BMW once again delivers the ultimate in driving machines, but in a smaller package, with the 228i M Sport. With a turbocharged 4 cylinder giving it some punch and a balanced chassis with near 50/50 weight ratio, it is the ideal package for any enthusiast. Sometimes fun equals compromise, but the inside of the 2 series is definitely BMW quality in feel, fit and finish, giving you plenty of comfort in addition to performance. The 228i M Sport is hard to match when looking for a mix of commuter practicality, luxury comfort and track car/canyon carving capability in one package. A set of our F18’s in Hyper Black, have a style that meshes perfectly with the 228i M Sport; and with wider, stickier rubber helps to boost it’s agility and handling to boot!
Everyone wants their daily driven car to be reliable, getting them from point A to point B without fail. Some cars do this at the expense of fun and excitement, getting the job done but with little joy. Fortunately, Gigi does not subscribe to this school of thought, making her Mitsubishi Lancer fun, lively, and delivering a little joy to the daily drive. With lowered sport suspension and a set of Gold F18’s that pop in contrast to the Cosmic Blue paint, it turns heads on a daily basis.
In the early 80’s, Japan cranked out several fun, light and RWD cars. In the decades that followed, those type of cars started to dwindle, turning more often to heavier, more practical FWD vehicles. However in 2012, the introduction of the Scion FR-S signaled the return of the lightweight, RWD sports coupe that we longed for. With the FR-S, driving became fun again; even moreso with a plethora of aftermarket modifications available to customize it to your likings. This particular FR-S is lowered and fitted with our Teal F23’s to contrast the Carbon Creation 86-R widebody kit done up in Firestorm Red. The modern day AE86 has brought RWD fun to a new era, and it’s never looked better!
I have been friends with Jayson for many years and at that time he was driving a Nissan 200SX SE. A big Nissan guy that he was, I was surprised that in 2006 he purchased a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Over the years, this daily driver has evolved to what we see here. Upgraded the exhaust with a HKS catback and a DC extra long downpipe to help the car’s exhaust to flow with less restrictions. Muse upper and lower intercooler piping with a Turbo XS intercooler to give the air a chill for more horsepower. Megan Racing Coilovers keeps the car planted to the ground with the addition of splitters for downforce. Last but not least, he chose the Hyper Black F21’s for its timeless look. You might have seen him and his Evo at local car meets in the Chicagoland area. As his friend, I have the inside scoop that changes are already being made at this moment and evolution is inevitable.
Here in the Midwest, most car enthusiasts and tuners lock their car away or slap on snow tires for the winter. Three or Four months out of the year, we can’t enjoy our cars to their fullest. But, you know when Tuner Galleria show arrives, it has become a reminder that spring is just around the corner. The show has been around for 7 years straight and does not disappoint. Many cars and visitors from all over the midwest attend the show. It brings a breath of fresh air to see super clean show cars and awesome builds compared to salt covered vehicles. Here are a few photos from Tuner Galleria 2016 from this past weekend. The first show of the season just passed, and we are ready for more.
Winter is on its way out and warmer days are just around the corner. It’s almost time to ditch the winter setup and get the ride back to its show quality appearance.
The End of an Era
After putting the wraps on another successful SEMA show last week, we at F1R Wheels want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth! It was great to meet so many new people in the industry, as well as reconnecting with familiar faces. There was quite a buzz going at SEMA for F1R, with all the bright colors drawing everyone into the booth. A special thank you also to SPS Autosport, for helping to put together the amazing GTR that also got the attention of many showgoers. Thank you to our models as well, Jenni and Juliana, for the endless smiles and keeping things fun and lively at the booth. Overall, it was a great week, and we look forward to another fantastic year!