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Who is planning on changing out their stock 19" wheels?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, Tires Discussion' started by KingLamoni, Dec 7, 2017.

Keeping the stock 19" wheels on the GT

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Not sure yet

    6 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. Opting to get 18" wheels on mine.

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  1. I drove the 2.0T first because they sold their GT. I was thoroughly unimpressed. I would rather get an Optima SXL for less, more options, similar performance, regular unleaded gas, better MPG.

    I got back from the test drive and the GT they “sold” deal died. So I drove the GT. I had high expectations but it blew those expectations away. I also thought the ride in the GT1 with electronic adaptive suspension was much better. Just my thoughts on the 2.0T.
     
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  2. KingLamoni

    KingLamoni United States Member

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    Thanks for the update on the GT. I was thinking about driving an hour away to test drive a 2.0T Premium and maybe now I'll just wait for the GT experience.
     
  3. I highly recommend the GT. I bought one of course lol. I would get a base GT or GT1 over a loaded 2.0T any day.
     
  4. I haven't really considered switching from the stock wheels, and honestly don't understand why I should or shouldn't..wondering if anyone can give a quick pro/con in regards to having a staggered vs non-staggered setup and 18" vs 19" ?
     
  5. corradoMR2

    corradoMR2 Canada Active Member

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    Generally speaking, larger diameter wheels are more attractive than smaller ones. That aside, the 18" will have taller rubber (sidewall) making the ride comfort slightly better.

    Staggered wheels are typically found on higher performance RWD vehicles. The wider wheels/tires at the rear allow better grip and traction under power (acceleration) but your tires will wear out less evenly and more quickly since tire rotation is limited between the two fronts and two rears.
     
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  6. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT Canada Stinger Enthusiast

    great answer !
     
  7. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT Canada Stinger Enthusiast

    I am thinking of having mine powder coated charcoal or black though !
     
  8. corradoMR2

    corradoMR2 Canada Active Member

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    I'm not overly fond of the polished wheel finish we have but so far I find them "OK" on a darker color Stinger. I'm curious to see them if you get it done on a white Stinger. I had black wheels on my white IS and liked the look but at times found the contrast too much losing out on detail. From far, wheels looked like winter steelies almost :confused: (i.e. pic below). Did you try Plastidipping one wheel like you did your Stinger emblem, to get a feeler?

    20170825_115946.jpg
     
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  9. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT Canada Stinger Enthusiast

    I havent done it but I might , lots of masking to do it right , I'm hoping to get a mock up done via photo shop . I dont want to go super dark though , on the wheel cap issue how do feel about 52mm ? as there any gap on the edge ??
     
  10. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    Send me a picture of your Stinger from the side and I'll darken up the wheels...
     
  11. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    I'm with you - I wouldn't change anything. I really like the stock wheels...
     
  12. corradoMR2

    corradoMR2 Canada Active Member

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    There is about a <1 mm gap all around the edge but you wouldn't even know it, though 53 mm is the way to go!
     
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  13. chris anderson

    chris anderson United States New Member

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    I have this car gt2 awd with the 18"s 225/45/18 just hit a pothole and flattened two of them.
     

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  14. ralzod

    ralzod United States Active Member

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    Having been through something similar, I know that really sucks. Can you tell if there's any damage to the alloy wheels?
     
  15. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT Canada Stinger Enthusiast

    with 19s it would have been worse , its one the downsides of low profile tires
     
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  16. Kia Stinger

    Kia Stinger United States Administrator Staff Member

    Man, that's a bummer. :( I guess you live up north...
     
  17. Chris

    Chris United States Active Member

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    Damn how big was the pothole? Did you ruin the rims?
     
  18. chris anderson

    chris anderson United States New Member

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    at first look I did not see any damage too the wheels.
     
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  19. westcoastGT

    westcoastGT Canada Stinger Enthusiast

    i just noticed your wheels , they look the same as the 19' version ! that was a big question here earlier , can take a tight shot of your wheels and post a pic please /

    Thanks
     
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