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Old 10-23-2005, 05:05 PM   #41
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if you get the right tires the gap should be the same.....
of course....but larger rims create a visual distortion/illusion of increased wheel gap.
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Yea the wheels should be at my Dads shop on thursday. I am going to go down on friday and then put the wheels and tires on the car and if I don't like the look, here come H&R's with illuminias. I will take pics of the wheels with the stock ride height and everything for comparisons and everything.
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So its not worth it then for the knock-off G35 18s from Ebay then ??
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Old 10-27-2005, 11:08 AM   #44
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I would buy the real ones.
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:12 PM   #45
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I just mount 18X8 G35s that I won on eBay for $400, with 235/45 RSAs on my wifes 2k2 SE. Like the look! No rubbing but had some fitment problems with the rear caps. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:15 PM   #46
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cutter and irish, thanks for the info gents.

i've been on a rampage to find these wheels. i'm just so glad this thread was started. hopefully within the next couple of months i can find the 17" sized wheels.

thanks again.
$350 + shipping, shipped with Goodyear rubber with about 5K mi on them. Look great on a 4th gen (no spacers - thanks guys!) with H&R/Illumina's.

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I just mount 18X8 G35s that I won on eBay for $400, with 235/45 RSAs on my wifes 2k2 SE. Like the look! No rubbing but had some fitment problems with the rear caps. Any suggestions?
ive heard people pound in the cap to get the g35 ones to fit.
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I just mount 18X8 G35s that I won on eBay for $400, with 235/45 RSAs on my wifes 2k2 SE. Like the look! No rubbing but had some fitment problems with the rear caps. Any suggestions?
yes, the rear dust cap edges must be bashed in some, using a hammer, all the way around for the center cap to fit.
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:31 PM   #49
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my friend is trying to sell his 04 g35c 18s if you want....he will let them go cheap, and they are in great shape. pm me
sent you a pm......interested.
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has anyone picked up the g35 replicas that you can find on eBay that are suppose to be "Manufactured in a original equipment plant"? I'm thinking of getting a set for my brother for Xmas, opinions?

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my opinion is dont waste your money.
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my opinion is dont waste your money.
and this opinion is based on what?

the manufacturing is probably of no less quality as say Rota, Tenzo, Excel, ADR and all the other wheels you find on the pages of any car mag.

He isn't taking it through the riggers of autoX, road racing, or even down the strip. He just wants something other than his ugly *** GLE alloys for his day to day commute.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:36 AM   #53
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well they say oem specifications, but guess what , they arent. 18x7.5 well fyi the oem spec is 18x8. go ahead and buy them i dont care. but i wouldnt and thats just me.
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has anyone picked up the g35 replicas that you can find on eBay that are suppose to be "Manufactured in a original equipment plant"? I'm thinking of getting a set for my brother for Xmas, opinions?

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the fact that they are NOT the same size as the REAL G35 18's tells me that they didn't come out of the "same plant."


Besides, you can get the real ones almost as cheap on the G35 forums.....

That said, I had a replica SE wheel on my car when I bent one of my OEM's and it worked out fine. With knock-off wheels it's always buyer beware, but I prefer the peace of mind provided by having the real thing.
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Here is my opinion (again)

They are .5" thinner. 7.5" is not very wide for an aftermarket wheel.
They are not oem
They are not that great of a deal. Why? Even some cheapo 18" tires will run you $500 easy. Now you are looking at $1,000+ for fakes and cheap tires.

Buying some slightly used REAL G35 18s with the OEM Michelin Pilot Sports that retail for $250+ each. They are going for $800-$1,000

But go ahead and buy the fakies for $400-ish. Just looking at that $400 price is not a good way of getting a good deal.

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and this opinion is based on what?

the manufacturing is probably of no less quality as say Rota, Tenzo, Excel, ADR and all the other wheels you find on the pages of any car mag.

