Japanese Roulette wheel swaps. Can’t go wrong with Red or Black when it comes to the MR2. These two nicely stanced cars are wearing some meaty tires and looking ready for track attack.
The Crimson Red 91 MR2 Turbo has a wheel swap of SSR SP1 Professor’s running 215/40 tires in the front with 255/40 in the back. 17″ wheels all around.
The Black 93 MR2 Turbo is swapped with Enkei RPF1 wheels and is running 235/40 up front with 255/40 in the back also on 17″s.
What skyline view of Downtown L.A. Thanks train. SSR Wheels: Front 17×7.5 +30 Rear 17×9.0 +29 Enkei Wheels: Front 17×8.5 +22 Rear 17×9.5 +18
Both rocking Autopower roll bars and aftermarket seats. The black turbo looks mean with no foglights. Check out that meaty fitament on the front Enkei RPF1’s.
Very cleanly done wheel swaps on these turbo cars. SSR or Enkei, you can’t go wrong.
Photo credits to Mikey6p for shooting these MR2’s with a clean SSR and Enkei Wheel swap at The Train Spot in Downtown L.A.
This is probably one of the cleanest wheelswap and highest WHP SW20 sitting on Volk Racing TE37 wheels on the streets of SoCal. It is continually being evolved by this MR2 owner. Well done good sir.
Front view of this SW20 sitting on Volk Racing TE37 wheels. Nice looking contrast wheels of candy red on white. Clean.
The front TE37 wheels are 17×8.5 +26 Offset
The rear TE37 Wheelswap are 17×9.5 +22 Offset
Came across this restored CA black plated VW Bus with some clean looking polished Porsche Fuchs Wheels in an alley in HB. Where else of course. The polished wheels set this VW Bus off. Nicely down VW fanatic.
Front 3/4 angle of the fuchs wheels on the VW Bus.
Porsche Fuchs on the front of the VW Bus
Rear shot of the Fuchs wheels on the VW Bus
VW Bus sitting on Porsche Fuchs Wheels
One of the cleanest Enkei NT03 wheel swaps I have seen on a Prius V. This thing is almost ready to hit the track with its track stance. If only the owner could find a way to disable traction control.
Track Stanced and ready to roll.
Enkei NT03 Front Wheel Swap 18 x8.5″ +38 Offset with Yokohama Sdrive 225/45/18.
Perfect gap in the rear with the Enkei NT03 wheel swap 18 x8.5″ +38 Offset with Yokohama Sdrive 225/45/18.
Prius V side shot of the Enkei NT03 wheel swap. I like the color combo a lot.
Toyotafest 2014 has come and gone but the pictures keep coming. Every year I go, the MR2’s seems to get cleaner and cleaner with different wheel swaps and such.
MR2 lineup at Toyotafest 2014
Clean looking white MR2 Turbo with Enkei RPF1 wheels
Those gold Gram Lights 57 look solid on the hardtop MR2 Turbo with 94 Wing
AW11 with 3SGTE swap and Volk Racing Wheels TE37 swap with a fresh paint job. Nice.
AW11 with a roof rack. That’s Cali JDM Yo. Just kidding.
MR2’s taking over PCH
MR2’s galore at the light
Saw this Scion IQ while leaving Toyotafest with SSR Vienna Wheels. Cute..
MR2 caravan going to Irvine Spectrum after Toyotafest.
30+ MR2’s ended up going on the after Toyotafest cruise. Good times.
Freshly machined and buffed MR2 Turbo with SSR SP1 Professor wheels rolling to Toyotafest2014. Pictures do not do justice on how clean the single stage paint looks on this car after it was detatiled.
Cleaning looking rolling shot of this MR2 Turbo
Clean rear shot of this MR2 Turbo
Nice fisheye rolling shot rocking those SP1 Professors
Photo credits to KSaengPhotography for shooting this MR2 with a clean SSR Wheels swap.
Hey all. Sorry I haven’t been active in posting up new wheel swaps with your favorite wheels and cars. With the summer rolling around the corner and car meets and shows in full effect, I should be busy bringing you the wheel swaps you want to see. Stay tuned for those wheel write ups. If you want me to feature your wheel swap, then reply to this post or use the contact us page and I will be more than happy to include your car and wheel story.
Photoshoot after MR2uesday meet at Phil’s BBQ in San Marcos. Various MR2’s with Work Wheels, Blitz Wheels, SSR Wheels, Enkei Wheels, Replica Wheels from from track wheels to stance wheels to aggressive wheels, and just plain normal wheels.
Work VS-SS wheel swap
Nice rear view of this stanced MR2 with Enkei Wheel Swap
Two good looking red stanced MR2’s with Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 wheels and Work VS-SS Wheels together for the first time and maybe the last time.
