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    Ultimate wheel fitting guide

    There is so little information available as to which wheels will fit of S15s, which offset and sizes work and which suspension they work with. I'm hoping this thread will change that and serve as a sort of S15 wheel database.

    OK, to start with, here's the list of known wheels and offsets which are supposed to fit fine. All of these are with stock suspension.

    16 6.5 +45 Stock
    16 7 +29 Recommended by Taka Kaira
    16 7 +33 Front Recommended by Rays/Nismo
    16 7 +35 Recommended by Work
    16 8 +38 Recommended by Taka Kaira
    16 8 +45 Rear Recommended by Work
    17 7 +30 Recommended by Taka Kaira/Rays/Nismo
    17 7 +31 Recommended by Work
    17 7 +35 Recommended by Work/Rays
    17 7.5 +30 Front Recommended by Rays
    17 8 +38 Recommended by Taka Kaira/Rays/Nismo
    17 8 +44 Rear Recommended by Rays
    17 8 +45 Rear Recommended by Work
    17 8.5 +40 Rear Recommended by Rays
    18 7.5 +30 Front Recommended by Rays
    18 7.5 +31 Recommended by Taka Kaira
    18 7.5 +32 Recommended by Work
    18 7.5 +35 Recommended by Work
    18 8 +36 Recommended by Taka Kaira
    18 8.5 +40 Rear Recommended by Rays
    18 8.5 +45 Rear Recommended by Work


    I want to keep the info as straightforward and to the point as possible. To do this, only postt the following info.

    Wheels:
    Size:
    Offset:
    Tyres:
    Spacers:
    Suspension:
    Comments:


    I'll start


    Wheels: Standard
    Size: 6.5x16
    Offset: +45
    Tyres: 205/55/16
    Spacers: None
    Suspension: Standard
    Comments: Factory fit, no issues.


    Wheels: Kei Racing D2
    Size: 8.5x18
    Offset: +32
    Tyres: 235/40/18 front, 255/35/18 rear
    Spacers: None
    Suspension: Apex Performance Coilovers, lowered about 25mm
    Comments: Front coilover clearance iis tight but OK. Rears fine. The wheel stick out a bit too much. The rear arches are right over the tyres. Rear arch rolling is required.


    Wheels: 350Z standard import
    Size: 7.5x17 front, 8x17 rear
    Offset: +30 front, +33 rear
    Tyres: 225/45/17 front, 235/45/17 rear
    Spacers: None
    Suspension: Apex Performance Coilovers, lowered about 25mm
    Comments: No coilover and arch clearance issues.

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    Meddy Guest
    Wheels: Ultralite 784's
    Size: F 18 x 8 R 18 x 9
    Offset: F ET35 R ET38
    Tyres: Toyo Proxies 225x40
    Spacers: None
    Suspension: Nismo Factory Option Shocks
    Comments: Wider rear tyres will not fit without rolling the arches.

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    wheels; team dynamics drifts
    size;8.5x18 front 9.5 x 18 rear
    offset;et35 front et45 rear
    tyres;225x40x18 255x35x18
    spacers;10mm front non on rear but looking at 10mm rear
    suspension;apex coilovers front spacers requires to clear coilver
    comments; rear arches now flared hence possible spacers, wider front fenders +30mm

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    Wheels: SSR Integral GT1
    Size: F 17 x 7 R 17 x 8
    Offset: F ET32 R ET37
    Tyres: ****ty ones which needs replacing
    Spacers: None
    Suspension: Bridgestone Potenza damper for street.
    Comments: Offset is good. Wished they were 18" and 1 inch wider though.

    Nissan GTR -09 Now with Cobb accessport stage 2

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    Wheels: Optional OZ Racing Alloys
    Size: 17 x 7 Front and Rear
    Offset: not sure
    Tyres: 215x45x17 225x45x17 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
    Spacers: None
    Suspension: Optional Nismo Shocks and Springs
    Comments: no problems at all but I want some new alloys hehe

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    Wheels: Work Emotion CR's in Bronze
    Size: 9 x 17 all round
    Offset: +17
    Tyres: F - 215x45x17, R - 225x45x17, Pirelli P6000 - Dont buy
    Spacers: None
    Suspension: Tein Ha coilovers, Dano Camber adjustable arms rear
    Comments: No issues with Coilover clearence, on stock camber arms the wheels tuck in but have massive neg camber and traction issues, with camber adjusted wheels stick out past arches by a good bit

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    This will give you an idea of the increase in size (if any) when fitting aftermarket wheels

    Wheel Size Calculator

    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html


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    wheels - Gmax 050's
    size - 17X8 f, 17X9 rear
    offset - 38p (3mm spacers used in front to achieve 35p)
    tyres - Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3's 225/45 f, 245/40 r.

    suspension - HKS Hyper Max D's, rear adj camber arms, rolled guards r.
    What do you call a Rx7 with reliability, decent build quality and a better exhaust note? - a specR S15!

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    Wheels: Dare Tuner 1 in Race Silver (for now )
    Size: 8x17 all round
    Offset: ET35
    Tyres: F - 225x45x17, R - 235x40x17, Goodyear Eagle F1's - Heard they were good, and they are
    Spacers: 5mm Front
    Suspension: Tein Ha coilovers, Full set of Apex adjustable arms
    Comments: 5mm Spacer required on Front to clear strut, was shreading the tire, sit under the arches nicely. 215 front may releave need for the spacer.


  10. #10
    Nick Guest
    question as i dont know yet...



    Is PCD standard on 5 studs??? if not 100 or 114.3??

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