JDM Wheels | What is it? | AutoCraze
The term JDM is a widely used expression in this day and age however, only a handful of people know the true origins of the terminology. At AutoCraze we will summarise it for you whilst also exploring the notion of JDM wheels and why they are so highly sought after.
The term Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) is utilised by companies in Japan to refer to the local market for domestic goods. Within the car culture, this term refers to Japanese parts and cars designed to comply with Japanese vehicle and equipment regulations to suit Japanese market preferences. From the 1970s, Japanese car companies have produced many popular performance cars however these cars were never exported beyond Asia. It wasn’t until the late 1980s and early 90s where Japanese performance cars became abundant in Australia. With the growing presence of JDM cars in the Australian marketplace, the demand for JDM wheels has been increasing. Thus many Australians are now searching for JDM wheels as they are very versatile and are constructed by reputable companies in Japan with the sole intentions of being used on street cars as well as race cars and Motorsport.
Why Buy JDM Wheels?
There are numerous benefits that can be attained from purchasing JDM wheels for your vehicle. At AutoCraze we believe that Japanese branded wheels are superior to most due to the strict regulations imposed on car manufacturers. There are many reputable JDM wheel brands which actually make OEM parts and accessories for domestically available cars such as Enkei and also BBS to name a few. As such, there are vigorous standards that these JDM wheel brands must adhere to ensure the longevity of the wheels and ultimately the performance and overall safety of the vehicle. Furthermore, JDM wheels are only constructed with the highest quality materials such as aluminium and are put through rigorous testing procedures and stages to ensure that they won’t deform or deteriorate when being exposed to the harsh conditions on the road.
Due to the growing trends of JDM wheels and vehicles in Australia, Japanese car owners are searching far and wide for the best set of JDM wheels for their vehicle. Japanese domestic cars usually have stiffer suspensions and improved throttle response because the roads wind over hilly terrain in contrast to the American model cars, which are designed for smoother roads and longer journeys. That’s why JDM wheels are perfect for the Australian market as they are designed to handle the rough and winding terrain of the outback. JDM wheels are engineered to enhance the appearance and performance of any car.
The AutoCraze Way
Let AutoCraze be your one stop shop. Buy JDM wheels from us as we carry a wide range of aftermarket JDM wheels at the most competitive prices in the market.
When you buy aftermarket JDM wheels, they scream quality. We will endeavour to provide you with best styles on the market for your JDM vehicle at the most competitive prices. We can source any custom JDM wheels and tyres packages and we also have a team of fitment and tyre specialists to provide you with the best advice for when it comes down to specifications and sizing. We have been assisting customers with all their aftermarket JDM wheels requirements due to our years of experience in the industry and most importantly our undeniable passion for anything automotive. You can certainly buy JDM wheels from us in confidence.
AutoCraze is proudly Australian owned and operated with over 300 fitting partners country wide. We go the extra mile and provide free shipping Australia- wide as well as free fitting and balancing when you buy aftermarket JDM wheels from us at AutoCraze.
This is what sets AutoCraze apart from the others! We will go above and beyond to source the best looking set of custom JDM wheels for your pride and joy.
Top JDM Wheels Brands | AutoCraze
Introducing Work wheels, one of the most iconic JDM wheels in the industry. At AutoCraze, you’ll find the latest genuine Work wheels at the lowest prices and delivered free Australia wide! Defining the JDM light alloy wheel, Work Wheels are what everyone are talking about and featured on almost every blog you can think of. Stance is the name of the game, with Work wheels drawing inspiration from motorsport, track meets and car shows. Work JDM wheels are known for their strict standards in the manufacturing process, equating to higher quality and a lighter weighing wheel.
Since it’s inception in 1977, Work wheels have exploded on the market with popularity with intention to be both functional for street and track. Work wheels are produced in single, two and also three piece forged wheels and they also adopt an on demand system in which the wheels are all made based on the customer’s request. This means that Work wheels are available in a wide range of sizes, as well as different stud patterns, PCD’s and offsets! The degree of customisation is what makes Work wheels timeless and suitable for any style you desire.
Meister series has been one of the most recognized Work rims in their catalogue. The Meister S1 3P is a true three piece modular construction JDM wheels which means they are fully rebuildable! Each wheel is constructed with Work’s advanced forming outer and inner rim barrel with bolt on centre disk. There are numerous customisation options for the dish and hardware (bolt) colours!
The Subaru WRX above is sitting nicely on a set of Work JDM wheels. These are the Emotion XD9 and is one of the most popular in the Emotion series. These JDM wheels are constructed from a one piece low pressure cast aluminium. They encompass an aggressive 9 spoked design with a large lip!
Work rims has introduced a new version of Emotion Cr Kai, EMOTION CR KIWAMI. This new wheel utilizes WORK Flowforming Technology to produce a lightweight and very durable rim. These are engineered with a super deep concave to achieve the look you want. Kiwami wheels are available in a variety of sizes, widths and offsets.
