MR2 Fun Day w/ SSR SP1 Professor & Enkei RPF1 Wheel Swap

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

front end

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.

Prius V with Enkei NT03 Wheel Swap

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.

Tracked Stanced and ready to roll

Track Stanced and ready to roll.

 

Enkei NT03 Front Wheel Swap

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's.

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.

Prius V side shot of the Enkei NT03 wheel swap. I like the color combo a lot.

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.

 

 

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.  17X8.5 +22.  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. Rears are 17×9.5 +18

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.

Miata with Enkei RPF1 Wheel Swap

Why do people like the RPF1 wheels? It is developed to be light weight, strong, and rigid in a wheel design that looks good on various cars.

Why do people like the RPF1 wheels? It is developed to be light weight, strong, and rigid in a wheel design that looks good on various cars.  This is one clean Miata with a solid wheel swap.

Something you rarely see in the RPF1's. 15" wheel size. Most people tend to opt for the 17's.

Something you rarely see in the RPF1’s. 14″ wheel size. Most people tend to opt for the 17’s.