Suspension & Brake ModificationsType R FK2 Wheel / Tyre replacements

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Type R FK2 Wheel / Tyre replacements

Post by FT_86_SM_GP » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:55 pm

Hi,

I am currently doing a costing analysis on the Type R FK 2 to determine if it is a practical car on the pocket.
I do approx 1 to 2 track days per month, so ideally would need a second set of wheels (Rims with semi slicks).

The current size of the OEM FK2 wheel is:
Size - 19"
PCD - 5 x 120
Width - 8.5
Offset - ET60
Centre Bore - 64.1mm
Weight - 11kg
Part Number - 42700-TV8-E93


I've read on the following wesbite, guys in the UK replacing the Tyre R FK2 19inch wheel with 18inch wheels:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/9g-type-r/ ... -size.html

Given the USD:ZAR exchange rate, I would not be able to afford importing a decent 19inch wheel, so would probably look into buying an 18inch rep locally ...yes, don't judge...I said 'Rep'...Economic times are hard in SA. :spidey:
(And the reps would only be used for track days).

Have any of the SA FK2 owners changed wheels and tyres?
If so, please share your experience and information on size, pricing and suppliers you used in SA.


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Re: Type R FK2 Wheel / Tyre replacements

Post by Honda-TJ » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:39 am

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Re: Type R FK2 Wheel / Tyre replacements

Post by Nabdool » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:36 pm

I would not recommend a rep for track day bud, track days put a lot of stress on the wheels not to mention the severe heat - a rep may or may not be able to withstand these forces and eventually crack. I would rather look at a something from TWT, A-Line or even Racing Hart or a second hand set of reputable wheels that are forged/semi-forged & TUV certified.
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Re: Type R FK2 Wheel / Tyre replacements

Post by teamx » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:03 pm

Nabdool wrote:I would not recommend a rep for track day bud, track days put a lot of stress on the wheels not to mention the severe heat - a rep may or may not be able to withstand these forces and eventually crack. I would rather look at a something from TWT, A-Line or even Racing Hart or a second hand set of reputable wheels that are forged/semi-forged & TUV certified.
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You definitely don't want to be running semis with a rep wheel. Semis drastically increase the forces the wheel experiences under all circumstance (braking, accelerating, cornering). You're better off with a heavy OE wheel than a rep. 5x120 is BMW PCD irrc, so there will be a lot of options. You can look at wheels form Team Dynamics or similar brands. Not as expensive as the JDM wheels but excellent quality. You don't want something to happen to yourself or your R600k pride and joy cause you skimped on a wheel purchase
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Re: Type R FK2 Wheel / Tyre replacements

Post by FT_86_SM_GP » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:18 pm

Some research from FK2 wheel shopping i've been doing recently,

I am shopping around for the following specs:
Size - 18"
PCD - 5 x 120
Width - +-9j
Offset - ET 35 to ET60
Weight - +-9kg

Current Options:

1) A Line - Claw
http://www.alinewheels.co.za/

Specs:
Size - 18 inch
PCD - 5/120
Width - 9J
Offset - ET 35
Weight - unknown for now, assuming +-11kg (Probably the same as OEM)

Service delivery:
I have recieved incredible service delivery from Aline, they have arranged for these wheels to be shipped to a dealer near me for test fitting.

Comments:
There are 2 sizes available (8J and 9J).
Dayne Angel used this these in the 2017 Sasol GTC2 series and raced these on their FK2 at Zwartkops and Killarney Raceway.

2) Racing Heart Concepts
http://rhc.co.za/

I would be interested in their Advantti racing light weight wheels.
I have emailed these guys, with the only response from them was questioning if I am sure that the Type R has a 5/120 PCD.
After confirming the PCD, no responses.

Service delivery:
Poor responses. No interest in doing business / selling their products.
Even if they do not have anything available - atleast let me know.
I have called during working hours - no response.

3) Lenso Wheels
http://www.lensosa.com/

Would be interesting to see what Lenso has available, their wheel catalogue looks impressive.
I have emailed them and awaiting a response.

If you have any comments / advise, please feel free to share

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Re: Type R FK2 Wheel / Tyre replacements

Post by Shrimp » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 am

By way of general comment, I can recommend Racing Hart Concepts, I've used them exclusively for track days on my FN2 for years, with various semis and sticky street tyres, and they've lasted admirably. I regularly inspect them for hairline cracks and other signs of wear or stress, and they still seem perfect. They're also a good few KG lighter than the FN2's stock wheels.

I don't remember the model name and it seems to be unavailable now, but in general, I've been happy with RHC.
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