Entries Tagged as 'Wheels'
Welcome to another edition of Wheel Wednesday! This week we picked the “GT” wheel from Yokohama’s Advan Racing line. The GT is basically a tougher more “race-inspired” version of the TCIII. It comes in three different lip sizes from standard all the way to “extra deep” and just for a touch of extra slickness the logo on the spoke is machined in, not a decal! We really love how much this wheel takes the TCIII design up a few notches. Its also made through a process called “mold form forging” which makes it light and strong so besides looking good it comes with a fair amount of function. That is why the Advan GT is our wheel Wednesday pick!
[Source: Mackin Industries ]
Tags: · AdvanRacing, AdvanRacingGT, AdvanRacingGTWheel, Hype, MackinIndustries, Rims, Wheels, WheelWednesday, Yokohama
This week’s Wheel Wednesday features a piece from a wheel company right here in California, in the OC specifically. Rotiform wheels is a relatively new company but they have made big waves, especially in the Euro car scene. Their designs are reminiscent of old school Euro designs but with modern flare and quality. This particular wheel from Rotiform’s “race” line is dubbed the “TMB” and I have no idea what it stands for. What I do know is that it is a three-piece forged wheel that looks absolutely beautiful on a slammed Audi. For that fact alone it earns a Wheel Wednesday honor.
If you are interested in a set of TMB’s their sizes range from 13″ to 16″ and start at $700 per wheel. Rotiform wheels are custom tailored for each customer depending on their car and suspension set up so any interested parties should hit them up directly at Rotiform.com.
Tags: · 3 piece forged wheels, 3 piece wheels, Forged Wheels, Hype, Rims, Rotiform, RotiformRaceTMB, RotiformTMB, RotiformWheels, Wheel Wednesday, Wheels, WheelWednesday
This week’s Wheel Wednesday is a throwback to my high school days. Back then wheel designs were a little more abstract sort to speak. Wheel companies had no problem playing with spoke designs and dimensions. Honestly, most of them looked like crap. However, one such odd ball wheel really took off and that was the Super Advan RACING Ver. 2 which was more commonly known as “the 3 spoke” wheel, because it had…3 spokes. Well, three split spokes to be precise. Anyhow it was a great wheel and only those who were really “fashion forward” in the scene rocked them. Two such people who stand out are former Super Street writer and current Clipper fan-boy Ricky Chu’s 240SX and N.O.B. Taniguchi’s famous D1 Grand Prix S15 Silvia.
They have always been notoriously hard to find and expensive. Even back when they were in full production it was rare to see them at a show and even more rare to see them on the street (wheel locks weren’t so great back then) so when they were spotted it was automatically an event! As far as I know this wheel has been discontinued but if one looks hard enough they might be able to find a set in good condition for sale.
I know that anyone willing to rock this set of shoes on a show car today would earn instant nostalgia points. That’s the kind of clout these bad boys have. As such, I salute you Advan 3 spoke!
Tags: · Advan 3 spoke wheels, Advan Super RACING version 2, advan wheels, Hype, ricky chu, Rims, Taniguchi, Wheels, WheelWednesday, yokohama advan
To celebrate their recent success with their DTM team and driver Mike Rockenfeller Audi is releasing a special “DTM Champion” edition A5 coupe later this month (Oct. 21st). Actually, it is more of a special dealer option package but either way its limited and its kind of awesome. The package includes a color matched fixed rear wing, special 20 inch aluminum wheels, DTM badging, and comes in one of three colors (Misano Red, Daytona Grey, or Glacier White).
Only 300 of these packages will be produced and will come in at a cost of 1,900 Euros which is about $2,600. Although the fact that the press release only mentions the price in Euros is a pretty strong indicator that this package won’t bee seen at American Audi dealerships.
Although if you “know a guy” maybe you can get one shipped over. That would score major jealousy points with fellow Audi-philes! For now you can click the thumbnail below for an HD-sized picture of the DTM Champion package so you can see all the little details.
Audi A5 Coupé as special edition DTM model
- Exclusive limited edition equipment and trim
- “A5 DTM Champion” package priced at 1,900 euros
Attractive extras emphasize the individuality of the special edition model: DTM badges on the door sill trims, the fenders and the side sills add further styling touches. Other special features are the fixed rear wing in body color and exterior mirrors in aluminum look. 20-inch cast aluminum wheels in 5 V-spoke design round out the equipment list. This special package is priced at 1,900 euros.
The special edition A5 DTM Champion model can be ordered from October 21 and is available in the colors Misano red, Daytona gray and Glacier white. There is a choice of four engines: 2.0 TDI quattro with 130 kW (177 hp), 3.0 TDI quattro with 180 kW (245 hp), 2.0 TFSI quattro with 165 kW (225 hp) and 3.0 TFSI quattro with 200 kW (272 hp).
Audi is celebrating the success of Mike Rockenfeller with the special edition “A5 DTM Champion” model. Production of the model is limited to 300 units and will not only excite fans of “Rocky”. With victory in Zandvoort, the Audi works driver won the 2013 DTM season with races to spare, thus securing his first ever title in the popular touring car series.