He isn't taking it through the riggers of autoX, road racing, or even down the strip. He just wants something other than his ugly *** GLE alloys for his day to day commute.
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i wanted to know im purchasing the 18 inch g35 rims but the center wheel cap of the infinity emblem how and where can i purchase some other caps to replace those
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dealer, here, other forums, ebay. a previous posts says which ones fit.
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Does the wheels being staggered on the g35 18's effect the driveabilty of the car in anyway? How can you tell if rims are oem or replicas?
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Does the wheels being staggered on the g35 18's effect the driveabilty of the car in anyway? How can you tell if rims are oem or replicas?
THE WHEELS ARE NOT STAGGERED!!!! All 4 are 18x8 with 30mm offset....identical.

On the G35, they use different TIRES front and back (225/45/18 front and 245/45/18 rear)....you should get different tires if you get the wheels....get all 4 235/40/18 for correct fit.


you need to read this entire thread....all of your questions are answered in previous posts here, including the one about replicas.
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great information in this thread
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great information in this thread
+1, I might consider getting the 18 inchers...the HP Evo's I like are so expensive.

Anybody else have pics of the 18" G35 coupe rims on 4th gens?
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they look hot i think im goin to try some on my 6gen just to b diferent ill let u guys know how they look
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they look hot i think im goin to try some on my 6gen just to b diferent ill let u guys know how they look
actually, there are several people here that have 6th gen wheels on their 4th and 5th gens.....
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Does no one have pics of the 18" g35 coupe wheels on a 4th gen ? I would really like to see what it looks like.

Also, i tried to find the weight of the 2k max 17" 6 spoke wheel but i couldn't come up with any results. Does anyone know this ? I love the way the 2k wheels look on a lowered 4th gen but i would like to see the 18" g35 wheels on a 4th gen and see the weight difference to see which would be better ya know ?
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just thought I 'd throw this out here regarding the E-Bay replica G35 rims....

"O. E. Wheel Distributors manufactures it’s own line of replica wheels. Our rims are manufactured by one of the largest overseas manufacturing facilities. They also manufacture OEM rims for major automotive lines and dealerships. The quality is to OEM specifications and standards. They are made out of the same materials and of the same high quality.

Our state of the art manufacturing process includes using counter pressure injection molds. The rims all go through heat treatment for strength. The quality control program includes such steps as x-rays and pressurized immersion. All of our rims have passed or exceeded required safety testing and are DOT approved."

"We warranty all brand new rims against any manufacturer's defects for one full year. There is a lifetime warrantee on the structure and one year on the face finish. If the item is described as “used”, “blemished” or “with minor marks”, it is being sold AS-IS with no warranty, but will come with the assurance that they are true with only cosmetic blemishes, not structural. All O. E. Wheel Distributors wheels are DOT, TUV, VIA, JWL, approved. We guarantee the rims to be straight and true. "
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would 245/40/18 be ok with g35 coupe rims on a 2002 maxima se..would i have any rubbing issues
I read the whole thread, but did not see a definitive answer to this question. I bought a set of the G35 18's and was planning on wrapping them in 245/40/18 to put on my 2003, but I want to make sure it will not rub. I am dropped 2" on Ksport coilovers so there is some flexibility there. Is anyone actually running this setup yet?
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just thought I 'd throw this out here regarding the E-Bay replica G35 rims....

"O. E. Wheel Distributors manufactures it’s own line of replica wheels. Our rims are manufactured by one of the largest overseas manufacturing facilities. They also manufacture OEM rims for major automotive lines and dealerships. The quality is to OEM specifications and standards. They are made out of the same materials and of the same high quality.

Our state of the art manufacturing process includes using counter pressure injection molds. The rims all go through heat treatment for strength. The quality control program includes such steps as x-rays and pressurized immersion. All of our rims have passed or exceeded required safety testing and are DOT approved."

