Several years go I got rid of the JDM modified look the car used to have and reinstalled the original hood and bumper. The addition of the TwinZ Design ground effects keep in theme with the overall factory look. Today, in my opinion, this Supra further retains this “OE-plus” look—as I like to call it—with the addition of the newer-school, but also period-correct wheels. Like on the F40, I absolutely love the way the Brembos now fill the inner wheels. With the Profil-5 wheels installed, it just looks clean. The enhancements are subtle, and nothing appears overdone. I’ve had these “F50 caliper” 4-piston Brembo 355mm (14.0-in) kit on the car since 2003. They fit perfectly in here and still have a nice, solid pedal feel. With such old brakes on there, there weren’t readily available schematics avail so FIKSE Wheels took it upon itself to contact Brembo directly to make it was going to clear. It’s a tight fit (making it cooler looking up close). The front offset of +38mm. Those tires are Nitto NT101 sized 305/35-18s back there. The Profil-5 rear sports a 3-in lip and has a 57mm offset. As we can see, there is still plenty of wheel left. If I can make sure to clear the body, I may upgrade to 315s. After 18 years of ownership I’m in love with this car all over again. Here’s a picture of this actual Supra in pure, stock form as an original 1995 twin-turbo 6-speed. This was taken back in 2003, when I first started the project with Turbo and Hi Tech Performance Magazine. The new wheels maintain the theme that Toyota designers originally intended.
To better understand how FIKSE has acquired its new vigor, let’s meet Brant Gladstone, the CEO. His answers to my questions will be in italics throughout the remainder of the article, starting on the page. If you also want to see some of the FIKSE-equipped professional road-race cars and hotrods (as well as get a sneak peak into my next new project!), click on the next page!