Nitroracer
Nitroracer SuperDork
2/21/14 10:43 p.m.

I was browsing through the latest GRM mag and found a new wheel for sale over at Tire rack, these Kosei K2R wheels. Anyone have a picture of them mounted up? They must be geared towards spec racers since they are only available in 15x7. Reminds me of a Focus RS wheel.

Burrito Enthusiast
Burrito Enthusiast Reader
2/21/14 10:48 p.m.

That is a surprisingly clean looking 5-spoke wheel.

I wonder what the weight will end up being.

SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy PowerDork
2/21/14 10:48 p.m.

Looks like a nice wheel. +25/38 offset, might grab a set for the Jetta if the weight is reasonable. Totally geared toward SM; flat face, recessed lugs and valve stem for race rubbing.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/21/14 10:53 p.m.

Kosei's been putting out some nice light wheels of late. I have high hopes.

BenB
BenB New Reader
2/22/14 5:03 a.m.

That looks pretty good! I've been looking for a 5-spoke 15" wheel for my MSM. So far, the only other one I've found is the D-Force.

trucke
trucke Reader
2/22/14 7:05 a.m.

Nice! It's stamped "Made in Japan" too! They quality should be high. Many are made in Indonesia which isn't too bad either.

beans
beans Dork
2/22/14 7:57 a.m.

Of course, no 4x114.3 fitment.

xflowgolf
xflowgolf Dork
10/25/16 9:55 a.m.

Not a canoe, but stumbled on these again.. .currently 28% off ($89/piece) on Tire Rack.
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=K3F513DLG&wheelMake=Kosei&wheelModel=K2R&wheelFinish=Light%20Grey%20Painted&showRear=no&autoMake=Volkswagen&autoModel=Golf&autoYear=1988&autoModClar=

I think they'd look good on my mk2 Golf. Anybody end up running these?

84FSP
84FSP Dork
10/25/16 10:11 a.m.

But not particularly light at 14.2lbs? Would have thought they would be 12-13lbs max. My 17" Kosei K1 only weighed 15lbs.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad UberDork
10/25/16 10:30 a.m.

Isn't there a minimum weight for SM wheels? That might be your problem.

I bought Kosei K8Rs last year in 15x9 and they are 12.7 lbs each.

Fitzauto
Fitzauto Dork
10/25/16 10:35 a.m.

Those do look super nice

codrus
codrus GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/25/16 10:52 a.m.
KyAllroad wrote: Isn't there a minimum weight for SM wheels? That might be your problem.

There is, but it's 13 pounds.

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon PowerDork
10/25/16 11:23 a.m.

I love a clean, simple 5 spoke wheel.

huggybear626
huggybear626 New Reader
10/25/16 11:26 a.m.

Speaking of Kosei wheels anyone need a set of 17x9 K8R with a +48 offset 5x114.3 in gray?

akylekoz
akylekoz Reader
10/25/16 12:30 p.m.
huggybear626 wrote: Speaking of Kosei wheels anyone need a set of 17x9 K8R with a +48 offset 5x114.3 in gray?

Price and Pix? A little more offset than I need but that's what spacers are for right?

huggybear626
huggybear626 New Reader
10/25/16 5:05 p.m.

In reply to akylekoz: Pm sent.

Mazda787b
Mazda787b HalfDork
10/26/16 10:14 p.m.

When will Kosei learn that they could sustain themselves almost completely by making K1s in more than 4x100?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/28/16 9:19 a.m.
Mazda787b wrote: When will Kosei learn that they could sustain themselves almost completely by making K1s in more than 4x100?

Ah, the K1. Such a great wheel: light, good looking, shot-peened, heat-treated and a fair price. I had one of the first sets imported. Yes, K1s would look perfect on every car.

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