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Watanabe RS Eight / Watanabe RS8 – JDM Wheels

As far as JDM Wheels Collaborations go, the Watanabe RS8 has to be the greatest one. Two of the oldest JDM Wheel manufacturers, Watanabe Wheels and SSR Wheels (Speedstar Racing), came together to create the Watanabe RS Eight by SSR Wheels. The Watanabe RS8 is a two piece wheel featuring the signature Watanabe 8 banana spoke design bolted to a 16 bolt SSR Barrel. Pictured here is a test fit of a small diameter octagon Watanabe center cap mated to the Watanabe RS Eight, which ironically actually is not the correct part; however it did fit and look great.
As far as JDM Wheels Collaborations go, the Watanabe RS8 has to be the greatest one. Two of the oldest JDM Wheel manufacturers, Watanabe Wheels and SSR Wheels (Speedstar Racing), came together to create the Watanabe RS Eight by SSR Wheels. The Watanabe RS8 is a two piece wheel featuring the signature Watanabe 8 banana spoke design bolted to a 16 bolt SSR Barrel. Pictured here is a test fit of a small diameter octagon Watanabe center cap mated to the Watanabe RS Eight, which ironically actually is not the correct part; however it did fit and look great.

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Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight – JDM Wheels

The Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight are JDM Wheels made in collaboration with SSR Wheels / Speedstar Racing. The Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight feature an 8 spoke design as the name implies, with 2 piece construction. Pictured are the Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight mounted on a Nissan Skyline R32.
The Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight are JDM Wheels made in collaboration with SSR Wheels / Speedstar Racing. The Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight feature an 8 spoke design as the name implies, with 2 piece construction. Pictured are the Watanabe RS8 / Watanabe RS Eight mounted on a Nissan Skyline R32.

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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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Watanabe Wheels Line-Up – JDM Wheels

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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Watanabe Falcon Turbo – JDM Wheels

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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