Customer Spotlight: Chelsea’s S550 x Rotiform and Air Lift

The S550 Mustang was a huge hit for Ford, and for us as a company. Even our own Joe Hoye succumbed to Bald Eagle Fever and got himself a S550 GT as well! When we think of the new S550 we think progress. Finally a Mustang with the fit and finish to go with the look and the power.

Chelsea wanted to have a flush, drive-able set up that retained performance while going low and a unique set of wheels to really complete her look. We knew right away air ride was going to be a nice compliment for her, especially with the wheel choice pick! 3 piece concave Rotiform KPS. One of the most unique split 5 spoke designs we have to offer. Now, onto the details of her set up!

Wheel Style:
Rotiform KPS 
3 piece forged concave 
Rear Load Rim Parts 

Finishes:
Matte black face 
Gloss black lip 
Gold bolts
Black inner barrel 
Red caps

Specs:
19×10 et40
19×11 et48

Car:
2017 Mustang GT
Cut for 6 piston OEM Brembo Brakes
Air Lift Performance Suspension front and rear with 3p Management w/ 3/8″ lines

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Owner: @chelsealynn_18
Photographer: @leos550

Customer Spotlight: MKIV R32 x Rotiform CHD-T x Air Lift Performance

The R32 is the car that got me into modding cars. It was the most influential part of mid-twenties. The adventures with the R32 of my own were endless, including meeting my now wife; a special car for a special place in my heart. 3.2 liters of a VR6 24v exiting a dual exhaust mated to a 6-speed transmission and Haldex AWD. This car was my drug of choice in my mid-twenties.

I have known Mikey Wynkoop a long time now. We have worked together on a few of his cars; but NEEDLESS to say, this is my favorite. The goal was a clean, functional stance on air. The car was a clean slate and IMMACULATE — one of the best examples I have seen in recent years.

Onto the important stuff: when we think of Volkswagen, Rotiform is just a natural suggestion. We wanted something unique. The idea of the FUC was tossed around, but when Mikey and I landed on the CHD-T by Rotiform we knew that was it.

When it came to the air ride, we wanted performance and reliability. For that, we tend to gravitate toward Air Lift Performance Series and 3P management. Mikey’s car is exactly that.

Wheel Design:
Rotiform CHD-T
3-piece concave, rear load rim parts

Finishes:
Matte silver faces
Matte silver lips
Black bolts
Matte black center window
Black barrel

Specs:
18×9 et27 Front
18×10 et24 Rear
5×100
57.1 CB

Car info: 
2004 VW R32
Stock brakes
Air Lift Suspension
3P Management
Performance Series fronts
Slam Series rears
Bilstein shocks

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @b_stouffs
Owner: @mikey_wyn

Customer Spotlight – Devhan’s 2015 STI x Rotiform LVS X Air Lift

When you start a build you know it will change over time. This isn’t put first encounter with Devhan’s. His first set of wheels came from us when he first bagged the car with us. A killer combo to say the least. A full Air Lift 3P kit matched with Cast Rotiform KPS in 18×9.5 et25 to clear the huge OEM STI brakes. A VERY attractive set up.

Cast Rotiform Available Here

That is when Devhan knew he wanted to step it up. He wanted his “forever” wheels if you will, if there is such a thing! With his STI, I think we found just that. We decided on the Rotiform LVS.

Rotiform LVS
18×10.5 et15 front
18×10.5 et20 rear
Polished Rose Gold Face
Chrome Lip
Chrome Hardware

Just like that, his forever wheels became a reality! Enjoy some pics and video of his set up. Devhan is running what we call aggressive fitment for the VA WRX/STI Chassis. He is running about -3° Degrees camber up front and about -7° in the rear with stretched 225/40r18 tires. This is what we call PERFECT FITMENT. Enjoy!

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Forged Rotiform LVS x Air Lift Performance

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Shop Rotiform Cast Here
Shop Rotiform Forged Here

Photography by Evan @Xolfy | @RankedMedia

Hello E46 M3

Photos and words by Melissa Curtis (@missamagnificent)

Over the past few months we’ve been working on our new shop project: the BMW E46 M3. James has been talking about owning one for what feels like ages now. When we found an Alpine White 2003 in a six-speed manual local, he jumped on the opportunity. It wasn’t long before he started making it his own:

So far he has put in Status Gruppe SRS coilers with 8/9k springs and adjustable pillow ball camber mounts along with SPC rear control arms.

When it came to the wheels, he already had the set in mind pre-picked out. We threw on a set of custom Rotiform LVSs in a concave three-piece front-load forged configuration. The faces are powered coated in matte black; while the lips, barrels, and bolts were all done in gloss black. As for sizing goes, they are 18 x 9.5 et22 in the front and 18 x 11 et17 in the rear. The current tire selection to wrap these beauties in are 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 Hankooks.

Performance-wise, we have a full Status Gruppe exhaust with hatless headers, rasp reduction section 1, SCZA section 3 with titanium tips. The car also has the Eventuri CSL carbon intake, a TTFS customer tune, Auto Solutions 30% reduction short throw with the ultimate package and race bearings.

In the short amount of time that he’s had it, we brought it to Precision Auto in Nashua for a full respray after putting on the Status Gruppe CSL front and rear lip along with some color matched side markers.

Cheers for everything else to come!

 

Looking for these wheels?
Here’s a link: Rotiform LVS (forged multi-piece)

@forevr_the_sickest_kid x Mini Clubman

Photos and words by Melissa Curtis (@missamagnificent)

Spring is naturally a magical time of year for car enthusiast. Time to put away that daily driver, wipe the dust (or car cover) off of your sleeping beauty (err, car), and throw on that new set of wheels. Yes, the ones you have been waiting all winter for: it’s time to treat yo’self.I spent the winter longing for warmer days and lowered cars. Now that show season is back, I will fully appreciate every last ounce of craziness.

Josh’s MINI Clubman on Rotiform BLQ-Ts was a project Wheel Lab was working on. Naturally, I would be the one to shoot it since it’s a local customer car.

I’ve always been more of a traditional “vanilla” set of wheels type of person, but this particular set is now one of my favorites that I’ve seen on a car. It’s far from your traditional three piece wheel, polished lip, brushed/silver face (yes, yes, I’m super guilty of that on a personal level).

Before I keep rambling on, I present to you this blue beauty on rose-copper BLQ-T two-piece wheels:

Looking for these wheels?
Here’s a link: Rotiform BLQ-T (forged Multi-piece)

Greetings from Miami

Photos by Sergio Ramirez
@hai_cheo

One of the cool things about my job is getting to hear about the finished product for weeks, getting hyped up about it, and then finally getting the chance to see it. I’m sure you’d also get excited to know about things that not many others know about. When James told me that we were getting a set of wheels for an M4 down in Miami, I knew this would be good.

When I first heard about the project, it was cold and gloomy up in New England. My camera had developed a coat of dust and I didn’t expect it to come out anytime soon. I joked [but was semi-serious] that I should get flown down there so that I could shoot it. Obviously that didn’t work out, but instead, we got a local photographer (@hai_cheo) to send us some awesome visuals.

The wheels in question? Rotiform LVS, flat faced, brushed faces with brushed lips and gold hardware. Absolutely stunning!

Have you ever seen a set of pictures that amps you up for something? That’s what happened to me with this set. Even though it was cold around me, I cannot wait for the snow to melt and for me to be able to see more like this.

For the full set: click here