Due to Sundays poll I realized we never posted any deep dish 5 lug rims! Time to make that up by posting these beautiful SSR F5 rims:
SSR F5 14 inch 12J
The SSR F5 (aka Five Star) rims are unrelated to any other SSR rim design. Even though they are not a 5 lug version of the Mk 2 they do give you that same oldschool feeling as the Mk 2 rims!
These rims are 14 inch 12J wide rims with unknown offset still have a set of 245 Dunlop slicks mounted on them, so they are most probably either ex-racing or from a zokusha.
Since the ad mentions motorcycle gang (???) I presume that these rims belonged to a zokusha! (???)
You can find them here: Auctions Yahooby banpei with
Another bosozoku export car: US Scion xBs styled by James and Lenny!
More than two months ago James sent me an email and I promised to put up his car as a user ride. I did write the post two or three times but never actually posted it because there always came something in between. Last week I found a video (after the jump!) of James’ xB together with another zokusha by Lenny. So, this is the final rewrite of the article, including pictures of Lenny’s Toyota bB as well!
James has created an V shaped exhaust, an oil cooler and extremely widened fenders on his zokusha to fit those 15 inch 13J (ET -94!) Ronal Racing rims.
The Ronal rims are already quite rare in the US, but having them in 13J with such offset is extremely rare! He runs them on adapters since the bolt pattern is 114.3×4 which doesn’t fit any FWD Toyota. Currently he is driving his xB with slicks on the rear wheels.
The bizarre thing is that his car is mostly hated among Scion and Toyota owners, however he did manage to win first prize the xB wild competition at the Scion show in Santa Clarita!
Now, Lenny’s Scion xB is something else: it is currently badged as a Toyota bB (that’s how they are sold in Japan), has a star shaped exhaust and doesn’t even have on fender extenders!
And in case you wonder how deep his dish is… Well, this is how deep it is!
You can see both zokushas in action (together with Lenny’s Scion xB as well) in this video:
Unfortunately Lenny’s bB didn’t have the deep dish yet (he runs the car on Toyota Snowflakes there!), but you will get the picture I guess!
This week the last 5 videos of the Tokyo Auto Salon 2009 videos by kengtv110!
Seriously a good Exhaust of the week subject:
The green hornet did drive a black car, didn’t he?
And the last one: great sounds coming from both the scooter and the Nissan Gazelle S110:
Hope you enjoyed this series of videos! Hopefully we will find more video series like this one!by banpei with
It was to be expected and Jin already predicted it: SSR is the most iconic wheel brand!
So, lets find out what product by SSR is the most iconic wheel then! I found this great old advertisement of SSR at beeoneoneoh:
I made an selection out of it:
SSR Mk. I
SSR Mk. II
SSR Mk. III
SSR Formula Mesh
SSR Longchamps XR4
SSR Jilba Racing (isn’t that just a solid Work Equipe?)
SSR Star Shark, which is not in the picture, so here it is:
There are some other rims by SSR, but they are either newer or so rare you will never see them on a zokusha!
I found a bosozoku style inspired exhaust by this US Sil80:
The exhaust has the looks, but it still doesn’t have the right sound…