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    i can't madeup my mind which one is nicer to be in my 240 the opal konig or the panasport 16x7?
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    If those are the only two you are considering, Panasports, hands down. The Opals look too modern to me, not appropriate to a classic car.
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    I just put the Opals on my Z and really like the look. Hard decision.
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    Can you add pics of your Z with Imagines...considering them as well as Rota RB's...Thanks!

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    Do you have sample photos of both types on your series car?
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    For me it would be panasports or rewinds hands down. I agree with Arne that the opals are just too modern or maybe even busy for the lines of a 240z. But at the end of the day buy what you like and be happy. Good Luck
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    Panasports!

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    Looks are subjective and you should decide for yourself what look you want. As for the quality of the wheels, the Panasports are BY FAR the better choice. If you are considering a cheaper wheel, you should add the Rota RB and Rewinds to your list. There is a good reason the Rewinds and others cost 1/2 as much as the Panasports. They simply don't have the same heat treating and stiffness that quality wheels have.

    That said, you know what I would go with...

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    Go buy the Panasports and don't look back. For the classic look go with the 15', but the 16" have the better tire selection. I have 205/55/15 on mind.
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