Fake Nardi Steering Wheel

Im sure everyone has seen the youtube video “Fat Guy Bends Nardi Steering Wheel”, but look what could also happen

“personal experience from a fake nardie… they suck.

was a silly move buying it in the first place but i thought being just a corolla it would be fine.

this happened to me when i was driving, luckily at a small private track, nothing disastrous came from it. but its not a nice feeling. litterally snapped off in my hands. f**k china.”

– hardtuned.net user skd-570

Stay away from fake parts boys and girls, they can lead to danger.


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Rare Parts: TRD and Toda 4AG Tuning Goodies

TRD Multi ECU:

Real TRD parts are hard to come by, and I’ve never seen this part before; the TRD Multi
ECU Controller. This unit comes with a 4 position controller unit so you can tune on the fly! Its
for early 4AG engines, so most likely will fit: AE86, AE92 and AW11. May fit others as well.

TRD Part 89661-sp051

TRD 4AG 16v Dry Sump Kit:


Toda Racing 4AG N1 Computer:


BBS RS Porsche 911 Cabriolet on Barrett Jackson Auctions

Porsche 911 on BBS RS

I was watching a replay of the Barret Jackson Auction Scottsdale 2011 on Speed Channel the other day and spotted this 1985 Porsche 911 wearing a nice set of one of our favorite wheels:  the BBS RS. This spiecimen of RS appears to be of the 16″ variety, and color coded to the Porsche’s hue of red. They also sport full height caps and look to be at around 10″ wide in the rear. This Porsche sports a Slant Nose front end and isn’t bad either. – BBS RS Porsche 911 Cabriolet on Barrett Jackson Auctions

The Porsche ended up selling for almost $35k

Porsche 911 on BBS RS Porsche 911 on BBS RS

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Celebrity Datsun Collector – Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla BRE Datsun Roadster

Adam gettin’ down on the track!

Many celebrities are known for thier car collection. Jay Leno has whole warehouse full of unique cars. Tim Allen and Frankie Munoz have thier collections. Jerry Sienfeld as a nice Porsche collection. Now what sets Comedian and host of “The Car Show’s” Adam Carolla’s Car Collecion Apart? He Collects Datsuns, yes the common man’s econobox maker from Japan, Datsun. Don’t get him wrong, he does have Lambo’s and Ferrari’s, but he has some nice top notch Historical Datsuns.


Adam Carolla Camel GT Datsun 280z s30

What a beautifully restored s30


“Scattered throughout the room, bathed in natural light from large windows, we found a Datsun Camel GT pace car built by Bob Sharp parked next to a Paul Newman / Bob Sharp Racing IMSA 300ZX. A few feet away, sitting next to the tool cabinets with its rear wheels riding on rollers to ease movement around the shop, was a custom Datsun Roadster 1600 racer with radically-flared fenders in bright orange. (Adam hasn’t raced each of these, and he may never, but he currently participates in his share of on-track competitions in his stunning Bob Sharp Datsun 610.)”
– Michael Harley, Celebritycarsblog.com


Adam Carolla Datsun 610

Nickel Penny and Dime

12 Cylinders of fury in the Miura

Adam Carolla BMW E30 M3

And he even has a BMW E30 M3



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Recommended Reading for Wheel Whores: Old-School JDM Vintage Wheels



Import Tuner Magazine has provided this great article for all us Wheel Whores out there. Covering some of the hot JDM
wheels from the 80’s and 90’s. Can you believe that no one even used the term “JDM” back then?

Link: http://www.importtuner.com/wtg/impp_1105_old_school_vintage_wheels/index.html

If anyone knows which issue of Import Tuner this is from please let me know, it’s a must add to my library.

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