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 Sakuras, meaning cherry blossoms, which can cost $7000 for a set of four, assuming you can even find them. The amount of cash you’ll have to part with varies depending on offset and lip fatness, and this bosozoku set pictured has more lip than Angelina Jolie. Sakuras are so valuable, owners usually stow them away like a stolen Van Gogh rather than mount them on their cars, but here’s a Mitsubishi FTO owner, flossin’ like he’s got gingivitis, from our New Year Meeting gallery.

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9 Responses to Wheel Bearings: Classic JDM Rims Guide

  1. Koich said:

    Actually, those rims are called Yayoi, and though they are pricey, Hayashi Racing just started reproducing them:

    http://www.hayashiracing.com/yayoi/yayoi.html

  2. Jnostalgics said:

    Excellent! Although that does kind of diminish the appeal of the originals I suppose. I’ve always heard of them referred to as Sakuras. What does Yayoi mean?

  3. Koich said:

    Yayoi is a period of time in Japan, from 300 B.C. to A.D. 250. A more scientifical explanation of Yayoi is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi

    Though I’m not sure why they named it Yayoi…..

  4. Jnostalgics said:

    Cool, thanks Koich. I made the correction in the forum thread.

  5. b said:

    i want to purchase these wheel, but i can find no way to order them from their website. can anyone please help?

  6. Jnostalgics said:

    Please post your question in the forums. Someone might be able to help.

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  8. jdm rims said:

    wow those have some major lippage. nice.

  9. I didn’t realise they were so expensive. There not my taste in vintage rims personally but I did see them on a Fairlady 240zg, they looked great. Although against white paint a little strange.

    I like some of the early work rims a bit more though.

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