The guys at Judd wheels have gained a big reputation over the past few seasons for offering some of the most prestige-looking wheels around, but ones that come in at rather surprising, rock-bottom prices. It’s clear to see that this simple philosophy has served them well too, because it’s very much more of the same with their new, T325 wheel here.
Due to land this month, these huge, staggered 19 and 20-inchers offer a modern take on the classic split-five-spoke or ‘spider’ style that was perhaps most popular in the early ’90s. There’s been quite a resurgence of this style in the past year or so, but none have been offered in such a staggering range of fitments and offsets. It’s pretty obvious that Judd are certainly not messing about here!
There are three finishes available right out of the gate too, and they all seem to elevate the look of the T325 to something more like a custom-finished, forged monoblock, rather than an off-the-shelf cast rim.
The Candy Red version is an awesomelooking bit of kit for starters but, if you’re looking for something thoroughly subtle and classy, the ‘Smoke’ finish (which looks like a swish dark grey candy/pearl) is right up there with the most unusual new finishes we’ve seen for ages. In any case, making a cast rim look like it’s been hand carved out of gold-plated saffron is not an easy task, but there’s no way anyone would peg these as anything other than superexpensive hoops. And we like that. A lot.
Anyway, they’re obviously aimed at the larger Euro and Jap cruisers, but the point here is that, by using blank, elongated bolt recesses, they can be drilled to any stud pattern between 5×98 and 5×130. This, as we all know, covers every single 5-stud car, van and truck on the street. Which means, that as long as you have big enough arches to fill, these will fit without any problems. There’s not many rims that can say that either. Impressive stuff.
Priced from £994 (a set)
• Sizes: 8.5×19, 9.5×19 9.0×20, 10×20, 10.5×20
• PCD: ET20-35
• Offsets: 20-45
• Finishes: Liquid Gunmetal, Candy Red and Smoke
For more info see Judd Wheels