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Atara Racing (Watanabe RS8 Styled) 15x9, -tive 13 offset, PCD 114.3 FS.

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What's that rim doing on (what I presume is) a Hakosuka sedan  ???

 

It's a PGC10, and there's nothing wrong with them being on the car ( especially considering the personal history of the person who put them on that car....  ;)  ). They make great road wheels. Very light, but extremely strong.

 

 

http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w77812571

 

Think these are a works rally rim too...? Seem quite a bit rarer. Thats $2,600 landed right now.

 

They are Nissan works circuit racing team ( 'Nissan Sports' = pre-NISMO ) race wheels, manufactured by Kobe Seiko, and used on the works E10 Cherry race cars.

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thanks stevo for the recommendation. definitely will look into it.

and now... here is my next project. Launching Jan/ Feb 2013.

 

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Can you tell us exactly how involved you are with design / commissioning / manufacturing / testing / marketing these wheels? There are lots of people out there who are attaching their names to somebody else's product, and actually have very little - if anything, except perhaps attaching a sticker - to do with them. They also appear to be cribbed directly from an already exisiting design. There's a lot of it about....

 

The proper manufacture of such wheels is a very costly and highly involved process. To sell at reasonable prices, you have to manufacture in some pretty serious volumes. A marketing strategy that includes turning up on specialist forums to pitch a few sets - at the very most - seems slightly, er, unlikely........

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They are Nissan works circuit racing team ( 'Nissan Sports' = pre-NISMO ) race wheels, manufactured by Kobe Seiko, and used on the works E10 Cherry race cars.

 

Is there something online with all the information on the wheels nissan used back in the day? I'd love to see everything they've done so I know what to look for.

I'm interested in some alloys but not really keen on watanabe's, Nervous one of my hub caps will fly off or someone will steal them and I don't want to just run steelies lol

 

Shame the cherry works wheels aren't a set of 4 otherwise I'd be all over them  ::)

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Is there something online with all the information on the wheels nissan used back in the day? I'd love to see everything they've done so I know what to look for.

 

Nothing that I know of. Even if there were it would probably get more wrong than right...

 

The obscurities, conflicting data / stories and occasional whiff of something more exciting around the corner ( which quite often turns out to be a steaming turd.... ) is what keep it interesting, in my opinion.

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specs on this wheels is 14x9jj, -tive 13 offset, PCD 114.3 x 4 lugs. bare wheel weight 6.5kg. Max load weight 620kg. Manufactured, tested in Taiwan from a very well known manufacturer of wheels. I do not sell wheels that is not up to international standard. This is a reproduction of Riverge Riverside. Hope I can bring some to Aussie for you guys to enjoy and test it.

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Right. So all show and no go!

Don't fit over big brakes!

 

it depends on what ride u gonna have it into. some love fast and furious and speed all the way then it needs bigger brakes and bigger wheels. some like lowriders and this comes the 14" or the 13" wheels. depends on what's ur preference.  ;D

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Any sets of watanabe replicas left? An if o how much to ship to aus. Pm or email with any details please

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Any sets of watanabe replicas left? An if o how much to ship to aus. Pm or email with any details please

 

Sorry my friend. Stocks are all out. Might have to wait till 2013 Jan or Feb. Good news is you might see a set in Aussie soon. Will keep u all posted.

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Danny has now sent a set of these to Australia for all to inspect.

They are very light at 7.4 kg, have a max wright rating of 600 kg, are a JJ fitment, ie with bead lock humps.

 

They come extremely well packaged, and in the Satin Black, they look fantastic.

Pm me your enquiries, and i can place an order in rhe system for you.

 

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The riverge replica is a decent size! Tempting for my MX32...

 

But, why not create something that is more of a tribute, or 'inspired by', than a direct copy? The only thing that would stop me from buying, is because they look like real a real Riverge, but they're not.  I think a lot of the 'purist' crowd would buy them because they're not a knock off, and everyone else would buy them because they look cool.

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The riverge replica is a decent size! Tempting for my MX32...

 

But, why not create something that is more of a tribute, or 'inspired by', than a direct copy? The only thing that would stop me from buying, is because they look like real a real Riverge, but they're not.  I think a lot of the 'purist' crowd would buy them because they're not a knock off, and everyone else would buy them because they look cool.

Whats a Riverge? What size is it?

Pretty simple, when you understand jst what is involved cost and time wise in getting something manufactured, do you go for a style that only a very few might just buy, and be stuck with a wharehouse full of stock, all because someone said they like a particular look, or, do you bite the bullet, place an order, get tooling set up, machining processes in p,ace, areange all shipping, and get made something that is a timeless classic, well known, and desired by many.

To get wheels made, there are minimum job runs, you are looking at at least a run of 400 pieces, to make it anywhere near worthwhile.

How big is your garage, to store the other 396 wheels, and is there a market for the riverge?

 

These Watanabe Tribute R type are about to go into production, sceduled delivery to Australia is mid to late February 2012

Place your orders, as there is limited stock coming here.

They are to be advertised elsewhere.

Danny had the first batch made, now all sold!

I have here in Australia the very ladt four!

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Whats a Riverge? What size is it?

Pretty simple, when you understand jst what is involved cost and time wise in getting something manufactured, do you go for a style that only a very few might just buy, and be stuck with a wharehouse full of stock, all because someone said they like a particular look, or, do you bite the bullet, place an order, get tooling set up, machining processes in p,ace, areange all shipping, and get made something that is a timeless classic, well known, and desired by many.

 

Riverge is that 4-spoke design posted previously. As with most old japanese rims, sizes go from 6" to potentially a few 10" floating in existance. I get that completely, but there's more than a few ways the design could be subtly changed so that it looks roughly the same, without looking as though it was trying to be an exact fool-everyone replica.

 

Anyway I'll cut it out so I don't derail the thread too much :)

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