Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.2:

Another Ranger on Mustang wheels:

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Pontiac GTA wheels on a Camaro:

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Cobra wheels on a 5.0 powered Fairmont:

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Mercedes wheels on this VW Passat:

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X5 wheels on a MK4 Golf:

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C5 Y2K Corvette wheels on a Chevy Impala wagon:Image

Dodge Challenger on Viper Reps:

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Alphards on a MK5 Jetta:

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\Mercedes W123 on Mustang Cobra wheels:

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Fox body Mustang on late model special edition Cobra wheels:Image

New Edge Bullitts on a 70’s Mustang:

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Cobras on a four eyed fox:

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NSX Type-R wheels on a Honda Step Wagon:

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Trans AM GTA wheels again, this time on a Monte Carlo.

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Sema: Chevy C10

I love the 67-72 and 73-87 C10 trucks, and I know I’m not alone. Lifted, lowered, rat rod or restored, show or race? Which is best? I’ll let you decide:

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Sema: Suit and Tie edition

“VIP” has grown as a style from the days of big black, mostly stock-bodied Japanese sedans slammed on static suspension and big expensive wheels. Nowadays, pretty much any color and any make is fair game, as well as crazy body kits and loud details.

The new, “Imported from Detroit” Chrysler 300C looks natural dropped on flashy wheels.

RVIP Chrysler 300C

The new Hyundai Genesis sedan sitting mean in a dark grey is another example of the new VIP.

RVIP Hyundai Genesis (2)

Another Genesis sedan.

RVIP Hyundai Genesis

Fitment being on point is still a big part of the VIP trend as demonstrated on this VIP Y50, or Infiniti M45 as it is more commonly known.

RVIP Infiniti M45 (2)

Another Infiniti M45. What are your thoughts on these wheels?

RVIP Infiniti M45

The Lexus LS is a staple of the VIP trend.

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A little more traditional style here!

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Elvis Skender, founder of Stancenation had his brilliant Lexus LS400 on display in the excellent Toyo Tires Treadpass.

RVIP Lexus LS430

The new Lexus LS.

RVIP Lexus

Sema day three highlights:

Day three:

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Been a long time coming: SEMA 2014

I’ve been out of this site for a long time, but I’m planning to get back into it again. I went to the Sema show and it was an  increbile fulfillment of a childhood dream. I will be back! Here are some highlights of the show.

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Dodge Charger Daytona / Plymouth Superbird

Not a vehicle you see modified very often!

Petty colors look good on this Dodge Charger Daytona:

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Pro Street with the big and littles wheel and tire combo:Image

Love the look of the big tires and worn, battle scarred exterior hunkered down:Image

There are actually a few converted convertible Satellites i believe that have been given the Dodge Charger Daytona treatment:Image

This thing is so crazy! I’m pretty sure it is a tube frame type vehicle with fiberglass body panels.

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Mr. Angry’s “Project Angrier” – a 180mph track ready Charger Daytona replica:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mr.+angry’s+1969+dodge+daytona&rlz=1C1_____enUS401US401&oq=mr+angry+dod&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l4.8368j0j9&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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Vin Diesel drives this gorgeous machine in the latest Fast and Furious movie:ImageImageImage

200mph aerodynamics worked on the superspeedway, so why not the 1/4 mile? Drag prepped chop top Charger Daytona? Yes Please!Image

Gotta love the Bill Goldberg-Year One Charity Plymouth Superbird! More info:

http://moparblog.com/bill-goldberg-1970-plymouth-superbird-on-ebay/Image

Another flat black Charger Daytona, prepped for the 1/4 mile too!Image

Someone should build another one like this Speedster style Dodge Charger Daytona:Image

 

Dodge Charger Daytona Breaks Records At Bonneville

 

In September 1971, NASCAR driver Bobby Isaac took his Daytona Charger to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Isaac broke 28 world speed records, most notably the two-way flying mile speed of 216.946 miles per hour.

Source:http://www.classic-car-history.com/dodge-charger-daytona-history.htm

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Lee Sicilios 1969 Dodge Daytona 283 mph Bonneville racer:

Source and a ton of insane build pics:

http://bangshift.com/blog/car-feature-lee-sicilios-1969-dodge-daytona-283-mph-bonneville-racer-can-he-run-300-in-a-muscle-car-we-think-so.html

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And a european drag prepped American Superspeedway prepped muscle car? Oh yeah!Image

Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.2:

More examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car:

Acura TL wheels on a Honda Accord:

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Audi A6 wheels on this MK4 Golf:

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Flat orange painted Bentley wheels on a bagged Passat more your style? Image

This oddball shoe shaped car is a Volvo 480, and this rocks a full drivetrain conversion of FWD to RWD with a BMW transmission along with it’s E36 Motorsports wheels!

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BMW 5 series wheels suit this Toyota Chaser just right.

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BMW Style 5’s on this Triumph TR6 look good!

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Another showing by BMW, 7 series staggered 19 inchers filling the fenderwells of this Z33 Nissan:Image

An uncommon car in the stance scene, and it took a lot of work for this one to sit like it does with BMW X5 wheels on this Peugeot 406 coupe.

