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rusty208
10th January 2009, 04:59 PM
Hey,

just need to know what size wheels i can chuck on the nx, any measurments i need to know (for the studs is all i can really think of)

and is there a website i can have a look on for prices in australia... possable to buy off as well?

cheers

(gota couple of bald tyres and these rims look terribad due to the old owner being a bad driver :hitwall: and my old man has offered to buy me new ones :D)

NXPSI
11th January 2009, 05:53 PM
you can fit 18"with some work. 17's fit a treat with 40 series tyres
4 x 100 is the stud pattern

valman1970
12th January 2009, 05:58 PM
40 is the offset.

fever
12th January 2009, 06:58 PM
try ebay good deals too

valman1970
13th January 2009, 05:20 AM
I got a set of 17's off eBay for $450 with good tyres. They were originally on a Kia, I just needed different centreing rings and nuts.

rusty208
16th January 2009, 12:50 PM
would i be able to put 16" wheels on with larger tyres to get a smoother ride? and would they still look good?

valman1970
16th January 2009, 01:07 PM
My NXR has a nice looking set of 16's on it. 205/45 16. Rides nice enough and still hangs on. My 17's were on my N14, and with a clean up and repaint, will eventually find there way onto my NXR. The 17 inch tyres are cheaper than the 16's.

Xer
17th January 2009, 12:25 PM
A ways back, someone posted a link to a Sydney place with awesome deals and a calculator thingy...

Buggered if I can find it now.

Stevoss
17th January 2009, 05:20 PM
tempe tyres

rusty208
19th January 2009, 09:25 AM
cheers stev,

has any one ordered from there before? are they reliable to get them from?

valman1970
19th January 2009, 03:30 PM
I bought a set of second hand mags and tyres from them a few years ago. They at least had something decent to fit my N13. Cheap enough, also. I'd look around a few different shops/websites, first. Once you know what size, it's just looking for something that suits your taste.

NXT51
26th January 2009, 09:23 PM
17 or 16 would go easily, you just have to watch the total size. Can go over factory (185/60/14 or 195/55/14) by 15mm and under by 26mm I believe (just do searching @ Qld Transport website).

I got mine from Quickfit - they had a good range and were competitively priced. (However, that was about 4 years ago now :).)

rusty208
28th January 2009, 07:52 AM
so, hoping to order my new wheels today,

i plan to get the Kspeed super gt's
http://www.tempetyres.com.au/products_closeup.asp?part=&part_no=581

only problem is. i cant find any specs on said wheel to make sure they fit before purchasing them. i used to wheel wizard on tempetyres. but as it dosnt list nx, i choose the pulsar which also has a 4 x 100 studd measurment. however ut also came up with some 5 stud wheels.

eaither way ill be calling tempetyres today to both confirm they will fit and to order.

valman1970
28th January 2009, 03:47 PM
Tidy. What colour is your NX? As long as the offset is 40, there should be no problem. Those wheels are 8 stud 'multi-fit'. 2 different bolt patterns. 4 x 100 and 4 x 114.3, most likely. Same as my 16's and 17's.

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 10:29 AM
I'm looking for some new wheels for my NX too. Is the bolt pattern (4*100) and offset (40) all I need to know?

Do the price of tyres jump up a lot for 16 inch to 17 inch? I would like to put 17s on it but don't want to spend a fortune on tyres...

fever
30th January 2009, 10:37 AM
go ebay mate

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 10:39 AM
I've been watching ebay for the last 2 months, sweet fuck all in WA.
Was going to go to a couple of shops that sell second hand alloys.

fever
30th January 2009, 10:44 AM
how much does shipping from sydney cost ya to perth?

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 10:47 AM
Don't know, can't imagine it would be that cheap. $150-$200?
If I got them from WA, I could at least go up and check they fit on the car before handing over any money. (Never bought new alloys before)

fever
30th January 2009, 10:51 AM
all the wheels in 4 x 100 will fit it's just the look that you have to look at and any satrch etc

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 10:57 AM
I found this chart thing that shows what the NX can take.

http://www.alloywheels.com/fitment.asp?psearch=Nissan

Don't trust it tho, there are some 5 bolt alloys on there! (Same as Rusty208 above)

If all 4*100's will fit, how does the offset some into play?

exactly...doh
30th January 2009, 11:07 AM
the offset is the distance from the centreline of the wheel to the face that sits against your brake hub. basically if the offset is too high, then the wheel will sit inwards and be too close, or touching your suspension. an offset too low will have the wheels sticking out from your body work.

most of the off the shelf cheap wheels are going to be a case of too higher offset if anything. but if you get anything 7inches wide with +40 or lower offset you will be ok.

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 11:11 AM
So, forgive me if I have got this completely wrong, I could buy alloys with a lower offset, say 30 and get spacers for size 10 to make the total offset up to 40 like the NX wants?

Is that how it works?

Thanks for the advice guys :)

fever
30th January 2009, 11:13 AM
yeah true true.. so it goes like this 215/40/17 and they are 17 x 7 they will fit nice

fever
30th January 2009, 11:15 AM
lol why would you get offset of 30 then putting spacers.. on mine i put spacer on a 40 offset lol look just perfect

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 11:20 AM
So it doesn't matter if the offset isn't 40?

215/40/17 is Circumference / offset / Diameter and x7 is the width of the tyre?

I just don't want to walk into a car shop and sound like a noob and the salesman selling me something that doesn't fit right.
You learn something new every day :)

fever
30th January 2009, 11:24 AM
yes it does lol .. the difference is that i did the rear conversion and i needed spacers but NX's don't need them .. all you have to do is well choose your design then ask him for 215/40/17 then you tell him it has to be 17 x 7" that is all don't let him bullshit ya man lol later on if ya want you can go 18" too but you'll have to rolled the guards then go 215/38/18 then going 18 x 7"

exactly...doh
30th January 2009, 11:32 AM
So, forgive me if I have got this completely wrong, I could buy alloys with a lower offset, say 30 and get spacers for size 10 to make the total offset up to 40 like the NX wants?

