Time for some new rims. Here are some favorites and some new instant favorites.
3 new purchases.
Top Line N Model 26mm +12 in White.
Top Line N Model 2 28mm +6 in Matt Silver.
M's Products M-Type 27mm +10 in Chrome.
Top Line are by far my favourite rims. Their simple 5 spoke design suits everything. They are insanely strong and cope with abuse.
Recently having painted a few of my older white rims, I just needed to replenish my stock.
Simple and effective. +12 will spend most of their time on the S14.
So why did Top Line make these N-Model 2? Well they are 28mm wide which has a few benefits.
1. When you mount the tyre, you get a 2mm exposed lip much like the exposed rim of a stretched tyre. If you use the new RC ART Stretch tyres you will have an awesome effect.
2. With max offset at +6, you can still achieve a wider look without effecting the scrub radius too much as the tyre is mounted on the inner side.
3. the wheel simply looks wider so you effectively have the +12 looking lip on a +6 rim.
4. They look less like the Rays Nismo rim and more like the Advan GT
Nice. These really suit the Blue FC Above.
In a similar way, these M-type wheels are 27mm, which exposes a 1mm lip.
They have a nice Advan TC III look to them so I think they will change to a smoked chrome spoke eventually...
But for now... I think they have found their home.