Konig Wheels

Konig Rewind Alloy Wheels 15X7

[7/31/2009] Reviewed by: KEITH GODSHALL

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99-'05

Silver Konig Rewind Alloy Wheels

I was looking for a classic style wheel that offered a polished lip. I had narrowed it down to Chaparrals, Rota RBs or the Rewinds. All have a similar 8 spoke appearance, and even though I loved the look of the Rotas, the Konig and Chaparrals seemed to be higher rated. I selected the Konigs based on a great deal that I got. I'm very pleased with the look of these wheels...much better in person than images on the web. The casting is very clean and the silver paint is deep and flawless. I was worried about whether the polished lip would be deep enough, but it's perfect, and accents the silver spokes beautifully.

It seems the Konig Rewinds were made for the Miata's classic looks. To avoid some confusion that I discovered on web sites, Konig lists Rewinds for FWD and RWD. The Miata takes the FWD spokes (confusing, huh). The RWD are extreme offsets and very deep dished, but don't apply. Don't worry, the FWD rims look great on the Miata.

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Konig Helium 15x6-1/2

[10/8/2007] Reviewed by: G. Nelson Garber - gngarber1956@earthlink.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Konig Helium 15x6-1/2 wheels

Look nice, relatively lightweight, nice finish. All opinions are subjective with wheels, i guess. No manufacturing flaws. A lot of open space through the wheels, so get your brakes and rotors looking nice.

Was looking at Enkei and Kosei wheels but unsure of the look and open space through the wheel, then I saw the Heliums on cars at Goodwin's site and thought, "those look nice!". Ordered the wheels with 205/50x15 Toyo Proxes 4 mounted and balanced, hubcentric rings and narrow lugs. Fit like a glove and you really need the narrow lugs with these wheels. Goodwin shipped in days which is nice since "Junior" was down with a bent wheel until these came. Price was a pleasant surprise since they were less than the others I considered. I guess open space through the wheels should not have been an issue, but I do not regret getting the Heliums. There was a question in my mind about the other wheels, but none in my mind about the ones I bought.

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Konig "BRITE-LITE", 16x7, 40mm Alloy Wheels

[4/10/2007] Reviewed by: Jack Phillips

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99-'05 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Konig gorgeous machined wheel face, spokes and deep lip with clear coat for a durable highly reflective finish. Black powder coated spoke sides and inner wheel surfaces.

I love the way these wheels look on my Midnight Blue Mica and tan 2001LS. They are 15 pounds and with 205/45/16 Proxes 4s mounted they give a good ride and handling.

I got them from Miata.net sponsor Good-Win Racing and was very pleased with their service.

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Konig Helium 15 x 6.5

[8/30/2005] Reviewed by: Rick Kataoka - rkataoka@comcast.net

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

After much searching for light weight wheels that looked good, I decided on the Konig Helium's. Silver painted finish looks great with my silver '99. Tires are the Toyo Proxes 4 195/15/50.
Very happy with both the wheels and the tires. No performance issues with the weight of the wheels lighter than the stock Mazda 14 inch wheels.

I had the wheels ordered by Les Schwab tires. They even gave me a decent trade in for the stock wheels so that the price per wheel was less than $60 including the tuner lug nuts and center caps.

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Konig Helium 15 x 6.5 Rims

[11/22/2003] Reviewed by: mark maidwell - markmaidwell@hotmail.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Konig Helium 15 x 6.5 Rims silver painted

very good so far. easier to clean than expected as i thought the dirt would be hard to clean from the nooks and crannies.. hit some potholes really hard and no damage at all. very good product. i put on 195 50 15 tires that seam to work very well with the car.

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Konig Helium 15 x 6.5 Rims

[6/6/2003] Reviewed by: Matthew Robertson

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Konig Helium 15 x 6.5" Rims have a silver finish (or bronze) and weigh 11.5 Lbs. Center caps, hubcentric rings and Splinedrive nuts are extra cost.

The fit and finish of the Heliums is very good. They are as light as advertised. The finish seems to be thick and durable. No defects.

Purchased through Good-Win Racing . I mounted the rims with Toyo Proxie T1-S 195/50/r15 tires. Minimal weights required to balance. The wheel/tire combo didn't harm my ride quality at all (FM stage 2 suspension). Handling was increased with the plus size. They look great on my 94 M. Worth the $$$. They're high quality but the style is love 'em or hate 'em just like all rims.

