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dannyp84
dannyp84 Reader
10/18/21 11:45 p.m.

In reply to hybridmomentspass :

Sunny:

S30:

Shameless plug of my car since cars like these ^ are the reason I've got a small fortune of time and energy into 14" wheels:

Oldboy Speedwell
Oldboy Speedwell New Reader
10/19/21 7:17 a.m.

^

^

Your RX7 looks absolutely fantastic!

Learning about Japanese wheels sent me down a deep rabbit-hole and I was in awe because much of that stuff was previously unknown to me, and also flabbergasted by the costs involved with acquiring the genuine ones.

dannyp84
dannyp84 Reader
10/19/21 10:06 a.m.

In reply to Oldboy Speedwell :

Thanks! The prices really vary on wheels depending on how rare and desirable they are, as well as their width and offset. My star sharks were only $350 for the pair but when I got them they were 14x6", I rebuilt them to 8."

stroker
stroker UberDork
10/19/21 10:11 a.m.

Just out of curiosity, who is a reputable source or good value for those bolt-on fender flares...?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/19/21 10:15 a.m.

Also, what are you all running for 14-inch tires? That market keeps shrinking. 

dannyp84
dannyp84 Reader
10/19/21 10:22 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I was running federals but haven't been able to find any in the last month, there are still 2 or 3 options for a 185/55r14 without having to spend a lot on Toyo R888s

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
10/19/21 10:24 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Falken makes the Azenis RT660 in 195/60 14

My RX-7 is on all-season Hankook Optimo in the same size.  

Trent
Trent PowerDork
10/19/21 10:39 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

185/55R14 Federals

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/19/21 12:31 p.m.

In reply to j_tso :

Thanks and, yeah, I have seen those, and I know that Toyo and Nitto offer 14-inch R-comps. My fear is, what will be available in 5 years? Will I still be able to get a sporty tire? 

birdmayne
birdmayne New Reader
10/19/21 2:21 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to j_tso :

Thanks and, yeah, I have seen those, and I know that Toyo and Nitto offer 14-inch R-comps. My fear is, what will be available in 5 years? Will I still be able to get a sporty tire? 

I'm switching to 15s on my Z for that reason. 

I also have some flares on the way, so I can officially join the cool club soon.

j_tso
j_tso HalfDork
10/19/21 2:36 p.m.

In reply to birdmayne :

Roger that, I'm switching to 16" to use a good summer tire. I'd like something better than the Hankook Optimo, but not as extreme as the Falken RT-660.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
10/19/21 3:27 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to j_tso :

Thanks and, yeah, I have seen those, and I know that Toyo and Nitto offer 14-inch R-comps. My fear is, what will be available in 5 years? Will I still be able to get a sporty tire? 

I doubt it will get worse then already is.

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
10/19/21 9:08 p.m.

Those Japanese wheels tend to be very lightweight; as a guy who pounds the kerbs I tend to stay away from them for track work. For a street only car I might run a set, they are really cool.

Cactus
Cactus HalfDork
10/19/21 9:33 p.m.
Oldboy Speedwell said:
Cactus said:
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) said:

Oil cooler just stuck on the front is dumb, but I love it anyway.

I never got into JDM stuff but lately have been loving it,

what was the reason that the Skylines mounted their oil coolers externally?

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One thing that cracked me up after reading a bit about the old days of Japanese racing was the origin story of those OK stickers that many of the cars always had...

...was actually a condom company! LOL

To the best of my knowledge, they wanted the most possible air flow for cooling, and that's not a bad place to get clean air. Great place to receive a bump though.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
10/20/21 7:03 a.m.
Rodan said:
birdmayne said:

 

Don't know what the Japanese call that, but I call it PERFECTION.  yes

Great to start with....... and looks better the older it gets.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
10/20/21 8:32 a.m.

Just had to add........

 

 

 

mine should be finished..........  one day??

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/20/21 8:57 a.m.

Keep 'em coming. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/20/21 10:13 a.m.

I know it just a rendering, but imagine the nadz to try to pull off a Hemi Cuda convertible  bosozuku style?

dannyp84
dannyp84 Reader
10/20/21 10:35 a.m.

Oldboy Speedwell
Oldboy Speedwell New Reader
10/20/21 3:59 p.m.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/20/21 4:16 p.m.

In reply to j_tso :

What size are you looking for? 

birdmayne
birdmayne New Reader
10/20/21 5:04 p.m.
Oldboy Speedwell said:

 

Holy tits man... That's gorgeous

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/20/21 6:14 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I know it just a rendering, but imagine the nadz to try to pull off a Hemi Cuda convertible  bosozuku style?

It would be so glorious to show up at Cruisin' the Coast here with that & watch peoples' heads explode.

stroker
stroker UberDork
10/20/21 9:57 p.m.
captainawesome
captainawesome Dork
10/21/21 2:38 p.m.

In reply to stroker :

That one is local to me. Looking at a 68 Corona coupe instead now. This thread is timely and possibly costly as it's good motivation for an already bad idea.

 

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