Enjoy this lovey picture of stanced MR2’s.
This is a pretty clean looking stanced MR2 Turbo with Enkei RPF1 wheels. These Enkei wheels are a popular swap on MR2 that go from track to street to stance.
Stanced MR2 on Enkei RPF1 wheels with some nice details to attention with the splitters and euro front turn signals.
MR2 on Enkei RPF1 wheels front view
MR2 on Enkei RPF1 wheels rear view with open mouth vent, Greddy sides, and Bomex rear add ons. Do I see a Bomex tail in the future for this deuce.
You are looking at pretty rare color in this 15th Anniversary Edition Toyota Supra Turbo with factory chrome wheels. The color is Royal Sapphire Pearl RSP and is estimated at having only 81 cars leaving the factory with that color. This car is very good condition and has about 80,000 miles on wheels.
Nice shot of the factory chrome wheels.
Front wheel shot of the Toyota Supra
Special stickers to the 1997 model year. Checkout the neon yellow wheels on the red Miata reflecting on the original paint job.
Supra front end with a view of the fronts wheels.
I was finally able to take some pictures of this social media famous MR2 Turbo Widebody rocking insane wheel spec of Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 wheels during Motor Union4 at Green Flash Brewing Company. Unfortunately it was surrounded closely by a few other good looking cars that I was not able to take other angles. Until the next show.
The Infamous Devil Horn Wing MR2 always has someone admiring it whether it be the Blitz wheels or the engine bay making over 350WHP.
Got lip? These Blitz wheels do.
Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 Wheels Swap up and down picture showing TRD-3SGTE poke and stretch.
Went to Motor Union4 Annual Show at Green Flash Brewing Co. in Mira Mesa. Saw this SOC Scion FRS with Blitz VS-KF Wheels Swap. Very nice stance and keeping inline with the aggressive wheel trend of the FRS/BRZ enthusiasts.
Very clean looking FRS sitting on Blitz VS-KF wheels swap.
Front wheel view the Scion FRS with Blitz VS-KF wheels swap.
Rear wheel view the Scion FRS with Blitz VS-KF wheels swap.
Would love to see some rolling shots of these Blitz VS-KF wheels going around a track sideways.
Some Scion swag that I snagged next to the FRS above.
There are tons of Prius cars on the road nowadays and most if not all that I see have the factory 15in wheels with skinny tires. Not this white Toyota Prius though. This one has the factory 17in wheels from a Lexus CT200h Hybrid Crossover. It makes the Prius look ten times better in my opinion and still retains that factory look. Looks come with a price though. There is a reason Toyota puts 15in wheels with skinny tires on these cars. You know their slogan, ” I want my MPG’s.” Having these wheels will knock off 6-8 miles per gallon so if you want to stay above your normal 50+ MPG then these wheels are not for you. You gotta pay if you want to play. Fear not though because with the better looks these wheels bring, you should also get a quieter and smoother ride along with better handling and performance with the right set of tires.
The CT200h 17in wheels on the Toyota Prius looks really good. A nice subtle OEM upgrade to the mini 15in factory wheels.
Rear view of the Lexus CT200h 17in wheels on this Toyota Prius.
Front view of the CT200h wheels on a Toyota Prius. The owner also made sure to change the original Lexus wheel caps to Toyota ones. Nice finishing touch.
Very cleaning looking with 215/45/17 Yokohama tires. Some people opt for the 205/50/17, but I think this is a good wheel and tire setup especially if the owner decides to lower it.
This is probably one of the most photographed and talked about stanced MR2’s on social media today. The Infamous Devil Horn Wing MR2. The owner and supporting cast have definitely pushed the envelope when it comes to the stance and wheel game for MR2’s. I don’t think there is anybody that even gets close at this time. Don’t get me wrong, stance is definitely universal and each person has their own criteria of what looks clean and what doesn’t, but most people agree when this car is around it does draw the crowds.
Front: Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 Wheels 18×10 -15 235/30
Poke. Stretch. Cambered
The beauty about the Devil Horn Wing MR2 is that this vehicle is built for show and go. This MR2 Turbo has previously laid down 366WHP/321RWTQ on a previous set of stanced focus Work Meister S1 wheels. Make no mistake either, this is no garage queen as it is daily driven with plenty of miles on it.
Rear: Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 Wheels 19×12.5 -15 265/30
Photography credit goes to TRD-3SGTE for shooting his MR2 Turbo at a recent MR2uesday meet in OC.
Lexus IS-F with WesSport SA-67R wheel swap. Looks like it is the blue light chrome finish that complements the car color well.
Kid is not a standard feature of the car. Nice wheel combo.
SA-67R wheels on the front of this Lexus IS F.