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Konig Monsoon 17" wheels

[9/15/2001] Reviewed by: Rick Foye - dashfieldpaint@home.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

These are attractive 17" wheels that I inherited from a friend who had them on a 95 Integra.

I had a set of 17" Konig Monsoons on my 95 for about a month. I had no suspension modifications. They looked a little too big when the car was sitting still. When the car was moving, they looked great. Ride quality was horrible. Every single tiny bump was felt, the entire car would rattle and the stock CD player was useless. Acceleration hit was comparable to running 3 plug wires. Financial concerns drove me to sell them soon after I inherited them. I didn't notice how bad they made the car feel until I put my stock 14s back on. When I got back on the road with the 14s it felt like a whole new car. My first thought was: "Hey I got my Miata back!"

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Konig Flatline

[8/13/2001] Reviewed by: Jay Santos - jandrebeca@home.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

New for '01 with the black opal finish in a 17x7 size

Very attractive rims (to me). Not so much with the public, though. If I could do it again, I would go with the 16x7 due to the fact that the seventeens weigh 21.6 lbs. per wheel (according to my retailer). Hurt acceleration and ride, but really improved handling! I really like these rims, but I just got them one size too big and would recommend them to anyone who has an interest. Also the black opal finish will set you apart, not too many out there with a somewhat subdued taste in rims.

A little on the heavy side, but very appealing to the eye. I don't know if I can do this but I would like to plug whalentire.com for their very prompt, courteous service and low price.

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Konig GT-R Wheel

[11/16/2000] Reviewed by Kevin Anderson - kjanderson70@netzero.net

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

16x7" wheel - brushed outer/grey inner/clear coated 5-spoke "reverse" design with colored center cap

pretty positive

the same car that everyone universally ignored is now getting looks and comments with no other changes than the wheels. IMHO the 16" wheel with 205/40-16 tires is just right in proportion to the Miata's size - big, but not silly looking like some larger wheels are on very small cars (20"+). The wheels themselves seem to be very well constructed, although a little on the heavy side I think. Centering rings are a must for smooth ride, as is a very accurate tire balance job (no tire sidewalls to absorb vibration) Downs are ride quality and noise. But boy, do these babies look good!

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Konig Reign

[9/14/2000] Reviewed by Kevin Funk - funkman@dragonbbs.com

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

5 spoke wheel with nice curves and a polished lip, exposed chrome lug nuts.

I purchased these from Discount Tire Direct for a good price ($80 a piece) plus a set of chrome lug nuts, valve stems, etc. They were supposed to be delivered here August 15th, but after calling the company several times I had some sent to me from Arizona and I finally got them September 11th. They blamed the delay on the shipment being held up in customs and a few other excuses, but agreed to drop $30 off the price to give them to me at warehouse cost. Maybe they've been slowed down by the Firestone problems or some other reason, but I eventually got them.

I had trouble installing them because no one in my hometown could balance them because they couldn't put the weight on the polished rim, this may be the case with most decent wheels though, plus I live in a backwoods town in Appalachia. So I had to drive to a more professional facility and had them installed. After the trouble they look great. I was afraid they wouldn't look good just being painted silver, but the polished rim and chrome lug nuts and center cap set it off to make a nice contrast. Oh and I went with the 14" wheels because I was too cheap to buy all new 15" tires.

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Konig Reign

[6/18/2000] Reviewed by David Peebles - peebles_david@hotmail.com

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

15x7 polished silver five star type wheel

I purchased this set from discount tire direct on the net. The wheels are not only great looking but are also inexpensive compared to other wheels.

If you are looking for great wheel for your miata I suggest these. I've had my miata ten years and recently changed to these due to damaged stock alloy wheel. Total price is $360.00 for set.

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Konig Moonson Wheels

[4/17/2000] Reviewed by Anonymous

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Konig Moonson 16" Alloy Wheels

Had them installed about a week ago with a set of 205/45ZR 16 Avon ZZ1 tires. Since you cant order a Silver Miata with 15 inchers in Canada I decided to keep the stock wheels for winters and bought 16" wheels for summer time...

While they didnt look so bad on the M1, I always thought 14" wheels were too small for the M2 design, especially with the factory side skirts and front air dam installed. Now the car is a totaly new beast. It look just right and handling is greatly improved. I dont know how much they weight, but they do feel heavier than the stock wheels (obviously). It probably affect acceleration a bit but I dont really care since I find much more pleasure with great handling than with speed. Your Miata deserve 16" wheels!

