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#36586
WORK releases CR Ultimate 8 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 314
In my opinion it can be hard to find "friendly wheels" for the MR2 Mk2. When I say friendly, I mean wheels that fit have sizes and offsets that suit the car well.

While some people are happy to run rubber bands for tires IMO 17" rims on the MK2 give the best compromise between performance, comfort, and price. I have been drawn to WORK wheels recently as they seem to have a good catalog of rims and in particular rims that are in the 17" size and Mk2 friendly offsets. I went through an excercise of checking RAYS rims and whilst they are quite handsome in design they tend to only be available in Mk2 friendly offsets in a 18, 19 or 20inch rim!

Anyway I was excited to see this new release on the WORK website as it's keeping choice open for MR2 drivers....

from here: www.workwheelsusa.com/news-post.php?article=88


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Recently WORK Wheels released their latest addition to the Emotion series, the WORK Emotion CR Ultimate (known as the CR "Kiwami" in Japan). The CR Ultimate is a redesigned wheel, pulling inspiration from its predecessor. The two wheels may appear similar in general look, but upon further inspection there are a host of upgrades.

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On the left is the WORK Emotion CR Kai and on the right is the WORK Emotion CR Ultimate. The CR Ultimate now has an available centercap (in low type and flat type). Unfortunately this centercap will not fit in the CR Kai, as the CR Kai was produced to not accept a centercap.

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Due to its new release, the CR Ultimate is able to benefit from the latest in WORK Wheels manufacturing capabilities. The CR Ultimate uses a new process called WORK Flowforming Technology (WFT). This treatment allows WORK to reduce the barrel thickness without compromising strength and integrity of the barrel. As a result, the CR Ultimate is on average ~2 lbs. lighter versus the CR Kai.


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While both wheels shown are called "Matte Bronze," they are actually two different paint codes. The CR Kai (left) is the Matte Bronze (MHG) finish, while the CR Ultimate (right) is Matte Bronze (AHG) finish. In addition, this shot shows the increased spoke edging of the CR Ultimate vs. the CR Kai.

One fine detail is the CR Ultimate has raised lettering on the face of the wheel. Besides the "WORK Emotion" shown in the top right, the CR Ultimate also proudly sports "Made in Japan" raised lettering on another portion of the face (not shown).


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This side shot gives a good comparison between the increased concave face of the CR Ultimate. As shown, the lug area of the CR Ultimate sits lower than the CR Kai, resulting in an aggressively curved spoke. The CR Ultimate comes in Flat Face, Semi Concave Face, and Deep Concave face. The face is dependant upon the sizing chosen, please refer to the sizing chart here for more details. Please again note that the wheels shown in these images are 18x9.5 (Deep Concave).

We hope that this article has helped to see the upgrades that WORK Wheels has done to provide the latest and most advanced product.


Sizes chart:

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I think these ROCK! What do you think?
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#36587
Re: WORK releases CR Ultimate 8 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 217
looks pretty sexy to me too Quan

would they still work OK on left hand drive cars though

seriously though, are you thinking about a set?
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Re: WORK releases CR Ultimate 8 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 129
Yip very nice wheel
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Re: WORK releases CR Ultimate 8 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 314
Spanky wrote:
looks pretty sexy to me too Quan

would they still work OK on left hand drive cars though

seriously though, are you thinking about a set?


I have my eyes on a different WORK emotion wheel set, but these are MR2 friendly so thought I would post up about them when I saw the news.
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Re: WORK releases CR Ultimate 8 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 154
These wheels do look nice.
The weight aspect of the wheels really appeals to me as well!
Are you giving up on the 03's then Quandry?
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Re: WORK releases CR Ultimate 8 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 314
The 03 project is parked temporarily. Will pick that up again next year.

For now I'm just dreaming about wheels... cause I'm broke.
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#36613
Re: WORK releases CR Ultimate 8 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 154
I hear that!
I was planning to have my wheels already but other things have come up and now i'll have to just wait til after christmas
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