Wheels for a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop?

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Rastadori
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Wheels for a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop?

Postby Rastadori » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:24 pm

Hello everyone

So I read the sticky over regarding wheel fitment but still a bit confused. I have a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop. I am looking at buying the wheels per the photo. Per fitment industries, it will be fine but wanted to confirm with you all. Do I need to roll my fenders in order to make them fit? I want a functional look. Meaning I will not stance the car. Want the car to be low with no rubbing or any issues when turning the wheel. Want a flush look to it.

I am on Powertrix coilovers btw.

Thanks!
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Re: Wheels for a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop?

Postby itsa300zx » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:29 pm

Rears seem pretty aggressive probably need a good pull and some camber. I had 18x9.5 +22 and it was poking past the fenders, 10.5 +12 would be 1" further outward. Fronts are doable with a light pull may still rub slightly at full lock turn. What tires sizes do you plan on running? A light stretch fit tires may be needed too.

Daspyda
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Re: Wheels for a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop?

Postby Daspyda » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:22 pm

If you call the folks at tirerack.com they will talk to you about upfitting and how to do it safely.

There's more to consider besides how it "looks". Safety through predictive handling and speedometer calibration.

There's also upfitting calculators online.

Rastadori
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Re: Wheels for a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop?

Postby Rastadori » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:05 am

Thanks for the reply. As for ties, not sure what size I'll be running, I will need to find out recommendations on it. It's mainly a weekend/track car. I plan on putting Firestone Indy Firehawks 500. I like the tire for the price.

I don't mind rolling the rear fenders, but I do want to keep the front ones stock. I would assume 9.5 up front and 10.5 rear would be okay if I roll the rear?

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Re: Wheels for a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop?

Postby Daspyda » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:37 pm

Also, see the sticky at this Forum: wheel-fitment-and-tire-size-guide-t512311.html

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Re: Wheels for a 94 Z 2+0 Slicktop?

Postby itsa300zx » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:51 am

Rastadori wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:05 am
Thanks for the reply. As for ties, not sure what size I'll be running, I will need to find out recommendations on it. It's mainly a weekend/track car. I plan on putting Firestone Indy Firehawks 500. I like the tire for the price.

I don't mind rolling the rear fenders, but I do want to keep the front ones stock. I would assume 9.5 up front and 10.5 rear would be okay if I roll the rear?
Front is doable with roll, maybe small amount of neg camber and a stretched tire (like a 255-265/35/18)

Rears are pretty aggressive at (10.5 +12) need a good pull, I'd say at least 1/2 "-3/4" and neg 3 camber with stretched tires. For reference, a less aggressive size of 18x10 +22 offfset, needed a 1/2" pull of the rear fenders and neg 2.5 deg camber setting running 265/35/18 tires.

IMHO this is a combo for the "stanced look" and not really performance oriented. Great if that is what you are after.


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