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Old 04-11-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Kosei k1's don't fit right?

I called up Tirerack today to find out about the Kosei K1 Racing (the 6 spoke) in 15x7 38mm offset. He told me that people had to run spacers to make them fit?

I searched here, miata.net and cr.net and didn't find any threads saying they needed spacers. He also said they only recommend a 195 tire. I'd like to run a 225/50/15 T1R (I get them for cost). I'm only lowered a little, from the threads I found it might be tight but it should clear. A 225/45/15 should clear without a doubt?

Does anyone have some good pictures of these on the car? I've been looking around but if anyone has some saved ones I'd like to see them.
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No spacers are required. I got my K1's from tirerack too, they didn't mention anything about spacers.
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they are retarded about things like that sometimes...
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I run a 16 x 7.5 +32 with a 205 Toyo. So the inside of my wheel is about where it'd be on a 7" +38 (0.25" ~ 6mm). The only issues I've ever had was when I ran my slammed racing beat springs. At full lock coming out of a parking lot the tire would hit the fender liner a little bit.

Plus braineack runs a 7.5" in a +38, I don't think he has issues.
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I think you got a rookie on the phone.

I have the following in the garage:

15x7 +38 K1 - Toyo 205/50/15 RA's - Bought these from a guy who had them on his Miata, not sure if it was an NA or NB.

17x7.5 +35 K1 - 205/40/17 - Came on the car I bought. Fit fine, though I only drove it home on them, and took them off.

17x7.5 +45 K1 - 205/40/17 - Came with the car I bought. Haven't used them.

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Thats good to know. I have been trying to figure out what wheel I want for at least a year, then when I decide and I hear it doesn't fit I almost went crazy. I'm painting them flat black like my current wheels, I'm pissed I have to buy brand new wheels and strip em. I just can't find a used set.
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i dont see why that size would not fit. I have a 225 shoe horned on the 6.5" wide stock wheel
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I have a 225 shoe horned on the 6.5" wide stock wheel
225's on 6.5 wide? Man, you need to let those puppies breath!

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225's on 6.5 wide? Man, you need to let those puppies breath!

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225 on my autox only wheels

195 on my daily wheels
205 on my 2nd set of daily wheels
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