Customer Car – Chad’s FD3S RX-7 RE-Amemiya x 24k Gold

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Bulletproof RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 24K Gold RE30

Here is another customer car that I’m super proud to debut here! This car is special to us beyond the fact that it is a completely awesome example of why RE Amemiya makes every FD3S RX-7 look perfect. This car happens to rock a set of 24k gold RE30 wheels that were previously displayed on one of our Tracy Sports widebody S2000s. The wheels are 19×10 and 19×11 and are dipped in real 24k gold (weight increased by only 1lb). The gold rim look is truly a love it or hate it type of look, but to me successful usage is all about what car they are on. Granted, my background has been very integrated with Top Secret for the past decade so perhaps I’m a bit biased, but I think 24k gold wheels look awesome when applied correctly to aggressively tuned Japanese sports cars. Although I would have never guessed these wheels would look great on a yellow car, (they’re perhaps best suited for a white car), they ended up looking just PERFECT on Chad’s FD3S. I really cant think of a better set of wheels to set this car off. Great choice Chad!!!

Bulletproof RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 24K Gold RE30

Most people don’t know that we’ve been a direct RE Amemiya dealer for a very long time. We put our contacts to work on Chad’s car and exported directly to Australia all of the awesome RE Amemiya parts found on this car.

Some of the parts used on the car include:

RE Amemiya – GD-AD aero kit

RE Amemiya -Front Facer N1 02 Model

RE Amemiya -Under Sweep in Carbon

RE Amemiya -Front Canard Pro, Carbon

RE Amemiya -Rear Wing, Wet Carbon

RE Amemiya -Rear Diffuser Pro, Carbon

RE Amemiya -Rear Vortech Generator Set, Carbon

RE Amemiya -Front Aero Mirror Set

Bulletproof RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7 24K Gold RE30

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Hater Fodder – Red and Gold Mercedes SLR

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Switzerland is responsible for this gaudy addition to our Hater Fodder section of the blog. Below you can see the base SLR they used, and after looking at the guy in the picture you can almost guess where this project is headed…

Red and Gold SLR Mercedes

So what do you get when that guy designs a SLR?

Red and Gold SLR Mercedes

So lets ignore the gold and ruby interior, or the way those SLR rims manage to look hideous after a gold plating with red center caps. This car is worthy of the hater fodder topic just because of that rear wing being on a SLR. It looks like someone got in on that liquidation sale of Erebuni’s old 1990s inventory of shogun style wings. The front bumper sadly is no better. The car is all SHOCK AND AWE(ful).

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But really…you just need to see another picture of the creator of the car. I feel like this post is more about that guy than the Mercedes, since he really embodies his creation.

red-gold-dream-teuerstes-motorrad-der-welt-an-the-luxury-show-in-zrich-fx

Source: http://www.anliker-ueli.ch/index.php/bilderwelt

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24K Gold RE30s Mounted Up

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19×10 and 19×11 on an S2000. Tire sizes 255/30 front and 275/30 rear.

I soooooo wish that they didnt make me build a red car. I really dont like red cars. At any rate, I cant wait to put these gold RE30s on my gold car, it’ll look incredible!

24K Gold RE30s

PS: Thanks for all of the great comments!

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24K Gold Volk Racing RE30 – Racing Meets Bling

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24K Gold Volk Racing RE30 19×11

Being what I consider a purveyor of quality JDM tuning I often challenge myself to great degrees as I aim to push the boundaries of how we see conventional tuning. At the same time I must also balance the respect of the core principals that I love. These wheels simply put, are pushing the boundary.

For the latest car project I’m completing, I must satisfy my clients desire for bling and showmanship while retaining my hardcore JDM roots. Later on I’ll release my original concept for the project, which ultimately was changed as I was required last minute to paint the car to the new specification of the client (Red). Personally I dont like red cars at all so that posed a lot of frustrating challenges on its own. But working with the needs of the project, I wanted to find a wheel spec and style to match a show car quality red paint hue that unexpectedly forced on to the project. So, what did I do? I decided to embrace the bling and set out to do the first set I’ve ever seen of 24 karat gold racing wheels.

Knowing that adding the gold plating would increase the weight slightly I set out for the lightest wheel with the most agressive size I could find. 19×10 and 19×11 Volk Racing RE30s were the answer. After refinishing the wheel in real 24K gold, the result was still a very impressive weight of 21.55lbs, damn good for any wheel of that size!

While keeping strength and light weight function in tact, I can still say the famous Chappelle quote: This wheel is “The Most Baller S#!T Ever!”

Feel free to comment about how sacrilegious it is to take a racing wheel and gold plate it, I’m ok with the love and the hate mail. Sometimes I’m confident enough to go against my own theories and still reach the desired result…same goes with my gold S2000 when I made my own aero parts by mixing and matching and modifying while at the same time I always talk about the proven theory that mix and match aero doesnt function properly.

I feel that if the confidence, strategy and skill is there then rules are meant to be broken from time to time.

24K Gold Volk Racing RE30 19×11

24K Gold Volk Racing RE30 19×11

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