The Tanaka alloy wheel is named after the Tanaka International, also known as the Okayama International Circuit, built in 1992 as a private track race for the wealthy in a remote area of Japan. In 1994 and 1995, this circuit hosted the Formula One Pacific Grand Prix.
The Tanaka is manufactured using a highly advanced production technique called Rotary Forging. The rim of the wheels is forged at high pressure while the wheel is spun at high speed. This alters the molecular structure and enhances the strength of the alloy. The benefit is a much lighter weight than a regular cast wheel. Most importantly, the weight saving is in the outer rim of the wheel which dramatically reduces rotational mass and enhances vehicle performance.
TSW has an absolutely staggering array of staggered wheel applications. Several sizes carry as many as three different widths for the perfect fitment. Staggered wheels are available in sizes from 17" to 22" staggered wheel applications. Staggered applications mean a wider wheel on the rear of the car, and consequently, a wider tire and deeper concave or larger lip on the back of the car. Many of the wheels are available in hyper black and hyper silver paint finishes with machine cut lips (often referred to as diamond cut or mirror cut). Although chrome is becoming more popular with TSW enthusiasts, hyper black wheels and hyper silver wheels dominate the current TSW wheel lineup.
TSW wheels are sold with hub centric rings to ensure a vibration-free ride. TSW wheels are manufactured to extremely high standards that often significantly exceed the industry norm, resulting in a smoother, better handling ride.
Contact Shoreline today for specific recommendations for your vehicle, or for more finish options and pricing. We can also furnish a complete wheel & tire package, if desired. Prices vary by size and finishes, and start at $225 per wheel, please inquire.