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‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby Jap Burd » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:49 pm

I have my Orig wheels but I never really liked them, it’s the turbine or what do you guys call them, I wish I would have bought a set of the BBS ones you could get years ago,well, the wrench is similar to the BBS to take the caps off these, Since I’ll have all 4 wheels off the car, it’s time to detail the chrome. The Meguires Powerball and their polish works great. I’ve been neglecting cleaning them because it’s such a pain, with the powerball cone, it’s so easy.
No us #2 works well on the plastic that’s chromed. The sign shop where I worked made me the logos, it’s actually Wheels by smiths. I’ll,post a finish pic when its all done.
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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby mdmellott » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:18 pm

Those wheels look sharp to me. Lots empty space to show off the the red brake calipers and the shined up chrome will reflect the red calipers nicely when the light hits them just right.

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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby Jap Burd » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:15 am

You gotta have chrome on these cars I think. The tires were expensive, 15” are getting harder to find.
With the logos, it doesn’t look like a AM wheel.
There was a more pricy tire, it came on a Porsche, sticky and soft, but low mile, I should have gotten them. These are old and have hardly any miles on. There over 10 years for sure.

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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby brx » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:07 am

Please contact me if you are looking for 1995 Q45 items. Just replaced mine with a Genesis G80. Similar size, but so wonderful to drive. Just like the Q 25 yrs ago !
I am in New Orleans. PM is fine too. THX

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Postby Jap Burd » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:41 am

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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby cbird805 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:34 pm

I took my 95 wheels off and replaced them with 17s off a G35. same offset, but a inch wider. I did it because the price for 215-65-15 tires were the same or higher than the 225-50-17 tires on the G35 wheels. If you go on Tire Rack, there are 10 tires in the original size, but all in the H or T speed rating. I dont think any brand name tire manufacturer makes a V-rated tire in original size anymore. Not sure who supplied the OEM tire, but they have long discontinued it (Michelin maybe)?

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Postby Jap Burd » Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:20 pm

I’m not sure, when I got i5 in ‘97, it had 4 new Hancooks on.

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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby Y33TJPN » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:42 pm

cbird805 wrote:
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I took my 95 wheels off and replaced them with 17s off a G35. same offset, but a inch wider. I did it because the price for 215-65-15 tires were the same or higher than the 225-50-17 tires on the G35 wheels. If you go on Tire Rack, there are 10 tires in the original size, but all in the H or T speed rating. I dont think any brand name tire manufacturer makes a V-rated tire in original size anymore. Not sure who supplied the OEM tire, but they have long discontinued it (Michelin maybe)?
Are these the OEM 6 spoke wheels? If so I would love to see a photo as I’m thinking of doing the same thing. Different generations, but would be a good photo regardless.

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Postby cbird805 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:50 pm

Sorry, it I took so long to reply. I had to figure out how to post pics. First time ive used IMGUR. These are the G35 wheels/tires on the Q45. I think they look pretty good on the car.

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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby Ryantzer » Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:48 am

cbird805 wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:34 pm
Not sure who supplied the OEM tire, but they have long discontinued it (Michelin maybe)?
The OEM Q45 tire was a Michelin, and pretty sure it was the MXV.

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Postby cbird805 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:20 am

Ain't that a kick in the pants. You can't go faster than 130 mph in a 1st gen Q45 because the correct tires have been discontinued. That's got to be a rarity, in automotive history.

I wondered why Infiniti put 15 inch wheels on the Q45, but then realized that 14-16 inch wheels were the standard wheel size back in 1989. The Ford Mustang GT had 15 inch wheels, Camaro IROC Z28 had 16s, while the Corvette had 17 inch wheels and tires that were considered huge at the time. Now, SUVs have even larger stock wheels. Tires and wheels sure have made some advances.

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Postby Jap Burd » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:35 am

I think the bigger rims look bad, if a car was designed for a certain size that’s what I stay with. Pimpin ain’t my style. DUB. = Do Ugly Bs

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Postby Jap Burd » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:43 am

If you do larger tires, you can upgrade the badging, lol
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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby BCC93QT » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:33 pm

I think the F50 8 pillar rims look awesome on the 94-96 G50. But not the earlier G50 ... the minty piepans with gold caps on my 90 are down right bling. The pic does no justice as its from a potato camera
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Postby Jap Burd » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:08 pm

I liked the BBS rims. I almost bought a set of the stock alum ones off a later Q out in San Diego, the dealer said they had a stack of them sitting around. The one with the holes around the outside. Did it really like them.