"We warranty all brand new rims against any manufacturer's defects for one full year. There is a lifetime warrantee on the structure and one year on the face finish. If the item is described as “used”, “blemished” or “with minor marks”, it is being sold AS-IS with no warranty, but will come with the assurance that they are true with only cosmetic blemishes, not structural. All O. E. Wheel Distributors wheels are DOT, TUV, VIA, JWL, approved. We guarantee the rims to be straight and true. "
I'm not saying it's not true...it very well may be true. But just saying that just because some ebay company says it....that doesn't make it true either
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I read the whole thread, but did not see a definitive answer to this question. I bought a set of the G35 18's and was planning on wrapping them in 245/40/18 to put on my 2003, but I want to make sure it will not rub. I am dropped 2" on Ksport coilovers so there is some flexibility there. Is anyone actually running this setup yet?
There is a very good chance they will rub. In fact, I'd say it's an excellent chance if you are dropped 2" that they WILL DEFINITELY rub. Of course, what tire you choose will also have an effect - some have wider tread width/section widths vs. others.

put 235/40/18 on them, and avoid the hassle of rubbing. That size works well.
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Does no one have pics of the 18" g35 coupe wheels on a 4th gen ? I would really like to see what it looks like.

Also, i tried to find the weight of the 2k max 17" 6 spoke wheel but i couldn't come up with any results. Does anyone know this ? I love the way the 2k wheels look on a lowered 4th gen but i would like to see the 18" g35 wheels on a 4th gen and see the weight difference to see which would be better ya know ?
did you miss post #32??

Anyhow, here's a pic of a '97 with the 18's


(he really needs a drop, bad)

The stock 2k wheels are 24.5 lbs. I just went and weighed the one I have left. The other 4 of my original SE wheels are trucking around on a 4th gen right now, the guy I sold them to (Skinnymax)...they look nice

here's a pic of his ride:

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There is a very good chance they will rub. In fact, I'd say it's an excellent chance if you are dropped 2" that they WILL DEFINITELY rub. Of course, what tire you choose will also have an effect - some have wider tread width/section widths vs. others.

put 235/40/18 on them, and avoid the hassle of rubbing. That size works well.
Thank you Irish for the reply.
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here's a nice pic of a nice 4th gen with the 18's too:

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Hey guys here's a quick question for you. I'm inerested in buying a set of 05 19 inch twin spoke G35 rims. I believe they are 19x8 front and 19x8.5 in the rear. Will these fit?? I don't know the tire size yet or offset any help would be appreciated or better yet some pics of a 5th gen with these rims, how do they look? What's your opinion? Thanks guys.

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Uh oh, looks like I found this thread a bit too late. I just bought the replica G35 18s and now I am not too happy. I wonder what the chances are that I can get refunded before they are shipped? UGH
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THE WHEELS ARE NOT STAGGERED!!!! All 4 are 18x8 with 30mm offset....identical.

On the G35, they use different TIRES front and back (225/45/18 front and 245/45/18 rear)....you should get different tires if you get the wheels....get all 4 235/40/18 for correct fit.


you need to read this entire thread....all of your questions are answered in previous posts here, including the one about replicas.
This info should be added to the first post of the sticky. I am looking around for some 18's and thought they were staggered because I keep seeing different tires sizes front/rear. Great info in the thread though!
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Hey guys here's a quick question for you. I'm inerested in buying a set of 05 19 inch twin spoke G35 rims. I believe they are 19x8 front and 19x8.5 in the rear. Will these fit?? I don't know the tire size yet or offset any help would be appreciated or better yet some pics of a 5th gen with these rims, how do they look? What's your opinion? Thanks guys.

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They SHOULD fit just fine, I believe they are either a 30 or 35 offset. That said, I don't know of any maxima that has them, basically because it is VERY $$ to get them, since they are not "true OEM" wheels, but are actually made by Rays (the guys who make Volks)...so they're lightweight, forged, and expensive. Cheapest I've seen them on ebay is like $2000...for that cost, might as well just GET some volks, or some BBS
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Thanks for the info Irish. I just got some progress springs but don't want to put them on unless I upsize my rims. Thanks again.
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i know i saw someone on here had them on their ride (the 19s off the g35) and they looked great...members ride section i think
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check my sig...also I have stock 225/45 tires on now, i need some new ones...do you think i should go with 245/40 or 235/40?
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i think 235 is more on stock spec if im not mistaken...
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check my sig...also I have stock 225/45 tires on now, i need some new ones...do you think i should go with 245/40 or 235/40?
235/40.

245s are really a bit on the wide side for 8" rims. They're within spec, but will not have as precise handling as a 235, due to non-vertical sidewall.
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