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Konig Burner 15x7

[2/21/2000] Reviewed by Robert Arance - roberta@uvdi.com

Applicable to '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Konig Burner wheel, Bronze, 15x7, 40mm offset, 14 lbs.

Great looking wheel. Bronze is actually light gold. On my red car, it reminds me of the magnesium wheels used on Italian GT racers in the 70s. I used Allen type lug nuts. Noting previous comment on Burners (I swear I did not see that review before buying mine!!), I will inspect tapered seats. Also plan to have metal locating rings made. Mounted RE-71s in 195/50-15...they look huge on a 7" wide wheel. Wheels look bigger than 15". You can see a photos of the wheels on my car here http://members.xoom.com/villacorte/socalm/robertswheels.jpg

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Konig Monsoon 15x6.5 wheel

[10/18/99] Reviewed by: Bob Brackett - RJBMTNBKR@aol.com

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Konig Monsoon 15x6.5 wheel. Alloy 5-spoke design.

Fantastic wheel. I can't believe just how great these 5-star alloy wheels look on my black Miata. You know you've "arrived" when the SCRAMP guys working the VISA Sports Car Championship race at Laguna Seca compliment you on your wheels. Yeah, I know. It's all subjective. So how do they perform? In a word, Great! Handling is fantastic. Unfortunately, I'm sure much of that is attributable to the new Yokohama 205/50 AVS Intermediates and/or new Jackson Racing sways. Unsprung weight is comparable (old wheels & tires were 37 lbs., new are 36 lbs.) and the circumferences are basically the same, so there's no noticeable degradation in acceleration and deceleration. Offset is fairly close to stock, and coupled with a new alignment, handling is superb. No 60 mph shimmy. I've only had them for a couple weeks, so I've yet to go after that wonderful 4-wheel drift that my old wheels & tires were so good at giving me. I'll have to find a nice deserted canyon road and report back later.

Wanted to replace the drab OEM steel wheels on my black '97 Miata. I wanted a nice look, but wouldn't accept any degradation in performance. I selected the Konig Monsoons for the following reasons; great looks, relatively light weight (16.5 lbs.), 40mm offset, and price. I went with 15-inch wheels because I wanted an aggressive look (more Shelby cobra, less slammed accord). Also figured a 50 series tire would maintain a semblance of protection for my rims. Price was great. Leveraged the various web sites (like Discount Tire Direct) against local tire shops until I came up with the best deal. Ended up buying them from a local tire/wheel dealer. Think I paid about $100 per wheel and about $75 per tire. No shipping charges. Did buy free lifetime balance because I was worried about shimmy with the 205s (no shimmy at all). I’m happy and highly recommend the Konig Monsoons to anyone looking for a nice classic look, while maintaining the wonderful Miata handling.

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Konig Burner 16X7

Reviewed by: Jesse Lee - jesseclee@hotmail.com

Cast aluminum wheels, 16X7, ET=40mm

1. Purchase: I bought these from National Wheel Center for $145 + $10 ea for mounting hardware(!). Shipping was ~$40 to CA for all 4

2. Product:The bronze color (has to be special ordered) is actually a very light champagne color- not at all the traditional gold or dull gold I expected. Nonetheless, the desired effect is achieved; probably best on a black car. The powder coating is excellent. The plastic "safety pin" center cap is somewhat cheap looking (1 was soon broken by the tire mechanic). The $40 mounting lug nuts have poorly finished tapered seats. I suggest looking elsewhere for a set with machined taper seats. I confirmed the manufacturer's claim of 17.2lb each wheel on the bathroom scale.

3. Installation: Like most aftermarket wheels, these came w/ loose fitting plastic hubcentric rings: don't count on these to center your wheels perfectly. Tighten the nuts slowly, and rotate the wheel frequently, to let the lug nuts center the wheel. I also used plenty of anti-seize grease on the taper seats to facilitate the movement, and to prevent corrosion at the steel/ aluminum interface (the steel nut bites into the soft cast aluminum).

4. Application: distintive 'tough' look; no rubbing yet w/ Nitto 205 40 16

A very distinctive looking wheel, thanks to the bronze color (please, don't everybody rush out and get a set of bronze wheel now :-) and 8 spoke design.


GT-R

Reviewed by: Ron Petrich - rpetrich@inreach.com

Konig GT-R 5 spoke alloy wheels. 15 x 6.5, 40mm positive offset. silver painted spokes with polished hub.

These wheels were mounted four months ago on my 1998 Civic 4 door. When I got my 99 silver/tan Miata two weeks ago, I noticed that the color of the spokes on the Konigs exactly matched my paint color. I switched them to the Miata last week and I think they look great.