WedsSport SA-67R on the rear of this ISF.
This Fit is sitting on HRE Wheels from HRE’s C1 Series that probably cost half the value of the car, but definitely looks really good.
The red of the C106 face and the white Fit is a solid combo.
Rear shot of the C106 wheels on the Honda Fit.
Front shot of the HRE Wheels.
This 996 Turbo with X50 Package sitting on TE37 Volk Racing Wheels is very clean and subtle looking. Very nicely done.
Very clean 996 Turbo
Very clean offset for the front TE37’s.
Rear wheels on the back of a 911 Turbo riding on Volk Racing Wheels.
This is something you don’t see “two” often. A set of Sprint Hart CP-R wheels with a 5-lug configuration in a size 18″. Normally these are 4-lug and in 15″ and typically found on Honda’s. This set was custom barreled to fit the owners slightly aggressive stance style. The white and chrome wheel swap setup on the turquoise Toyota MR2 really pops.
Full shot of the sprinthart cpr wheels on this clean looking MR2 Turbo.
The front set of CPR’s wheels is 18×9.5 +15 running 225/35 tires
The rear set of Sprinthart CPR’s wheels is 18×11 +19 running 245/35 tires.
This BMW M3 is definitely Incredible Hulk with it’s green theme and rocking some Green TE37SL Volk Racing Wheels swap.
Green and mean with the TE37SL wheel swap.
The front view of these TE37SL wheels from Volk Racing Wheels
The rear view of these TE37SL wheels from Volk Racing Wheels. The green Volk Racing Rays Engineering sticker on the wheels is a nice touch.
I don’t believe these are the original Takata Green models, but I have been known to be wrong. Either way a very nice looking set of TE37SL wheels by Volk Racing.
The KMC Rockstar Wheels are probably the most popular wheels I see on trucks. In fact I almost got a set for my Nissan Titan 4×4 when I was debating putting a lift on it. Instead I opted not to lift it and went with a set of billet aluminum Centerline wheels instead.
KMC XD Series wheels full view on a Toyota Tacoma swap.
KMC XD Series Front view of the Toyota Tacoma
KMC XD Series Rear view wheel swap on a Toyota Tacoma
Why buy a three piece wheel? Why not buy a one piece wheel. There are several reason to by a three piece wheel instead of a one piece wheel. Here is a little bit of SSR Wheels three piece technology explained:
SSR Wheels three piece wheel is made up of an outer rim, inner rim, and center disc. The inner rim of the wheel is heat treated for strength, using the HTM (Heat Treatment Manufacture) process which allows for the use of a thinner material to save weight. With weight and high strength in mind, each section of the wheel is engineered using separate grades and thickness of aluminum according to its purpose. SSR’s racing heritage and manufacturing innovations have allowed the creation of a 3 piece wheel that is both super lightweight and high in strength.
Having a three piece wheel allows manufacturers like SSR Wheels to offer a wide range of offsets and ensures proper fitment specific to your vehicle. They typically also have a deeper outer lip (big lip) to give it that impact look of depth. It also allows for flexibility if you want to change wheel widths down the line. If you happen to damage the inside or outside rim portion, then your repair bill might not be as costly since you are only replacing a portion of the wheel and not having to completely replace the wheel like a one piece wheel.
One piece wheels are not bad since they are typically lighter and the stronger if it is a quality forged compared to three piece wheels. Not to be confused with cheap cast wheels. There are plenty of racing series that only use one piece wheels. For example Formula 1 wheels are mainly made by BBS, Enkei, O.Z Racing, and Rays aka Volk Racing Wheels.
Nice track stance MR2 with Enkei RPF1 wheels.
Nice front wheel spec on these Enkei wheels. 17X8.5 +22. Needs a center cap though to finish it off.
The wide mouth side vent complements the design of the RPF1 wheels. Rears are 17×9.5 +18
Nice rolling shot showing this black MR2 Turbo on Enkei RPF1 wheels.
Photo credits to KSaengPhotography for shooting this MR2 with a clean Enkei Wheels swap.
AE86 on RS Watanabes
AE86 RS Watanabe Wheel Swap fronts closeup
AE86 on RS Watanabes rear rolling shot
Size to a ridiculous 14×9.5, -19 offset up front, and 14×10.5, -32 offset in the rear. These Racing Service Watanabes wheel swap really make the car and oh the crazy 5SGTE with ITB’s. Photo credit to KSaengphotography.
Clean 94 SMG MR2 Turbo with Racing Hart C2 Wheels swap.
The offset is the same in the front and back of the these Racing Hart C2 wheels. 17×8 +36 offset all around.
Sweet rolling shots of this 94 MR2 Turbo on Racing Hart C2 wheels. Photo credit to KSaengphotography.