Akebono USDM EF Civic on Work Ewing – A Modern Classic

They say pictures are worth a thousand words. When I first came across pictures of this car I could only come up with 2 words: Clean & Simple. This EF civic is from the JDM motherland AKA Japan. It used to rock CST Demon Cambers, and it already looked really good, but these Work Ewing Mesh really set this car off!. I always think Chrome wheels look best on black cars, and this is proof.

 

Those Ewings are clean, look at the detail on these wheels: chrome with black windows accentuated with gold caps and bolts. This picture was actually the wallpaper on my desktop gor a year!

“The wheels are E-Wing Mesh 15×7 (10) all around with 10mm spacers up front and 15mm spacers in the back. Tires are 165/45R15 & 175/45R15 in the back. If it was up to us we would run an inch wider in the back though but it’s sexy regardless, don’t you think so?”
– Stancenation.com

 


Ride height is perfect, brought down with a set of Cusco Coilovers. Can’t stop looking at those wheels.

 

On the street, I don’t know hats up with the mask though haha.

 

This car with its timeless looks will always be a classic… Bye Bye!

 

Specs
Wheels: Work E-Wing Mesh 15×7 +10
Tires: 165/45R15 & front 175/45R15 rear
Spacers: 10mm front & 15mm rear
Suspension: Cusco Coilover
Other: Custom Front Lip

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Toyota Supra MA61 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

MA61 2nd Generation Supra on Watanabe Type R
Pictures of this Austrailian MA61 Supra have been floating over the internet for a while now. It has a clean and simple look to it;
clean lines, low stance, and some nice and wide Watanabe Type R’s. The best part of this Supra is that it actually gets driven; in the twisties and on the track. – Toyota Supra MA61 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels
MA61 2nd Generation Supra on Watanabe Type R
“In the picture we didn’t have adjustable shocks and springs kept falling out.. It was at a car show. Car sees touge often.
Suspension setup at the stage (still needs work) is RA65 struts(gives -2 camber) cut 60mm with SW20 shocks, 8kgmm,
40mm RCA. TRD blues (adjustable height) with AJPS 6KG springs. (there is more can’t remember atm) Wheels are watas,
15 x 8.5 -14 and 15 x 9.5 -16 with 195 55 all around.” – celica-gts.com  – Toyota Supra MA61 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels
MA61 2nd Generation Supra on Watanabe Type R
Resting in the garage – Toyota Supra MA61 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels
MA61 2nd Generation Supra on Watanabe Type R
This second generation Supra getting sideways!- Toyota Supra MA61 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Specs: MA61 Toyota Supra

Suspension:
Front: RA65 struts cut 60mm with SW20 shocks
Rear: TRD blues with AJPS 6KG springs.

Wheels:
Front: Watanabe R-Type 15 x 8.5 -14
Rear: 15 x 9.5 -16

Tires: 195/55/15 all around

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Type R + Type X = Type RX – 1996 JDM Honda Integra Type-R DC2 on SSR Type X

JDM Honda Integra Type R on SSR Type X

The Honda Integra Type-R (or Acura Integra Type R on this side of the pond) is argueably the best production FF car ever
produced. As far as I can recall in the mid 90’s, the SSR type X was marketed as the lightest weight wheels available,
starting a light weight wheel war for a while. This clean Championship White Honda Integra Type R brings those two
products together nicely. Some Super Rare Ohlins and HKS suspension bits enhance the handling charachteristics as
well as clean up the stance of this fine automobile.

JDM Honda Integra Type R on SSR Type X
Integra Type-R SSR on Type-X

“580000 over-the-counter sales price and the selling point ◇ ◇ accessory retrofit B18C 98 spec engine timing belt has been
replaced with a dealer inspection records with LSD S80 mission backless air vehicle specification ABS Speed Star type X
aluminum Orleans harmonic drive Klux spring HKS Pillow ball mount aluminum strut tower bar genuine bullet-shaped
stainless steel muffler Kakimoto HID projector headlights genuine 98 spec aero parts carbon genuine tone panel leg ×
2 black genuine RECARO seats Momo steering wheel genuine titanium shift knob Kenwood CD / MD stereo speakers
outside of vehicle details ◇ ◇ “

JDM Honda Integra Type R on SSR Type X
This car can be yours for a mere 580000 yen or almost $8000 – Integra TYPE-R on SSR Type-X

Specs
1996 Honda Integra Type R 96 Spec
Wheels: SSR Type X
Suspension: Ohlins Suspension with HKS Pillow Ball Mounts
Exhaust: stainless steel muffler Kakimoto
Interior: Black Recaro Seats, Titanium shift knob, Momo Steering Wheel
Exterior 98 spec aero parts

BMW E30 M3 + SSR Formula Mesh = FPURISTS

SSR Formula Mesh BMW E30 M3
BMW E30 M3 ON SSR Formula Mesh

Iconic car… Check
Iconic Wheels… Check
Rare Evo parts.. Check
Fat Lips… Check

Say what you want, but this car is hot! Due to it’s “Stance”, this car has caused some mixed heat on some internet forums. Obviously
this car is not daily driven, but it just looks right. Not only is the car built, but the owner also took his time and built the wheels.

