TST Podcast #308 – Matt Crooke of Fifteen52 Wheels

Matt Crooke was running a tuning company’s operations at age 16, and today is the lead designed of one of the most famous wheel companies around: Fifteen52 Wheels. You’ve seen his work spinning in piles of smoke , while attached to the Hoonicorn, or other Ken block creations. Today we sit down with the man behind those awesome styles.

This episode is available in downloadable audio only format on iTunes, Google Play, wherever you get podcasts, or at the host site,


IG: https://www.instagram.com/mattcrooke


  1. Post By theunknown302


  2. Post By calvin Kulick

    I've been looking for a set of snowflakes since I got my Gli 3 years ago. No luck

  3. Post By Alberto Laita

    I know someone in Spain who does actually rally one of those SLCBaller car

  4. Post By saavaa

    Loved this podcast, you two should make one every month or something. Matt is super interesting to listen.

  5. Post By xxfcdrift3sxx

    Tim said he worked at the slot car track in ocean city, md in high school. I live in oc and went there when I was a kid, The track closed and there’s a bagel place or something there now. Did he go to Stephen Decatur high school?

  6. Post By thee Mitchi

    2:15:55 it's actually in Germany :)

  7. Post By slade420

    tell matt to lease a jetta for $90 a month.

  8. Post By Tom Clarke

    Is that a Metro? Not even close. It's a poojoe 206. Still no cigar, it's a Peugeot 306.

  9. Post By N Hoff

    When Matt clowns on APRs Stage 3 Golf R! LoL!

  10. Post By Homan Abedini

    The moment I heard Gatebil I thought of the Volvo V70 rescue vehicle that has white Tarmacs

  11. Post By MX304


  12. Post By MX304

    Matt, is this the slammed on bags 280 you spoke of? https://youtu.be/EgL5OhYF0k4

  13. Post By Ryan Niver

    The "while you're in there" is the most true comment ever during a build….

  14. Post By Ron 25 -

    matt i love you but this is most boring podcast ever.

  15. Post By johnny5finger

    People in America have forgotten a old saying……….A fool and his money are soon parted. Some people may look back when they are 75 and wonder where their money is.Even the banks consider any car a liability rather than an asset.

  16. Post By Wyatt W

    dude your plugs are sooooooo long

  17. Post By Leightspeed

    Just a quick FYI: The car in the background 'passing' Ken's rs200 was an LHS or Concorde (depending on model year) not a 300M.

  18. Post By Montaser Abduljalil

    Sir Farah, Where do we ask questions next time?

  19. Post By lowrthnu92

    need to release these sooner after theyre recored so some of the observations/topics are more relevant

  20. Post By Michel Thein

    great guest. i hope to see him back again soon.

  21. Post By Niles Rodgers

    less throttle…lol

  22. Post By DrFuNK

    Typo in description. It doesn't bother me tho, just thought I'd let you know.

  23. Post By Capp

    Matts little wax pen

  24. Post By JoMaHa

    Had stock 302 bottom end, bolted on TFS TW heads, Lunati 51025 (.535/.544, 224/232, 112LSA), and GT40 intake … made 324 rwhp and 350rwtq. Ran real hard. Bolted on S-trim @8psi made 464 rwhp (forget the tq), and ripped off 10.8's@124'ish on ET Streets all day long …

  25. Post By Gordon Lister

    Thats a 306 not a 206… just FYI

  26. Post By Mike F

    Feels too much like JRE

  27. Post By Michael Doran

    It's interesting to note that in the bicycle world… "if I had to have only one bike, it would be a gravel-bike".

  28. Post By 402LS7

    Thank you for answering my questions about Monoblock vs. Multi-Piece forged wheels!

  29. Post By W. Bush

    I love the irony of a Crooke giving straight info & advice about wheels! Proper respect to both Matts (and Tim) – sharing your $0.52 has saved me way more than fifteen bucks. ;-)

  30. Post By slaWterCH

    I agree with the guest, the 718 is fast but nothing special.

  31. Post By Daniel Katz

    Make a 15×8 lightweight E30 track wheeeeeeeeel plz.

  32. Post By 7inrain

    The image at 86:00 (Mercedes rally car) looks like the Rally Germany which typically went through vine-growing regions.

  33. Post By Bobby Flay

    Do they talk about haggard?

  34. Post By Awdalex -

    No jumper coolest podcast in the world

  35. Post By Jonathan Allen

    LOL the APR digs

  36. Post By Brent Shanahan

    If Matt Crooke loves those weird 90s touring cars can Fifteen52 please make replicas of the 1994 BTCC Paul Radisich Ford Mondeo wheels!? They are incredible, google it.


    Matt, the one Gatebil event you want to visit is Gatebil Rudskogen in Norway. Been there, done it. Vibe's great, almost everyone speaks fluent English (even the youngsters) Camping is madness, hell even as spectacular as the track-side. Women on stages showing off body parts, big powerhouse drift cars, no grid limits (you can walk up to and talk with all the drivers when they have the time.). Do it. you won't regret.here's a video that perfectly portraits the stated above;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pWL-yhBgM

  38. Post By Hoffa

    When are those 15" Snowflakes being re-released?!

  39. Post By Alex Nelson

    Crooke is such a nice guy, so happy to see someone so imperative to the industry so genuine.

  40. Post By DDMSteveB

    It was cool to hear you guys talk about the RC Cars. The Stratus was the king body to use in touring car racing. It then went to an Alfa Romeo body and now it is some non-licensed weird looking thing. I have worked in the hobby industry (RC Cars) for all but about three years of my life since I was 16. RC cars available now are insane compared to even what was around 10 years ago. Great podcast!

  41. Post By MaX83_ZA

    Wonder if there will be something worthwhile replacing one takes? Watching podcast videos is kinda not why I come to youtube….

  42. Post By FIREHAWK Firehawk

    Matt is full of himself sometimes …

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