New Kosei wheel options

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by whiteFiST, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. whiteFiST

    whiteFiST New Member

    Just saw the new Kosei K5R and K8R on tire rack in our OEM wheel size. Ship date is 3/15/15. Weight is still unkown at this point.
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  3. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    K8R doesn't look bad at all... and fairly priced. I still wished they offered the K1 though
  4. CSM

    CSM Member

    I am really digging those K8Rs. I have owned several sets of K1 in the past, and let me tell you, those things are indestructible.

    The Kosei Facebook page lists the following weights for K8R
    K8R 17 inch
    17 x 7.0J - 6.77kg (14.93lb)
    17 x 8.0J - 7.00kg (15.43lb)
    17 x 9.0J - 7.46kg (16.45lb)

    Thats a savings of just under 8 lbs per wheel vs. OEM. Sign me up!!!!
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  5. CSM

    CSM Member

    Tire Rack confirmed with me that only the 17x7 option will be offered initially :(
  6. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    date has been pushed to 25 Apr.

    I'm not sure if I could wait that long. I am waiting on these rims so that I can buy new summer tires. Only have something like ... I dont know, 2/32" or so left on the bridgestones. Good think I cant use them right now.
  7. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    For those that were wondering and didnt notice, the K5R wheels became available mid last week. They just shipped for me (tires were at a diff facility). Ill post pics after they get in and on my car.

    Also, tirerack says that there are no center caps, but after talking to a Kosei rep on facebook, they do have some available. Tirerack is looking into it right now.
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  8. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    Thanks for the update. Please post pics and let us know about the center caps.
  9. CSM

    CSM Member

    Can't wait to see pics of this wheel! Especially if you can find center caps.
  10. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    Here's the response I got from TireRack:


    The k5r wheels do not accept center caps

    Best regards,

    If you order online, please reference "Colin" on the order as a previous contact. Thank you.
    Colin Przybyla | Sales Specialist

    Tire Rack
    7101 Vorden Parkway
    South Bend, IN 46628
    O: 888 428 8355 ext. 4671
    O: 574 287 2345 ext. 4671
    F: 574 236
  11. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    I had been in contact with Kosei through their facebook. They told me that there are center caps made for the K5R. It's just a question of whether tirerack will get them. So we will have to wait and see on that.
  12. Chuckable

    Chuckable Member

    I like that explanation better! Hopefully Kosei will make it clear on their website.
  13. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    Here's some pics: , go to the end.

    The light gray painted is a little bit darker than the pictures on the site seem. I prefer it darker so it works for me.

    Still haven't heard anything about the center caps. I contacted Kosei to update them, so we'll see if anything happens.
  14. Joe Schmoe

    Joe Schmoe Member

    Those look much better than I expected.
  15. Ca5p3r

    Ca5p3r Member

    Update from Kosei:

    "Hello Jasper, so sorry for the trouble and thank you so much for the updates. Our colleague in USA already received an email from Tirerack about this. Unfortunately, our colleague who is in charge of the K5R & K8R cap is now on leave in the Philippines, please bear with us til Wednesday. Tirerack will probably place the order on Wednesday, and we will ship those caps once they are ready.

    Thank you for your patience. We will keep you informed."
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  16. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    What will it take for these freaking companies to give us a 16X8?

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