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Old 04-28-2009, 04:45 AM   #1
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Looking to get some information on a set of wheels that I snagged off a parts car many moons back. I don't recall the year of the car they came off of or anything else about them, I've searched through a couple of wheel pic threads and come up with nothing. Looked all over the wheels and can't find a recognizable makers mark on them so hopefully someone around here has or has seen these particular wheels and can fill me in. Wanna get them restored and put on my 85 GSL to replace the 92's currently on her.

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This is the only mark I've found on any of the four aside from the 'M' or 'MC' that's on the centers.


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"JWL" = Japan Wheel League
So it's most likely from Japan...

Only thing "S.W' would mean to me is "Southern Way".


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JWL actually stands for Japan Light alloy Wheel Standard.

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"JWL" = Japan Wheel League
So it's most likely from Japan...

Only thing "S.W' would mean to me is "Southern Way".


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Thanks Ted. I just came across some pictures of 'Southern Way' wheels and they look almost identical but they have more lugs holding the centers in. I'll research them a little more indepth as soon as I can.


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Yeah, Southern Way is an old-school wheel manufacturer.
They make a bunch of styles.
I believe the above pic is a 16" or 15" wheel?
I believe your original pic is a 13" or 14" wheel?

My bad on the JWL info...
Miata_mx5 is right.


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Old 05-04-2009, 01:40 AM   #6
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Haven't had much time to do anymore research but I'm fairly certain they are Souther Way's, just a matter of finding my exact set I believe.

Thanks to everyone for their help.
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