Official M35/M45 (Y50) Wheel/Rim Thread

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Official M35/M45 (Y50) Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:40 pm

Hey everyone.

So, I'm on the lookout for a set of wheels/rims for the M for Spring 2011 (thought I was going to get one set but now I'm not so sure). I'd like to get a thread going where members (new and old) can view M's with different setups to get an idea, etc.

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Car Model: M35, M35x, M45, etc.?
Wheel Brand/Dimensions:
Tire Brand/Dimensions:
Suspension: Stock? After market? Coilovers? Please list specs.
Other Information: Did you have to buy things to adjust camber, roll fender lips, spacers, etc.
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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:37 pm

Holy. That's the first time I've seen your car! lol.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Moon Man » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:12 pm

Car Model:                   Infiniti M45
Wheel Brand/Dimensions:       EXE Konvex 20"
Tire Brand/Dimensions:        Continental Extreme Contanc DWS- 255/35/20
Suspension:               Eibach
Other Information:          I'd go with Konvex SS for a black car
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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby mexillis » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:39 pm

Don't forget it's important to know rim width and offsets.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:05 pm

Yes, for the two of you that posted...please update your wheel specs and also your drop specs. Not all new members will know that a certain spring is say 1.6" drop, etc.

Moon Man, your car is pure sex. Too bad the Konvex SS only come in 22".

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:41 am

Can you put staggered wheels on an AWD car?

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:58 am

Eric, sent you a PM, let me know if you got it..

IlyaKol, I wanna say you shouldn't...but I don't know for sure...

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:26 am

I stand corrected lol. Thanks for the reply Eric

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:20 pm

Thanks.

Keep posting guys!

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby HJAce » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:14 am

Hi all, new guy here, was looking throught the threads and thought that this would be the most appropriate for my question.

I own a 2003 G35 coupe and am thinking of upgrading to a 2011 M37x.

The only issue that is keeping me from purchasing right now are the tire and wheels that are offered. I don't like the base selection (the tire and the 18" rims) or the 18" accesory rims that are optional. I really like the 20" rims in the sport package but those are not available for the AWD (which is a must for me).

So, if I purchase this car, I must definitely need to buy new tire/wheels. my questions are:
- What are the concerns when doing this?
- Is it recommended to upgrade to 20" wheels/tires?

Any and all recommendations/opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:29 am

You really have a wide selection to pick from as long as you pick the correct offset and sizes.

I'll be lowering my M 1.25" (Espelir Springs) and putting 20" MRR GT-1's (20x10 with a +25 offset) and running 255/35/20 tires on all four corners. From my research, this will fit just fine and will not rub or anything of the sort.

I have 2007 M35x.

You will have to google what the offsets are for the particular M/package you are getting. On the 06-07 (maybe 08-09) the offsets are as follows:

Sport : 19 x 8.5 +50mm
Non-Sport: 18 x 8 +47mm
Spare : 17 x 4T +30mm

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby mexillis » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:12 pm

^ definitely wana see pics of your car when you get those bad boys on. I have been thinking of tryn to run a 10" in the front and 11 or 12" in the rear just to go crazy wide but I didnt think a 10" wide could be done without fender mods or stretched a** tires. Make sure you test fit the rims before you mount the tires cuz then you cant get a refund if for some reason they dont work. I would think a higher offset in the front would work but a +25 IDK????? GL and post up when your done.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby NycGMONyc » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:30 pm

moon man SICK, no more talking needed

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:18 am

mexillis wrote:^ definitely wana see pics of your car when you get those bad boys on. I have been thinking of tryn to run a 10" in the front and 11 or 12" in the rear just to go crazy wide but I didnt think a 10" wide could be done without fender mods or stretched a** tires. Make sure you test fit the rims before you mount the tires cuz then you cant get a refund if for some reason they dont work. I would think a higher offset in the front would work but a +25 IDK????? GL and post up when your done.
Yeah, I'm no wheel expert but I think such a high offset could be an issue...especially given how wide the rim is going to be already..

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:02 am

I'm not slamming the car, so technically a +25 would stick out a little bit. So it shouldn't be that bad. If I was slamming, then yes, it would rub on the fender, etc. I spoke to many local guys who are wheel whores and they said it should look good.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby cjrdriven » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:10 am

Moon Man wrote:Car Model:                   Infiniti M45
Wheel Brand/Dimensions:       EXE Konvex 20"
Tire Brand/Dimensions:        Continental Extreme Contanc DWS- 255/35/20
Suspension:               Eibach
Other Information:          I'd go with Konvex SS for a black car
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Eibach is just the perfect drop for the M!

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby mexillis » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:37 pm

I guess it has been done... :spitout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCUSjO2rfak

not my taste at all

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:44 pm

There is no way to tell what the offset of those are. That might have been a custom job specific to that application.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby cjrdriven » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:16 pm

mexillis wrote:I guess it has been done... :spitout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCUSjO2rfak

not my taste at all
Car looks like it is sitting at factory height with huge wheels filling in the gap. Wheels are so big it makes the M look like the size of an Altima.... To each his on.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:30 pm

Yeah, I'm doing 20's not 24's lol. Anything over 20 (21" FX50 wheels being the exception) is just silly.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby redline122 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:30 pm

Car Model: 2008 M45S

Wheel Brand/Dimensions: Vossen VVS-085
>> FRONT: 20x9, +38mm offset
>> REAR: 20x10.5, +45mm offset

Tire Brand/Dimensions: Falken FK-452
>> FRONT: 255/35r20
>> REAR: 285/30r20

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:33 pm

Hey, I see you're running 10.5" rims in the back with a +45 offset. Do you have spacers? My rims that I want don't have a much bigger lip, so maybe I should be getting +38 or so and not +25. It really depends on the wheel, but just wondering.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby CPJ LB » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:17 pm

hey redline122 -- nice whip....love white!!!

btw...is that Newport Beach where you shot the pix???? looks pretty familiar. :)

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby mexillis » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:25 pm

yep that's newport, i think he took those pix before a Socal meet.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby redline122 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:44 pm

IlyaKol wrote:Hey, I see you're running 10.5" rims in the back with a +45 offset. Do you have spacers?....
No spacers. I went with a setup that would clear the G37S brakes on the M. Spacers would have been required if I continued to use the 19 OEM's.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby redline122 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:48 pm

CPJ LB wrote:hey redline122 -- nice whip....love white!!!
btw...is that Newport Beach where you shot the pix???? looks pretty familiar. :)
thanx, CPJ LB, me likey the white! :)
mexillis wrote:yep that's newport, i think he took those pix before a Socal meet.
It was at the Balboa Pier before 8am ... and before the last meet-up that 5literbeater helped organize.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:00 am

Man, there's something about white M's...

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:13 am

I know. I regret getting black. I want white SO BAD. This is the last black car I own. PITA to keep clean.

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby DoN_BLaZe34 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:54 am

Hahahaha I hear you man. They really are UGH! What color was your Max?

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Re: Official Wheel/Rim Thread

Postby Ilya » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:00 am

Sunlit Sand (beige/gold). Cleaned that thing and 2 weeks later it still looked clean.

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