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Tuned Ford F-150 Looks Like It Tries A Bit Too Hard [w/Video] 20
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Videos, Forgiato, tuning, video, Wheels on 01 20th, 2018


As consumers continue to demand more SUVs and pickups, it's inevitable that some of them will turn to different tuners for personalization.
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Tesla’s New 21″ Model S Wheels Go For The Princely Sum Of $4,500 20
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Wheels on 01 20th, 2018


Tesla Model S buyers who would rather ditch the car's standard 19" wheels in favor of something larger, finally have something new they can order.
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BMW 3-Series Touring E91 Turns Heads Without Breaking The Bank 10
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 3-series, tuning, Wheels on 01 10th, 2018


Most cars tend to look better with a sports suspension and large wheels, and the BMW 3-Series Touring, from the E91 generation, is no exception.

Signed by Z-Performance and carrying a TUV certification, the rims have a multi-spoke pattern that appears to suit the Bimmer just fine.

Unlike other sets that tend to cost a small fortune, this one is offered at a reasonable €1,080 ($1,302) for all four wheels, which can be had in various finishes, including the gunmetal applied to the 8.5×20-inch front and 10×20-inch rear wheels seen in this 3-Series.

Moreover, this 3-Series Touring comes with a lowered suspension, some special decals on the lower part of the doors and contrasting black details applied to the front and rear ends.

We’re not sure if it sports any modifications in the engine compartment, but if more power is what you’re interested in, you could always turn to other tuners.

Manhart Racing, for example, are known to swap the stock four-/six-cylinder engine with the 5.0-liter V10 from the E60 M5, which is massaged to deliver 550hp. That’s over 100hp more than you’d get in the new Audi RS4 Avant, and enables the tuned 3-Series to do the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in just 4.3sec.

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Wheelsandmore Presents Tuning Program For W213 Mercedes E-Class 9
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E-Class, tuning, Wheels, Wheelsandmore on 01 9th, 2018


German tuner Wheelsandmore has launched its complete tuning program for the current generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, covering the E400, E43 and the flagship E63 model.

By definition, the tuner is about more than just adding custom wheels to your ride. If it’s power you crave and you’re driving an E400, simply install the W-Tectronic control unit and you’ll be swimming in 410 PS (404 HP) and 595 Nm (439 lb-ft) of torque, instead of the stock 333 PS (328 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft).

For the E 43 AMG, the numbers show a 39 PS (38 HP) and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) increase for a total of 440 PS (434 HP) and 610 Nm (450 lb-ft).

If you’re lucky to own the flagship E 63 or E 63 S model, you can choose between two different stages of tune. Stage I offers 650 PS (641 HP) and 920 Nm (678 lb-ft), whereas Stage II is good for 680 PS (670 HP) and 960 Nm (708 lb-ft) of torque.

As for styling, the black E63 AMG S sedan showcased here is wearing matte black 21″ wheels, while the Anthracite E400 Coupe and white E400 Convertible are wearing 21″ and 20″ wheels respectively, with polished stainless steel outer beds.

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Matte Black Wrap And Red Rims Are A Nice Combo For The Lamborghini Huracan 29
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, tuning, Wheels on 12 29th, 2017


It may be Lamborghini’s entry-level supercar, and currently its best-seller, but we do not come across a Huracan every day, especially one fitted with aftermarket rims.

The market is filled with all sorts of aftermarket wheels for the “baby Lambo”, from PUR’s angular ones to HRE’s concave set.

In this case, however, the Lambo is fitted with red wheels from Avant Garde, which are available from 19 to 22 inches in size and provide a contrast to the matte black wrap that works really well with the Huracan’s angular design.

Now, we’re not sure if red is the best color choice for wheels, but the Huracan’s overall look is rather tamed compared to others we’ve seen, especially the ones by by Liberty Walk.

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Ford GT On Custom Wheels Is PURe Wallpaper Material 13
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford GT, Wheels on 12 13th, 2017


Unlike other supercars that get racing versions, the new Ford GT was, allegedly, designed as a race car first and foremost. So, even if some owners feel dissatisfied with their choice, the general consensus it that the Blue Oval’s supercar is a true masterpiece.

Even so, a number of people always like to personalize their ride – and the easiest way is fitting a new set of wheels. Ford lets you choose between one-piece forged-aluminum or carbon fiber 20-inch rims, but PUR thinks it can do better with its RS10.

According to the company, its wheels, which measure 20×9 and 20×12 inches front and rear respectively and are finished in Lumiere Grey, are engineered from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum and are compatible with OEM tire pressure monitoring sensors as well.

The custom rims, shod in high-performance Michelin tires with a yellow stripe, suit the car perfectly, and their shade contrasts the vibrant yellow paint job of this particular GT.