“So I am sure most of you have seen these. I spent nearly a year buying parts/pieces/wheels to make the set you see here. They
are the ONLY set I have ever seen on a BMW with a 5×120 bolt pattern, let alone with stepped lips ”
– internet user “KarlSpackler”

SSR Formula Mesh BMW E30 M3

Front wheel profile, note how close the front lip
is to the ground.

SSR Formula Mesh BMW E30 M3

Rear wheel profile, thats almost 5 inches of lip…
Wow!

I do agree with the owner, not only do you 17″ SSR Formula Mesh barrels, but you hardly see 9 or 10 inch wide Formula Mesh Barrels
as well.  This car has the perfect blend of Euro and JDM.

Wheel Specs:
SSR Formula Mesh – Stepped Lips
17×9 +10 ~ 3.5″ lip
17×10 +0 ~ 4.75″ lip
5×120
72.56 center bore
White powdercoated faces
Black Anodized Hardware

Tires Specs:
215/35 Falken 452s front
225/35 Yoko S.Drives rear

 

I’m not sure if this car had a full feature anywhere, but if it does please let me know so I can add it here.

SSR Formula Mesh BMW E30 M3 SSR Formula Mesh BMW E30 M3 SSR Formula Mesh BMW E30 M3

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Friends Rides – Soaring Happi Lexus SC300 on Work VS-XX

Lexus SC300 Soarer on 19" Work VS-XX
In japan the SC300 as we know it is referred to as the “Soarer”. I’m guessing it means to soar, or fly, smoothly like a bird. This
Soarer is owned and built by my good friend Mistahappi. I’ve known MH for a while now and he is one smooth and happy guy
if I’ve ever met one. – Lexus SC300 Soarer on 19″ Work VS-XX
Lexus SC300 Soarer on 19" Work VS-XX
MH started out with a mint and rare 5 speed Lexus SC300. 5 speed SC300 are very hard to come by, I know he waited a while
to pounce on the right specimen. He soon after purchased a Auto Couture body kit, 19″ Work VS-XX wheels, and brought the
car down with a Universal Air, air bag system. – Lexus SC300 Soarer on 19″ Work VS-XX
Lexus SC300 Soarer on 19" Work VS-XX
Let me tell you, I have ridden in this car, it is smooth and it attracts attention. You might
think low profile tires and bags would provide a suspect ride, but like I said, this car is
smooth! This car may not have many mods, but it has the right combination of parts to
be daily driven, and to turn heads. – Lexus SC300 Soarer on 19″ Work VS-XX

  
Specs:
1993 Lexus SC300 5sp
Auto Couture Body Kit
Universal Air
19″ WORK VS-XX Wheels
TRD Shift Knob
TRD Strut Bars
Nardi Steerng Wheel

Lexus SC300 Soarer on 19" Work VS-XX

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JDM Truck – Modtaco's Toyota Tacoma on Work Meister S1

I have a huge fetish for minitrucks on fresh JDM wheels. This supreme 2001 Toyota Tacoma fills that fetish for me and belongs
to internet user Modtaco. Unique to this truck are the 4″ flares on the rear filled with some really deep 11.5″ wide Work Meisters,
and a custom bag setup that currently pancakes the rear but also brings don the front nicely. The front features 4wd fenders
that house 10″ wide Meisters.  The truck is still a work in progress, but it looks really hot as is. – JDM Truck: Toyota Tacoma on Work Meister S1

JDM Truck: Toyota Tacoma on Work Meister S1

“Here's mine. It's a 2001 tacoma with 18×10 & 18×11.5 WORK Meister wheels, custom disk brakes, widebodied,
fully built engine with standalone management and a GT35R turbo, 3″ side exit exhaust, JDM ITR seats…”
– modtaco


Wide stance on the front


While Taco Supreme looks really aggressive, it also packs a punch with a GT35R pushing the 325hp out of the stock 2.4.


Readers Rides section of Minitruckin Magazine September, 2009. The following quote is really impressive to me:

“…the 18×9 and 18×11 Work Wheels that evan brought back from Japan as checked luggage.”
– Ben Da Pirate – Minitruckin Magazine


Check out the rear flare, the old rims didnt fill.

“The wheels are 18″ WORK XSA-01T. They are 3 piece and are 9″ wide in front with 245/45/18 rubber and 10″ wide in the rear with 275/40/18.”
– modtaco

Specs
Current Wheels: 18x10F 18×11.5R WORK Meister wheels
Old Wheels: 18x9F 18x10R WORK XSA-01T
Brakes: Phatty's Big Brake Kit
Interior: JDM ITR Recaro
Engine: 2.4L GT35R Standalone

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Rare Parts: Millenium… oops Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Watanabe parts are already hard to get… Getting a Watanabe Falcon steering wheel is a lot harder. Try finding somone selling one right now, chances are slim. The wheel comes in two versions; 3 spoke and 4 spoke. One is a Falcon Type I and the other is Falcon Type II, I really don’t know which one is which. The steering wheel features a unique horn with the Watanabe Falcon logo. This is a piece I wish I could add to my collection.


Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Hex Shape Horn Button with 3 Watanabe Falcons

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Looks good in the daytime

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

and night too

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel
Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel with box

Fresh out the box

 

 

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel markings

Made in Italy like a fine Handbag

 

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel 4 spoke

What does that say in in the middle? type I or Type II?
This wheel is listed for 35800, thats approximately $477

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel with box and plastic wrapper

Brand New in Plastic Wrapper.
This one is listed for 89000 yen, approximately $1186… WOW!

 

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