On the short list of the most popular Japanese wheels of all time, the Volk Racing TE37 is timeless. Having owned a few sets myself (including the current sets on each of my respective projects), it is easily my favorite wheel. The popularity and enduring, classic nature of this wheel make the design ripe for the leeching replica companies to copy. Something they have not copied (and will not copy), however, is the construction process.
I recently came across a great article in Super Street detailing the process by which the iconic Volk Racing TE37 wheel is made. The article is most definitely worth a read. It sums up all the reasons that the authentic is far superior to any replica on the market.
…Japanese Samurai swords and Space Shuttle parts are typically forged from aluminum. Ice cream scoopers and yard tools are often cast.
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Because this post is lacking photographic content, I will throw in a few shots of my TE37 wheels, past and present.
|19" TE37 in Mercury Silver|
|18" TE37 Large PCD|
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