Customer Spotlight: BC Forged LE10 x Air Lift – Hunter’s B8.5 A4

The B8 chassis is one we know inside and out. A platform we have personally experienced 3 times over in the past! Probably the best A4/S4 chassis ever made in our opinion. When Hunter wanted something unique, didn’t break the bank and had custom finishes, BC Forged really stood out to us. The LE10 in particular was what we decided upon.

3-5 weeks to your door, no up-charges on custom finishes and some KILLER designs. Now, onto the details! Like seeing what you can expect getting? BC is great about that. Check out this 2D Drawing of Customer’s Wheels (48 hrs after purchase this is sent to all BC Forged customers)

Want to see your custom wheels BEFORE they ship? BC has your back there too! Completion Photo: (Sent for every set 3-4 weeks after order)

Wheel Style:
BC Forged LE10
Register Shift Face

Finishes:
Brushed bronze lip
Matte Gunmetal face 
Black hardware

Specs:
19×10 et35
More Aggressive rear lip/concave

Car:
B8.5 Audi A4
Stock S4 brakes 
Air Lift

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension:Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Owner: @hunter_c99
Photographer: @mbsh00ts

TAX SEASON SALE: Air Lift Performance – 15% off and FREE SHIPPING!

15% Off + Free Shipping
Sale Period: 02/14/2020 – 03/31/2020
No coupon needed
Click here to shop

Wheel Lab is proud to announce our annual Tax Season Sale with Air Lift Performance. Drive tall, park low, never compromise functionality or performance again! This year we are doing 15% off with free shipping on full kits and management packages.

For more information on compatibility, best options, and experience please feel free to contact us for more details! Our trained staff will assist in setting your car up properly!

Air Lift – No Coupon Needed 15% Off Tax Sale: Shop Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Wheel Lab would also like to give a friendly shoutout to:

Our good friend and customer: @nijurx

Killer photography by: @mediabyjm

Amazing ad design by: @naterrill

Customer Spotlight: Chelsea’s S550 x Rotiform and Air Lift

The S550 Mustang was a huge hit for Ford, and for us as a company. Even our own Joe Hoye succumbed to Bald Eagle Fever and got himself a S550 GT as well! When we think of the new S550 we think progress. Finally a Mustang with the fit and finish to go with the look and the power.

Chelsea wanted to have a flush, drive-able set up that retained performance while going low and a unique set of wheels to really complete her look. We knew right away air ride was going to be a nice compliment for her, especially with the wheel choice pick! 3 piece concave Rotiform KPS. One of the most unique split 5 spoke designs we have to offer. Now, onto the details of her set up!

Wheel Style:
Rotiform KPS 
3 piece forged concave 
Rear Load Rim Parts 

Finishes:
Matte black face 
Gloss black lip 
Gold bolts
Black inner barrel 
Red caps

Specs:
19×10 et40
19×11 et48

Car:
2017 Mustang GT
Cut for 6 piston OEM Brembo Brakes
Air Lift Performance Suspension front and rear with 3p Management w/ 3/8″ lines

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Words by: James T. Curtis
Owner: @chelsealynn_18
Photographer: @leos550

Customer Spotlight: MKIV R32 x Rotiform CHD-T x Air Lift Performance

The R32 is the car that got me into modding cars. It was the most influential part of mid-twenties. The adventures with the R32 of my own were endless, including meeting my now wife; a special car for a special place in my heart. 3.2 liters of a VR6 24v exiting a dual exhaust mated to a 6-speed transmission and Haldex AWD. This car was my drug of choice in my mid-twenties.

I have known Mikey Wynkoop a long time now. We have worked together on a few of his cars; but NEEDLESS to say, this is my favorite. The goal was a clean, functional stance on air. The car was a clean slate and IMMACULATE — one of the best examples I have seen in recent years.

Onto the important stuff: when we think of Volkswagen, Rotiform is just a natural suggestion. We wanted something unique. The idea of the FUC was tossed around, but when Mikey and I landed on the CHD-T by Rotiform we knew that was it.

