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    B-210 wheel size recommendations

    So, my new 78 datsun b210 will be arriving by carrier in Monday, and I'm itching to get started on it. I'll be ordering volk te37s in a 15" size, but im looking for width and offset recommendations. I'm looking to fit flush, but no stretched tires. What do you guys suggest? Pics coming on Monday!

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    With stock brakes and say a 15x7 (you didn't mention width, which is key to offset and fitment), I would suggest a +15 to +20 on the front and a zero offset to +10 on the rear. :tu:

    If you want flush without stretched tires, a 7" is all you can fit in the front. It's fairly simple to squeeze an 8" in the rear, if need be.

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    Also, keep in mind you will have to roll the rear fender lips. :tu:

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    Cool beans. Yeah I was thinking a7-8 width but as this will be my first datsun I was unsure since it isn't here yet. That's exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks!

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    15s are miles too big, its going to look donk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1eightySX
    What if one were to look into overfenders and had no issue with a stretch?
    Then I'd say the sky is the limit. 8)

    With decent sized flares/overfenders and a goodly stretch I'd say an 8-9" wide wheel in a zero offset to -20 isn't out of the question.


    Quote Originally Posted by 1eightySX
    I was thinking 13 or 14's in a width 0f 7 to 8. Just unsure of what type of offset to run,
    Depends on how wide those overfenders/flares are. :wink:

    If you're not running flares, a 14x7 -10 is just about the limit with a decent stretch (175/65-14).

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventhskyline
    15s are miles too big, its going to look donk.
    FWIW, here in the states it's getting really tough to find good quality tires for 13" and 14" wheels. :x

    A 195/50-15 is still available in a wide variety of compounds/trad patterns, so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by seventhskyline
    15s are miles too big, its going to look donk.
    FWIW, here in the states it's getting really tough to find good quality tires for 13" and 14" wheels. :x

    A 195/50-15 is still available in a wide variety of compounds/trad patterns, so...
    195/50R15 is a wagon wheel compared to what it came with man.

    185/60R13s are pretty common, 185/60R14s are common....should be no issue getting rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventhskyline
    195/50R15 is a wagon wheel compared to what it came with man.
    Its the exact same diameter as stock... :P

    185/60R13s are pretty common
    Not here in the US. Almost impossible to get these days.

    185/60R14s are common....should be no issue getting rubber.
    Getting rubber? No, super easy. Getting good rubber? Not too easy in that size...

    185/60-14 is still a common enough size that getting all season tires in that size is easy. But any performance tires in that size have been all but phased out by all the tire companies here. :x

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    15s are definitely not donk on a b210.. I had 14s on mine and it looked fine.. it could easily have had more.. 14x7 -9? konig rewinds

    280zx front suspension. stock rear


    stock ride height.. wheels look tiny


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