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Old 12-12-2014, 09:42 AM
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Aftermarket rim question/what size tire?

Hello guys I'm new to the forum and the 280z. My son talked me into buying him a 78 model. Anyway he's wanting wheels and tires. His car is completely stock. We are wanting to go w 15". I know the originals are 0 offset. He found a set he like but they are a 15x8 with a +25 offset. Will these rub? Also what size tire do w need to go with. Thanks
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:19 AM
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Welcome to ZDriver! Pick up a freebie factory service manual at XenonS30 and check out the other cool docs there.

Our 280 pros will have some input for you - but I bet there's basic tire/wheel information in your service/owner's manuals too.

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Here is a pic of it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:08 PM
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280Z looks to be in very nice shape.
All I can give you is I run 15X7in., 0 offset.
Tire size is 205/60-15. I have plenty of room.
Many run 8 inch too with stock fenders. But I don't know
what offset they run. Many wheels are made in 0, +15, and +25
that fit the Z.
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I agree with 205/60-15

The original tire on the 78 280Z was a 195/70-14. The tire size suggested by lumens is almost exactly the same circumference, which means the speedo will still read correctly. The stock tire on my Z31 is a 215/60-15, slightly larger than the 205/60-15. The stock Z31 rim is 6.5 inches. You can likely get by with rims 6 to 7" wide is you go with lumens suggestion.

P.S. Remember, the more positive the offset, the larger or deeper the back space required by the rim.

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