When it came to the air ride, we wanted performance and reliability. For that, we tend to gravitate toward Air Lift Performance Series and 3P management. Mikey’s car is exactly that.

Wheel Design:
Rotiform CHD-T
3-piece concave, rear load rim parts

Finishes:
Matte silver faces
Matte silver lips
Black bolts
Matte black center window
Black barrel

Specs:
18×9 et27 Front
18×10 et24 Rear
5×100
57.1 CB

Car info: 
2004 VW R32
Stock brakes
Air Lift Suspension
3P Management
Performance Series fronts
Slam Series rears
Bilstein shocks

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here
Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Wheels: Purchase Here
Suspension: Purchase Here

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos: @b_stouffs
Owner: @mikey_wyn

Customer Spotlight: R35 GTR From Static to Air – Brenden Bohm

Who doesn’t love the R35 GTR. One of the MOST modded Japanese cars with unreal potential for horsepower. When Brenden approached us for a set of wheels to compliment his R35, we were happy to help. We sell wheels in A LOT of budgets for A LOT of different cars, tastes, needs, etc. Our customer here wanted functional fitment, a clean style, a unique color and did not want to obliterate his budget. The Rohana RFX series came immediately to mind.

Wheel Design:
Rohana RFX11 – Brushed Bronze

Wheel Specs:
20×10.5 et38
20×12 et22

Needless to say the car LOOKED amazing static, but we were NOT done there. Brenden and myself knew from the get go air suspension was the target. The R35 Kit from Air Lift is particularly impressive mated with 3P or 3H management. Proven to perform BETTER than the OEM magnetic suspension on the track. We knew this was the perfect compliment to drive low, and drive hard when he wanted.

If you have any more questions or would like pricing on this set up please visit the links below or Contact us immediately!

Wheels: Purchase Here
Full Air Kit: Purchase Here

Contact Us:
978-219-9060 | sales@wheellab.us

Now enjoy a few more images of this super clean R35.

Wheels: Purchase Here
Full Air Kit: Purchase Here

Words by: James T. Curtis
Photos/owner: @brenbo_

In Review: B8 Audi Platform Air Lift Performance Kit

In Review: B8/8.5 Air Lift Performance Kit. A kit we know incredibly well from our personal stint with our own 2011 Audi S4 shop project. A car I personally revered as closely as my 2004 VW R32 that until the S4 skid into my life WAS the coolest car I have ever owned.

S4 Project: 2011 Audi S4
Air Lift Performance Suspension with Air Lift Rear Shocks
19×10 et31 Work Meister S1 with 245/35r19 tucked quite nicely
Factory Camber Adjustment: MAXED

Air Lift Kit Available Here
Work Meister S1 3 piece available here
102MM AWE Touring STUFFED into a factory B8 rear valance. Just had to share.
Photos via: Dario at YPAS

With so much seat time in this car we became experts quickly with the B8 community. This covers a VAST amount of cars which we had three as shop cars. The B8 S4 and B8.5 SQ5 and A4. So we essentially tested each kit 3 ways across a few B8 Platforms. The results were awesome.

Drive high, park low. Retain the same level of performance of a traditional coilover system. BC Racing essentially makes the body, internals and top mount to Air Lift’s specifications. So you truly get the performance of one of the most popular coilovers we sell the BC BR series.

Brendan our sales intern’s B8.5 K04 A4
Air Lift Performance x Rohana RC10 in 20×10 et33 with a 255/30r20
Photo Via: Melissa Curtis
Sam our international sales manager’s SQ5 on 22×10.5 Rotiform BUCs
Air Lift Performance x Rotiform BUC Forged
Photo Via: Mike Burns

This is just a platform we love and reverse as one of the best Audi platforms in modern time. Feel free to pick our brains anytime with personalized advice. All of these cars feature 3/8″ lines and the air lift performance rear shocks with the exception of the SQ5.

