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Rim/Wheel - 1977 280Z?

Old 06-03-2015, 03:01 PM
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Rim/Wheel - 1977 280Z?

Hello again.

Eventually I plan to get new wheels/rims for my 1977 280Z. The previous owner had put adapters on it to go to 5-lug rims. This is a bad idea. So, I want to remove the adapters and go to 4-lug rims. However, the tires are brand new (from when I bought they car) and are pretty nice - Yokohama Advan S.4 205/55r16 ... so I want to keep these tires. 16" rims look sweet on the car, too.

From my research, it appears the original bolt pattern is 4x4.5 (114.3mm).

When I look for new rims/wheels, is there anything I need to keep in mind other than the bolt pattern (and, of course, the fact that I am getting 16" rims that will accommodate my tires ... 5.5-7.5" wide, 16" rims)? Reading some of the older threads that I ran across (back in 2003, etc.) people were saying that there weren't many wheels that would fit these old Z cars. But a quick Google search seems to show quite a few wheels with the correct bolt pattern. Am I missing something?

Also, what about offset?
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:54 PM
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Best bet is eBay. You want zero or + offset. It also depends on the outside diameter of the tire. Some sellers offer different front and rear widths.
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