Friday, May 25, 2012

A First in North America?

OK...I believe the newly minted Body Armor Nissan Frontier will soon be sporting what I believe will be the only set of Braid wheels on such a vehicle in North America.  I've only seen these wheels on Dakar and other offroad endurance racing vehicles in other parts of the globe.

They have been custom made (various offsets and bolt patterns are available) and imported from Spain via Paul Eddleston at Team Illuminata Motorsports. They combine a light weight and insanely strong build to be one of the top racing wheels in the world. More regularly seen in top flight Rally events, Braid wheels have been seen on six continents but uncommonly here and never to my knowledge on a Nissan Frontier (Navara??  Maybe...but not a Frontier).

I'll be putting them on the Body Armor racer in the next week and lowering the unsprung weight at each wheel by a couple pounds and improving the performance, durability and style of the truck at the same time.  Can't wait!

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