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Old 07-02-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
Arch Stanton
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I'm trying to order a set of Kosei K1 TS 17x9 wheels with a 5x114 bolt pattern and a +45mm offset on recommendation from friends and various posts on the net.

I called Tirerack today because the website requires you to search by car type to order them up (these wheels aren't listed for an 06 STI, but I know they fit because I've seen them on one), and Connor there tells me that he can't even tell me if they have any of them, because he can only look them up by "application" (meaning what car you want to put them on) or by part number. I don't have the part number, and I don't know what car type tirerack sells them under. Does anyone know the manufacturer or tirerack part number for the specifications below so I can get past the phone troll over there and buy some damn wheels from them?

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Old 07-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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Can't help with that, but I can definitely attest that Tire Rack's wheel section of their website is awful compared to the tire section. At least the tire section has the nice "specs" pages that tell you all available sizes of a given tire. The only way to search wheels is by application. Once you've narrowed down a particular wheel, how hard would it be for them to list what bolt patterns and offsets they carry. Simply ship them with a disclaimer that you're SOL if they don't fit if you order a wheel that's not spec'd for your application.

Looking for wheels for my 03 WRX, I have to enter an 04 STi instead to see most of the interesting options, because they don't show any wide wheels for the WRX.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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Search for wheels for a 2004 Lexus IS300. I think they're staggered, but when you checkout just take the smaller out and add 2 more of the 17x9's.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:16 AM   #4
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or call the Tire Rack person who originally suggested that setup for the car and moderates this board

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Old 07-03-2008, 08:19 AM   #5
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so I can get past the phone troll over there
given my experience, knowledge, education, and history in the automotive industry I do take exception to that comment ....


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I see that you did indeed place an order last night and the person you spoke with is still trying to figure out what the proper hardware. By the way thanks for cutting NASIOC out of the deal

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Old 07-03-2008, 08:46 AM   #6
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^^ awe.. luke do you need a hug??
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:33 AM   #7
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given my experience, knowledge, education, and history in the automotive industry I do take exception to that comment ....


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I see that you did indeed place an order last night and the person you spoke with is still trying to figure out what the proper hardware. By the way thanks for cutting NASIOC out of the deal
I don't know what cutting out NASIOC means, but i will apologize if the channels were incorrect. I talked to Brock on the phone to tirerack later in the day, who hooked me up through the numbers, knew more about what i was talking about than i did, a very good individual. He got me the wheels i wanted, the tires, AND, i asked for them before next friday, which i thought was difficult, but he told me they will be there on monday of this week. Best thing was, they didn't have the Advans, he told me he would call me at 9:00 the next morning, and deft you not, i got a phone call at 9:00 AM on the dot the next day telling me they would be on the wheels delivered on the next monday. Very, very impressed. Your man Brock is on the dot.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:38 AM   #8
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by using the links provided in many places like the "ordering from Tire Rack" post at the top as well as the banner adds it helps support the NASIOC site .... I spoke with Brock and he was tenative about the exact fitment, as it is a litttle more aggressive than the computer shows, but, he was feeling more confident once I showed him some pictures of other NASIOC members with the same setup and I wanted to ensure you received the proper hardware . . It's good to here your positive comments

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