Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

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Re: Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

Post by KiwiDave » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:05 pm

Nice! What does it say on the center cap, something Jap/English and comical?
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Post by DeanRX7 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:31 pm

Thanks Tool for thinking of me! Saved the page for later in the build.
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Re: Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

Post by Traxnada » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:11 am

Wow, nice job! What did you use for products to get the wheels back in such great shape??
I have set of SSR in 14" that I'm not using and was thinking of selling them on eBay...
Also, where did you get yours and for how much?

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Post by Hobbawobba » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:07 pm

Traxnada wrote:I have set of SSR in 14" that I'm not using and was thinking of selling them on eBay...
Which ones? I'm currently looking for another pair of Longchamps :D hahah

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Re: Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

Post by TOOL » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:46 pm

14s are a killer to find decent tyres for. 15s are your friend.
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Re: Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

Post by Traxnada » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:02 am

Hobbawobba wrote:
Traxnada wrote:I have set of SSR in 14" that I'm not using and was thinking of selling them on eBay...
Which ones? I'm currently looking for another pair of Longchamps :D hahah
Mesh ones... But depending on your budget, I can probably get you some Longchamps...
If you're not in a hurry, ground shipping is fairly cheap. One set of 4 wheels would probably cost around 120 euros if shipped by ground in two packages. It would take two months to arrive though.
Through my daily job, I ship lots of packages everywhere in the world that way and it's very safe though.

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Post by Traxnada » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:04 am

TOOL wrote:14s are a killer to find decent tyres for. 15s are your friend.
Yeah no as easy as 15s but Yokohama makes AD07 and A048 in this size that fit our cars very well.

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Re: Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

Post by Threesevens » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:08 pm

My Gen 1 series 3 Elford Turbo should be back on the road in the next month.
I have the original 14 inch wheels although they are not diamond cut and but I don't think they are the look for the car.
Using your experience of these car I would really appreciate some recommendations for alternatives. I have been looking at some replica BBS wheels with chrome rims and black mesh insets but my son is trying to dissuade me.
Your help would be appreciated.
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Re: Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

Post by Traxnada » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:05 am

As it's been mentioned earlier, maybe go up to 15" , wheels are easier to find

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Mine are SSR Mk2... Bought some RS Watanabe in 14" to replace them though. They will be better and lighter.

Here are also my SSR Formula Mesh in 14" that I don't like very much and solely fit with my winter tires that I have on for a couple weeks every year when I go snowboarding or for frozen lake sessions...

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Re: Buying wheels for your RX7 and early RX

Post by TOOL » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:32 am

Traxnada wrote:Wow, nice job! What did you use for products to get the wheels back in such great shape??
I have set of SSR in 14" that I'm not using and was thinking of selling them on eBay...
Also, where did you get yours and for how much?
Hey,

They were in good gondition when I got them. I bought them on Yahoo auctions in Japan.
I powder coated the centres £25 each.
I've had a pair of the barrels polished £20 each.
They look like this now:

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I'm going to take the centre caps to the polisher too. He does work for Aston Martin and even polishes the BAFTAs.
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