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You the man, Toykilla,so what do you think. Chamber, dampers may too stiff, car to low, surely not, how may Zs have been lowereed 25mm+. I guess the offsets are fine and tyre size. So what do you mean suspension...? Please explain>>> :helpsmilie:
 

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So are you saying that my offsets on19"wheels are ok then. The only thing I could really say could be wrong with the suspension is maybe too stiff but even then I'll be surprise really...
 

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HELP PLEASE, from you expert out there.

I've fitted a set of 19" wheels to the car and now feel that the car handles little s..t, can't say really, but I'm sure you know what I mean. Name of the wheels are Antera 343. Size of wheels are, fronts 8.5x19 offset 25 tyre size 245/35 and the rears are 9.5x19 offset 30 tyre size 275/35. My original wheels were Rays 18" wiith 225 fronts and 245 rears. I have had the car lowered by 25-30mm using TEIN super sport coil overs and the dampers are set to postion 8 all round. Standard 350Z I believe would be in postion 4. There are 16 position with the TEIN so I 'm set on half way and my tyre pressures are around 32psi.

My problem I have is tram lining, I guess thats the technical name for it. I don't think the car is directional enough when approaching bends fasts. This situation does not make for comfortable driving the faster I go. I've spent good money on this wheels, surely it can't be the wheels could it?

I understand my chamber is a bit negative but thats to be expected if the car is lower 25-30mm. Or is this my problem the car has too much negative chamber.

Lots of you guys are fitting 19/20" has anyone had this problem and was able to correct it.. I have heard that the 350Z does not handle well with 19" wide wheels...?

HELP SOMEONE OUT THERE :banghead:

John
When you have more grip (a bigger or stickier contact patch), chances are you are going to follow discrepencies in the road a lot more easily. It's on tirerack.com.
 

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I would like to point out a notice to those getting 8.5 Front / 9.5 Rear for wheel widths and want the "flush" look

For offsets, +22 is perfect in the back for no fender rubbing (barely lol), but you'd need +22, +20 or so, in the front or you'll still have noticeable space between edge and fender compared to the back, since my setup is +25 in front and I now need a 5mm spacer to make it match the looks of the back which is at +22
 

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Hey, new to the forum and been reading over this thread. i'm interested in getting some TE37's my self too.

i wash originaly thinking of going with 19's all around, 19x9.5 on +22 offset or +12 with a 5mm spacer and 19x10.5" on +22 or +12 with a 5mm spacer to make it flush with the front. but heres my problem... i'm being tuned for serious power but being luxerious at the same time. this trips me a bit and makes me want to go for 18's instead for a comfier ride. so the idea is thish...

19x9.5" front on +22 or +(12+5mm spacer) for +17 and 255/35 series tires
19x10.5" rear on +22 or +(12+5mm spacer) for +17 and 275/35 series tires

OR for a comfier ride...

18x9.5" front on +22 or +(12+5mm spacer) for +17 and 255/40 series tires
18x10.5" rear on +22 or +(12+5mm spacer) for +17 and 275/40 series tires

i'm going for a flush clean look. also know that i have Seibon's Carbon fiber front finders so they are about 10mm wider then the original fenders. will either one of these settups be clean? :burnout:

like i said, it's tuned/being tuned. at the moment it's bone stock but i've been collecting all the parts for a full up upgrade of everything at once. my goal is to sit at about the 450-480whp/450-500lbs torque mark reliably *cosworth low compression block kit and heads soon to come to make that a reality* and will be drift spec'd but in a luxery way. hardly ever will it be doing much more then cruising down the road making others shiver in fear but it will still be able to stretch it's legs when it/I want to :punch:. this is why i'd like it to look nice and clean.

thanks for the advice ahead of time!
 

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Someone please help me out and tell me if this is going to fit....

Front 19x8 +38 offset
Rear 19x9.5 +40 offset
Tires: 245/40/19 F - 275/35/19 R
Those offsets are too high. You want something like

Front 19x8 +20 to +26 offset
Rear 19x9.5 +20 to +26 offset
Tires: 245/35/19 F - 275/35/19 R
 

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QUOTE (Toykilla @ Feb 2 2008, 09:52 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=484403
Those offsets are too high. You want something like

Front 19x8 +20 to +26 offset
Rear 19x9.5 +20 to +26 offset
Tires: 245/35/19 F - 275/35/19 R
Man the rim dealer told me that

Front 18X8 +38 Offset
Rear 18X10 + 38 Offset


would fit
:helpsmilie:

They look like factory rims no fat lip nothin they should fit?
 

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QUOTE (uhhtrayyou @ Feb 21 2008, 03:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=495841
but its possible to have deep dish WITH positive offset right?
No. Not possible.

QUOTE (SexyZ @ Mar 24 2008, 12:10 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=509738
Man the rim dealer told me that

Front 18X8 +38 Offset
Rear 18X10 + 38 Offset


would fit
:helpsmilie:

They look like factory rims no fat lip nothin they should fit?
If they don't have a lip, then that means you have a positive offset. Got a pic of the wheels? Or a link?
 

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Hi all,

Just want to confirm an offset before I place an order for some Volk gts's. Looking at:

19x8.5 +24A
19x9.5 +30A or would +17A fit without needing to roll guards?

also contemplating going 19x10.5 for the rear. Is it possible to go this wide without rolling the guards?

Thanks.
 

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For a 9.5" wide rim on the rear, no folded lip, but a nice drop (say 30mm), a +18 to +23 will be OK (+18 will look the best). Anything more than +23 will start to look like stock (or worse).
 

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:bump: ...well, sort of. Does anyone know what the gap is between stock 18" touring wheels and the fender?

I read in this thread to go with a 19x8.5F/19x9.5R to get a 'flush' look. Going from the stock 18x8 (+30 offset) wheels to the setup mentioned a moment ago (+22 offsets) moves the outside face of the wheel towards the fender lip by ~.5" on the front and ~1.0" on the rear. So if you've measured or read what the stock gap is, post it up please...
 

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Hey guys, I've been reading/researching a lot for the past month or so concerning what wheel/tire to go with, what brand, size, offsets, etc. I have a mostly stock "03 350, bought it used, and right now it's running 19" wheels. I'm trying to downsize to 18" for lighter weight and track use and so far I've come up with this: I'd like to get 18x9.5 Volk CE28N wheels with a +22 offset for the rear, and either a +28 up front, or possibly a +22. My dilemma is whether or not I'll be rubbing against the upper control arm on the inside, and I would like to fit 275/40/18 tires all around, and right now I'm thinking the bfg g-force kdws are what I'm going to go with. I read that article on modified magazine, and according to their pictures the front fitment gave them a bit of rub at full lock running an 18x9 275/40/18 with a +30 (+42 actual, and a 12mm spacer). Do you think a +28 will suffice? Or should I go with the +22 to be safe. I'm not concerned about fender rub, as I will roll the fronts if necessary, and the rears are already rolled. Thanks! I would just go to a tire shop and try it out...but I'm overseas right now and want to get this figured out before I buy and or go back home to Hawaii!

Andy :shiftdrive:
 

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Go with the +22 to be safe. The higher the offset, the worse it will look and you 'might' rub.

I agree that going with 18's for the track is smart since tires can get pretty expensive. Some people track on 17's because that's even cheaper for tires and might save some weight.
 
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