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    Video: Jay Leno puts carbon fiber wheels to the test on a Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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    Jay Leno's Garage usually focuses on looking at cars new and old, speaking to their owners and then Jay taking a drive to see what he thinks. However, Leno throws his usual shtick to the curb this week to do a full product test of the carbon fiber wheels from a company called Carbon Revolution. ...

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    Report: BMW to offer carbon fiber wheels in a year or two
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    The Citroën SM sat on the first set of production glass fiber and resin wheels in 1972 when parent company Michelin developed the exotic hoops in order to take the SM rallying. It wasn't until 2008 that we got the first all-carbon-fiber wheel for passenger cars in the form of a prototype ...

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    SEMA: HRE carbon fiber wheels for all your customizing desires
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    HRE has brought some pretty excellent wheels to market in the past, such as the retro-tastic Vintage Series, bridging old and new in fantastic fashion. The wheel-maker's latest offering is the Carbon Series CF2 Concept, now on display at SEMA. The wheels are not entirely made up of carbon fiber, ...

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    Video: Chevrolet Camaro rolling on 32s is a Hot Wheels come to life
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    Some would say that the Chevrolet Camaro already looks like a Hot Wheels car come to life when fitted with the factory installed 20- or 21-inch alloy wheels. But others – including the folks in this video, apparently – would say that those wheels simply aren't large enough. ...

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    Video: Watch HRE make one of its Vintage Series wheels
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    We're smitten with the Vintage Series three-piece wheels from HRE. The hardware is about as cool as it gets in our opinion, and you can bet we'd rock a set if we had a vehicle worthy of the rollers. If you've ever wondered how the company goes about putting the wheels together, you're in luck. ...

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    HRE introduces the Vintage Series, modern versions of retro supercar wheels
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    Classic cars have been getting all kinds of love and money lately. Classic wheels, not so much. HRE has introduced a new line called the Vintage Series that puts old rims in a new light. There are three in the range for now. The 454 "five-window" you'll recognize from old Lamborghini Countach ...

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    Woodward: Taking time to enjoy the little things
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    What separates an old car from a classic? In many cases, not a lot. Beautiful sheet metal, a legendary powertrain or world-class performance could make a world of difference, and so can attention to detail. We're suckers for a well-stamped curve, an intricate chrome grille or even an elegant ...

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    SEMA 2010: Where supercars go to get new wheels
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    Supercars at the 2010 SEMA Show - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've showcased many of the major automakers' one-off customizations specifically for the tuner crowd here at SEMA, but the vast majority of the show is populated by companies specializing in technology, performance ...

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    You had us at "Wheels." SR Auto Group's Lamborghini Reventon
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    SR Auto Group's custom Lamborghini Reventón wheels – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This post here is only about two things: Car pr0n and wheels. Vancouver's SR Auto Group has Lamborghini Reventón number three out of 20, and they've been charged with making it even ...

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    Motionlite retractable wheel puts the spotlight on your dubs. Yes, really. [w/video]
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    Motionlite wheel illumination – Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    For those of you that roll like this – and we know you're out there, so stand up – Motionlite retractable lighting provides another way for you to accessorize your alloys. Wheel illumination is ...

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    Woodward 2009: Devil is in the details
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    Woodward details - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Woodward is always chock-full of interesting-looking vehicles, and in many cases the smallest of details will make all the difference between a good and great classic. Think about some of the classic cars of all time, and chances are that ...

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    Meadow Brook Concours 2009: Wheels and Badges
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    Meadow Brook wheels and badges - click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the past decade or so, automakers and aftermarket shops have placed a lot of attention on stylish hoops. Barely a decade ago, 17-inch wheels were reserved for a high-end vehicle's top trim model, whereas now you can get ...

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    Alcoa developing lighter wheels for increased efficiency
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    Heavy steel wheels are relatively rare in showrooms these days -- it seems they are heading the way of bias-ply tires. Most new cars are delivered with cast aluminum wheels. While cast wheels weigh less than comparative steel wheels, they are still manufactured with thick castings and solid spokes ...

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    Pirelli working with Brembo and Magneti Marelli on Cyber Tire
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    Pirelli's Cyber Tire will provide real-time tire performance information via a chip/transponder setup in the tire tread. Operating temperature and pressures, typology of the road's surface, and vertical load exerted on the tire will be among the data collected and monitored. The system will work in ...

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    Detroit 2009: Hot Wheels
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    Sure, there were a few brands missing from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, but we never got the feeling that things were bleak... until we went looking for ten cool wheels. After walking the floor twice, we were able to come up with nine. America's premiere auto show had left us walking in circles, one ...

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    Detroit 2009: Ford's Mustang Alley features accessory wheels for 2010 model
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    Click above the see the full lineup of Mustang accessory wheels
    Don't like the stock wheels on the new Mustang? No worries. Over at the Ford booth at this year's Detroit Auto Show, the 'Stang has its own little area dubbed "Mustang Alley" featuring a display of hoods employed through the years ...

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    High Roller: STRUT announces five new wheel designs
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    Click above for high-res gallery of new STRUT wheel designs
    If you're a STRUT fan, then New Year's is starting off right. The maker of jewelry for your car has released five new wheels in the Icon line: the MS, 11, M, V, and X join others like the Icon D and the Icon 10. The forged aluminum wheels ...

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    MAM debuts ZR1 wheels for earlier Corvettes
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    Mid-America has put C4, C5, and C6 Corvette owners twenty spokes closer to owning a ZR1. Anyone with a '97-'09 Vette can order the wheels in paired sizes in Chrome, Hyper Silver, Painted Black, and Black Chrome. They're $500 per pair and will ship in the New Year. Could be worth the wait for the ...

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    Weds creates a 6.1-pound full carbon fiber wheel
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    Weds Sports, a Japanese wheel-maker, has created a full carbon fiber wheel -- rims, spokes, hub, everything -- that weighs 2.76 kg. Coming out to about 6.1 pounds, that's about half the weight of the Dymag carbon fiber wheel with a magnesium rim that you'll find on a Callaway Corvette, and just ...

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    Titan Tire ships world's first 63-inch tire
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    Remember in the first Crocodile Dundee movie when he gets mugged in New York City and Sue says "He's got a knife," and Dundee says, "That's not a knife, this is a knife," and then he pulls out a beast-killing monstrosity of a blade? Well, that's what the folks at Titan Tire are saying right now ...

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