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« on: June 10, 2005, 04:15:47 AM »
Looky what Brown dropped off today (not quite as pricey as JerBear's latest "mod" :lol:, but I'm stoked as all get out):

Kosei K-1 TS (17x7.5):


Avon Tech-R (225/45/R17)...8O Sticky!!!



I can't wait for next weekends autocross!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2005, 04:44:31 AM »
nice choice, i have considered those as winter rims for the scooby.  Very light and affordable!!!!  Those look great.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2005, 06:25:02 AM »
Nice tires!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2005, 11:15:45 AM »
those wheels are stoopid light too - how much they weigh... 15lbs a corner???

very nice!
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2005, 11:37:08 AM »
OOOOH AHHHHH

verrry nice!
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2005, 11:37:31 AM »
yeah I pretty much hate you now!

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2005, 12:03:18 PM »
I like the finish of the wheels.  

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2005, 12:35:52 PM »
it has two valve stems?
what is the purpose of having two of them?
Looks very nice!
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2005, 12:55:42 PM »
holy tolido batman...
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and like ALan pointed out, what is up with the 2 valve stems?
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2005, 01:33:03 PM »
Thanks for all the compliments!  I am really excited...I hope to see a direct correlation to my times.

Quote from: "aowhaus"
it has two valve stems?
what is the purpose of having two of them?
Looks very nice!


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Dual valve stems facilitate the use of the less heat sensitive gas nitrogen for racing applications[/TireRack]

Best we can figure here, if you're going to use nitrogen, the shop uses one valve to purge while the other valve is filling...but that's just a guess.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2005, 01:46:26 PM »
Hawt looking wheels! I love lightweights, those'r sweet Ian.


In racing many teams use Nitrogen. Nitrogen has larger molecules than ambient air and is less likely to "seep" through the pores in all tires. Its also less sensitive to temperature so the PSI stays more even as the tire heats and cools with track use. The two valve stems help in exchanging ambient air for Nitrogen. One stem is used to bleed off the ambient air while nitrogen is put in the opposite stem.

This is may not be practical for most uses but they put it on all wheels. They can not use dual valve stems on some and not on others. This look is popular in Japan and was requested by many of Kosei's customers.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2005, 03:18:55 PM »
How about helium to make them lighter?!  :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2005, 03:19:44 PM »
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How about helium to make them lighter?!  :lol:


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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2005, 03:35:40 PM »
Maybe if you filled them with Hydrogen.  Helium is an inert gas and safe to use for anything, just don't try to inhale pure heluim or you get dead from asphyxiation.
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2005, 03:38:59 PM »
Quote from: "s4josh"
Maybe if you filled them with Hydrogen.  Helium is an inert gas and safe to use for anything, just don't try to inhale pure heluim or you get dead from asphyxiation.


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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2005, 03:43:05 PM »
I say use water.  Yea yea... fill 'em up with water.
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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2005, 09:25:02 PM »
nice wheels.. those are so light.