Enkei rims were first established in the 1950s and Enkei’s history has been facing continuous challenges and adventures to deliver the most innovative and the highest quality JDM wheels to car enthusiasts and also top racers. Custom aftermarket Enkei rims are as much a part of who we are, the vehicles we drive and also the performance that we expect! Enkei rims aim to deliver the latest in wheel designs, composite alloy technology through it’s casting/ forging processes, rigid testing that must pass stringent JGTC standards and unsurpassed manufacturing facilities.
Enkei is dedicated to perfection as such continue to be manufactured to this day due to their undying popularity. Today, the Enkei rims group is commercially active throughout Asia, North America, Latin America and also Europe. Supplying all the largest JDM wheels to car manufacturers and General Motors in the OEM market, as well as countless consumers in the automotive market. Enkei also produces sophisticated high- tech race wheels for a variety of motorsport, including rallying, drifting, sportscar racing and single seater racing- including supplying lightweight magnesium Formula 1 race wheels to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.
A popular choice in the Enkei rims range is the RPF1. These JDM wheels were developed using the same technology as the Formula One race wheel and incorporate a twin spoke design. This allows for better stress dispersion on curves, hard braking and also extreme driving. RPF1s are available in 15” up to 19” sizes and are offered in a variety of PCD and stud patterns.
NT03+M is designed with a perimeter brace ring that enhances the wheel strength so it’s able to resist deformation or distortion from outer forces, resulting in highly accurate steering response and longevity. The NT03+M also features a racing twin valve design which allows for accurate monitoring while adjusting the pressure for it’s tyres.
SSR Rims was founded in 1971 and released it’s first set of three piece wheels, the MK1. These JDM wheels have transcended time and are a very popular choice for tuners worldwide. Aluminium wheels were in high demand and resulted in the creation of JWL (Japan Light Alloy Wheel) Certification in 1973. The Japanese Government incorporates this certification on aluminium wheels to improve quality and safety and to also ensure the durability of aftermarket JDM wheels. JWL certification involves testing impact strength and endurance strength. SSR rims are always put through JWL testing before they are used on the street or track. SSR rims have always focused on manufacturing precise, lightweight, and strong wheels and will continue this tradition for years to come.
SSR JDM wheels are a great choice for maximising your vehicle’s performance and also its aesthetics be it for your daily driver or track car!
The Lexus sitting above has opted for a set of SSR rims SP3. SSR Professor SP3 JDM wheels are manufactured using the latest technologies in the design and manufacturing of its lightweight 3 piece wheels. The three piece JDM wheels are made up of an outer rim, inner rim, and center disc which allows SSR to offer wide range of offsets and ensures proper fitment specific to your vehicle.
This S2000 simply demands attention with its set of SSR rims. He has selected the SP1 range and it certainly does compliment the car. With weight and strength in mind, each section of the JDM wheels are engineered using separate grades and thickness of aluminium according to its purpose. SSR rims racing heritage and manufacturing innovations have allowed the creation of a 3 piece wheel that is both super lightweight and high in strength.
Established in 1973 Rays wheels are one of the holy grails of JDM wheels. They have forged strong trusting relationship with top race and tuning teams around the world, continually researching new materials and technologies to make the future racing Rays wheels a reality today. They are current wheel suppliers to winning factory race teams Honda, Nissan, Toyota, and Mazda in tough racing series such as Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, Japan Touring Car Championship, British Touring Car Championship, Formula 3000, and Formula 1.
Rays Engineering is a high-end JDM wheels manufacturer catering towards street and motor-sports. Rays has a range of high quality wheels to meet all needs and markets by consisting a wide range of sub-brands consisting of the notable flagship brand Volk Racing & Gram Lights Wheels. Rays strive to stay ahead of the competition by their innovative designs and high-tech forging processes that are exclusive just to Rays Engineering.
The Volk Racing TE37 wheel is the formidable flagship of Rays Engineering. It is a lightweight 6 spoke design with a wide variety of colours and finishes available. The lip and concave design can be subtle to very deep depending on the size and width of the rays wheels. The TE37 range comes in many sub categories such as the SL, RT, Ultra & many more & features optimum caliper clearance.
Another popular JDM wheels is the CE28N. It encompasses a thin 10 spoked design to show off those larger brakes. They also a feature a deep concave and lip in aggressive specifications and widths.
The AutoCraze Difference
Spice up your vehicle with a brand new set of JDM wheels! AutoCraze aims to bring you the best JDM wheels in the market, at the lowest prices possible. Our team consists of knowledgeable representatives who provide friendly service to cater for every customer’s needs and deliver the best JDM wheels. Here are a few reasons as to why you should shop with us:
1. 30 Days Money Back Guarantee on all JDM wheels
2. 100% Fitment Guarantee on all JDM wheels
3. Free Fitment & Balancing on all JDM wheels (with free installation kit)
4. All tyres are Australian Delivered Local Stock
5. All tyres have a new tyre build date
6. Over 300 Fitting & Balancing Partners Across Australia
7. Free Shipping Australia-wide* on all wheel and tyre packages
8. Wheel specialists and in house experts
9. Verified by Paypal Australia
10. Over 2400 tyres online
Visit our online store today to see the special deals we have on our JDM wheels, tyres and other car accessories to enhance your vehicle or alternatively give us a call on 1800 099 634.