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Ferrari GTC4Lusso Owners Might Want To Consider These PUR Wheels 9
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ferrari, Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Wheels on 12 9th, 2017


The GTC4Lusso is, by all means, a gorgeous car, and Ferrari’s stock rims suit it nicely, but perhaps some owners would prefer a set of custom rims instead.

Developed by PUR as part of their FL25 series, the multi-spoke wheels feature a two-tone finish of Gloss Black and Lumiere Grey, among other shades, and are available in 21 and 22 inches.

Custom rims apart, the four-wheel drive exotic is the most practical supercar in Ferrari’s range, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks for performance. Quite the opposite, in fact, as its 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 puts out 680hp and 514lb-ft (697Nm) of torque that are channeled to both axles via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a clever AWD transmission.

While almost nothing beats a naturally aspirated V12 for charisma, Ferrari has jumped on the downsizing bandwagon and is also offering a second version of the GTC4Lusso powered by a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 that produces 602hp and 560lb-ft (760Nm) of torque. This model is marketed as more of a daily driver, and needs 3.5sec for the 0-62mph (100km/h) acceleration, which makes it a mere 0.1sec slower than the V12.

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Do These HRE Rims Make The McLaren 720S Look Better? 8
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in HRE, mclaren, McLaren 720S, Wheels on 12 8th, 2017


McLaren’s latest addition to the Super Series range, the 720S, made a name for itself very quickly after demolishing almost all of its contenders, even ones with significantly more power, in a straight line.

We have no doubt it will be a hit with customers, some of which might want to personalize theirs by fitting a set of custom rims. One of the companies they can put on the list is HRE, which has already made a set of custom rims for the 720S, the P103, and is now launching a new one.

Named P204, the monoblock forged alloys are available in 20, 21, and 22 inches and come in a wide range of finishes, from the Brushed Titanium ones seen here, to more extravagant colors that such as Frozen Polished Purple or Stone Green, to name just a few.

If they look somewhat familiar, it’s because they are already worn by the Ferrari F12tdf, Lamborghini Aventador SV, Acura NSX and Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe. Mind you, they start from $11,200 per set – but, hey, if you can afford a 720S, this shouldn’t be an issue.

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Liberty Walk’s Audi R8 Spyder PURRs With New Wheels 3
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi, Audi R8, Liberty Walk, tuning, Wheels on 12 3rd, 2017


Whether you like them or detest them, it seems that Liberty Walk’s flashy upgrades are here to stay, with the latest example to receive them being an Audi R8 Spyder in Thailand.

The kit include the usual fender add-ons in addition to some front and rear modifications, and a new suspension. Apparently, the owner of this R8 Spyder wanted more, so he turned to Infinite Motorsport, a local PUR dealer, for a new set of rims.

After viewing the collection, he eventually chose the ‘Luxury Series I’ LX04, which are engineered from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum, in 9×19- and 12.5×20-inches size front and rear respectively. With an extended concave profile, the wheels are powder coated with a matte anthracite face and gloss anthracite lip and have a forged carbon composite center cap.

Despite gaining extra head-turning points, we’re not sure if these mods have in any way affected the performance of the Audi R8 Spyder, which needs 3.5 seconds for the 0-60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration in the 540 HP base version, and 3.2 seconds in the 601 HP Plus, both of which are powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10.

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McLaren Launches Winter Wheel And Tire Set For Sports Series Models 27
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mclaren, McLaren Sports Series, Pirelli, Wheels on 11 27th, 2017


McLaren has teamed up with Pirelli to make sure that the only sliding around you’ll be doing this winter in your Sports Series supercar will be on purpose.

Together, the two companies launched this lightweight alloy wheel and winter tire set, which can be ordered effective immediately for the British automaker’s Sports Series cars.

The alloys have a 14-spoke Stealth design, and are fitted with Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 winter tires that incorporate McLaren’s tire pressure monitoring system. The set comes fully assembled and ready to fit the 540C, 570S, 570GT and the new 570S Spider.

“Choosing the right type of tyre to suit seasonal weather and road conditions should be a priority for every McLaren driver wanting to enjoy their car safely all-year round,” said McLaren aftersales director, Carl Whipp. “Regardless of whether winter tires are a legal requirement, having them ready and waiting on a second set of wheels will allow customers to switch to the optimum tyre choice quickly and easily when winter arrives.”

Thanks to a high drainage tread pattern, these tires should reduce the chance of hydroplaning while providing maximum possible grip. They should also be effective on both wet and dry roads when temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius (44 degrees Fahrenheit).

As for performance, the Pirelli MC Sottozero 3 tires could reduce the cold-weather stopping distance of your McLaren Sports Series vehicle by 10% in the wet, and by 20% on snowy roads.

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Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Gets New Set Of Rims Courtesy Of HRE 26
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, HRE, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes SL, Wheels on 11 26th, 2017


Long before AMG became Mercedes’ official performance division, it had named a name for itself by tuning some of the German automaker’s models.

