Preview: 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon

Bride Japan Partners Up

Late 2016 Bride Japan partnered up with the Dome Corporation, a company that focuses on building race cars in the Japanese GT divisions. Their main goal is to work in conjunction to release the worlds most advanced racing seats. It did not take long for this partnership to release quite the stunner.img_5823The Bride Hyper is an industry leading FIA approved racing seat for high performance racing, think profession JGTC requirements. The CFRP shell and aluminum seat bracket come in at an industry leading 16.2 kilograms.

 

Beatrush TAS Debut

For the first time Laile Corporation, the parent company of Beatrush, will be show casing their Subaru WRX STI VAB in the tuner show-case. You can expect a range of new goodies so check back to see a full list of products up for release!24268262642_43964761c2_o

 

The Return of the TE37

dura_555Two years back Rays Engineering showed a TE37 prototype featuring machined spokes which made the 22×9 wheel only 17 pounds. After some adjustments Rays settled on the new TE037 DURA which is a little more extreme than the original prototype. Big note to point out is that this new TE037 is constructed from A7075 versus A6061, which makes it that much better. All in all expect the TE037 to make a lot of waves.

2015 saw the emergence of the TE37 ULTRA, probably the closest iteration to the original TE37 since it was released 20 years back. While 20 and 19 inch sizes got the new treatment, 18’s were left out. saga_557Enter TE37 SAGA, these are exclusively 18 inch and come in all the sizes under the sun. And best of all this is pretty darn close to the OG model and comes standard with a Bronze finish. Pictures and full details are still up in the air, but expect more info this upcoming week!

 

Player 2 (Weds Wheels) Has Entered

Weds Wheels has been quietly building up quite the arsenal in it’s performance wheel line-up. To this day the TC-105N is the lightest cast wheel in the market (topping the all mighty Enkei RPF1), however their entire line-up featured Flow Formed Cast wheels only. This kept them out of certain high-end performance markets with the lack of forged options. 15874781_1332836920071537_7828604514629935141_oThis year that all changes, as WedsSport released the FT-117 (a Closed-Die Mold Form Forged wheel comparable to the likes of Rays and BBS). Sizing is currently slated for large performance vehicles, 20-inch sizing, but a forged wheel from WedsSports bodes well for future designs!

Trust Power: GReddy Japan

GReddy has been teasing their Sirius gauges for a year now, but this year they will be debuting the production models. The gauges feature a futuristic look that will make any build pop. They also come in a range of displays to suit nearly every need!12440438_942185555817957_4014169174829916915_oGReddy is also debuting a series of revised products for the Toyota 86 Kouki. Expect a range of goodies for performance catered specifically for the new Toyota 86.

Yokohama Wheels: Advan Racing Wheel Updates

Yokohama Wheels is not releasing any new wheels this year but they are updating sizes on several of their wheels. The Advan Racing GT is being released in 21 inch sizes, the RS-DF Progressive is being revamped for 19 inch sizes, and the RG-D2 are being released in 15, 16, and 17’s. Exact specs aren’t out yet, but you can expect more details soon!photo_0000_tas2016.png

 

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Volk Racing TE37 ULTRA Tourer

Hot off the press! Rays wheels does it again with a new iteration of the highly successful TE37 UTRA. The new TE37 ULTRA Tourer are exclusive to non-Japanese markets (finally we get something Japan does not HA) and were deigned with the Nissan GT-R in mind.

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So what makes these new TE37 special? The Tourer carry the same technology as the ULTRA Track Edition (Forged JWL R Spec-2, knurled barrel for wheel grip,  shaved and cliffed center design, etc) with some added benefits to push it’s performance even further. The wheel is finished with the Rays exclusive Formula Silver and the lip portion is Diamond Cut to give it a polished 2 piece look. The Volk Racing insignia is 3D machines into the spoke along with other markers to ensure this wheels’ quality and authenticity.

Price has not been released but you can expect something very soon!

OG Volk TE37: Special Batch

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20 years ago, RAYS Engineering debuted the original Volk Racing TE37 forged mono-block wheel. Little did they know this would become their flagship design and usher in an incessantly successful line of iterations; SL, RT, and ULTRA just to name a few.

However, despite all the in-house spin-offs and illegal imitations, the OG TE37 design still holds a certain je ne sais quoi that has never been replicated. Celebrate 20 years of success and own a set of iconic wheels with this limited run of 19-Inch TE37 Wheels!

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We are working with Rays Engineering to produce 10 sets of 19-Inch staggered Original TE37 Wheels. The specifications are staggered: 19×9.5 +22 5×114.3 and 19×10.5 +12 5×114.3 (370Z / G37 specs) with max concavity on both sizes and a slightly larger lip in the rear. These are original factory specs and discontinued a few years back so we are the only source for these now!

5 Sets are spoken for so if you are interested please let us know! The order has already been placed so it’s not an if, but when they will arrive. These are currently scheduled for January/February but we are expecting to be sold out well before then!  So don’t wait!

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TE37 Expansion

The TE37 has been a staple for Rays Engineering since its inception in the 90’s. Since then iteration have iteration have come to improve and modernize the great design. As such it comes as no surprise that Rays has just announced new wheels and sizes this week:

TE37 SONIC:

Designed exclusively for 16 inch with a 4×100 bolt pattern, these new TE37 use the modern logo engraving/etchings and ditch the spoke decals. They have been optimized in weight, strength, and performance for compact vehicles so expect them to be extremely popular with the New ND Roadster as well as the always popular Honda Fit. None of the sizes are instock yet but you can surely pre-order now! TE37 SONIC

 

19″ TE37 ULTRA:

After the extreme success of the TE37 ULTRA in the 20″ GT-R market, Rays is looking to expand this success into the 19″ market. The 19-inch sizing makes fitment more accessible for other vehicles such as the Nissan 370Z, Subaru WRX STi, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Infiniti G37, Infiniti Q50, Nissan 350Z, Lexus IS350, Lexus RC350, BMW M3, BMW M4, Audi Applications, and Toyota Supra just to name a few. Pricing is not available yet but expect in on KamiSpeed.com once it does become available!

 

One Bad Toyota 4 Runner

This may be the very first SUV on this blog lol. But this one is very deserved. New 2015 Super White Toyota 4Runner on 18 inch TE37 Large P.C.D. Progressive Model Wheels (engraved logo). On top of that it has an upgraded Rotora BBK and Project Kics R40s. Definitely one bad ass motha…

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Sexy Ass 240SX

So I came across these pictures and I couldn’t resist but repost them. No details on all the mods, but I know the following:

  • TE37 Mercury Silver (17×9 fr & 18×9.5 rr)
  • Cusco Roll Cage (Unless it’s not)
  • Bride Bucket (Zeta III me thinks)
  • Turbo Kit of some sort (intercooler in the front gives it away)

The man responsible is Damon Young, which if you search him up you’ll see his car has been through several changes… but this in my opinion is his sexiest look. Good Job. Oh and to the owner if you read this: hope we didn’t post something you didn’t want and feel free to contact me if you want it down.

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New Product: TE37 SL for Porsche

New TE37 SL for Porsche fitments. Targeted for Porsche 996, 997, Boxster, and Cayman.

Features:
1) Beat Seat reinforcement (like race wheels to prevent tire slips)
2) Pressed Graphite/DC finish
3) 18inch has big caliper clearance, 19inch has reverse rim
4) Clears PCCB (Porsche Carbon Composite Brakes)
5) Can be used with OEM bolts
6) Hubcentric (71.6 mm bore)