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Watanabe Wheels Line-Up - JDM Wheels

Racing Service Watanabe is probably one of the first names that comes to mindwhen it comes to Old School JDM Wheels.The most noteable is The Watanabe Type R with its 8 spoke Banana type design and deep dish. The Watanabe GR-8 was is now a historic wheel that inspired the XXR 002. The Watanabe Stellar is a JDM Wheel that I actually have never seen before. For an added price, the 8 spoke models are not only available in aluminum, but also Magnesium Wheels.

 

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Mugen MR-5 Aluminum Wheels - JDM Wheels

The Mugen MR-5 are JDM Wheels made exclusively Honda Automobiles, it says it on the wheel itself! They are also probably the most popular wheel Mugen has produced. The Mugen MR-5 features a 5 spoke face with a 2 piece design and exposed bolts. Sizing was available in smaller 14″, most popular 15″ and the most coveted 16″ diameter. A cool detail was that not only did each wheel have a center caps, but each lug nut had its own cover as well. Pictured above is a 1990 Honda Civic EF.

 

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5Zigen Keiichi by SSR Wheels - JDM Wheels

The 5Zigen Keiichi are JDM Wheels made by SSR Wheels but also with the drift king himself Keiichi Tsuchiya. The 5Zigen Keiichi features 3 piece construction with reverse mounted style. The faces feature a 10 hole design with covered lug nuts. The center cap parts look to have some cool detail on them which is part of what makes older ssr wheels cool; a bunch of random wording and engrish. The picture depicts the 5Zigen Keiichi mounted on a NA series Mazda Miata.

 

The Engrish from the Ad reads:

The Square of Evolution
Keiichi
3Peace Full Reverse
Heated Version Whell
with Keiichi Tsuchiya
Made by SPEED STAR CO., LTD.

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SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

The SSR MKII are Old School JDM Wheels from the 70′s, which makes it a good match for this 1975 Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110. The SSR MKII on this Kenmeri Skyline are a whopping 9 inches wide on the front, and 11 inches rear. – SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

Side profile view of the KGC110 Nissan Skyline, this car has really beautiful lines; the windshiled and roofline reminds me of an old fighter plane canopy. – SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

The square lines of the SSR MKII are a really nice match for the angular lines of the KGC110 Skyline. – SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

The 11j Rear Speedstar Racing MkII Barrels are really fat, so sweet! The old School Trust Exhaust is a really nice piece. – SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

In the cockpit is all business, a Datsun Competition Steering Wheel looks at home for control. – SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

Under the hood of the Kenmeri Skyline is an L20 enlarged to 2.3L Solex 44 carburetor and a high lift cam for enhanced motivation. – SSR MKII on Nissan Skyline GT-R Kenmeri KGC110

 

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Watanabe Falcon Turbo - JDM Wheels

Watanabe Wheels are one of the older manufacturer of JDM Wheels in Japan. Most notable for their banana spoke type wheels, they also made the Watanabe Falcon Turbo Wheels back in the early 80′s as this ad was circa 1981. Also featured is the Falcon Z Spoiler on the S130 Nissan 280zx Turbo. The sizing of the Watanabe falcon Turbo Wheels are 14×8 front & 14×8.5 rear which is still decent over 30 years later!

 

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Hiro V-1 by SSR Wheels - JDM Wheels

The Hiro V-1 are Classic JDM Wheels made for the Japanese tuning firm Hiro Engineering manufactured by Speedstar Racing aka SSR Wheels. SSR Hiro V-1 styling was inspired by the Super Silhoutte Racers of the day. Originally available in Chrome, White and Gun Metal as shown, there is also a colorway of Gold with white accents. The Hiro V-1 also features the SSR Electron Magnetic locking system.

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Super Star Wheels Line Up - JDM Wheels

Super Star Wheels has been manufacturing JDM Wheels since the 80′s. This ad exhibits their lineup from 1982.
Super Star Wheels SS05 on a Nissan 240ZG
Super Star Wheels SS01 On a Toyota Chaser
Super Star Wheels SSRIII Mazda RX7 SA
Super Star Wheels SS06 Pontiac Trans Am
Super Star Wheels SSRFIII Mazda 323
Super Star Wheels SSRFI Honda Prelude
Super Star Wheels SS03 Nissan Cedric

 







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