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    Default so i bought another pair of watanabes

    well i just bought another pair of watanabes...not sure on the offset but it fits flush to the flare on the c110....really nice fit , i need to get wider tires or atleast new ones, these old tires are leaky....right now 195-60 tires are mounted on the 14x9 watanabes....one is an old version and the other is newer style, one has smooth all around with logo stamped on the bars and other has castings with logo on the hub.

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    Thats some small rubber on such a wide wheel. But congrats on a set of those! I want a couple!
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    Nice wheels! wrong size tire!
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    You gotta love that tire and wheel combination. I laugh every time I see that look..........Ricers......
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    well you'll actually be surprised that when you go to the actual rs watanabe website japan the tire size and rim combo are very common to run, I'm not trying to be a ricer I've owned my other set of watanabes since 1995, its more of a fitment for me I can't run a wide tire with the 14x9 has less than 1/4 inch from the strut, if I ran 225s ill hit. imma eventually run 205/60s theres a link here posted about watanabes and it shows the tire and rim sizes. I'm not new to stretched tires I've been doin it for years ...well anyway as soon as I get new rubber ill post the c110 with its new set combo of 15x10 rears and 14x9 fronts which fits very flush to the flares,..take care all

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    funny because =enigma= sounds like a ricer name

    we need our own forum mikey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat Big Hat View Post
    funny because =enigma= sounds like a ricer name

    we need our own forum mikey
    73skyline, no harm intended. I wasn't calling you a ricer personally. I perhaps wrongly assumed that you bought the wheel/tires that way. The comment was directed at the whoever mounted those tires on those rims. If that was you, well............I apologize.

    As for Mr Big Hat, nope. The name =Enigma= is a 3 way reference to the following.

    1)enigma [uh-nig-muh] a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation, or a person of puzzling or contradictory character(that would be me)

    2) a reference to a comment made by Winston Churchill during a radio broadcast in 1939. What he said was "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."

    Perhaps you cut history class that day?

    3) a portable cipher machine used by the Germans to encrypt and decrypt secret messages during WWII.
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    no prob enigma i just dont like the word ricer...i like to be more traditional...when i first got my 240z gnose the first thing i bought was the watanabes...15x10 15x8.5....i had 275-50 tires at first then wouldnt fit,,,,i referenced tire sizes back then on the watanabe website and was suprised on what tire size they were using. i thought it was crazy and didnt believe it would work but then i tried it and it made stuff fit very nicely. i dont stretch tires like a fad like others...i try to use the widest tire that i can without issues...plus tires arent cheap so if i could get away with a small tire imma do it...anyway i cant wait to get my c110 wired up..its all ready for the stand alone computer...my microtech and dash display are now in so now its just time....soon the motor will purr...

    matt....

    dude imma sell my pair of 15x8.5s watanabes for around $600 with tires if interested, its not a low offset so if you or someone would be interested in a pair let me know. its perfect for non-flared cars or the front of 240z's...i dont know what the offset is but i have pics.

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    Cool then, let's see some pics! I'd love to do the g-nose thing myself, but I consider that a pipe dream. I wouldn't be happy with it unless I could have the OEM kit and OEM crome headlight surrounds and I just don't have that kind of cash laying around. Good luck with you project and let see those pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73skyline View Post

    dude imma sell my pair of 15x8.5s watanabes for around $600 with tires if interested, its not a low offset so if you or someone would be interested in a pair let me know. its perfect for non-flared cars or the front of 240z's...i dont know what the offset is but i have pics.

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    mikey whats the offset on the that 15x8.5 any where near -6 post some pictures

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    mikey,

    does the watanabe site suggest sizes for the C110 (maybe i missed it?) or are you talking about the suggested wheel size chart thing?

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    hey kent
    when I first bought my watanabes I had a 240z with flares, back then and now the watanabe website had cars showing rim and tire size, the same section where lachlan and mat has there cars posted. I pretty much based my tire size by the cars that had the same setup as me. ill post up the wheels later today I just got them back...or if u want to email me directly ill send the pics... my email is mikeseez@cox.net

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    heres a few old pics with the watanabes on my old s13 240sx...they are 15x8.5 on 195-50 tires.
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    Default Sold!!!

    thanks mat big hat...enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by =Enigma= View Post
    You gotta love that tire and wheel combination. I laugh every time I see that look..........Ricers......
    Hater ~_^

    Heh speakling of which does any one know what 114.9 US 240z rims translate to in Japanese sizes or know what Japan sizes will fit?

    I'm going parts hunting this weekend and would like to know incase I run into any rims for sale.

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    probably better asking Z related questions in the Z forums, not the K forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by khughes View Post
    probably better asking Z related questions in the Z forums, not the K forums
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    thanks
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    Kent, you need to be careful of those rim/tyre size combos.
    Check it out with an Australian tyre fitting place or talk to your Roads / Transport people.
    Anything less than 225\50 or 235\60 on a 9" rim and you won't get your car back under the 'hoon' laws.

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    yeah i don't have a clue what to go for yet, none of the tyre places are willing to give me advice, and i don't have an engineer yet (i will need to though once the car is painted and it is time to put everything back together).. but atleast they have rubber on them at the moment, enough to roll the car around on.

    i am not really fussed about bigger tyres.. just as long as i can use my rims out of curiousity.. what are the rules for the tire sizes you mentioned, and how do they constitute your car being "remvoed" from your pocession?
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    This is a really old brochure but it does show what the design width rim is for various tyres up to a 235.
    Doesn't get up to 9 and 10" rims though!
    The Yokohama A539 brochure, for example, lists the 235/45R17 tyre being able to fit to a 9" rim, design width is 7.5".
    In the 15" range, 8" is the widest rim mentioned.
    Most tyre brochures will provide this info.
    The tyre fitter must comply with the manufactures design rim width specs. or be liable for damages.
    What they list in Japan may not be possible/legal here in Oz
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