Aoshima Volk Racing TE37 (Gravel)
The Aoshima box: The Tuned Parts, No.11
The back of the box has the typical Aoshima wheels instructions, showing how to properly attach the tires, a preview of the decal sheet included and how to attach the decals
The side of the box shows the contents: wheels, poly caps, decals and tires!
Here are all the included parts taken out of the box and above, the bags too!
Here is a close up of the rims. These are molded in high quality, typical Aoshima. There are no air valves though. Also, they are mounted on the sprue with two pins from the side, so once they are cut from the sprue, a quick sanding would remove any sprue evidence!
The rims are also clearly labelled as Front and Rear. The difference between them is the centre part where the front ones have the shaft popping out while the rears have a flat centre cap. Looking at them slightly at an angle, I quite like their aggressive look
These are the tires that are included with the TE37 Gravel rims. They are very detailed and just need a quick sanding to the middle part to remove the typical flash mark. I really like the tread on these tires as they have that Advan-style look!
Here's one of the tires installed on the rims. Looking at it, you may judge that the tire profile is a bit too high. That may be true, but it all depends on the car you shall be using them onto. If used on a Honda EK, they'll look great. On my Copen, profile looked huge!
Here's another closer look with the tires installed, from the front and back. On the back side, these rims have the typical Aoshima female fitment. The tire walls are plain, without any manufacturer logo on either side
The poly caps included can also be seen above, and are the common type supplied with most Aoshima wheel sets
This is the decal sheet included. You may notice that there are many decals which are not related to the rims you have purchased, and that's because this decal sheet is common with 4 different Aoshima wheels sets
This is the overall diameter with the tires attached, 24.61mm
While this is the diameter of each rim; 18.17mm, in case you're using different tires!
The width of each rim is 11.02mm and tires cover the entire width of the rims too
To finish off, here's a preview of how these rims will look beneath a Fujimi Integra!
Overall, this is a great set of wheels from Aoshima. I got mine locally from our Aoshima dealer at a price of 8.00 Euros, which is great considering the quality of these rims and the tread on the tires you get. Very recommended indeed!
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