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BMW wheels are a fairly common swap on the Chevy S series trucks, and these M Parallels look pretty good on this lowered example. Image

C4 Corvette wheels on an MK5 Jetta looking good:

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C5 “Wagon wheels” are super popular in the Audi/VW stance world thanks to great availability, low price and spacer/adapter friendly high offsets. Double stagger works well on this A4.

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Still under construction, Z06 corvette wheels set off this S10.Image

C6 corvette wheels on this black on black Chevy S10 looking good.

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Corvette ZR1 wheels on this Oldsmobile grille swapped S10 sitting fat and flush on some wide meats.Image

Widened rear C5 Wagon wheels on this Chevy S10 look good:Image

Mustang Cobra wheels might give away what’s lurnking under the hood: A RWD drivetrain including a supercharged 5.4L Cobra motor:Image

Still tons more to come!

 

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.3: The VIPS

Some of these are less than traditional, but all have a VIP flavor!

Acura CL painted Laguna blue from a E46 M3, rocking BMW 7 Series wheels:Image

Non traditional wheel color choice, but it works on this stanced Acura RL:Image

Luxury Abstract wheels work wonders on this blacked out toucan-beaked Acura TL:Image

This mask was on the dash of the red-wheeled Acura TL above!Image

Good looking Honda Accord on some wheels I don’t know the name of:Image

Luxury Abstract mesh makes another appearance on this blacked out  Honda Accord:
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Black not your style? How about white on white like this Honda Accord?Image

The BMW 7 series wheels are very popular for VIP on a budget due to their availability and wide 19″ sizes, as shown in chrome on this Infiniti M45:Image

Some really nice custom work on the back bumper of this Infiniti M45:Image

Burgundy paint and bronze lips make this wheel choice pop on this G35:Image

Infiniti M45’s are a staple in the VIP ethos of tuning, and it’s not hard to see why!Image

G35’s are making their mark too, as this example on Weds Kranze Bazreia proves!Image

The lighting wasn’t very good in this shot, but BMW 7 series wheels make a third appearance. Check out the JDM front bumper on this Infiniti M45.Image

G37 looking aggressive!Image

Another Infiniti M45:Image

Another, with a ton of custom bodywork:Image

G37 coupe rolling through:Image

Mustang Cobra wheels work well on this Lexus GS300:Image

The blacked out accents make this Lexus GS430 look menacing:Image

Some rarely seen Work VS-MX on this Lexus SC300:Image

Simple styling and color matching sets this Lexus GS430 off!Image

BMW 7 series wheels on this Nissan 300ZX give it a little VIP style!Image

 

Still more to come from Import Alliance!

 

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.2: Honda Civics

The bread and butter of any good Import Alliance meet: the Honda Civics!

Clean and simple, a good example of the popular style right now.

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Not quite sure why the fender is a different color, but I’m a big fan of color matched wheels!Image

Another simple Civic: Drop, stylish well fitted wheels, done!Image

I was digging the front bumper setup on this EG coupe!Image

Shaved bay, chromed components, white letter tires, and more.. tons of stuff going on here.Image

Another EG showing how a shaved bay should be done.Image

Enkei’s new Apache wheel, well represented on this EF hatch.Image

More on the car this engine bay is attached to coming up soon!Image

I like this shade of blue, and the BBS RS’s aren’t bad either!Image

Some nice details on the EK Coupe: 5 lug swap, Prelude wheels (with the rears going the wrong way) Projectors, etc.

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Stance done wrong: too much height and needs either more camber or a narrower tire.Image

Stance done right!Image

I have a friend who just bought a Civic like this:Image

Anyone know what wheels are on this super-dumped EK sedan?Image

Not a fan of the hood bra or front camber, but otherwise really nice!Image

This thing had some seriously tiny tires on it! I think they were 165/45R15’s!Image

Yet another example of the less-is-more style.Image

Mugen edition Civic looking mean!Image

Look, twins!

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I know there’s not much done, but I like how aggressive this one looks, I like the color and it was so clean!

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Another set of wheels I can’t identify! Also note the Civic RR style bumper.Image

The JDM converted rear looks so much better than ours!Image

K swap and J Line wheels set this Sunburst orange EK off right!Image

Some like it, some hate it, but either way the Rat look is making an impact on our scene.Image

Four red EG’s all together.Image

Lower it! Drag DR27 low offsets on this one too.Image

It’s amazing what a drop and a good set of wheels will do! Why don’t more people mod beige cars?

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Yep. Pennies.

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I think this guy had the worst luck of anyone I’d seen at the show. Busted oil pan, cracked wheel, damaged quarter panel, and cracked windshield.Image

Teal and blue: 1 of a kind.Image

Okay, maybe 2 of a kind!Image

XXR 527’s making an appearance on this gunmetal EK.Image

The stance on this thing is spot on. I love the color, the wheels, the fitment  the whole package just works for me.Image

Steven Campbell, take notes!Image

White on white Civic peeking out of the line of stanced hellaflush rides!Image

Got camber?

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J lines again!

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Gold on black, a timeless combo!Image

Like K swaps?

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Pretty nice tuck going on here!Image

 

Much more to come!