveted them as much as you do your set, so all I need to do is wait for the new fasteners for the timing cover to come from Z Car Garage (Go GA Z Rawb!) and engine in next weekend?

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    For your information.

    if you want to find new watanabe wheels. you can go www.watanabewheel.com
    also find used one http://www.infinitwheels.com/ here

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