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Postby Miguel Reid » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:11 pm

BCC93QT wrote:
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I think the F50 8 pillar rims look awesome on the 94-96 G50. But not the earlier G50 ... the minty piepans with gold caps on my 90 are down right bling. The pic does no justice as its from a potato camera
It's been a while since I've seen this type of wheel. It looks classic, most of the rims that I see nowadays are alike.

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Postby cbird805 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:31 pm

I still have the original "turbine" wheels, not the pie plates. Just curious, what speed rated tires are you guys running on your 15's? The Y rated tires on on the 17's definitely improve high speed and cornering stability. All the 215-65-15 tires I found were H, T, and S rated. In my opinion, running H rated tires is sort of like playing football wearing normal athletic shoes.

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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby Jap Burd » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:17 am

I have the turbine rims too. I think I’ll hang the nicest one on the wall, I picked up wheel hangers on Amazon to hang some vintage rims for wall art.
I’ll check my tires, their getting old, when I ordered them Michelin did 2, one was a sticky type that Porsche used, I didn’t get those.

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Postby Jap Burd » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:22 am

Meres my tires, where is the rating on tires?
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Re: ‘95 Q45 Wheels

Postby Ryantzer » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:45 am

Those are H speed rated all-season tires. They're probably ancient as well - have you checked the date codes? I don't think Michelin has made those tires in years - my guess is that they're well over 15 years old and likely not safe to drive on.

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Postby BadQ45t » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:10 pm

The speed rating on a tire is only part of their ability. As you proceed up the alphabet you get a softer tire that will grip far better than the lower versions, of course you have to look at the brand your running too. HR rated for a Q45 for someone that just wants to drive around and isn't a spirited driver will work, but if you like to push the car a little bit around curves, freeway onramps then getting to VR or higher is nice. HR tires last a long time but they will squeal for sure. Getting to at least 16" or 17" for this big of a car makes a big difference. You don't have to get 20" to pimp you ride, but if your running old 15" on this size car getting to a 17" with VR or better rubber will make a huge difference. As Ryantzer just said those are all-season with M&S which is mud and snow, if your in the mid-west that would be helpful That said they are Michelin's and so no reason to pull them off if they are still pink and healthy. BUT do check the date code, look carefully on the sidewall for the date, old tires don't stop nearly as good.

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Postby BCC93QT » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:43 pm

15 inch rims are a rare sight Now adays. Tires still are cheap for the 15s. 4 studded blizzak done mounted and balanced $400 out the door. $676 total for 4 mich sports on the 18"s.

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Postby Jap Burd » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:29 am

I hardy drive the car, I prob won’t get a new set for a while. I know what your saying, but there’s no cracks or anything in the rubber. I finally took my 1982 tires off my TA, their still mounted on the snowflake rims and are now a table in the garage for my cars a d coffee.

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Postby cbird805 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:22 am

Like I said in a earlier post, I looked at tires on Tire Rack. They're a good place to research tire options, as they have a extensive selection of tires, much more so than most tire shops. Prices are average or better than most tire shops, not much higher than discount big box stores. Currently, they have 10 tires 215-65-15 tire on tirerack, ranging from $79 Laufenn all-season to $157 BF Goodrich AS (S rated). The Laufenn tire is the only H rated tire, the others are S or T. That particular tire size is uncommon, none of the tire shops in my area have it in stock. In comparison, Tire Rack has 129 different 225-50-17 tires staring at $81. It's probably easier to find whitewalls than the 15inch tires for the q45.

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Postby Ryantzer » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:50 am

Switching to a 225-60/15 tire (very nearly the same as stock size) gets you two more options for H speed rated tires, a General Altimax and Uniroyal Tiger Paw.

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Postby Jap Burd » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:39 am

Good info, I’ll need new tires at some point. I don’t think I’ll ever have the car up to 100 mph, let alone 160. I was planning on taking the Q out today for it’s first spring ride, but it’s been raining all night. I hope n
There’s no new issues.

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Postby Jap Burd » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:53 am

Since the tires were changed out when I bought the car in 1997, I don’t see what brand was on it when it left the factory, they put a new set of Hancock’s on when it was certified, Hancock’s were an awesome tire
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Postby Jap Burd » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:56 am

IMHO the BBS is the best looking wheel that came on these cars.
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Postby Jap Burd » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:01 am

I found this on tires, doesn’t mention a brand
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Postby VStar650CL » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:36 am

Jap Burd wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:56 am
IMHO the BBS is the best looking wheel that came on these cars.
Don't think I've ever seen a set of those, but I agree, they look superb!


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