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Old 12-11-2005, 10:59 PM   #1
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Autocross wheels for D Stock - Kosei

Hi,

I have a 2001 330i and would like to get a set of Kosei K-1 lightweight wheels for autocross (I have to retain the stock sizes 17 x 7.5 front and 17 x 8.5 rear). Do you know if they come in these sizes for my car and/or where I could get a set?

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Old 12-11-2005, 11:01 PM   #2
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not sure about the wheel widths, but TireRack carries those wheels.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:21 AM   #3
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Kosei K1's only come in 17" x 8.5"
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Kosei K1's only come in 17" x 8.5"
Believe it or not, they did come in 17X9 a while back. Good for mounting extra while slicks!
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:40 AM   #5
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Thanks. If they only come in 17 x 8.5 then what would you suggest for the fronts? I had also heard you could get the K-1s in "blanks" and they could be made to fit?
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"Blanks" is in regards to the bolt pattern.
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Old 12-12-2005, 09:03 AM   #7
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Hi,

I have a 2001 330i and would like to get a set of Kosei K-1 lightweight wheels for autocross (I have to retain the stock sizes 17 x 7.5 front and 17 x 8.5 rear). Do you know if they come in these sizes for my car and/or where I could get a set?

thanks,

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If you are running in SCCA Stock (DS?), you need to run the same width wheel as stock and the offset cannot vary more than 1/4" (6mm) from stock. Your stock wheel sizes are 17x7.5 et41 and 17x8.5 et50. I'm fairly sure that there is a 17x7.5 et35 blank which will be legal up front (41mm - 6mm = 35mm) but I don't know what 17x8.5 blanks are available. E-mail Gary at the Tire Rack directly to find out.
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