PART NUMBER: 61-1938
Wheels Specs: *17x8 *4X100 *45mm offset *73.1mm bore *16.3 pounds ultra light.
Brian's APPLICATION NOTES: Likely the best bargain right now in 17x8, flow formed for strength and very nicely finished. ONE CAUTION, it seems Konig is trying to play more like Enkei and included cast aluminum fancy center caps instead of industry standard cheap snap-on plastic caps. The result looks high end compared to plastic caps on wheels of similar cost but BE CAREFUL to do little more than finger tight with the very tiny allen head screws that attach the caps, use a dab of locktite, do NOT apply significant torque to the screws or they will strip out immediately! Great choice for up to 235/40/17 which will fit in stock fenders! Tight lug pocket means we suggest our various tuner lug upgrades with these wheels, such as our McGard Spline Drive Lugs.
BREMBO Note: Those with Brembo brakes should not remove the factory dust shield behind the front hubs. Doing so changes the effective offset of the wheels and removes clearance between the wheel and the brake caliper. You must either keep the factory shields in place, or use an aftermarket plate that is same or more thickness like the Verus brake duct kit that we offer on our site, to maintain adequate wheel clearance.
The first thing I noticed when I received my wheels was that the paint matched my factory "meteor grey" paint perfectly. I don't really care about that, but it was so close to the factory color that I thought it was noteworthy. My car is significantly lowered on Feal 441 coilovers. With 235/40 R17 Yokohama ADVAN Fleva V701 tires, these wheels fit perfectly in the factory wheel wells with zero rub. The wheels did come slightly damaged, but it was just cosmetic so I decided to send it anyway. They still look great and give a tangible boost in traction. You should definitely heed the warnings about over-tightening the center caps. Just use medium strength thread locker and light torque. They will strip. I would highly recommend these wheels, but FedEx could use some sensitivity training when it comes to handling car parts.
The good: love them, look great and look / handle great with the Direzza ZIII's (235/40r17) I had installed with ebay TPMS sensors. Greatly improves look of car (Mazda should offer this size from factory).
The bad: not as dark as they appear on the photos. Appears much lighter than factor Machine Grey. I have the 30 AE in Racing Orange, so I plasti-dipped mine to get them to black (can't justify $600 for someone to paint them).
I have the GWR "easy button" Konis/Roadster Sport springs, set at 1st perch below OEM height. These clear fender wells with no problem and only rub front inner panels at full left.
These wheels are just great! Originally, I bought them to use as a dedicated autox wheel/tire set, but I like them so much, I want to use them as my daily wheels!