Category Archives: USDM

AME Windmuhle & Enkei EK90 Turbine Wheels – JDM Wheels

The AME Windmuhle are Old School JDM Wheels that resemble a turbine. The AME Windmuhle, which are higher end version of the Enkei EK90 JDM Wheels, fearure a lightweight one piece construction with covered lug nuts behind a center cap. AME Wheels used feature higher end Enkei Wheels, but are now produced elsewhere. Pictured are the AME Windmuhle mounted on an EA series Honda Civic, and in the background sits a 70s Chevrolet Camaro.
The AME Windmuhle are Old School JDM Wheels that resemble a turbine. The AME Windmuhle, which are higher end version of the Enkei EK90 JDM Wheels, fearure a lightweight one piece construction with covered lug nuts behind a center cap.  AME Wheels used feature higher end Enkei Wheels, but are now produced elsewhere. Pictured are the AME Windmuhle mounted on an EA series Honda Civic, and in the background sits a 70s Chevrolet Camaro.

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OZ Fittipaldi / OZ Vega / OZ Wheels & EPMD

OZ Wheels (OZ Racing) including the, OZ Fittipaldi & OZ Vega, were very popular Wheels back in the 80's and 90's. In 1989 rap duo EPMD made the rap album "Unfinished Business" and adorned us with a classic album cover with both OZ Racing Wheels. On the left, we have rapper Parrish Smith sitting on the hood of a W124 Mercedes Benz 300E W124 sitting on OZ Fittipaldi (cousin to the OZ Futura). On the right we have rapper Erick Sermon sitting on the hood of a Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z sitting on a set of OZ Vega.
OZ Wheels (OZ Racing) including the, OZ Fittipaldi & OZ Vega, were very popular Wheels back in the 80’s and 90’s. In 1989 rap duo EPMD made the rap album “Unfinished Business” and adorned us with a classic album cover with both OZ Racing Wheels. On the left, we have rapper Parrish Smith sitting on the hood of a W124 series Mercedes Benz 300E  sitting on OZ Fittipaldi (cousin to the OZ Futura). On the right we have rapper Erick Sermon sitting on the hood of a Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z sitting on a set of OZ Vega.

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Cragar SS Chrome & Cragar Wire – JDM Wheels

Cragar SS Chrome & Cragar Wire - JDM Wheels
The Cragar SS Chrome Wheels are JDM Wheels geared towards American Cars. The Cragar SS Chrome feature a 5 spoke design with exposed lug nuts. The Cragar SS Chrome are one piece wheels with a chrome finish as the name implies. The Cragar Wire feature Multi Piece construction; consisting of a center piece, outer barrel and a series of spokes. Pictured are the Cragar SS Chrome on an older Chevrolet Camaro.

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SuperTrapp Japan Muffler on Pontiac Trans Am Firebird

SuperTrapp Japan Muffler on Pontiac Trans Am Firebird
SuperTrapp is an American Muffler that was made popular for its tuneable disc system and also as a spark arrester. I found this JDM Advertisement from Supertrapp Japan featuring a Pontiac Trans Am. I still think SuperTrapp Mufflers are cool and even have a friend that still runs one.

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Volk Racing GTU by Rays Engineering – JDM Wheels

Volk Racing GTU by Rays Engineering - JDM Wheels
Volk Racing GTU are JDM Wheels targetted towards the USDM Market. As the wording on the ad suggests, these JDM Wheels are named for the IMSA GT-U Class, an American racing series. The Volk Racing GTU are 2 piece wheels with a mesh face. Pictured are the Volk Racing GTU on an S13 series Niissan 180SX.

 

The Advertisement reads:

“An Intrepid newcomer to the world of Volk Racing with the integrity to compete at the searing speeds of the IMSA Series GT-U Glass. Equipped with a two piece forged rim and a revolutionary disk with a 12 cross-point mesh design, it offers unsurpassed performance and strength. The wheel’s exceptional breathing and tight weight combine to give you the competitive edge. Introducing the Volk Racing GT-U. For achieving your Daytona dream.”

 

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Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels

Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
This Volkswagen Golf is on an an unusual wheel choice, wheels from a first generation Dodge Viper. What you may not realize is that under those center caps on the Viper wheels is a 6 lug bolt pattern, whereas the Golf is 5 lug. Another factor is that Dodge Viper Rear wheels are a whopping 17×13. –  Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
You can really see the Concave face on the rear wheels in this pic. Apparently the back wheels were narrowed on the inside a few inches. – Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
Front Wheel tucking to to the rim looks on point! – Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
Rear tire stretched and poking just enough. – Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels
Rear Shot Looks Wide! – Volkswagen Golf on Dodge Viper Wheels

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Chevrolet S10 Extreme Stanced on BBS RS

Chevrolet S10 Extreme Stanced on BBS RS
For 4th of July, to be patriotic, we will post an American Ride. Here we have a Chevrolet S10 Extreme  truck stanced on a set of 16 inch BBS RS Wheels. I really like minitrucks, and I like them better when they are lowered like this, a nice aggressive drop.  The Gold wheels really look nice against the dark blue paint.
Chevrolet S10 Extreme Stanced on BBS RS
16×10 +8 BBS RS wrapped in 205/50/16 – Chevrolet S10 Extreme Stanced on BBS RS
Chevrolet S10 Extreme Stanced on BBS RS
16×10.5 +2 BBS RS wrapped in 225/50/16 – Chevrolet S10 Extreme Stanced on BBS RS

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