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Everything you need to know: Desmond Regamaster Evo II wheels are back

Regamaster Evo II
Regamaster Evo II wheels are back

Desmond wheels have decided to bring back arguably one of the most iconic wheels in the import car scene.

First, Spoon brought back the SW388 and now it looks like Desmond is ready to cash in on the nostalgia as well. According to Desmond Wheels off of their official website, they’re bringing back the Desmond Regamaster Evo II wheel. Initially, their website is accepting pre-orders for 18-inch wheels but according to ICB Matt off of Instagram and some people I’ve been interacting with online, at the very least, 15″, 16″, and 17″ wheels will be available as well.

Although this information has been known for a couple of weeks now, ICB Motorsports went ahead and threw on a pre-production set on a brand new Honda Civic Type R and debuted that setup at the annual Eibach Meet in Southern California. Check out that car below! It looks so good!

There’s also a red Honda Civic Type R rocking the pre-production wheels and it one things for sure, these 18″ wheels looks WAY better than the stock 20″ wheels.

Right now, as mentioned, 18″ wheels are available in the following offsets and prices

  • 18×9.5 +45 5×120 $2849+$135 shipping
  • 18×9.5 +45 5×114.3 $2849+$135 shipping
  • 18×10.5 +22 5×114.3 $2999+$175 shipping
  • 18×10.5 +35 5×114.3 $2999+$155 shipping

If you’d like to inquire about other sizes and offsets ahead of time and live in the United States, go ahead and e-mail ICB Motorsports at help@icbmotorsports.com.

If you’re wondering about center caps, although I haven’t come across official information that they’ll also include center caps, since they were optional before I can’t imagine they wouldn’t offer them as optional this time around as well.

Not only did Desmond drop a couple of widths and offsets for 18″ wheels, they also dropped some technical information about the wheels themselves.

  • Forged- Each wheel at Desmond starts as a solid piece of 6061Aluminum. The forging process begins as the piece is compressed at 8,000 tons of pressure which develops the basic shape of the wheel. From there each wheel is machined to our precise specs and tolerances, thereby creating a true masterpiece.
  • Lightweight– When designing a high-performance wheel such as the Regamaster Evo II it is important to be lightweight as well as strong. Each wheel is designed first for strength and second for lightweight. This results in each wheel size being as strong and lightweight as possible for motorsports use.
  • Design– Designing a wheel that looks amazing is a challenge. Desmond set out develop wheels that are superior in design, strength, light weight and rigidity. The result is a truly balanced wheel designed for motorsports use that is equally capable of looking great on a street car.
  • Made in Japan– All wheels made in Japan by Taneisya. Taneisya has a strong motorsports wheel manufacturing background and has supplied Formula One wheels since 1993
  • Heritage– Following a classic design Desmond wanted to maintain the look and style of the original Regamaster EVO wheels while using the technology available today to provide larger sizes, lower offsets, lighter weights, strength, and rigidity. The all-new Regamaster Evo II wheels follow the classic lines while providing you with a modern wheel. A true remix on a classic that exceeds expectations
  • BBK Fitment– In today’s market big brakes are the standard. As OEM manufactures to produce more cars with large brakes it is necessary to produce wheels for big brake fitment. When used in motorsports it is necessary to upgrade to a high-performance braking system. Each Regamaster Evo II wheel is designed with this in mind from the very beginning.
  • Knurled Bead Seat– In order to prevent tire slippage, (the tire rotating on the rim) each Regamaster Evo II rim is knurled. This knurling of the tire bead seat improves the contact patch between the tire and the rim.

So, although the initial price might be a tad expensive for the import crowd, there’s a good reason these wheels have stood the test of time to begin with. They’re a quality wheel, plain and simple.

Desmond Regamaster Evo II wheels are back!

Keep an eye on this page as I’ll update it as information comes in.


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