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Thx! Will definitely check these out and let you know what I think.



Man, I'd so be there to check out your 17-inch RPF1's, but have some Easter family obligations. BTW, have you posted any pics of your Speed3 with the RPF1s? I couldn't seem to find any in your albums....

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Konig milligram?
Dude, these wheels look perfect, but unfortunately they're only available in 18s , which is a bit bigger than I wanted to go. So, the hunt continues....

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Yeah, that's basically why I quit hunting for OZ Alleggeritas.

They're hard to find, hard to get, and quite expensive.

Soooooo I got RPF1s LOL
For me though it's a bit different; it was looking for a specific wheel for a specific task. I have 3 other sets of wheels for other tasks, so it was just filling a hole, and ... pushing to not be expensive. Which, the nice think about RPF1s is they are indeed low price, which makes them fantastic wheels all around.
Yeah, I really like the rpf1s... Man, what a dream it must be to have 4 sets of wheels. You are most definitely a very lucky man (who must also have lots of storage space!)....

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whoa, nellie! Why go to cars 'n coffee to drool when I can do it right here online? Can't imagine what might happen to me if I saw them in person. (Spontaneous combustion? ) Jeezus, those look super-fly (and not concave at all, probably because you've got the 17x9 and are running 255s). Love that meaty look. Thx for sharing and showing me how it ought to be done!

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Anyone have any knowledge and/or experience with these? In particular, how strong are the Kosei K4Rs?

OZ Omnia (1st pic)
size: 17x7.5
bolt pattern: 5x114.3
bore diameter: ??
offset: +45
weight: 19.2 lbs
color(s): bright race grey
price: $210 USD

Kosei K4R (2nd pic)
size: 17x7
bolt pattern: 5x114.3
bore diameter: ??
offset: +50mm
weight: 14.1 lbs
color(s): light grey
price: $199 USD
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lol there's no luck in having multiple everything.
I also have 3 full sets of suspension setups and 6 full sets of springs for the car.
Fortunately after trying for 2 years I just sold one set of wheels; now it's time to get this rollbar out of the basement.


With that latest list... Kosei by far. They should be plenty strong as long as you aren't driving through a battlefield of potholes. Mainly because of price, and IMO better appearance. OZ and Konig alike have a lot of nice wheels, but so many of them are so... so hideous.

@Kennykid2002 CE28s aren't nearly as old on the market as the RPF1 mk2s are.

What we also don't see anymore are the multipiece RPF1s, gorgeous looking wheels.


One thing worth considering @nanxun even though you may not want 18s; the cost of wheels and cost of tires for 18s have dropped an insane amount over the past couple of years. And in some cases, owning 18s is actually less than 17s. (Not to mention they look better on gen3s with those massive fenderwells)

Just doing some short hunting around.
I ... think I just fell in love with TSW's new Bathurst model LOL!

Anyways, this is what I want you to really see and consider (while I was hunting around looking at wheels and thought of TSW, which is a higher quality [appearance] wise vs Konig).

Similar style wheels, but look at how cheap appearing the Konig looks. Although Konig is a good brand that has been around for some time, they're quality appearance wise.... has never been anywhere near "average". Even Drag wheels look better than Konigs.



Always always always look up real world images of wheels. Those renderings or studio pictures 9/10 make the wheel you want look far better than it does.

That TSW? Now in extreme width and low offset..... insanely gorgeous.
But use the image above for reference as to not be fooled by how something looks under best conditions.




Continue to take your time, and IMO seriously, look at tire prices for 18s, you may not be as afraid as you think you are.
I only have owned one set of 18s, my winter wheels; and they have the cheapest tires out of everything. $428 for Kumho ASXs

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Thx so much @XCNuse for all the great advice and pointers. Very, very helpful, esp the reminder to look at any contenders in real-world circumstances. Sounds like I've got some more shopping/research to do and will take a look at 18s as well.

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It makes a huge difference for sure!
Everyone usually jumps into purchasing whatever they think looks good at first, (which, typically isn't), and are stuck with it. I realize for a lot of people a purchase of wheels is a ton of money, and sometimes it is!

Spend it wisely
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...how strong are the Kosei K4Rs?
When performance is a consideration with wheels, it's always helpful to remember that between

Strong.....Light.....Cheap

you can only have two.
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When performance is a consideration with wheels, it's always helpful to remember that between

Strong.....Light.....Cheap

you can only have two.
Thx for that important reminder. Yes, I'm tending towards strong & light in my mind, but my bank acct keeps talking back to me.

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