Tags: · 2013 Audi A5, 2014 Audi A5, Audi, Audi A5, Audi A5 DTM Champion Edition, Audi A5 DTM Champion Package, DTM Racing, european cars, Hype, Mike Rockenfeller, News, Wheels
There are hundreds of thousands of different wheels out there in the world but there are only a few that are nearly universally loved and coveted. The BBS LM is at the top of that short list. For as long as I could remember the BBS LM has been a “dream wheel” to just about anyone I’ve meet who likes cars even half as much as I do. There is a reason why the BBS LM is one of the most copied counterfeited wheels in the world. However, there is just no substitute for the real damn thing!
Tags: · BBS Forged Wheels, BBS LM, BBS Mesh Wheels, BBS wheels, Hype, Rims, Wheel Wednesday, Wheels
As you may have read in the JCCS coverage, the trend of restoring old school JDM rides is here to stay. Visionary leader of fashion brand Fatlace, Mark Arcenal saw this coming a long time ago and began working with Japanese wheel company AME to try and bring back some of their past designs. The result of their collab is the new F/ZERO line, including the F/ZERO 02 which brings back two old school AME wheels but with modern fitments.
The wheels made their public debut at the JCCS show and are now available for pre-order. At only about $800 a set I predict these wheels will be a hot ticket Christmas item!
Tags: · AME, AME wheels, fatlace, Fatlace AME F/ZERO, Fatlace FZero, FatlaceWheels, illest, JCCS, mark arcenal, Rims, Vintage Cars, Vintage Japanes Cars, Wheels, WheelWednesday
This week’s Wheel Wednesday pick comes to us from Vorsteiner in the form of their new V-FF 101 wheel. We picked this week for its unique take on the wide split spoke design. At first it might seem as if it has been seen before but when looking closer there are all types of small nuances that set it apart. Throw in the fact that this wheel features the new flow forged technology which seem so be the new hotness among forged wheel manufacturers and you have all the components you need for a nice set of rollers.
Tags: · flow forged wheels, Forged Wheels, Hype, Monoblock wheels, Rims, Vorsteiner, Vorsteiner V-FF 101, Vorsteiner VFF101, VorsteinerWheels, Wheels, WheelWednesday
Happy Wheel Wednesday! This week’s wheel is the coveted “Eleven” from Barramundi Design. I picked this wheel because it has been spreading like wildfire at all the local shows and meets out here, especially with the Honda heads! Despite their funny name Barramundi wheels are quality stuff. All of Barramundi’s wheels are billet, forged pieces and typically multi-piece. I picked the “Eleven” for Wheel Wednesday because I have seen them a lot lately on Integras and they have always looked incredibly fresh! If you pushing a DA or DC then this might be the wheel to get.
If you are already looking to pick up a set you can get the “Eleven” from JHPUSA.com for about $2,900. Not cheap I know, but quality never is!
Tags: · Barramundi, BarramundiDesignWheels, BarramundiEleven, Forged Wheels, Hype, JHPUSA, Rims, Wheels
This week’s Wheel Wednesday pick is an oldie but a goodie! How long have we drooled over the Work Meister S1 in all its forms? The S1 (especially the 3 piece version) has always been a coveted wheel but its popularity really blew up when it became the wheel of choice for Nakai-san of Rauh-Welt Begriff for his Porsches.
As soon as enthusiasts saw the harmony that can exist between a Japanese wheel and a German sports car their feelings for the S1 when from like to love. Feelings went from love to covet when people realized how expensive S1′s are. A set can start at over $2,900 and that’s the “bro deal“. However the S1′s price tag has done little to deter its admirers from picking up a set. Now, S1′s can be seen on everything from the import staples, to other German sports cars, even modern muscle cars.
Transcendence like that makes the S1 more than worthy of a Wheel Wednesday pick!
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Tags: · Hype, Jon Sibal, Rauh Welt Begriff, Rims, RWB, Wheels, WheelWednesday, Work Meister S1, Work Meister S1 3 Piece, Work Meister S1 three piece, Work Wheels, work wheels usa
While most of the attention at the Frankfurt Auto Show is on all the new cars coming out, Hankook is using this opportunity to debut their latest experiment: an airless tire. Yes, you read correctly, Hankook has created a tire that uses no air. Dubbed the “i-Flex” this tire is made from a special polyurethane sculpted into a mesh structure with an integrated “rim”.
Obviously, the i-Flex is puncture proof. However, its unique structure also aids in absorbing shock from the roads surface which contribute to a more comfortable ride and more stability in less than ideal conditions.
So far, Hankook has not announced plans to produce this tire for the mass market but the fact that they have such a “finished” looking concept to show off at a major auto show means that we can probably expect to see these types of tires in the future. It should be noted that airless tires aren’t entirely new as other tire companies (namely Bridgestone) have created airless tires in the past, but as far as I know, none of those concepts have had the polished production look that the i-Flex does.
It will be interesting to see how this tech will trickle down into the consumer market over the next decade or so!
Tags: · 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, 2013 Frankfurt Motorshow, Airless tire, Features, Hankook, Hankook Airless tire, Hankook i-Flex, hankook tires, Hype, Rims, Tires, Wheels