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Old 17th December 2016, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Wheel size R35 on track

Hi, hope i'm in the right place, but i'm going to purchase a set of wheels for my R35 which will be exclusively used on track (and on the drive to the track). In your opinions which wheel size and tyre choice would you go for? I was thinking R888??
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Old 19th December 2016, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with standard wheel sizes with R888Rs (285/315)
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Old 23rd December 2016, 06:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. It's just that after reading through a fair few threads that 18" or 19" seem to be preferred. Is this due to cost and there are many more options for the smaller sizes, or are there other benefits on track?
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Don't think I've ever seen a GTR with 18" or 19" wheels on track. Drag cars maybe, but not on track ...

I'm sure there will be some but Nissan designed the car with the wheels it has for a reason is all I would say ...
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advan 18x11 et15 315/30/18 r888r you will need adjustable front camber arms if using stock wings ,jj hook ap and xp20 pads and you'll need it stiff too

one of the best mods you'll ever do
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Looks amazing. Are you on stock calipers or are they AP also? I have some 400 ap front discs, will these fit. Also your where did you source the wing from? Looks good
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Also is the difference between 18/19/20 wheels very noticible? Are there any other problems i.e. abs problems etc? Thanks
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you can run the 400mm ap's with advan tc3 no problem no its fine just run the same size all round

also you can run a 315 dunlop slick with these wheels with a 660 side wall but again you will need to go very stiff on the spring rates but the grip will be on another level
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Ok that sounds like a plan. Do you have a supplier you can recommend?
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Please elaborate ...

I can understand wanting to reduce unsprung mass and I can imagine people doing this (not on a GTR) to increase ride comfort by increasing the profile of the tyres. I know a lot of people who drive GTRs very regularly on track but don't think I know any who use anything smaller than 20" rimes.

If the tyre widths are the same as with the 20" option why is there more grip? The GTR is very heavy and creates huge forces on track, if you go for a higher profile sidewall, you're possibly losing some composure in the car and making it bounce, even rolling the sidewalls a bit ...?

These are genuine questions based on my limited knowledge ...
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The SVM tuned car driven by Das at the sprint days was running TSW Nurburgring's in 18" fitments with Direzza tyres. Can't recall the tyre widths he was running though.
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Probably something like 315/30/18?
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Yes I think the 18" Nurburgring with r888 315/30/18 and the Porsche cup slicks apparently will fit. Fingers crossed they fit over the brakes
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The SVM tuned car driven by Das at the sprint days was running TSW Nurburgring's in 18" fitments with Direzza tyres. Can't recall the tyre widths he was running though.
TSW's?

F**k me.

Halfords still sell them nowadays?
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Cheap, light and forged. Seem a good track option?
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A cheaper option is to keep the standard R35 alloys and put some 888's on
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Initially yes I agree. But even if you get a good price your paying £1k + per set of R888 which may last a couple of trackdays. But if you go down the route of slicks for the 18", you can pick up a set of 4 with plenty of life left for £100. Plus less un sprung weight should offer better handling. Food for thought
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Initially yes I agree. But even if you get a good price your paying £1k + per set of R888 which may last a couple of trackdays. But if you go down the route of slicks for the 18", you can pick up a set of 4 with plenty of life left for £100. Plus less un sprung weight should offer better handling. Food for thought
We have the new Toyo R888R in the GTROC shop for £799.70 incl VAT and delivery for a set of four 285/315 combo. You won't beat that!
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I found a local supplier who let me try the TSW Nurburgring on my MY15 to see if they fitted over the caliper. They did but only just. Probably 0.5mm at the most. I have attached a pic.
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If you know any source of TSW Nurburging in Europe pls let me know, I have a set of 20s but would like to buy another set on 18 or 19 for track only, does anybody know if 18s will clear the DBA brakes ? I run also AP Racing slotted 390mm
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