Rays releases new wheels for 80s cars, celebrates anniversary of another classic

Rays has launched two new wheels that may be of interest to JNCers. One is new wheel specifically geared towards 80s cars. The other is an anniversary model for a take on a 90s classic, but sized for cars from the 60s and 70s. That was a mouthful, but let us explain further.

The newest addition to Rays’ lineup is a Gram Lights 57D Mark II made exclusively for what they call “neoclassics” — cars of the 80s like the Toyota AE86 and NA Mazda Roadster/Miata. Based on the traditional Rays 6-spoke look, it’s designed to be an all-around sports wheel for drift or grip.

You can have it any color you want as long as it’s white. Only 4-lug patterns are available, Rays says, in order to optimize the design. Standard sizes are 15x8J, with offsets ranging from 0 to +13, allowing for a deep concave form to fill out those deep 80s wheel wells. Prices start at ¥35,200 ($290 USD).

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since the launch of the TE37V. A decade ago, Rays’ take on their famed racing wheel from the 90s was resized and rebarreled to account for deep-offset rear-wheel-drive cars of the 60s and 70s.

The TE37V 10th Anniversary Edition is finished in all white, an homage to the renowned 6-spoke original. While there have been other white TE37V versions, such as the MC, those have had a polished lip for a “classic” 70s wheel look. These 10th anniversary editions are completely white. Rather than decals, the logos are etched into the spoke.

The TE37V 10th Anniversary Edition sizes range from 15×7J to 18×12J, but we suspect most JNCers will stick to the smaller diameters. In that case, you’ll have to act fact because 15- and 16-inchers are limited to orders received within the year. Prices range from ¥62,700 ($560 USD) to ¥97,900 ($870 USD).

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4 Responses to Rays releases new wheels for 80s cars, celebrates anniversary of another classic

  1. jim simpson says:

    These are actually quite handsome and will likely look fantastic on many older cars.

  2. SJ9_FB25 says:

    are those stickers on the spokes? or are they etched/engraved???

  3. Nigel says:

    Very cool, now to find an EG6 !!

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