Picked up a really neat set of these a couple months back, and a brochure to match..!
14", Full Reverse mounting
2-piece welded construction
Marked as 'Ewing - Emotion' on the centrecap; so may have sat as a sub-model of the Ewing range. However it isn't listed as such in the Emotion catalogue, while also getting no mention at all in the period Ewing catalogue..
The Emotion name later became a sub-range of models from the late 90's to present; with wheels such as the CRkai, CR Kiwami, 11R, XT7, and XD9, all using the Emotion name.
Anyway, the 80's Work Emotion in detail..
Like the Ewing ones I wrote about recently, these are plastic. No provision for a locking mechanism, and like the SSR collars, these can only be mounted in one position on the wheel face..
The collar only mounts in one position, and the plate has the locating pin hole; so the plate is cleverly locked in one position on the face of the wheel.. not just lining up with the spokes.
A retaining clip holds the plate down onto the face, with the clip sitting in a groove on the collar.
Nice electropolished finish on the entire barrel, perfect weld, and good paint coverage.
Curious what the reason behind the 2-piece construction was, compared to the 3-piece setup used on the Ewing..
Really nicely printed, and naturally full of the some of the coolest cars in 1986.
An early BMW M535i on the cover suits the euro image of the wheel..
HR31 Nissan Skyline Passage GT.. with the TWIN CAM TURBO RB20DET...
..I think that'd be refined... but as for how you refine an expression to prepare for a suitable road..?
I'd say this is showing a compass was the inspiration for the design. Fair enough - yep, I can see that.
..But damn, I'm still waiting for that point in my life - just sitting at a polished wood desk.. with a compass, pencil, map of Munich.. and a random wheel sitting right over the top. Killing it.
available in 12" full reverse; then a larger face used in the 14" full reverse, and a larger face again used for the 15" (full reverse) and 16" reverse wheel.
The price list shows the 4x114.3 6JJx14 +40 Emotions above were 37,000yen each in 1986. Not particularly cheap.
For comparison; the Work Ewing and equivalent SSR EX-C in full reverse 1460 +40 were both also nearly 40,000yen a wheel..
Done. As always - damn that took a surprising amount of time!