15s on the ND

+1 nice wheels. 225's on 8"? cool. 185's on 10"? if you insist.
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15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 08/31/15 @ 19:45

In the interest of trying this out we decide to give the collection of 15 inch wheels we have a shot on the LE ND. All of the wheels are from our B-Spec Mazda 2 which generates a lot of take off tires which make for cheap track day rubber to burn up. We had 4 different types of wheels to try out, first up was the Koenig helium.

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No go on this one. The caliper hit the wheel before it would be flush against the hub.

Next up was the TR C1M.

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No go on this one either. (This wheel had taken a hit from another B-Spec car last year and looks rough but it is straight, just not track worthy)

Next up was the Kosei K1

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We have a winner with around 4-5mm to spare between the caliper and the wheel with the Kosei K1. It should be noted this is the version 2 of the wheel with the tag below

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We also gave a 5 zigen FN01R a shot but the wheel was not in perfect shape (hit the wall in turn 6 at MRLS and has seen better days). It looked like it would have even more clearance than the K1 and I will try out a wheel which is in better shape (not bent) when I get a chance in the next week.

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Re: 15s on the ND

postby phillyb™ » 09/01/15 @ 10:36

wait...you know i'm not reading any of that shit.
did they fit properly?
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 09/01/15 @ 14:25

Yes they fit, the Kosei and 5 Zigen. Pictures above of the Kosei fitting.

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Re: 15s on the ND

postby phillyb™ » 09/14/15 @ 01:30

updated pics?
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 09/16/15 @ 11:11

We hit a snag, lol!

The fronts fit but the rear caliper hits the wheels which fit the front. Looks like we need ~5-10mm spacer to clear the rears. I am working on it.

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Re: 15s on the ND

postby phillyb™ » 09/16/15 @ 13:28

lol good to know.
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 09/16/15 @ 19:35

Keith from FM said the brembo brakes have more clearnace and will work fine with 15s.

Good piece of info to know. I am really considering putting my caliper in a mill and getting the clearance.

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Re: 15s on the ND

postby phillyb™ » 09/16/15 @ 21:17

it's only aluminum, right?
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 09/17/15 @ 19:33

Th calipers are steel, nothing really special.
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby Teejay187 » 11/10/15 @ 06:16

I'd love to see 14's on it. :phillyb™: :suicide:
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 11/10/15 @ 20:40

Not sure if that would be possible, lol
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby Teejay187 » 11/11/15 @ 14:54

Mill everything! :allthethings:
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Re: 15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 11/14/15 @ 10:19



I'm down for that!
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Re: 15s on the ND

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Re: 15s on the ND

postby CorkSport - Derrick » 11/19/15 @ 17:55

Those wheels are awesome!

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