New Kosei K8R Lightweight Wheels

The beginning of spring racing season will be here before you know it! If your wheels are in poor shape, or you're just looking for lighter replacement wheels, be sure to check out the offerings from Kosei. In years past, their popular K1 Racing design has been extremely popular due to its strong, lightweight design and modest price point. While that design has been phased out in most sizes, they have a great replacement option in the new Kosei K8R that's available in two finishes. 

 Kosei K8R Light Grey
Kosei K8R Light Grey Painted
 Kosei K8R Silver
Kosei K8R Silver Painted

Like the original K1 Racing, the new K8R is lightweight, strong and doesn't break the bank compared to other comparable wheels. Because it's designed as a racing wheel, it does not come with center caps. However, some 15" applications have an optional center cap that can be purchased. The silver painted finish closely matches the color of many Original Equipment wheels, while the light grey option can help hide brake dust buildup. Whether you choose the light grey painted or silver painted version, you are getting a great quality wheel for a reasonable price.

If you're after a different style with similar characteristics, be sure to check out the Kosei K5R. You can view more information and photos on the K5R by reading "Kosei K1 Racing Versus New Kosei K5R." 


Sunday, June 19, 2016 by Jake Sisler

What is the center cap diameter? I'd like to get some Honda OEM caps if they'll fit. Thanks!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Tire Rack Team

Jake Sisler, This wheel was not built to accept a center cap. The OE Honda caps will not fit. There is no lip in the front for snap-in caps and no relief in the rear for a rear load cap. The center bore size is 73MM.
Monday, October 16, 2017 by Nathan Tennant

73mm is too large, crappy calipers measure it exactly 72 on my 17x8's.

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