G35 with SSR MS1 Professor Wheel swap

I have always liked the Infiniti G35/G37 cars.  Especially this sedan with SSR MS1 Professor wheels in a staggered and flush setup.  The coupes are nice but something about the look of the sedan and its four doors.  This owner has done a nice job in picking out the wheel swap for the car.

Nicely fitted G35 with MS1 Professor Wheels.

Nicely fitted G35 with MS1 Professor Wheels.

Front MS1 Professor wheels wearing 225/35/20 tires up front on this Infiniti G35

Front MS1 Professor wheels wearing 225/35/20 tires up front on this Infiniti G35

Rear SSR MS1 Professor wheels with 255/35/20 tires

Rear SSR MS1 Professor wheels with 255/35/20 tires

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.

MR2 Turbo wheelswap with SSR SP1 Professor Wheels

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

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

Why buy aftermarket wheels?

There are several reasons to buy quality aftermarket wheels for your car.  One of the most popular reasons is that it can represent 25% or more of how your car looks to people.  You can take an ordinary looking car and transform it into something special with the right fitment and wheel specs.

As a wheel enthusiast, the best thing about getting quality wheels like CCW, HRE, SSR, Volk Racing (Rays Engineering), etc. is they are typically lightweight due to the materials and manufacturing process of them.

Why should you care about the wheels being lightweight and how they are made.  Lightweight wheels that are made properly have two important advantages/benefits to your car.  The first is handling.  A function of the unsprung mass in a lighter wheel that hits bumps or other road disturbances will put less force into the vehicle and upset the handling less making the car more planted to the road in comparison to a heavier wheel such as your OEM cast wheel.  The second advantage is rotational inertia in a lighter wheel.  A function of how much mass is distributed around the wheel from rotational center.  By minimizing rotational inertia, your going to increase acceleration and decrease stopping distances since it requires less energy to get the wheels going and to get the wheels to stop, which helps both performance and safety.

Happy quality aftermarket wheel shopping.

MR2 Turbo on SSR Wheel Swap

This MR2 has a very nice subtle stance highlighted by the SSR SP1 Professor wheels that really compliments the lines of the MR2 body. The fronts are 17×7.5 +30 Offset with 215/40 Dunlop tires and the rear SSR wheels are 17×9 +29 offset on beefy 255/40 Dunlop Tires.  Maybe the next go around of rear tires a set of 265’s will be fitted.

Clean looking MR2 with SSR SP1 Professor Wheel swap on a staggered setup

Clean looking MR2 with SSR SP1 Professor Wheel swap on a staggered setup looking pretty good.

Nice rear shot of this MR2 sitting on SSR SP1 professor wheels.

Nice rear shot of this MR2 sitting on SSR SP1 professor wheels.

I just like the overall stance of this MR2 with the SP1 Professor wheels.  The wheels makes this MR2 look really clean.

I just like the overall stance of this MR2 with the SP1 Professor wheels. The wheels makes this MR2 look really clean.

Nice meaty rear tire on those SSR wheels with SSR carbon center caps that you can no longer buy new from SSR.

Nice meaty rear tire on those SSR wheels with SSR carbon center caps that you can no longer buy new from SSR Wheels.