These wheels are mounted with Michelin Pilot MXX3 tires in 205/50ZR15 size. A potent tire to be sure, and one that seems better suited to the Miata than the 195/50VR15 Pilot SX GT's that came on the factory 15" alloys. Cornering limits are much higher, and it is more difficult to loosen the rear. It just follows the fronts through a corner. Steering feel is excellent, and turn-in is instantaneous. In fact, these tires seem just a little smoother and quieter than the other Pilots.

These wheels have generated a lot of favorable comments from others, and fill the wheel wells a little more substantially than stock. No vibration or shimmy at any speed either. I also have not really noticed any degredation in acceleration, even though these tires have a rolling diameter 3% over stock. All in all, it seems I made a good decision (but my Honda looks silly with those stock wheels and phony wheel covers).

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Reviewed by: Bill DeMarco - demarcj@apci.net

Wonderful Wheels that enhance the already great appearence of the Miata

I could not be happier with the wheels or the service from Mike at Discount Tire Direct (www.tires.com). Thanks to Jay Slabotsky and Mike Walz for their reviews which greatly aided me in my decision. The wheels look great on the car and give it more of a muscular look. As stated in previous reviews the wheels are painted silver on the surface and polished on the rims, the finish is very good.
I opted for the 15” wheels after the recommendation of others that ride may suffer to a much greater extent with the 16”. The ride is great! The wheels were priced right, which was a huge factor in my choice, probably one of the best deals going. The service was outstanding and arrived, TX to IL in a weekend (ordered Thursday arrived Monday). Any questions feel free to e-mail me. Thanks again for the reviews


Reviewed by: Jay Slabotsky - jslab@mci2000.com

5-Spoke 16 x 7 alloy wheel with spokes that turn inward at the end for a "deep dish" look. Silver painted spokes with polished rim and lip.

I was a little disappointed when they arrived because, according to another review and the pictures I had seen, I was expecting the spokes to be clearcoated machined aluminum, not painted silver. However, I decided they still look good and the price was great for a 16" wheel. With a 205-45/ZR16 tire they weigh about 40 pounds each. I don't know how this compares to stock, but they definitely are a little heavier. Bought them through Discount Tire Direct, who were very helpful and delivered the order within 4 business days. Came with all the mounting hardware, including hub centering adaptors and wheel locks. I had hoped to get them in a 35mm offset for a more aggressive stance, but the 40mm offset looks really nice and I'm confident the car can be lowered without clearance problems.

I'd do it again. Will report on the tires I bought after a few hundred miles.


Reviewed by: mike walz - walz@cybertron.com

- 5 spoke
- 15 x 6.5
- 16 pounds without tires (per Konig)
- exposed lugnuts
- clearcoated alloy with polished outer rim

Ordered from Discount Tire. Came with 205/50/15 V rated Nankang tires (okay, not nearly the best tires in the world by a long shot) mounted and balanced with chrome valve stems, chrome wheel locks, and chrome lug nuts (really cool). Also came with four "GT-R" decals (!) to put on the wheels if you wished (these decals are on the ad pictures in magazines and can be seen in the link below).

This wheel looks really beefy - a definitely muscular look - not like so many other 5 spoke wheels that look "futuristic" or flimsy or or same old, same old. The spokes are not to thin or too thick and bulge out slightly from the center towards the outer rim, hence the "just right" beefy look (imho). The polished outer rim provides a nifty retro touch which matches the door latches and the cool chrome lugs. Tastefully, the wheel spokes themselves are not chrome but clearcoated alloy. The center cap seems to be some sort of not-meant-to-be-removed plastic, black in the center with a "polished" border which also looks good with chrome lugs.

The tires? (hey, i'm on a budget right now - trying to save up for a lotus elise) Actually the tires are much quieter and smoother than i expected. Had a vibration problem from 55-70 (!!!) that was rectified by having a four wheel alignment and on-the-car balancing. This all revealed that one of the tires (not wheel, thank goodness) was out of round. Once corrected, the tires are actually not that bad. They have a nice, low profile, and a standard directional tread pattern that i've seen on other much, much more expensive tires. As far as how they'll hold up, i won't even speculate (what does one expect with $65 205/50/15s?).

If you're looking for a really nice, somewhat retro-beefy looking wheel (but, not too retro) that definitely doesn't look like everybody else's Star Trek Voyager-Deep Space Nine futuristic 5 spoke, then check out the GT-R. Highly recommended.


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