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4th Gen - Are these wheels anything special?

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Post by arif_manji » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:10 pm

Hi Guys,

I’m in the middle of restoring JDM 4th Gen and I bought it from a guy who imported years ago. It’s only got 64,000 miles on it and has come with these wheels. I want to know are these anything special? I.e. from Japan or are they Halfords special?

They’re called RAFFLES I think?

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Post by vanzep » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:43 pm

if you can take one wheel off and get some clear pics of any markings on the back it may help.
my piaa nakajima alloys had rmp cast into the back of the alloy - could hardly see it and it meant nothing to me at the time but i later learned rmp stood for Rays Master Pieces -just nice little bit of info ;)
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Post by wurlycorner » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:14 am

Hmm... Interesting.
Can't find anything about them on the internet.
As vanzep says, would be good to check if there are any other markings on the rear of the wheels, or in the centres under the caps.

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Post by arif_manji » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:51 pm

vanzep wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:43 pm
if you can take one wheel off and get some clear pics of any markings on the back it may help.
my piaa nakajima alloys had rmp cast into the back of the alloy - could hardly see it and it meant nothing to me at the time but i later learned rmp stood for Rays Master Pieces -just nice little bit of info ;)
Thanks Nick - ill take a wheel off next weekend and will have a look.
wurlycorner wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:14 am
Hmm... Interesting.
Can't find anything about them on the internet.
As vanzep says, would be good to check if there are any other markings on the rear of the wheels, or in the centres under the caps.
Nor could I, I find that very odd. I'll take the wheel off next weekend and have a proper look.
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Post by Drax » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:30 pm

2.2 JDM DOHC SI-VTEC LSD TCS 4WS ABS BB1 MANUAL 1992
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Post by wurlycorner » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:09 pm

Brilliant find, well done!

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Post by arif_manji » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:41 pm

Drax wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:30 pm
found this
https://www.centercapsdirect.com/Raffle ... c_875.html
Thanks mate! These do seem to be rare... and $99.99 for an alloy cap?!
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