When fitting some nice rims to your car there is nothing worse than ending up with scrapes and scratches from kerbs.
Other than being totally paranoid and parking miles away from the kerb (which we see many people doing) there are ways to protect your nice new rims. Continue reading Tyres that protect rims
This Ford Mondeo has has a full bodykit fitted. It includes a cool front bumper with massive air intakes. The front bumper includes a built in front spoiler which helps to channel more air into the engine bay. The alloy wheels chosen are a simple 5 spoke and fit the arches nicely.
Continue reading Ford Mondeo Full Body kit
The Clio has always been popular for modding and styling, we don’t often get to see modified examples of new models and this is the first of this Clio series we have seen. Continue reading Smoothed euro look clio
It seemed only right to follow on from yesterdays Polo with another one today. This one has 5 spoke white alloys which have had a checker pattern added to the outer rim. Continue reading VW Polo with checkered wheels
Wheel designs continually evolve as this photograph shows. These black fiesta Wolfrace alloys look great, the V pattern sets them apart from the norm. Continue reading Black coated wolfrace alloys for a Ford Fiesta.
Really nicely finished BMW with full bodykit, front splitter, side skirts, badboy bonnet and spinners. Continue reading BMW bodykit and spinners
In a high power rear wheel drive car you will benefit from wider alloys to give better traction. This is a great look and it works well on this TVR. The Wheel style is a 5 V spoke design in a highly polished chrome. To keep the shine you must keep a layer of protective wax over the wheel unless it is lacquered. Continue reading TVR Deep alloy wheel
The TVR Cerbera looks pretty good in standard form but this modified example just blew us away. It looks great in purple but the most significant modification to this car are the rear lights which have been converted to afterburner style lights. Continue reading Purple TVR Cerbera with 5 spoke alloys
Here we have a lovingly preserved and uprated Escort RS Turbo from the 80’s. Continue reading Escort RS Turbo orange wheels
Most of the pictures around of the Dodge Challenger SRT shows a red car with the standard wheels and a fake carbon fibre bonnet. Continue reading 2009 Dodge challenger SRT
This drift spec Nissan 350Z shows a number of popular styling themes. The alloys have been painted in a bright red which positively upsets most cameras. 🙂
Continue reading Drift spec Nissan 350Z
Big and beutiful are not usually the words used to describe the plymouth but this owner is getting close. Keeping the nice cleann lines of the original he has added a vinyl roof cover, some bonnet vents and black alloy wheels. Continue reading Plymouth styling, wheels and bonnet vents
Due to its diminutive site and relatively potent engines the Saxo is a popular first car and good candidate for a tuning or styling project. This photo shows a work in progress with a primed bodykit on a Citroen saxo ready for painting. Continue reading Saxo wide bodykits with chrome rims
The Honda Integra DC5 type R needs little introduction. Arguably one of the best front wheel drive NASP cars around the Type R is the ipitome of Hondas race spec ethos. All parts are stripped out and tuned to the max to give a no compromise fun car for the enthusiast. Continue reading DC5 Integra Type R styling
This MR2 is quite simple amazing. It has the lights from a Celica in dark smoked black. The colour has been kept simple with blue and black. Even the alloy wheels follow this simple and striking colour scheme. Continue reading Stunning Blue Lambo MR2
The angle of this photograph allows us to fully appreciate the flared arches on this BMW. It is, however, the alloys that we are most interested in. Continue reading Wide body BMW with custom wheels
Look at the massive 20 inch rims, the vented wings and the subtle flared arches. We always say the ultimate car styling project hides the original identity of the car and the owner creates something unique so here it is. What car was this originally?
Who says that bonnets have to be hinged at the front or back. This enterprising Fiat Punto owner has taken an angle grinder to his bonnet to produce a really cool split opening bonnet. Continue reading Awesome Fiat Punto split opening bonnet
The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO is a great car, the electronics make it handle like it is on rails and the engine is very strongly and relatively easy to tune up. Add in a boost controller, remap, larger turbo and a few breathing mods and you have a serious track day car. Continue reading Modified Mitubishi Evo
A new feature on alloy wheels is the spinner. This is a freely rotating disc over the standard wheel which freewheels after the car is stopped. These spinners can look fantastic but you really need the right car and you need to have other quality styling mods to avoid it looking tacky.
Above: Flame spinners fitted to a BMW.
Cleaning alloy wheels with spinners can be difficult as there are now 4 surfaces to clean and the spinner cap will need to be removed. Keeping it polished will protect it and help it to resist brake dust and corrosion. If you notice the outer rim in the picture above the spinner is not proud of this so if you hit a kerb you will scuff the rim of the wheel but not damage the spinner.