Is that how it works?

Thanks for the advice guys :)

Its the opposite, if you put a 10mm spacer on a wheel that is +30 then your offset is going to be +20.


So it doesn't matter if the offset isn't 40?

215/40/17 is Circumference / offset / Diameter and x7 is the width of the tyre?

I just don't want to walk into a car shop and sound like a noob and the salesman selling me something that doesn't fit right.
You learn something new every day :)

It will matter if your offset is higher than +40

215 is tyre width, 40 is tyre sidewall size (or profile), 17 is diameter. (these all relate to tyre sizes)
Offset is usually printed or stamped on the wheel itself and has nothing to do with tyres.

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 11:35 AM
Sweet. Will print the important bits from this thread and take it as a cheat sheet to the shops.

Ok lower than 40 offset is ok as long as I stick a spacer on. Higher = bad?

Thanks again guys!

exactly...doh
30th January 2009, 11:39 AM
lower than 40 is ok and you won't need spacers if it is lower than 40! (you may want them for looks but ignore this as it will just confuse you)

+40 is a very common off set, if they try to sell you anything with a higher offset go elsewhere as means they are stupid.

exactly...doh
30th January 2009, 11:42 AM
to simplify:
the wheels you want are 17x7 inch, 4x100 bolt pattern and +40 offset.
the tyres you can choose are 215/40 R17 or 205/40 R17

irishjoe
30th January 2009, 11:46 AM
Cool. Understand now.

Next mission is to work out how much this will put my speedo out by. Seen a thread on here that shows you how to calculate it.
Will worry about that once I get the wheels. Got one problem sorted today, one thing at a time! ha ha.

irishjoe
9th July 2009, 12:39 PM
Hi guys, sorry to resuscitate an old thread but ultim8m is selling alloys and tyres and wondering what difference them being +45 offset instead of +40 will make. (215 45 17's)

That means the wheels will sit closer to the suspension yeah? Just wondering if they will fit cause hes a fair drive away! :)

fever
9th July 2009, 12:50 PM
yeah use the calculator in my sig if you get lost..

you'll need spacers as i will definetly touch the suspension

irishjoe
9th July 2009, 12:56 PM
Crap. How much are spacers?

215 circumference is road legal for NX's isn't it? Dont want to give the coppers any excuse to pull me over...

Thanks for the quick reply :)

fever
9th July 2009, 01:00 PM
hmmm the cops won't pull you over just because you go over 215.. thay will pull you over if the wheels are going outside the car.. you can go 215 with no worries.. spacers if i'm not wrong are starting from $10 to $250 price range.. the $10 one will work fine but remember that they are illegal in all states.. but 215/45/17 will require spacers on the rear of an exa.. not sure bout NX's but it should fit fine..

fever
9th July 2009, 01:03 PM
http://www.m2tuning.com/images/tech_2.jpg

irishjoe
9th July 2009, 01:06 PM
Had another thought, if I'm basically putting a 5mm wide bit of metal in between the hub and the wheel, is there enough length on the studs to get the bolts on?

Seeing as every hit I find on google says spacers are illegal, where can I get them?

fever
9th July 2009, 01:09 PM
http://www.m2tuning.com/wheeladapters_4100lug.asp

that's where i ordered mine.. i don't wait the normal spacers plate i wanted the bolt on


and it depends of the actual offset.. but normally yes you need longer studs bolt...but if you get the bolt on spacers you'll be fine

irishjoe
9th July 2009, 01:15 PM
The NX wants +40 and his are +45.

The smallest I could find on the M2 site was 25mm spacers.

This is the closest I could find...
http://www.optionimports.com/1024591a.html

fever
9th July 2009, 01:19 PM
i'm gessing that his exa got rear disk brakes thus adding a spacer on the exa will put the wheel at correct offset... talking bout +40 in general.. i read somewhere that a +45 will scrub on the mudguard.. front and suspension on the rear.. but yeah this is for exa.. nx's should be the same but difference is that you don't need spacer on the rear.. i suggerst that you go and try the wheel on your car and then see if you need spacers or not.. this will save you having a head ache and money spend for nothing.. if you want to do it then do it right

irishjoe
9th July 2009, 01:22 PM
Thats awesome, thanks a lot for your help :)

nx1000
9th July 2009, 08:24 PM
get 17s i tried 18s and they dont fit

fever
10th July 2009, 01:16 AM
they don't fit because you don't want to fit them mate..

if you want to fit something there is nothing impossible

do it or back off that it..

rolling the guards on 18" will be the only mods required to fit them..

it's just a do or don't

spiiro
11th December 2009, 09:50 PM
yeah true true.. so it goes like this 215/40/17 and they are 17 x 7 they will fit nice

Hey mate - I just bought a set of these exact spec, and the inside corner of the wheel is rubbing on the bottom of the spring.
Did you get over the issue with just a spacer? If so, would a 20mm one do?

spiiro
11th December 2009, 10:06 PM
^ignore that - just realised i'm in b13, not n13 lol

fever
13th December 2009, 06:49 PM
it should be the same thing.. 205/40/17 will fit perfect

if you wanna put 215/40/17 you will need spacers.. the 5mm will do fine no need for a 20 mm spacer.. and if you wver get a 20mm spacer make sure it's not one of the loose ones.. get a bolt on.. but like i said 20mm is too much.. 5 mm will do ;)