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Old 10-23-2009, 10:28 PM   #1
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Any idea what wheels these are?-kazera.jpg


Bought these off a guy with a mini cooper S. Have Kazera center caps. Looks exactly like a Kosei K1-TS. Has an ASA logo embossed in the back of the wheel. Only thing that looks like a model number says TR27.

Been hitting google and can't find anything about ASA making wheels for other companies. Can't find any past ASA wheels that looked like this. Can't find any Kazera wheels that looked like this. They are silver paint with a machined lip and center.

They're 17x7 with a dual 4 hole bolt pattern. Near perfect shape with very nice RA1's on them. Bought them right. Could use them, sell em off or use as trade bait. Just trying to figure out what the wheels actually are. No markings on the front side of the rims, only the stampings in the back.

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No idea what they are but I had the same ones on my civic like 5 years ago. Bought them for 400 with brand new tires. Hope you didn't overpay
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The stampings on the back read...

ASA
01 17x7jj
TR27 _ 42
SL K1 XA
M j1 L L1 B 17
04

Looks just like the 1st gen K1TS. Enkei had a wheel just like it too. I feel I bought them pretty right. Retired guy I bought them from paid around $1300 for the wheels and RA1's a couple years ago. Had no reason to believe he was shady, lying or pulling a fast one.

Anyone know of a guide to reading the stampings in the back of wheels?
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ASA doesn't list these as one of their discontinued styles. That doesn't mean too terribly much, but figured I'd check that route first.

Visually, they look astoundingly like an offering from RS Limited circa '99-'00...save for the center caps, of course. Don't even ask me what the model name was, though.
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the center cap looks like a sportmax
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Center caps are Kazera. The guy bought them from a shop with the understanding they were Kazera wheels. Obviously they aren't. There's a discontiued Enkei looked like these too. Can't find the name of them.

Here's the current Kosei k1ts, the 1st gen looked more like the ones I picked up.

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Well it looks like they are Kazera's after all. It a discontinued model the KZ-V. Curious why there is an ASA stamp on the back. Maybe Kazera outsources. Lots of companies do.

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asa is a budget branch of bbs. most budget wheels are made at one of a small number of factories.
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I could put 13" rotors on there and really up the unsprung weight!

I'll likely be using them as trade bait or reselling. The RA1's look and feel about 80% there. Still very soft and almost full tread. Wheels and tires are in great shape. New the wheels were around $150 each, tires $200 each. Gotta be worth $500 to someone right?
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By looking at what you listed for the wheels it looks like they are 17x7 with a 42 offset.
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What size are the RA-1s?
Though i'm going to guess 215-45/17 since that's the popular MINI 17" tire size.
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They are 205/40/17 tires. Rims are 17x7 and 42 or 45 offset. I see both numbers stamped in, not sure which is correct.

I bought them since that tire size actually works on our cars and the all important Honda crowd if I'm reselling. Only 9mm taller overall than 205/50/15's.
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