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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The New 2015 Toyota TS040 Hybrid with Rays Wheels

Toyota just unveiled their new 2015 Toyota TS040 Hybrid Racecar to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. While this may seem distant to our industry, we learned that Rays Ltd. is supplying the wheels for this vehicle. A set of 13×18 Center-lock Forged Magnesium Wheels which seem to sport a variation of the ZE40s design and finish (Matte Blue Gunmetal). If you ever doubted the quality of Rays, this should be proof enough that their products are top notch.

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WHITELINE Chassis Stiffness – BRZ/FRZ

 

 

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You can never have too much chassis stiffness. Weight aside, the more the better. Chassis bracing maintains alignment angles and spring rates by greatly reducing body or chassis flex. In fact, it helps every component in the suspension system do its job properly and you can feel the difference through improved turn-in, sharper steering response along with greater steering feedback.

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Toyota 86… Subaru BRZ… Scion FR-S

Since no one can get enough on the new Toyobaru I started doing a little research and found some good sites for reference:

KamiSpeed – for the junkie that needs his fix 🙂

FT-86 club – for the troller in everyone

BRZ Forum – for the hard core “I have a BRZ not FR-S” enthusiast

Concept 86 – for the updates and pretty pictures

Toyobaru – for the one that needs to have more forums to troll on

BRZ Club – for the omnipotent “I troll in more forums than you” BRZ owner

Fast 86 – for the “I need more information” enthusiast

Gram Lights 57Gainer

These wheels never really peaked much interest in me. They kind of look like the Work XC-8 (with a lip) and those never really took off. Even so, I can appreciate them on these cars. Still not my favorite but they look good… and for being a one-piece cast wheel they offer some aggressive sizes and provide a decent lip. I hate to say it but they’re growing on me haha. Let me know what you guys think.

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Senior Citizen Crashes into Lotus Dealership

I’m back… well I was never gone but I was busy, anywho I thought I’d come back with something light and funny.

A 92 year old lady driving a Toyota Camry confused the brake and accelerator pedal and had a funny little incident at the Lotus dealership. Luckily the Brand New Lotus Exige wasn’t severely hurt (calm down neither was the senior citizen) so all is well is Lotus-land. The dealership, located in Michigan, won’t be pressing charges against the old lady (awww how nice of them). While this is nice and funny, and all, I think it brings up a major topic that needs to be addressed. Should people this old be allowed to drive? hmmmmmm

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Sources:

Jalopnik