One of them was the SL65 AMG Black Series, the hottest version of the previous-gen range-topping model that came with a staggering 670 HP and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque courtesy of the tuned 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12.

That’s about 100 HP more than the menacing AMG GT R, and probably very close to the next Black Series model that was scooped on the Nurburgring recently. Naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) took just 3.9 seconds, and top speed was limited to ‘just’ 199mph (320km/h), which makes it just 0.3 seconds slower off the line than the Beast of the Green Hell.

Now, it appears that there’s nothing that you could do to a Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series to make it hotter, but HRE might be on to something with their new multi-spoke rims finished in polished copper.

Described as capable of offering the ultimate street-performance by combining the purposeful lightweight design of race wheels with “an unmatched level of sophisticated design”, the wheels are part of the P103 series. They cost at least $9,600 per set, come in different sizes from 19- to 21-inches, and can be finished in a variety of colors.

This particular set doesn’t look half bad on this black example, so we guess if any owner wants to change something on his/her Black Series, they might want to try them out for size.

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Mercedes-AMG G550 4×4² Turns The Woods Into Its Own Catwalk 24
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes G-Class, Wheels on 11 24th, 2017


It’s not every day that we come across a Mercedes-AMG G550 4×4², let alone one equipped with aftermarket wheels, hence our desire to share this specific example.

The new rims are part of the HRE’s TR188 series, and they were designed specifically for the hardcore off-roader, with the company claiming that they provide “the utmost strength, impact resistance, and stiffness”.

Available in two sizes: 20- and 22-inch, and in a variety of finishes, including the Satin Bronze and Frozen Clear shades shown here, they have been shod in BFGoodrich tires, and can be had from $2,200 each, without the new rubber.

The wheels obviously won’t make your Mercedes-AMG G550 4×4² any faster, but if extra power is your thing, then you may want to check out Renntech’s upgrades, which allow the 4.0-liter V8 engine to develop 518hp and 578lb-ft (784Nm) of torque.

Brabus, on the other hand, would inject your SUV with even more power: 542hp and 590lb-ft (800Nm) of torque. If you want more, then Brabus is the tuner to go for, as they have even more upgrades in store, or would you rather settle for an unmodified Mercedes-AMG G550 4×4²?

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante Assumes A Meaner Stance With PUR Wheels 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Wheels on 11 22nd, 2017


In all likelihood, the majority of the Huracan Performante owners will be just fine with the stock 8.5×20 front and 11×20-inch rear forged rims.

However, just in case anyone wants something different, PUR Wheels have the solution: 22-inch RS22 alloys with a “directional design” finished in gloss black diamond and wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

These wheels are also available in various other finishes and sizes, from 19- to 24-inch, and have been engineered from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum. The company claims that they’re OEM compatible. Moreover, the Huracan Performante is not the first vehicle to sit on them, as they have been fitted to other supercars in the past, including the Lexus LFA.

The company says that its latest wheels won’t affect the performance of the Huracan Performante, which needs only 2.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), before topping out at more than 325 km/h (201 mph).

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Matte Grey Audi RS5 Is A Smooth Criminal 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in audi, Audi RS5, Forgiato, tuning, Wheels on 11 19th, 2017


The new Audi RS5 may not be as well-rounded as the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, but it does have stellar looks, particularly compared to the relatively benign C63 and M3.

So, when an RS5 owner in the U.S. decided to equip the car with a set of Forgiato Wheels, the results were always going to be eye-catching.

The aftermarket wheel manufacturer fitted the sports coupe with a set of lightweight Tec 2.5 wheels, complete with matte black spokes and candy apple red inners. Working in conjunction with the matte grey paint of the car, the wheels help to create one of the most eye-catching RS5s you’re every likely to come across.

As a reminder, the new 2017 Audi RS5 is powered by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 delivering 444 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) as standard or 174 mph (280 km/h) with the optional RS dynamic package.

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2018 Ford Mustang Likes Its Wheels And Fenders Wide 17
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, Ford Mustang, Forgiato, tuning, Wheels on 11 17th, 2017


While we’ve seen plenty of wide-body kits for the sixth-generation Mustang, the facelifted model has yet to make the rounds properly.

What we like about this particular Mustang is the smooth aggressiveness. It doesn’t necessarily beg for your attention thanks to the dark theme, though to be fair, those 20″ wheels are really hard to miss.

Those rims are called Appuntito-ECL and are manufactured by Forgiato. You can get them in multiple sizes, from 19″ through 22″, as well as 24″ and 26″.

Inside, we can spot a pair of racing seats and a roll cage, which in turn lets us know this car means business and it’s not just all show and no go.

As for the kit, if you compare it to that widebody Shelby Super Snake concept unveiled earlier this year, you might find that the fenders on this car are slightly wider, we’re talking almost Liberty Walk levels of width here.

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