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Which alloy suits my TE61?
Watanabe RS 28%  28%  [ 7 ]
Hayashi Street 32%  32%  [ 8 ]
TRD Tusco 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
Techno Phantom 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Original 4-spoke sports steel wheel 16%  16%  [ 4 ]
Other 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 25
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 Post subject: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:52 am 
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I'm keen to swap the 15" Compomotive alloys currently on my TE61 Trueno to something 13" to make it more period-correct. But there are soooo many options out there - which to choose...??

So this is the car I need new and smaller alloys for. I'll be keeping the arches stock, so width is limited to somewhere around 7" depending on ET.

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Now seeing as my Trueno is pretty rare, I couldn't find examples of various alloys on the same body style as mine, but I'm sure you'll get the picture anyway... :D

I must confess that I'm leaning heavily towards a set of Watanabe RS in 6.5 x 13" either in Bronze Brown or maybe Gold Metallic.

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But a set of Hayashi Street in the same 6.5 x 13" are also really tempting me...

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Problem is of course, there are just sooooo many cool Japanese nostalgic alloys out there!!

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Does anyone know if TRD Tosco alloys exist any narrower than the usual 8J?? A 7J would beyond doubt look awesome under the Trueno arches...

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How about perhaps a set of Techno Phantom - also a real classic!

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Or should I even - considering just how original and unmolested my Trueno is - opt for a set of original 4-spoke 5.5 x 13" sports steel wheels? This is what my Trueno would have had from factory and that's what the spare wheel in the boot is. I actually really like the look - very retro... :tu:

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What say you??
Besides voting, I'd also really appreciate your reasoning behind your opinion.
And if you know of some rare and cool Jap wheel that you feel would be perfect for my Trueno, then please speak up if I haven't included it in the poll already...
Thx for your help!! :tu:

*EDIT*
Thx for those first two votes! :D I'm really excited to see where this goes...
I've just added the option of voting "Other" too, but obviously if you do so, please leave a comment specifying which wheel you think I should go for....

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:43 pm 
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http://ord.yahoo.co.jp/o/auction/SIG=14 ... &istatus=2


Wheels are intensely personal... and sometimes simple availability is a significant determining factor...

Yahoo Japan is your friend... aboves link should get you to all the 13" - 114.3 x 4 used wheels for sale on Yahoo Japan

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:06 pm 
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I voted for Hayashi Streets, only because they are my favourite old school wheel, however I do think they would look better in a 14" rather than a 13"

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:39 pm 

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Hey Anders!

That's my TA22 with the black Watanabes! Haha...
I've only seen one TE61 here in Singapore many years ago.
It's been scrapped because the owner couldn't afford to keep it on the road.
Anyway, here are some other TE61 pics I managed to find...

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I vote for RS Watanabes because they seem like a timeless classic that's hard to go wrong with.
Are the wheel choices you listed available in Hong Kong? Just wondering...


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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:07 pm 

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i just voted for hayashi street

my god your car is beautiful

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
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Hard to go wrong with Wats, but in this case since what you have are so similar, I'd say branch out a bit for a new purchase. You have a classic line-up to choose from, but it wouldn't hurt to peruse Yahoo Japan/here/elsewhere for a while to see if something else grabs you.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:07 am 
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Thx for your votes so far!! :D

Well the more I look at the TRD Tosco, the more I fall in love. But there's no way I'll ever get 8J under my standard arches. So does anyone know if they exist in 7J? And if so, what ET would they have? And more importantly, would they slot under standard Trueno arches?

oldeskewltoy wrote:
http://ord.yahoo.co.jp/o/auction/SIG=14361lf7k/EXP=1383162075;_ylt=A7dPeCZbD3BSIykAp09APDh8;_ylu=X3oDMTBhcWFrZDNwBHZ0aWQDQVMwMTA-/*-http%3A//auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/search?ei=UTF-8&p=114.3&auccat=2084199053&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce&istatus=2

Wheels are intensely personal... and sometimes simple availability is a significant determining factor...

Yahoo Japan is your friend... aboves link should get you to all the 13" - 114.3 x 4 used wheels for sale on Yahoo Japan


Thanks for the jap yahoo link Oldeskewltoy. Much appreciated!! I don't speak a word of Japanese, so I would have never gotten that far on my own. There are certainly lots of goodies on there, but sadly many of the really cool items are single wheels or only a set of two. But I did come across a stunning set of Enkei Apache IV in 6.5x13" with gold centers. Odd, cause with the exception mid-80's BMW's on BBS RS's I'm not normally a big fan of the crosspoke design, but my god they're awesome!! 8) Think they might very well suit the Trueno just fine... :wink:

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I voted for Hayashi Streets, only because they are my favourite old school wheel, however I do think they would look better in a 14" rather than a 13"


Hmm... I did consider a 14" for quite some time Benny, but no, I've decided that I want the retro small-fat-alloy-with-big-ballon-tyre look...

christse wrote:
That's my TA22 with the black Watanabes! Haha...
I've only seen one TE61 here in Singapore many years ago.
It's been scrapped because the owner couldn't afford to keep it on the road.
Anyway, here are some other TE61 pics I managed to find...

