Work Wheels is adding to their “Gnosis” line with the new HS203 wheel. It is basically your classic five-spoke star wheel but the guys at Work had European cars in mind during its design. The HS203 is made to order in Japan and they have a few options laid out for users. There are five different finish options as well as the option to go full reverse-barrel (19″ or 20″) or step lip (20″ or 21″). These wheels look like they are forged but they are actually made through “low pressure casting”. Which I am sure is a much better process than traditional casting but I would like to see a new forged wheel from Work in the near future.
RAYS Engineering in Japan recently rolled out a production runof the TE37SL (Super Lap) in a special edition gloss white color straight from the factory. The guys at Evasive Motorsports put in an order for sizes specific to the Mitsubishi Evo X (18×10.5 +15). So if you are an Evo driver you may want to jump on this ASAP. Note: because of the aggressive size if your Evo X is lowered you might need to roll your fenders to fit these bad boys on. A set of four will set you back just over $3k.
The CR from the Work Wheels “Emotion” line got a refresh in spoke design and in its manufacturing process. The new Emotion CR Ultimate “Kiwami” is produced using Work Wheels new “WORK Flowforming” AKA “spun forming”. In this process the barrel is made thinner without making it weaker. I’m not exactly sure how it works but it does. Either way I like the update to the look of the Emotion CR. The spokes look a bit sharper and cleaner and that is always a good thing!
Enkei has done some interesting stuff this year. They have re-released certain designs and have introduced a few new designs as well. What you see here is one of the new wheels added to Enkei’s 2011 line up dubbed the Fujin. Enkei’s goal with this 7 spoke design was all about weight and strength. They build the Fujin using their patented M.A.T. process and as such the 18 inch size of the Fujin comes in at just 19.5lbs while the 17 inch size weighs 17.5lbs. To pull this off while also having an attractive design is an accomplishment worth noting. I can easily see the Fujin being the new gotta have wheel of the modern sport compact set.
One good wheel post deserves another. CEC recently announced the release of the c881, the newest in CEC’s signature line up. As you can see the c881 is CEC’s take on the classic “5 star” design which they pull off quite well. The shape of the spokes really gives a sense of strength and the the wheels look right at home on the corners of the Fisker Karma in the picture. Nicely done CEC!
Say hello to Forgeline’s latest addition to its “Performance Series” line, the GX3. Like their GA3R wheel the GX3 was made with Forgeline’s “I-Beamed” spoke technology which helps reduce weight. Titanium assembly bits also takes some poundage out of the GX3 as well. The wheel face is also specially designed for brake clearance no matter what big brake kit you may have. Manufacturing materials and techniques aside I think my favorite thing about the GXR is its classic Grand-Am racing mesh wheel design. In fact if you really want to go for that look Forgeline offers the GX3 in a centerlock application! FRESH!
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Dayton OH, April 12, 2010 – 2011 has been a great year for us so far and we have dedicated efforts into developing new products for the year. One of the new wheels that we have just finished is the GX3. With the introduction of the GA3R and our new “I-Beamed” spoke technology, we have incorporated the same technology to the new GX3 which reduces weight and applies additional strength in rigidity within the spokes of the wheel. Along with this, we have also employed titanium assembly hardware to further reduce additional weight and this hardware is hidden to follow the function of cleaning the wheels with ease. The unique design of the center of the GX3 allows for extreme caliper clearance to ensure proper fitment of big brake kit systems.
The GX3 will also feature our proprietary, super strength sealer that is fast drying and is highly resistant to leaks with accessibility for easy repairs. Just like all of our wheels, the GX3 is produced using our traditional forging methods, utilizing 6061-T6 aluminum with heat treated rim-shells. It wouldn’t be a FORGELINE wheel without all the customization options. Just like the rest of our line-up, the GX3 will have full customization capabilities from fitment to finish and will also be offered for centerlock applications. Currently, the GX3 is available in 18 and 20 inch diameters and widths will run from 7 to 15 inches. 19 inch fitments will be available late Spring with a Summer release for 17 inch fitments.
Work just dropped a new variation on their timeless meister whee for 2011l. And now you can get it in bronze! Yes, bronze! Its called the Meister S1R and it is everything that is right with the world.. I dare you to look at this wheel and not picture it on a million different cars all at once. It will overwhelm you!
Can you honestly look at this wheel and not hear Angels singing? Because I can’t… In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful wheel that HRE has ever produced hands down! The Forged R40 Motorsport wheel is actually a desendant of a wheel that HRE custom built for a 2010 Grand-AM championship winning team. This consumer version is still mostly meant for dedicated race cars (as center lock options are available) or very high performance street cars (hello Porsche GT3 RS, nice to meet you).
Knowing that I am going to make a plea to all of you out there who have more money than sense. PLEASE do not buy these wheels and then hire a freakin’ engineer to figure out how to get them to fit on a damn Civic or 240SX or anything of that sort! Don’t get me wrong I still have love for those cars but this is my new favorite wheel and I don’t want to see it tainted damnit!
We already gave you an accidental sneek preview but now it is totally ok to let the cat out of the bag and let all the guys and gals know that Vorsteiner has launched a new site for their wheel line (vorsteiner.com/wheels). The new design allows a much more detailed look at each of the wheels in the Vorsteiner line and they even threw in a configurator! Niceeee!
This is the fourth wheel post in a row! I’m on a roll! You get it? “Roll” and I’m talking about wheels? Eh? Anyway, check out this new shoe from SSR. This is the latest edition in the “Professor” line dubbed the SP3. This is one of the nicest 3-piece Japanese wheels I’ve seen in a while and it looks fresh to death on the 370Z!