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#21 dfws77

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

Hi mate, would you be able to get a set of these made up? :P
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Is that a 14" wheel? If it is then I might have some crazier wheels for you than this. It'll be next year tho.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

yes it is 14" :P it's actually a pretty rare wheel that was on the 432's and the nissan rally z's.(slightly different widths/style)  "Kobe Seiko Works Rally Rims"

Guarantee if you could get them made up you'd have interest from all over the world.

The originals and even the repro's are worth some serious dollars

interested to see what else you have as well!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

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

http://page18.auctio...ction/w77812571

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

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

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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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

yes it is 14" :P it's actually a pretty rare wheel that was on the 432's and the nissan rally z's.(slightly different widths/style)  "Kobe Seiko Works Rally Rims"


The stock wheel on the Fairlady Z432 was a different design to the one you have pictured. They were also manufactured by Kobe Seiko for Nissan, but they were narrower than the 7j x 14" Nissan works 'Rally Mag' wheel that's in your picture, and were a subtly different design ( with no cut-outs in the spokes ).



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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

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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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

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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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

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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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

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Me Rikey  ;D
Specs on these?
They look pretty weak on the outers, so will they survive track work?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

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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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:57 PM

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:22 AM

16" would be nice

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

16" would be nice



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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

hahahaha... i know 16" will be nice but this 14" is more for slammed rides.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

hahahaha... i know 16" will be nice but this 14" is more for slammed rides.

Right. So all show and no go!
Don't fit over big brakes!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:22 AM

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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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

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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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

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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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

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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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

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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