December 2017: This always seems to happy to me, I want something and look everywhere for it, and I can’t find anything for months and months. Then as soon as I give up, something amazing pops up out of nowhere and at an insanely good price. This is one of those situations. I’ve always been a fan of smaller wheels on a Cuore. Even 15’s are too big in my opinion. I’d love to stay with 13’s if I can but I can’t put Copen brakes under them. So 14’s was the only real option for me. Again out of nowhere these turned up. Genuine Work Mesiter S2R 14x5+35. These 4x100 beauties are actually made for a Kei is a super weak width which is exactly what I wanted. One day I’ll go wide, but not yet.
So here they are.
The original centre caps that were chrome were painted a nice gloss black. Unfortunately there are only three. So I’ll have to keep an eye out for another set.
The colour is amazing on these, freshly painted in Nissan R35 GTR gunmetal grey. The wheels were originally chrome and they look terrible. I’ve seen these wheels on other cars before and hated them but man in this colour in a satin finish they look amazing.
Theres a small amount of gutter rash on one of the wheels but no biggie. They also have brand new black 70 degree valves stems all round.
Small enough tyres are also never easy to find, at least for me. I was considering going for some Semi’s but the car really is currently just a daily, maybe at another time. Tyres For Less in Fairfield luckily had just 4 155/55R14’s left in stock.
Goodbye Supercheap Auto 13’s, hello 14’s. Quick test fit to see if they will even fit under the guards.
I never bother doing this before as I couldn’t see them anyway but I was keen to paint the brakes quickly before the wheels actually went on for good.
They got a quick clean and a hit with some wax and grease remover.
Then masked up. I wasn’t going to remove them for this job as they will be replaced anyway in a couple of months.
The paint could then begin.
Very happy with the result.
I couldn’t use the original wheel nuts from the car as I needed inverted hex key style nuts, which again are harder to get the I would’ve thought. I grabbed steel ones off eBay which luckily came just before the weekend.
Then they could finally go on.
Sadly while putting the front wheels on I noticed both CV boots on either side were completely split all the way round, oh well next thing to do.
After the car got a well overdue clean it was time for some proper photos.
Lastly a big milestone for the car today.