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I'm still trying to decide between 18" or 19" LMGT4's.

I've been trawling the internet and found plenty of pictures with 18's, but only a couple with 19's, so if anyone has some they can post up or mail me I'd appreciate it.:)

If the car is bayside blue with S-Tune suspenion and a full Nismo kit all the better !

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Thanks Bean, I didn't see that one.

Wow, that's my mind made up!

Stunning car too, absolutely drop dead.
 

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I seem to recall Amerikiwi was running 19x10.5J with a pretty low offset, hence the look he achieved
 

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18's look good but

19's are also what I will be getting after seeing how great they look on Hipo's, Bean's and DCD's cars :smokin:
 

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I seem to recall Amerikiwi was running 19x10.5J with a pretty low offset, hence the look he achieved
Ah yes, I just read this on page 3 - 19x10.5 (+15).

This isn't a size listed by Nismo for the GTR so now the question is - will this have a detrimental effect on the handling, what size tyres, and are there clearance issues with the S-Tune suspension?

The endless brakes fit inside, so I don't think they'll be a problem with Brembos, but I need to check this too just in case.

Any pictures of 19*9.5 around?
 

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Ah yes, I just read this on page 3 - 19x10.5 (+15).

This isn't a size listed by Nismo for the GTR so now the question is - will this have a detrimental effect on the handling, what size tyres, and are there clearance issues with the S-Tune suspension?

The endless brakes fit inside, so I don't think they'll be a problem with Brembos, but I need to check this too just in case.

Any pictures of 19*9.5 around?
Don't worry - the 19x10.5 +15 is a GTR fitting (even if Nismo don't list it, Rays make it) - it's just not the most usual one.
I can't think of a Brembo kit that doesn't fit under 19" LMGT4s (unless you felt like having a 400mm rotor or something).
 

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Just pick up a Nismo catalogue or Nismo leaflet showing of thieir Silver demo car. This has 19 x 9.5J IIRC

But the 10.5J does make a big difference, or at least this is the case on Amerikiwi's car. I also recall, later in the life of that car, he used spacers.

I have pics of this; send me your email address, if you want them.

I can't see their being any issues with S-Tune clearance. And as for any detrimental effects; well Hipo has been using that setup for a while. I can't see their being no issues.
 

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And as for any detrimental effects; well Hipo has been using that setup for a while. I can't see their being no issues.
Very true. I actually didn't notice any material difference going from 18 to 19 inch TE37s. Since changing, handling/suspension has never been an issue for me.

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Thanks for everyone's input.

After a lot of thought and some advice I'm going with the 19*9.5 +12.

The look of the deeper dish with the 10.5 is great but the 9.5 is just more practical for the driving I do. I've been told that the 19*9.5 with 275 or 285/30 tyres will rub slightly on full lock. Nismo list 245/35-19 with this size rim so I assume that this size tyre with the S-Tune Suspension won't be an issue. Question is fit a wider tyre and remove the inner liner/roll the arches to avoid the rubbing, or stick to a narrower tyre.
 

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You shouldn't get any rubbing issues with 19x9.5J +12 offset with 275/30/19

Or at least i don't...!!!
 

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You shouldn't get any rubbing issues with 19x9.5J +12 offset with 275/30/19

Or at least i don't...!!!

I think it depends on the tyres, as three people have told me I'll get a slight rub on full lock but it's barely noticeable.

What tyres do you use?

I've ordered the wheels, 19x9.5J +12 :cool:
 

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Nick you wont be rubbing the arches, just a part of the plastic inner liner. You can have this modified....or do it yourself with a hairdryer :D
Yep, this is what I was told, slight rubbing on the plastic liner on full lock.

I don't have a hairdryer, maybe you can bring yours to Daikoku tonight ;) :D
 
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