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Old 01-19-2016, 11:04 AM
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Can anyone steer me in the right direction to get a set of 5x120.65 17x8 wheels. I am having a hard time finding a set. I have a Chinese crap set that I am using now but would like to upgrade them before the season starts.
Motegi MR118 45mm back spacing, 17"X8", 5X120mm hub circle, weigh 20.44 lbs each $563 for set of 4 from ...www.customwheelexpress.com
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:35 PM
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Motegi MR118 45mm back spacing, 17"X8", 5X120mm hub circle, weigh 20.44 lbs each $563 for set of 4 from ...www.customwheelexpress.com
I have had trouble with the 5x120mm BMW pattern wheels. Some BMW's use bolts instead of studs and lugs and have no clearance for a lug and socket. I also have had trouble with some of the 5x120mm wheels centering up on the hubs.
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:18 PM
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FWIW, I found some wheels that I think will work well after quite a bit
of searching at Tire Rack. The difficult part is figuring out what car to search
with. I used 2006 BMW 325i Sedan.

I found 17X8 KOSEI K8R LT GREY, 32mm offset, 5x120 bolt pattern, 16.5 lbs
each, load rating of 1518 lbs, and $160 each on closeout. I ordered a set, and
verified that they cleared everything on my Gen 4 Firebird, and bolted up well.
We'll see how they are at the track in about 1 month.

They also have a K5R, and K4R available at slightly higher prices.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:55 PM
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Here's what tire rack has from Kosei now:

https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/resu...=Sport+Package

Looks like a good choice, and pretty inexpensive.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:20 PM
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I run the Motegi MR118 wheels on my Mustang. They are fine but have one problem, you cannot use a standard lug nut. You have to use a small diameter lug nut and a key.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:18 AM
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Hmm. With the Kosei on the Gen4 Fbird, I am running standard 1/2" lug-nuts
on the back (because Ford 9" floater), and standard 12mm lugs on the front.
It is tight with the socket, scrapes a little paint off the inside of the lug
holes when I use the impact wrench, but works fine. This is with a 3/4" deep
socket (not impact socket).
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