I vote for RS Watanabes because they seem like a timeless classic that's hard to go wrong with.
Are the wheel choices you listed available in Hong Kong? Just wondering...


Well I sincerely hope you don't mind me using your pic Christse!! I only did so because it's one of the most fab TA22's I've ever seen... :wink: Absolutely gorgeous!
And thx for the pic of that white TE47 Trueno on Wats. It certainly does look good. :tu: I already had the pic of the red Trueno, but didn't use it here as the arch extensions and super wide Wats aren't at all the look I'm going for anyway.
As for availability I recon that regardless what I decide to go for, I'll have to source them from overseas. Probably Japan, but of course Aus or US are also options...

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i just voted for hayashi street

my god your car is beautiful


Thx Stingray!! :D

Ghstofrkkopra73 wrote:
Hard to go wrong with Wats, but in this case since what you have are so similar, I'd say branch out a bit for a new purchase. You have a classic line-up to choose from, but it wouldn't hurt to peruse Yahoo Japan/here/elsewhere for a while to see if something else grabs you.


I know what you're saying. And as mentioned just above, I did actually really like the set of Enkei Apache IV that came up on Jap Yahoo. Or maybe a set of SSR mk.3...?? I dunno...??

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:07 pm 
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I really like this no headlite cover, flared look! That front end is very attractive raw. RS Watanabe I like on anything. Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:48 pm 

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Hey Anders,

No worries about the picture and thanks for your kind words.
For that, here's a pair of 13x7J Toscos on Yahoo Auctions Japan...
http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u59180314

Auction ends in 8 hours! Good luck...


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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:29 pm 
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christse wrote:
Hey Anders,

No worries about the picture and thanks for your kind words.
For that, here's a pair of 13x7J Toscos on Yahoo Auctions Japan...
http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u59180314

Auction ends in 8 hours! Good luck...

can you fit 8j on the rear?

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Been abroad with work which meant limited access to internet.... :roll:

christse wrote:
...here's a pair of 13x7J Toscos on Yahoo Auctions Japan...
http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u59180314

Auction ends in 8 hours! Good luck...


Which is why I totally missed this auction!
But honestly, I'm not too sure I would have bid on just two wheels anyway, as they're of course of absolutely no use me unless I manage to find two more identical wheels. And knowing my luck, if I had bought these two Toscos that would never happen or of course, a perfect set of four would have come up for sale only hours later... :lol:
But the good news is of course that this auction proves beyond any doubt that they do actually exist in 7J, Now I just have to find a set of four... :wink:

oldeskewltoy wrote:
can you fit 8j on the rear?


I strongly doubt it, but in all honesty I have not measured it all up, so can't say for sure...

And thx to all for the votes!! :D
It's pretty damned close with four people prefering Wats, an equal four opting for standard steel wheels and three holding the banner high for Hayashi Streets.
Keep those votes coming... :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:53 am 
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I'm voting for watanabe's, well because what car wouldn't look good sitting on a set of dark bronze watanabe's?.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:29 am 
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WOW! This is close. Plenty of votes for Hayashi Streets and Wats, but even the standard steelies seem to have it's fair share of supporters.
Well, I'm still undecided and really just looking at any period option.
I've heard that some small workshop close to me might have a set of TOM's Igeta for sale, so will probably try to follow up on that next week... Any opinions on the TOM's for my TE61??

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:46 pm 
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02Anders wrote:
Any opinions on the TOM's for my TE61??



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I always liked TOM'S... bid on... and lost the auction on these... (15 x 7 +20) before I managed to score a set of Drag 902

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:43 am 
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I managed to find the guy selling the set of TOM's Igeta here in Hong Kong. But they were 8 x 13" and thereby a fair bit too wide for my Truenos standard arches. Still tried them on though, and must say I was surprised just how small those 13's looked on my Trueno! I've got a serious fetish for period alloys and have a HUGE collection for my BMW 2002's back in Denmark, and they're all 13" wheels and I love them to bits! :wink: But now I'm not too sure this is the right track for my Trueno. Benny did actually say 14" earlier in this thread!! What say the rest of you?? 13" or 14"??

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14... or even 15... better tires available for 15.... thanks to the Miata/MX5

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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose my new alloys....
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Well I've got 15" on her now and they're just too big for my liking.
As for tyres, I feel it might actually be getting to the point where it's easier to find quality tyres for 13" than it is for 14". On my BMW 2002's I always run Conti's in 185/70R13 and they're a great allrounder! Of course they're not very J-tin authentic, but then Toyo and Yokohama also have some 13" tyres in their respective ranges...
Honestly, I'm not too worried about tyre availability. For me, it's about choosing the right alloy in the size that looks best...

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14s for me :tu:


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