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 Post subject: B-210 wheel size recommendations
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:20 pm 

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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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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:23 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:33 pm 
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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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1eightySX wrote:
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.


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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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seventhskyline wrote:
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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datsunfreak wrote:
seventhskyline wrote:
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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seventhskyline wrote:
195/50R15 is a wagon wheel compared to what it came with man.


Its the exact same diameter as stock... :P

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185/60R13s are pretty common


Not here in the US. Almost impossible to get these days.

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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

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:43 am 

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Ah well, stand corrected on the tyre size, didn't realise they ran such a tall tyre stock,I'd just assumed they'd be lower profile than the 155/80 and 175/70.

Fair enough on the 13" tyres, but 185/60R14 uncommon?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearc ... &x=97&y=11

How many options do you want?

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6x14 Appliance Turbo Vecs. with 195/60x14 tyres. just got to trim the front part of the arch as i'm running a fair bit of caster.

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Here in the states, you have exactly one choice for a performance street tire in a 14. The Falken Azenis. That is it. Trust me, I looked, the Dunlop Dureza Star Spec is listed, but Tire Rack is the only one who carries them, and they are on back order till who knows. I was trying to get a set of them 2 weeks ago, but no one had any. Falken 615Ks were what I was left with.

Finding performance tires in a 13, not happening.

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seventhskyline wrote:
185/60R14 uncommon?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearc ... &x=97&y=11

How many options do you want?


More than 2. :P

But those two are pretty good. Point taken. My worry is there used to be 8-10 different quality performance tires in that size. Now there are 2-3. In a few years how many will there be? :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Tires
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So I have been looking for tires for my 1977 Datsun B210 and right now they have 165/80 R16 HOWEVER no one seems to carry this size. Any suggestions on alternative sizes that are a bit more common?


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 Post subject: Re: Tires
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So I have been looking for tires for my 1977 Datsun B210 and right now they have 165/80 R16 HOWEVER no one seems to carry this size.


You are reading that tire size wrong. That's not a tire size that's ever been made. :mrgreen:

165/80-13 maybe? If so, go 155/80-13 (cheap and easy to get) or 175/70-13 (couple bucks more, still easy to get, and wider). :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: B-210 wheel size recommendations
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:04 pm 

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Yea you were right, it was 165/80/13 (heh silly me!!)

Thinking about getting new wheels (14x7) with an offset of 28 or 19. Would they work?


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 Post subject: Re: B-210 wheel size recommendations
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:50 pm 
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gcq4nb wrote:
Thinking about getting new wheels (14x7) with an offset of 28 or 19. Would they work?


The +19 should work just fine. Will need a 185/60-14 tire for it. :tu:

FYI, the +28 may need spacers to not rub on the struts and/or leaf springs.


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