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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

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 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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JDM Wheels - Watanabe RS Eight By Speed Star Racing

Watanabe RS Eight are Old School JDM Wheels manufactured by Speedstar Racing. Also known as the SSR RS8, they feature 2 piece Construction with the Watanabe Falcon Logo stamped near the middle of the face. The Styling of the SSR Watanbe RS8 features 8 spokes just as most of the other classic Watanabe wheel stylings.

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JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady Watanabe R-Type

The JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady is a homologation model S30 Model Zcar with a special more aerodynamic Front End, flared fenders and a rear spoiler. – JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady Watanabe R-Type

The modified Datsun 240ZG front included an extended fiberglass front end, and acrylic headlight covers. It as actually offered as a dealer option in the US. – JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady Watanabe R-Type

Watanabe R-Type Wheels seems to be the normal aftermarket wheels for the ZG, it is a formula that works and works again. – JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady Watanabe R-Type

Watanabe R-Type Wheels poke out a little in the rear for a serious and aggressive stance. – JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady Watanabe R-Type

Triple Solex side draft carburetors, must drive and sound sweet! – JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady Watanabe R-Type

Nardi Classic Steering Wheel in Black also seems to be popular item in Nissan S30 Z Cars in Japan. Note that the dash has no cracks, if you’ve ever owned an early Z Car you know its almost impossible! – JDM Datsun 240ZG Fairlady on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

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Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

The Datsun 240z Fairlady is the Iconic sports car from Japan. Designed in the 60’s it was a car that would take on Porsche’s and Corvettes for less money and simpler engineering. – JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Light weight, 4 wheel independent suspension and a silky smooth inline 6 makes the S30z a great contender on the race track. This Datsun 240z Fairlady in Japan is just that, a race car done right. – JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Watanabe R-Type wheels with nice meaty tires fill in the Flared fenders on this Fairlady Z – JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Front air dam and rear spoiler help get this Z around the track. – JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

This Fairlady looks at home on the track! – JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Triple Side Draft Carburetors with AN Fittings on the L Series Inline 6 cylinder mill is The Business! – JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Nardi Classic Steering Wheel in Leather controls the car. Additional guages and Bucket seats helps keep the driver in check. – JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 JDM Watanabe R-Type Wheels

JDM Datsun 240Z Fairlady S30 on Watanabe R-Type Wheels

 

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JDM Truck - Toyota Tacoma on Watanabe Wheels

This  JDM Truck, a first generation Toyota Tacoma in Japan, is on slammed in a set of Watanabe Wheels. Being this low, this Toyota Tacoma looks to be bagged. The Watanabe wheels tuck really deep in to the wheel wells, giving this truck a low stance.  Behind the front grill appears to sit a large intercooler so it’s probably safe to assume this truck is Turbo. – JDM Truck: JDM Toyota Tacoma on Watanabe Wheels

 



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