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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would love to see some rolling shots of these Blitz VS-KF wheels going around a track sideways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 996 Turbo with X50 Package sitting on TE37 Volk Racing Wheels is very clean and subtle looking. Very nicely done.
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.
This BMW M3 is definitely Incredible Hulk with it’s green theme and rocking some Green TE37SL Volk Racing Wheels swap.
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.
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.
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.