CounterSpace Garage is the official dealer for TWS Forged wheels in North America. We had our first set of wheels brought in. These wheels were shipped via air freight and picked up directly from the airport. That's some epic shipping service right there.
We had a chance to do some initial inspection on the wheels and found some neat engineering touches that are only found on the best wheels in the world. So what does that mean? In fact, the reason behind TWS's greatness lies in the idea of developing, building, testing, manufacturing every single aspect of their wheels in their own facility. This allows them to control every possible aspect of their wheel design and continuously develop them from their decades of motorsports experience.
A clear observation of the center bolt pattern and pad shows some very impressive design intent. The design allows for a very strong mounting section showing a very rigid wheel's foundation and how it interacts with the hub. Notice the fine details at the bolting location.
The dimples that shed weight while maintaining rigidity are unique to high-end wheels. These dimples allow for maximum weight savings while maintaining structural integrity. Notice the bead knurling? That is to reduce tire slippage while the power is being put down, resulting in better grip performance. In fact, GM had to dig into their motorsports development team to introduce this sort of knurling to their Camaro Z28 wheels to reduce the amount of bead slip due to excessive gripping forces produced by the tire. This helps produce better acceleration, cornering, and braking characteristics overall. Can you name the other people who have the same technology in their wheels?
That's right folks, 14lbs and 9.0oz. That's quite light especially for an 18" wheel. The "Flat Gold" color isn't quite as flat as it seems. It's a shiny, satin metallic looking color that's not too flashy like 24k gold rings. What do you think? It looks mighty impressive to us!
Well there you have it. Some insight to a very exclusive wheel brought to you by CounterSpace Garage. Stay tuned for a custom offset dedicated to true driving enthusiasts seeking the very most out of their cars' performance!
Check out our available range of TWS Motorsport Forged wheels for Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ, Toyota Supra and many other cars.
CounterSpace Garage is proud to announce that we are the official dealer of TWS Forged wheels in North America for the import market. With this announcement, we would like to provide a brief introduction and history of TWS Forged wheels.
There are only a few wheel companies in the world that manufacture high quality wheels for the OEM, motorsports, and tuning markets. There are only a handful of wheels companies that develop real forged wheels. Some of the most notable forged wheels companies include BBS, Rays Engineering, OZ Racing, and Enkei Racing. Wait a minute, Enkei Racing? But I thought Enkei Racing only made cast wheels right? Well that is actually almost true. Enkei Racing only has one forged wheel available in the market and guess who they get their billet aluminum blanks from? That's right, TAN-EI-SYA Wheel Supply (TWS) Forged, also known as TWS Forged wheels.
TAN-EI-SYA is a manufacturing factory that possesses all the technological equipment to manufacture forged aluminum and magnesium alloy wheels. It possesses the capabilities to develop new materials utilizing their own foundry to mix and produce alloys that no other wheel company can boast. On top of that, all mold forgings, heat furnance, spinning, heat treatments, machining, surface finishes, and quality testing are all performed in-house and onsite. This means they source their own materials, develop their own alloys, and manufacture everything in one place. Talk about efficiency and tight quality control right?
This type of desired quality control of true engineered products is what drives TAN-EI-SYA to continue to develop high quality wheels for the OEM, motorsport, and tuning markets. In fact, they have been supplying forged magnesium blanks for Formula 1 since 1993! It was not until recently, TAN-EI-SYA decided to establish TAN-EI-SYA Wheel Supply Co., Ltd. to develop a tuning market for the tuners. Through this establishment, the TWS Forged brand was created in 2010 to bring forth true racing technology to the masses.
There is a lot to add about TWS, however, in lieu of brevity, we would like to show pictures of their iconic motorsports design (5 twin spoke) in action. The magnesium forged wheels are used on racecars including ALMS prototypes and Super GT.
Super GT cars photo courtesy of TWS Forged Motorsport website.
Check out the available TWS Forged Wheels for the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Toyota Supra and Civic Type R, among others. FYI, some 5x100 wheels will also fit on Subaru Impreza WRX / STI cars.