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Mazda's and old JDM cars with Watanabe wheels... Pic Request

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Re: Mazda's and old JDM cars with Watanabe wheels... Pic Request

#161 Post by 74gt » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:09 am

Savannarx3 wrote:I I agree John, the only way to go with these rims is full charcoal. Polished rim just looks wrong, and any other colour does too IMO.
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Gypsy, Watanabe's Japanese site recommends for the front 14x6.5 + 14.5, and for the rear 14x7 +8. Also the recommended wheel style is the 8 spoke B-Type. Heres their website. Just navigate using the links at the bottom of the page. Hold the mouse over the Japanese and it changes to English!
http://www.rs-watanabe.co.jp/index2.htm


Also for your information, Watanabes are made in either aluminium or magnesium. The aluminium wheels can either have a polished or non-polished lip whereas the magnesium ones can't have a polished lip.



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#162 Post by 2x654 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:10 am

Watanabe's and numbers.

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#163 Post by Savannarx3 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:32 pm

Fitto wrote:Does offset also play a part in making wheels looks "dished", Take that gunmetal Rx3 for instance I know that there are 2 different width rims on the rear, but doesnt it also have to do with the offsett of the actual wheel? im a bit new to all this :wink:
Rear rims look the same width to me on both sides, do you mean different widths front to rear?

Offset does play a part, yes. The higher the "+" number, the smaller the dish as the hub moves out to the outer rim. Lower "+" numbers, through "0" offset, and into "-" offsets mean more dish, as this moves the hub towards the rear of the rim.


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#164 Post by HughZ » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:12 pm

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#167 Post by ryan510 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:12 am

Couple of mine, 16x7 front 16x8 rear
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#168 Post by DILLY » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:31 pm

Wow, absolutely stunning mate :shock: . Congrats on an awesome car.


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#169 Post by DBU22A » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:43 am

x2

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#170 Post by reforme » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:49 am

x3 beautiful car


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#171 Post by Billy B » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:10 am

Putting the wats up for sale, so if anyone is interested pm me. You can find photos of them a few pages back on my old R100 :cry:

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#172 Post by sv_i » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:52 pm

can you get wats in 5x127 in positive offsets? I need something like 15x6 or 15x5 with +36 or higher offset (or anything in an alloy wheel that is "retro")


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#173 Post by 7xr » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:23 pm

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#174 Post by FAT69XT » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:46 pm

My old 1200 Coupe I recently sold: Watanabes 14x6 +15 (Front) 14x7 +8 (Rear)
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