We wanted to test out a Bilstein adjustable and went that direction. We also had shortened spindles sourced from friends in the industry and some serious body mods done to get it this low. The SQ5 was a bit more involved than meets the eye. We will showcase more of this project at a later date.

These kits performed as expected. Stiffer than stock, but no bounce. Daily driving, Performance driving, traffic, terrible Boston roads… you name it we drove it. I would not have preferred any other set up in my car for suspension. Driving a lowered car otherwise static on treacherous northeastern city roads was just not an option for me with the S4. It was TOO nice of a car.

I personally rode my car around 80/60 PSI with a pressure based management system. This was my around town height on the works, 70/55 was pretty slammed and rode a little more harsh but still not bad. I set the compression 2 clicks up in front and 4 clicks up in back. I drive pretty hard. We did drag and road course days with this car and beat the ever living sh*t out of this air lift kit in testing. It took everything I could throw at it, and even turned an 11.93 at 118 MPH time at NE Dragway here in NH. On Air Lift.

My car at time time was running V2 (not my favorite) and by the time 3P was coming out, I was moving on to another project. My E46 M3 (story for another time).

The 3p/3h system is the management we recommend and mainly sell. Lifetime warranty, amazing weather testing, adaptability and ease of use. Those are the reasons we are borderline obsessed with selling this product. Its literally so easy and reliable its hard to want to recommend alternatives.

In closing, we do a lot of B8’s and Audi’s in general. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation! Email sales@wheellab.us or call 978-219-9060

Kit available for purchase here: Click to Shop B8 Air Lift

Story by James Curtis
Owner – Wheel Lab

Here We R [Again]

Photos/Video by Melissa Curtis
@missamagnificent

Over the winter, we picked up a 2015 Golf R. It didn’t take long before a wheel choice was made,  a trunk setup was drawn up, and parts were ordered. You see, this isn’t the first R in the Curtis family. The generations of different Rs and R32s have a special place in our heart here at Wheel Lab. Our original was the infamous Tornado Red MKIV that was spray bombed “Urban Camo” by our good friend Benji. It was set up for the track finely tuned with every possible suspension modification that you could think of under the sun.

This time, we took a bit of a different approach.

Melissa took it to photoshop to decide on the car’s first set of wheels.It didn’t take long for us to speak with our friends at Air Lift and Rotiform about what we wanted to do.

Alas, we decided to put in the order for a square set of 19×9 et42 Rotiform WRWs and then the waiting began.

As the anticipated ship date of the wheels approached, the snow began to melt. Our good friend Dan Pendleton (@danjpendleton) listened to our idea and got to work like a mad scientist in his laboratory, ahem, garage. Dan is an absolute genius and is extremely meticulous about what he does. With the help of our friend Al (@kap0ne), the car was put together – trunk setup and all – just in time for Dustoff.

We absolutely cannot thank Dan and Al enough for all of the hard work that they put into making our vision a reality. Cheers to the start of a wonderful new project!

(more…)

@forevr_the_sickest_kid x Mini Clubman

Photos and words by Melissa Curtis (@missamagnificent)

Spring is naturally a magical time of year for car enthusiast. Time to put away that daily driver, wipe the dust (or car cover) off of your sleeping beauty (err, car), and throw on that new set of wheels. Yes, the ones you have been waiting all winter for: it’s time to treat yo’self.I spent the winter longing for warmer days and lowered cars. Now that show season is back, I will fully appreciate every last ounce of craziness.

Josh’s MINI Clubman on Rotiform BLQ-Ts was a project Wheel Lab was working on. Naturally, I would be the one to shoot it since it’s a local customer car.

I’ve always been more of a traditional “vanilla” set of wheels type of person, but this particular set is now one of my favorites that I’ve seen on a car. It’s far from your traditional three piece wheel, polished lip, brushed/silver face (yes, yes, I’m super guilty of that on a personal level).

Before I keep rambling on, I present to you this blue beauty on rose-copper BLQ-T two-piece wheels:

Looking for these wheels?
Here’s a link: Rotiform BLQ-T (forged Multi-piece)