Category Archives: Old School

Enkei M5F Aero Bortex – JDM Wheels

Enkei M5F Aero Bortex - JDM Wheels
The Enkei M5F Aero Bortex are practically like having 5 sets of JDM Wheels in one. The base wheel of the Enkei M5F Aero Bortex has a similar look to the more popular Enkei 92, but with different covering options. From left to right: a flat cap option, a hex cap center lock style option, a dust cap center cap style option, a tinted clear poly-carbonate option, and lastly a full aero turbofan style option.

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VOLK RACING Gr.A on Nissan Skyline C10 – JDM Wheels

VOLK RACING Gr.A on Nissan Skyline C10 - JDM Wheels
The VOLK RACING Gr.A by Rays Engineering is a forged JDM Wheel that was brought to us in 1986. The VOLK RACING Gr.A is a mesh wheel which features 3 piece construction and a covered lug nut center cap system. Pictured here are the VOLK RACING Gr.A mounted to a C10 Nissan Skyline at the Datsun Swap Meet in Eagle Rock, CA. At over 30 years old, the VOLK RACING Gr.A is still a great classic JDM wheel.

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SSR EX-C NEO Created by Speed Star – JDM Wheels

The SSR EX-C NEO were one of the most sought after JDM Wheels to hit stateside in the JDM Wheel craze of the late 80’s and early 90’s. At the time, the SSR EX-C NEO were more popular than the SSR EX-C Fin and SSR EX-C Mesh, but right after the Racing Hart Super Fin which were also made by SSR. What all of the named wheels had in common was the SSR signature 2 piece construction with a face bolted on to a welded barrel fastened by 20 bolts; and also the theft deterrent Electron key system which requires a magnetic key to unlock the center caps. Unlike the SSR EX-C Fin and Mesh siblings, the SSR EX-C Neo had an additional coin on top of the main fitting which on the NEO’s which had a circular rubber grip as opposed to the hex style nut. Finding a set of SSR NEO’s isn’t impossible, but I will consider them to be one of the top JDM Wheels of all time.

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MUGEN CR-X PRO. on FORTRAN ASSO – JDM Wheels

MUGEN CR-X PRO. on FORTRAN ASSO - JDM Wheels Honda CR-X
The MUGEN CR-X PRO Honda CR-X is a great looking interpretation from the guys at MUGEN POWER. The MUGEN CR-X PRO had a full body kit including flared fenders which have the tiny CR-X a muscular look. The wheels predate Mugen branded wheels, but I believe are FORTRAN ASSO JDM Wheels which make sense since Mugen used FORTRAN on the Mugen MR-5.

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Hayashi Command on Toyota Celica GT RA29 – JDM Wheels

Hayashi Command on Toyota Celica GT RA29 - JDM Wheels
The Hayashi Command are old school JDM Wheels from Hayashi Racing in Japan. The Hayashi Command feature a 4 spoke design and 3 piece construction which is all welded together. This set of Hayashi Command sits on a RA29 series Toyota Celica GT at the Toyotafest 2018 in Long Beach, CA.
Hayashi Command on Toyota Celica GT RA29 - JDM Wheels
This set of Hayashi Command look to have been polished. A neat feature of the Command are the how the wheel register is painted black which gives the face the illusion of floating spokes; if that makes sense.
Hayashi Command on Toyota Celica GT RA29 - JDM Wheels
Rear view of the RA29 Celica; the lines of this Toyota are classic; and the pearl orange paint accentuates it perfectly.

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Racing Hart Type C2 by Takechi Project on Mazda R100

Racing Hart Type C2 by Takechi Project on Mazda R100
The Racing Hart Type C2 are JDM Wheels that came out in the late 90’s, however this set of C2’s are bolted to a Old School Mazda R100 over 20 years older than the wheels. The Racing Hart Type C2 are jdm wheels that were the updated version of the Original Racing Hart Type C by Takechi Project. Major differences of the two were machined finish instead of painted and a less complex center cap with an aluminum coin in lieu of carbon fiber. This Mazda R100 on Racing Hart C2 was spotted at the Vintage Japanese Motor Union Meet hosted at Love20Bee Wheels in La Verne, CA.
Racing Hart Type C2 by Takechi Project on Mazda R100
Check out those Wilwood Brakes behind the Racing Hart Type C2 on the Mazda R100.
Racing Hart Type C2 by Takechi Project on Mazda R100
Racing Hart Type C2 tucking behind the rear panel.
Racing Hart Type C2 by Takechi Project on Mazda R100
Racing Hart Type C2 by Takechi Project on Mazda R100

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FEROCE MESH & FEROCE SPOKE by Rick Japan – JDM Wheels

Rick Japan FEROCE SPOKE Rick Japan MESH JDM Wheels
The Feroce Mesh and Feroce Spoke are less popular wheels by Rick Japan; which more notably produced the August Feroce. The Rick Japan Feroce Mesh JDM Wheels have the classic BBS RS style mesh style with center lock center cap and sandwich mount construction with exposed bolts. The Rick Japan Feroce Spoke JDM Wheels have the same contruction and features, but with a spilt spoke 5 star styling; ort of like a bigger and updated version of the 4 spoke August Feroce. As pictured, both wheels feature real 3 piece contruction; and also pictured are the Rick Japan Feroce Spoke mounted on a 964 series Porsche 911.

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