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RS Watanabe FORGED Mg Magnesium – JDM Wheels

RS Watanabe FORGED Mg Magnesium - JDM Wheels
The RS Watanabe FORGED Mg are lesser known JDM Wheels from the wheel maker. The RS Watanabe FORGED Mg feature lightweight Magnesium construction and a simple 10 spoke design. The RS Watanabe FORGED Mg were available in silver and gold and in 19×9 and 19×8 wheel sizes. The wheels also have a hefty price tag of about $1200 per wheel 20 years ago which could roughly be $2000 a wheel in today’s economy. Pictured are the RS Watanabe FORGED Mg on a Nissan 300zx Z32 and on a Nissan President G50; the JDM eqivalent of the Infiniti Q45 G50.

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Watanabe RS8 (RS Eight) by SSR Wheels – JDM Wheels

Watanabe RS8 (RS Eight) by SSR Wheels – JDM Wheels
The Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight are JDM Wheels made by SSR Wheels aka Speedstar Racing. The Watanabe RS8 also referred to as the SSR RS8 are 2 piece wheels with a removable face bolted in to an aluminum barrel. As the name implies, the Watanabe RS8 has the classic Watanabe wheels 8 spoke design.
Pictured are the Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight on a Mazda Capella Estate, R32 Nissan Skyline and on a Z32 Nissan 300ZX Fairlady.

 

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Watanabe RS8 by SSR Wheels – JDM Wheels

Watanabe RS8 by SSR Wheels - JDM Wheels
The Watanabe RS8 are JDM Wheels made by SSR Wheels. The Watanabe RS8 or Watanabe RS Eight, features 2 piece construction with an 8 spoke banana type face and a reverse style lip. Pictured are the Watanabe RS8 on an FC Mazda RS7 FC3s.

 

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JDM Truck – BBS RS & Watanabe Wheels on D21 Nissan Hardbody

Nissan Hardbody D21 on BBS RS Wheels

Nissan Hardbody D21 on BBS RS Wheels Nissan Hardbody D21 on BBS RS Wheels Nissan Hardbody D21 on BBS RS Wheels

Straight from Japan is this JDM Truck: a 1994 D21 Nissan Hardbody. First set of pictures feature a nice drop and some 17″ BBS RS Wheels; that a first for me, BBS Wheels on a Hardbody! I wonder if he is running adapters or did a 5 lug conversion.

 

“I am japanese minitrucker!
HARD BODY on BBS RS 17inc wheel

changed wheel now
japan mede wheel
name is
WATANABE 8spoke!!!!!”
-CarDomain.com User “sinz-taco”

Here are the second set of pics, some Camera Phone pics of the Hardbody on the Watanabe Wheels, another first:

Nissan Hardbody D21 on Watanabe Wheels

Nissan Hardbody D21 on Watanabe Wheels Nissan Hardbody D21 on Watanabe Wheels

I hope to see more and find more info on this truck, especially on the Watanabe Wheels!

Specs
1994 Nissan D21 Hardbody Pick-up
Wheels: 17″ BBS RS & ?” Watanabe Wheels
Location: Japan

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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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