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@Waco, I'll have to see if they carry it.

 

@Confuzzled, do like. Those wheels are overdone though. :( I'm having lots of trouble finding a nice set of 16" wheels. I'm on the fence about flares, they're nice, but they kind of spoil the original lines. That's a nice Z though.

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@Waco, I'll have to see if they carry it.

 

@Confuzzled, do like. Those wheels are overdone though. :( I'm having lots of trouble finding a nice set of 16" wheels. I'm on the fence about flares, they're nice, but they kind of spoil the original lines. That's a nice Z though.

What offset/style? care on brand or knock offs a no go?

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@Waco, I'll have to see if they carry it.

 

@Confuzzled, do like. Those wheels are overdone though. :( I'm having lots of trouble finding a nice set of 16" wheels. I'm on the fence about flares, they're nice, but they kind of spoil the original lines. That's a nice Z though.

What offset/style? care on brand or knock offs a no go?

 

No idea on the offset lol. Also I'm running 205s, so it's probably like an 8 inch wide wheel. I'd rather it be a decent brand so my wheel doesn't explode into bits if I hit something with it lol. I like lots of thin straight spokes, or stuff like older BBS wheels.

 

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I don't like the actual wheels on these next cars that much, but I do like the deep dish look on Z's, I'm just not sure what the offset on this kind of wheel is.

 

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These wheels are sweet in that color.

 

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BBS wheels are awesome but sadly stupid expensive unless old used and beat once again idk how you feel on wheels allot of car guys look at wheels like kicks(shoes) if they arnt a fortune they arnt worth rocking i don't feel this way I'm more of a price/function type person so i offer this http://xxrwheel.com/wheels.shtml good price good size offerings/offsets and a good solid wheel thats TRACK approved not like rotas where they shatter when you touch a curb, or if you like steelies with a good offset check out http://www.diamondracingwheels.com/ don't be discouraged by how they look off a car google them and you will see plenty of awesome examples... a 10in wide steelie on a 0 offset=freaking awesome 600x450-20018120.jpg

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I actually came back to this thread to post about XXR 527s which I've liked for a long time and considered putting on the GTI. :lol: I've seen a lot of Datsun guys get XXR wheels and even do group buys for huge discounts. I was thinking of these in silver or chrome to match all the chrome trim on my car.

 

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I'm also a price vs. function guy, I don't see the point of $4,000 bucks for wheels that'd do the job as well as a cheaper set. 

 

I also really like the steelies, the first Datsun I tried to buy on eBay (seller turned out to be a scammer) was selling one with steelies, it looked real nice. 

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Its a good looking wheel id go black imo you'll find that replacing anything black is going to be your main option for that car as chrome is a thing of the 70's/early 80's any aftermarket part you buy will come black unless specified to be chrome  :unsure: a nether company to consider would be Axis they offer a line called the "OG San" which has some pretty sweet choices in wheels the bad part though is most of them are 4x100 lug pattern which is absolutely dumb as RWD cars of the import influence from the 80's on down like yours all came in a 4x114.3 variant so you cant rock them.....SO DUMB but this is what started the poke look for the hondas as they would run these wheels and pound the car so it looked good.....its gotta be wide AND flush not pokie pokie just dont do it unless you can rock flares and make them look good lol

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EWWW, the rear wheel on that Honda. :lol: I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be going for the XXR 527s. I'm still looking at the options on their website, but I like the 527s best. 

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Yeah its all kinds of fail... needs spoon mirrors/lip kit amber corners rolled fenders or wheels with proper FWD offset oem carbon hood and it MIGHT be attractive then lol.. check out arizona z car its a website they offer a willwood brake upgrade with a 5 lug option to put you at 5x114.3 which offers you pretty much ANY good looking wheel ever created i just don't know how much money you have to throw as the kit will set you back nearly 3/4k just on suspension components not including decent one piece coilovers or wheels its an option though!

 

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THESE ARE SICK Hyashi racing makes these i love this wheel so damn much <3 they also make a wheel called sakura which means cherry blossom in case someone didnt know they are pretty sick too lol

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Either way those are "baller" wheels if you will they will set you back EASY 4k WITHOUT center caps LOL

 

EDIT: once again i realized i didnt actually answer your question in the post above about offset sorry -_- got excited ok saw some wheels i have much love for... :P

the white car doesnt count as its a photo shop they are a zero offset and on a 15in it would poke no ifs ands or buts on a factory flare the silver one has some fender work done with a very subtle flare the wheels appear to be in the 10-15 range of offset depending on width hard to tell from the photo the black one looks like a 15x10 on the front and 15x12 on the back with a 10 offset watanabe offers up to a 15x14in wide wheel

 

EDIT: once more here but idk why anyone would put s130 mirrors on a s30 like the black one its saddening :-/ its one thing to do fender mirrors on a s30 as long as they are bullet style but to put some 80's crap on a gorgeous piece of 70's art is a slap in the face...sorry but i had to bitch a little on that one 

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I was looking at the willwood kit which seems incredible, but my car's already got upgraded front brakes, so I can't really justify the huge amount of cash for the 5 lug upgrade. :/ I've already got full suspension and everything, so I really am stuck with the 4 lug wheels. Speaking of suspension, this car's got massive anti-roll bars and corners flatter than any car I've ever driven.

 

Yeah, no, can't do baller wheels. :lol: I'm far too broke for those lol. 

 

Thanks a lot for all the help, by the way. :cheers: 

 

I'll keep looking at wheels and try to find one with some nice offset. 

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Anytime dude, I've got years in the import industry more than i wish to admit lol but there truly is a special place in my heart for nostalgic japanese cars I have no clue what it is but they are amazing to me cherish your z man they are fun and rare to come by in good shape at a reasonable price.

 

The way to look at wheels though sadly is they are the kicks(shoes) of the car but without the option of trying them on and seeing how they look before you buy them :-/ you'll more then likely find yourself going threw at least 3 sets of wheels on this car before you do actually decide just be sure to keep them pristine and you wont loose money you'll break even in your search.

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I've been looking around on Z forums and found a very long thread about wheels where people post what they have and the specs are etc. Hopefully it'll save me from going through too many sets of wheels. :lol: I just wish my wheels had a different pattern to them, I'd probably keep them. I don't even know what they're called or how much they're worth, unfortunately.

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Thats an easy one luckily! Pop one of them off clean and read the back it will give you diameter, width, offset, manufacture, and model number and you can search from there to see what they are worth. 99.9% of wheel companies do this in order to verify the legitimacy of the wheel and for track officials to approve them for track usage(mainly scca events.... whiny bastards....)

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