30
Oct
09

Big Wheel in Nagoya

This place was simply breath taking, inside a large portal span building the half the width of a football field and as long as one, this place had almost evey rim you could think of plus more.

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50m x 100m long, the whole top floor was wheels as far as the eye could see, everything from 10” to 20”+, with or without tyres, the popular, the common, the stock, the rare and the bazaar rims were on display.
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My favourite sizes’s were all there, Heaps of SSR’s, Works, & Enkei’s with all the different variations of the rims as well.
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one piece Work 01’s and Street Hayashi’s
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Like a kid in a Candy store I wandered the place looking at all the epic rims. Down side to this place is all the rims are priced to what there worth, up side is if you ever need a particular rim in a certain size and offset this is where to go.
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Old faithful, the SSR MKI with a MKII thrown in for good measure.
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1pc rim heaven
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Epicly rare Work equip 01’s in 5 stud
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and while were on 5 stud, XR5’s anyone…
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Some 10” rims on display a dream for those with 70’s kei cars looking for that kyuusha look
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Some more rims just sitting around, widened steelies which weighted a tonne, SSR mesh and infront of them Works?
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Check the Info tag on the SSR mesh
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Sakura, Starshark, Xciting X1
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But this place was more than just rims and tyres. Down stairs they had 2nd hand after market parts for a lot of the popular Japanese cars. An audio department, steering wheels, exhaust systems, and other random parts littered the Iles
A few nardies lined the wall.
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Zorst anyone?
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lastly I think a pretty noteworthy find, this HKS supercharger kit for the Toyota 1NZ-FE, Cant remember what car it was for but this motor’s commonly found in the Echo, yaris, etc…
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If your ever lucky enough to go there here’s something to remember, not open Tuesday or Wednesday but open every other day till 12pm (yes even on Sundays). When you find something you want to buy, you have to go back down stairs and apply for it, they go and get it (even if its one rim on the shelf) bring it back and you enter into some sort of contract to buy… rather strange but that’s how they work.

Anyway… that’s all from bigwheel
Thanks for reading
xjohnx.

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17 Responses to “Big Wheel in Nagoya”


  1. 1 Cheese
    October 30, 2009 at 4:25 am

    yum wheel
    yes please

  2. October 30, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Oh my…so much sex right there

  3. 3 dandfx
    November 2, 2009 at 7:33 am

    dam, theres two shots with over 10 styles of awesome rims! you could make a wheel directory from this place

    i think im guna have to try get here even if its a huge stuff around

  4. 4 Robert
    November 6, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Hi there!

    I live in Nagoya and have no idea where this is… I want to buy all of these wheels
    Address please? 🙂

    Thanks
    Rob

  5. November 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    ahh, ill find you for ya 😉

  6. 7 Robert
    November 15, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Thanks! But I showed your blog to a mechanic friend and he knew it…
    Here is their website:
    http://www.taihei-tire.co.jp/
    Its down by the docks in Nagoya… really out of the way.

    This place is awesome! I went and bought some Techno racing 14×6.5 (shown in your 4th pic down)
    I think I’ll go back and buy some Work Equips 14x7J -2 for the track 🙂

    I saw those Sakura’s there also… but I was a bit dissappointed to find that they were only replicas, still very cool though!

    Thanks for the photos, I don’t know if I would have found the place if I hadn’t seen it here first!

  7. 8 joe
    December 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    did you come across any enkei focus’s?

  8. 10 pongky
    October 21, 2010 at 2:41 am

    hi all….wow these awesome…can you share the address of this shop>>>?
    thanks

  9. 11 Kyle
    April 23, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Do they have a web site to order from?? Or do u no where to order SSR Mk2 or mk3?

    • May 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      hey kyle ,
      they do have a website http://www.taihei-tire.co.jp/ ( hard to navigate )
      all there wheels are on yahoo auctions japan , sorry i doubt you will find those wheels at Taihei tire,
      something may pop up , if you keep a eye on there site regularly
      you are prob better off getting yourself into yahoo auctions Japan and trawling
      as there will be a better selection to chose from
      use this site to navigate yahoo http://auc.aleado.com/yahoo/
      if you find something of interest , we can buy them for you
      email me the link and i can advise costs to purchase

      cheers
      ewan paterson

      email : ewan@hayatonka.com

  10. November 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I guess they don’t ship a pair of Starshark or Cherry Blossom rims to Norway?

    • 15 dandfx
      November 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Big wheel is quite expensive. Try finding something you like on yahoo japan auctions and contact http://www.jessestreeter.com with the auction link for a quote 🙂

      • 16 Aleksander Nordgaard
        November 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm

        expensive!? I live in Norway, we pay over 5000 dollar for a pair of original BBS rims… If I’m right that its Yen they use in Indonesia then none of the rims I found is near expensive to me… Really want a pair of Starshark or Cherry Blossom on my Toyota TA60 Coupe:D

  11. November 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    hey
    that shop is called ” Taihei tire ” all there wheels are on yahoo auctions if you look ….
    how do we know,
    because we buy from yahoo auctions everyday & we personally pick up wheels from Taihei Tire in person for our customers 🙂
    http://www.upgarage,com is good too if you can navigate it

    yes we ship all over the world
    cheers
    ewan
    http://www.hayatonka.com


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