We have finally got round to adding the FOM Performance range of forged 3 piece wheels to our website, we have been meaning to get this up online for so long with time being the main hold up along with waiting on some decent imagery to display the product, but as they say perfection takes time.

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FOM Performance 3 piece Forged Wheels

FOM Performance wheels are a European based manufacturer so that was a huge plus point for wanting to partner with them, another was the fact they manufacture in-house, which is another huge plus as the lead times are slashed by comparison to the competition, especially with 3 piece wheel manufacturing which can run into 6 and 8 weeks, some cases even longer, and that’s the beauty of this range of wheels, not only are the designs fantastic but the lead time and price is also part of the winning ingredient of custom manufactured 3 piece wheels.

As with any 3 piece wheel manufacturer a mixture of good designs, finishes and applications are key to a successful brand and FOM do not disappoint, with most vehicles being catered for to include one off bespoke applications and various centre locks that are on the open market, all the designs start at 17" size from a 6" width up to a 13" and plus widths, they also offer 18" 19" and 20" in the same widths and applications with a huge range of finishes, they pretty much have every design to suit all tastes, flat or concave centre profiles with reverse or stepped outer lip options.

One of our favourite designs is the Weave, and old school style mesh wheel, and we are quite partial to a mesh design, especially when it looks this good, so we are pretty please that the all new Speedwells 280ZX V8 Turbo will be wearing this design in 17" and 18" configuration, and the build spec is pretty epic reading with a 9x17 up front and a 12x18 sitting at the rear with some huge negative offsets and extremely large outer rims, it’s a build we have been craving to see finish ever since our good friend Iby started it.

For more details on price, design, lead time and what we can offer you with the unique range of FOM Forged wheels get in touch with the VAD team, we are ready and waiting to enhance your build.

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The Porsche 996 has always be the 911 chassis which Porsche enthusiast seemed to like or loathe, the marmite of the Porsche line up, personally we love it, we have no issues with the front headlights which is the most talked about area of the car as this is the area that people dislike, but you only have to look at cars like the DP Motorsport 996 DP5 to see what you can do to the 996 look, admittedly that look comes at a huge expense, but you can do such a lot to the 996 model and make it look stunning for a relatively small price.

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Porsche 996 GT2R Evolution wide body

Carbon Fibre Wide Body aero kit for Porsche 996 Chassis

For the standard 996 C2 or C4 narrow body we offer the slant nose, which some will love because you lose the oem front light set up, for the wider C4 or Turbo we offer our very own super GT2R Evolution wide body that give the wider Porsche cars an even more aggressive look, available in light weight carbon fibre or our all new cloth based GRP, so let’s look at the GT2R evo aero upgrade and see what you get in the conversion.

The front bumper is a wider RSR/ GT2R affair that is mated to a pair of much wider front fenders with huge extensions moulded in ready to house 10.5” to 11” wheels, you can even fit a 12” front set up if you can find the correct road tyres, but be warned this is a very aggressive set up that is really only needed for an out right track car, for road use we recommend a 10.5x18 with a 275/35R18 tyre. The side skirts connect these huge front blisters to an even larger rear quarter flare that can house wheels 14x18 wide sitting on 335/30R18 or 345/30r18 rear tyres which mate to a wider Turbo style vented rear bumper, aggressive diffuser, ducktail engine cover with a choice of rear wing assembly, it all adds up to a nice little super wide 996 aero conversion that will turn heads, even the heads that dislike the 996 in its o.e.m disguise, 19" wheels can also be used for this conversion if required.

For those that want to enhance or even lose weight from the 996, we also offer, carbon roof replacement, carbon fibre light weight doors, polycarbonate windows, front hoods, and a stunning carbon rood scoop with light weight rear window.

Want to know more about our Porsche 996 aero upgrades …then get in touch and see what we can do for you.

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Wheels maketh the car right, so it’s important to choose not just the right design but the right wheel brand and with so many wheel brands on the market where do you start, which is a difficult choice for us, so I can only imagine what that’s like for you the customer, that is looking to make or break their build, and it really is a mine field of good and not so good product.

Over the last couple of years, we have become very disgruntled with the wheel brands we have been involved with that are manufactured stateside, as the loyalty, quality and customer service seems to have gone backwards, as the wheel market shrinks with new wheel brands that seem to open on a weekly basis, which is having an impact on the larger brands as they push for more sales, so its numbers over brand quality.

We have already covered our forged range of magnesium wheels, along with the brands we source from Japan which are some of our favourite wheel brands, and it helps that the Japanese are so easy to deal with and quality over quantity is what they are renown for, which is us to a tee, but we are happy to say we are adding a fresh high quality brand to the VAD line up and its home grown to, right here in the UK, 3SDM.


We have been chatting to Dylan the owner for a while, buying some of his cast wheels for our Mini R56 wide flare conversions and although they supply a few companies around the UK, we will not only be offering the 3SDM brand, but working with them on other exciting products, whilst they will also be making some of our own VAD wheel designs, and all on our door step, which is a huge bonus.

Lead time are the usual 4 to 6 weeks, which can grow depending on how busy the factory is, but we aim to half that by finishing our own wheels, that will be done exclusively by our wheel refinishing partners Speedwells who are based in Birmingham not too far from the VAD HQ.

A full option list of size, width and finish is available with every PCD and offset catered for, to include centre lock, new and old, as well as bespoke applications and limited exclusive production runs, we will also be working with the team on our own unique wheel designs, so keep an eye out for further details and if you require an information on the line up and what’s coming over the next few months, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

It's all in the details... 3SDM Forged 3 piece wheels

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