Category Archives: wheels

Volk TE37V on Impulse AE86 Corolla Levin

The Volk TE37V is an exciting development because it shows that companies like Rays Wheels are keen on making new products¬† for the nostalgic scene. However, the JNC staff is still torn between whether these are proper wheels for old … Continue reading


Wednesday Wall: JDM Old School Wheels II

The last time JNC reader Slappy put together a wallpaper with the coolest vintage JDM barrels it became a viral sensation on the intarwebs. Now he’s done it again with Rare Old School JDM Wheels Part Two. Click on the … Continue reading


V is for Vintage: Rays Volk TE37V

You know you’re a JNCer if you hear “TE37” and think third-gen Toyota Corolla rather than the coveted six-spoke by Rays Wheels. Remember how in the 90s every tuner with JDM jones lusted after the Volk TE37? Well Rays recently … Continue reading


JNC on Enkei Wheels' Official Blog

JNC got a shout out on Enkei Wheels’ official blog! Awesome.


More Vintage Wheel Ads: Techno, Yayoi, Etc.

We posted some vintage Japanese wheel ads a while back. Here’s some more spotted on Riverside. Many have a similar theme: modified OG J-ride, night time shot, the wheel in question and a glimpse of asphalt lit dramatically. The message … Continue reading


More J-Nostalgic Wheel Frenzy

Hot on the heels of Slappy’s Wall of Wheels Wallpaper we came across these vids of cool J-Nostalgic wheels from Youtube user Zeppann13J.¬† More video after the jump!


Slappy’s Wall of Wheels Wallpaper Goes Viral

You may have seen this Wall of Wheels Wallpaper circulating around teh intarwebs recently, often uncredited. Actually, it was none other than JNCer Slappy, he of Slide Asylum and scary clown avatar, who put it together with nothing more than … Continue reading


Vintage JDM 5-Lug Wheels

Finding the proper old school wheels can be a problem for those of us who are inclined towards cars like the Toyota Crown. That’s because unlike 99 percent of old Japanese cars out there it has a 5-lug bolt pattern. … Continue reading


Tire Stretching Guide, With Pictures

We all know there are few things sexier than stretched tires flush mounted on an old school Japanese car, right? The problem has been trying to figure out how a particular tire will look on your rim without a bunch … Continue reading


RS Watanabe TV Commercial

How unbelievably cool is it that RS Watanabe actually aired TV commercials back in the day? Of course, they’re so expensive we’d never slap them on a rally-going 910 Bluebird and sandblast them to smithereens. You could always go with … Continue reading


Wheel Restoration Done Right

We know all you nostalgists out there are wheel fiends at heart too. The problems is, if your wheels are as old as your car, it’s probably well worn from decades of abuse as the first line of defense from … Continue reading


Vintage Racing Hart and Bilbo Ads

Just came across these vintage JDM wheel ads from Racing Hart and your favorite JDM wheel named after a Tolkien character, Bilbo. Follow the jump to see more ads.


(Hayashi) Sakuras in Full Bloom

This weekend begins the National Cherry Blossom Festival in our nation’s capital. The sakura were a gift from Japan to the USA in 1912 and the first festival was held in 1935. We’ve seen some sweet old rides with the … Continue reading


English Wheels

Fasten your safety belts make sure your seatbacks and tray tables are in the full upright position, and all electronic devices are off. We’re going back across the pond to visit, another British bloke with an absolutely brilliant website. … Continue reading

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How To Stretch a Tire

So you’re an aspiring bosozoku looking for a that stretched tire look on your old school cruiser. You could go to a tire shop, but they might turn you away or scratch your super rare ultra-deep dish SSRs, and then … Continue reading

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Ready to Wear

Speaking of clothing, we had the chance to meet Antonio Alvendia of Cipher Media Group while he was MC-ing at Motoring J Style. Antonio is a super cool guy who has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things nostalgic and drift. … Continue reading

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Wats Going On: RS-Watanabe Gallery

We couldn’t very well mention classic JDM wheels without paying our respects to Racing Service Watanabe. Their iconic eight-spoke wheels look good on any old school cruiser. It is rumored that amongst the nostalgic tuner crowd, the phrase “Get your … Continue reading

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Wheel Bearings: Classic JDM Rims Guide

We’re trying to collect photos of old school JDM wheels in this forum thread. Please stop by and show whatcha got, or what you’ve come across while cruising the web. The most sought after classic JDM rims are the infamous … Continue reading