It’s been a while since my last wheel swap post..

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.

MR2uesday Meet with various Wheel Swaps

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

Work VS-SS wheel swap

Nice rear view of this stanced MR2 with Enkei 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.

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

Enjoy this lovey picture of stanced MR2′s.

Stanced MR2 Turbo with Enkei RPF1 Wheels Swap

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

Stanced MR2 on Enkei RPF1 wheels with some nice details to attention with the splitters and euro front turn signals.

Stanced MR2 on Enkei RPF1 wheels front view

MR2 on Enkei RPF1 wheels front view

Stanced MR2 on Enkei RPF1 wheels rear 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.

 

 

1997 Supra Turbo Royal Sapphire Pearl with chrome stock wheels

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.

Nice shot of the factory chrome wheels.

Front wheel shot of the Toyota Supra

Front wheel shot of the Toyota Supra

Special stickers to the 1997 model year.

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.

Supra front end with a view of the fronts wheels.

 

 

 

MR2 with Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 Wheels Swap during Motor Union4 at Green Flash Brewery

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 wheels or the engine bay.

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.

Got lip? These Blitz wheels do.

Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 WheelsSwap up and down view.

Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 Wheels Swap up and down picture showing TRD-3SGTE poke and stretch.

Stanced FRS with Blitz VS-KF Wheels Swap

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.

Very clean looking FRS sitting on Blitz VS-KF wheels swap.

Front wheel view the Scion FRS with 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.

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.

Some Scion swag that I snagged next to the FRS above.

Prius with Lexus CT200h Wheels Swap

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MR2 Turbo Widebody with Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 Wheels Swap

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.

fdfdfdfdf

Front: Blitz TechnoSpeed Z1 Wheels 18×10 -15 235/30

ddddd

Poke. Stretch. Cambered

dddd

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.

dddd

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.

MR2 Turbo with Sprint Hart CPR Wheels Swap

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.

Full shot of the sprinthart cpr wheels on this clean looking MR2 Turbo.

The front set of CPR's wheels is 18x9.5 +15 running 225/35 tires

The front set of CPR’s wheels is 18×9.5 +15 running 225/35 tires

The rear set of CPR's wheels is 18x11 +19 running 245/35 tires.

The rear set of Sprinthart CPR’s wheels is 18×11 +19 running 245/35 tires.

 

M3 with Volk Racing Green TE37SL Wheel Swap

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.

Green and mean with the TE37SL wheel swap.

The front view of these TE37SL wheels from Volk Racing Wheels

The front view of these TE37SL wheels from Volk Racing Wheels

The rear view of these TE37SL wheels from Volk Racing Wheels.  Not only does it have the Volk and Rays stickers, it also has the TE37SL Spoke Stickers as well.

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.

 

 

Tacoma with KMC Rockstar Wheels Swap

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

KMC XD Series wheels full view on a Toyota Tacoma swap.

KMC XD Series Front view of the Toyota Tacoma

KMC XD Series Front view of the Toyota Tacoma

KMC XD Series Rear view of the Toyota Tacoma

KMC XD Series Rear view wheel swap on a Toyota Tacoma

 

SSR Wheels 3-Piece Technology: Why should I get three piece wheels?

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.

 

 

 

MR2 with Enkei RPF1 Wheels Swap for the Track

Nice track stance MR2 with Enkei RPF1 wheels.

Nice track stance MR2 with Enkei RPF1 wheels.

Nice front wheel spec on these Enkei wheels

Nice front wheel spec on these Enkei wheels.  Needs a center cap though to finish it off.

The wide mouth side vent complements the design of the RPF1 wheels.

The wide mouth side vent complements the design of the RPF1 wheels.

Nice rolling shot showing this black MR2 Turbo on Enkei RPF1 wheels.

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.

Stanced MR2 on Work VS-SS Wheels Swap

This is sexy on wheels.  Work VS-SS wheels with an uber stance.

This is sexy on wheels. Work VS-SS wheels with an uber stance.  Very nice wheel swap for those in the stance game. Front specs are 18×10 +12.  Photo credit to KSaengphotography.

Rollin nicely on Work VS-SS in a rare Crimson Red 91 MR2 Turbo.

Rollin nicely on Work VS-SS in a rare Crimson Red 91 MR2 Turbo.  Photo credit to KSaengphotography.

The fronts of these Work VS-SS wheels are 18x10+12 and the rears are 18x11.5 +18

The rear specs for these Work VS-SS wheels are 18×11.5 +18.  Time to setup your stance game people. Photo credit to KSaengphotography.

How HRE Wheels are made at HRE Wheels Open House

HRE Wheels shown in different stages of production from start to finish at HRE Wheels Open House.

HRE Wheels shown in different stages of production from start to finish at HRE Wheels Open House.

HRE Wheels barrels and faces waiting for their turn to be custom built for its new owner.

HRE Wheels barrels and faces waiting for their turn to be custom built for its new owner.

More HRE Wheel Barrels.

More HRE Wheel Barrels.

More materials for building HRE Wheels

Materials for building HRE Wheels

 

More materials for building HRE Wheels

More materials for building HRE Wheels and some HRE Wheels already made for some customers.

 

HRE Wheel face in the beginning stages.

HRE Wheel face in the beginning stages.

 

HRE Wheel face moving along.

HRE Wheel face moving along quite nicely.

Four faces almost done for somebodies HRE wheels.

Faces almost done for somebodies HRE wheels.

 

HRE Wheel Face being cut on the vertical machine.

HRE Wheel Face being cut on the vertical machine.

2 sets of HRE Wheels sitting on the production floor waiting to be completed.

2 sets of HRE Wheels sitting on the production floor waiting to be completed.