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Just Bought a 2010 Kia Forte Koup EX in White. Have all-season Hankook 205/55/16's on er that are brand new. I need winter tires so I'd rather keep the factory rims and use them for winter tires next year, for the summer i'd like to keep the all-seasons and mount them on new alloy rims. What's the best spot to get them online from experience? Anyone have nice rims on a White Forte post pics please! I'm open to anything :D
 

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Also Tirerack.com thats were I got mine..
Good prices.. quick shipers
 

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Ya I was looking at Tirerack has really good prices it seems. What kind of rims you guys have mounted? I was looking at black on white but I really like the gunmetal if they are 12 spoke. I have a guy who can mount them for me but whats this TPMS stuff should I order that?
 

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I have Enkei str5's
18'' there black and polished edges..
Well the Tpms is the monitor syestem for air pressure...
You might want to check cause seems most aftermarket wheels can use the old ones from your stock wheels..

but If you want too keep your old wheels for winter with the tpms
You'd have to buy another set of Tpms Sensors for your new wheels.
Tire racks cost 300.00 dollars for a set :(

You could just run the wheels with out the sensors too but then You'd have a light on in your dash :(

Hope that makes sence too you ?
 

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Ya I was looking at Tirerack has really good prices it seems. What kind of rims you guys have mounted? I was looking at black on white but I really like the gunmetal if they are 12 spoke. I have a guy who can mount them for me but whats this TPMS stuff should I order that?
you don't have to order the TPMS, but you should. (if you don't you're gonna have a TPMS light on in your dash all the time)

TPMS is Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Some people see it as too expensive to get an extra set of sensors so they keep their winter set without them and just deal with the light in the dash
 

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ok good info thanks guys. Next question, did anyone paint there calipers or did you cover them with something bought online? If i buy black rims may as well get the red caliper covers but a mechanic buddy of mine said it might be best to paint the calipers since they are so new
 

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Honestly I painted mine.. it said not to primer them and I was skeptical of that but followed the directions anyway :(
seems what ever kia covers the calipers with does not want to hold paint very well.. *can't speak for everybody else who paint theres*
if you do paint them I'd also primer them first, that was my mistake and I know better :(

But I think the covers would be easier and last longer I plan on buying those down the road too.
 

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Yes my buddy mods cars but hasn't touched my forte yet. Said he'd suggest priming and painting them whichever colour you choose, but honestly the caliper covers are so cheap that maybe they would last longer.
 

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First step before wheel purchase is Wheel and Tire Size Calculator! Just so you can get as close to stock as possible, I like 225/40/18, but you could do 225/45/17 as well.

Then make your way to tirerack.com and put in your cars make and model and start searching for a wheel that fits your needs and price.

Here are a couple that I like, don't know what your budget is:

Enkei Performance Imola 18"

Sparco Assetto Gara 17"

Just some idea's, remember that wheels are unsprung weight so the lighter the better.
 

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Tirerack for the win !!! ;)

Nick
 

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tirerack.com is the o.g. of online wheel/tire packages.
vulcantire.com has great prices

Don't forget - costco.com now has velox wheels. I think the velox apex would look hawt. They have black and gold/bronze finishes as well. Great prices, and $15 tire install.

https://www.veloxwheel.com/www/products/main
 

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thanks for all the suggestions guys! gonna start lookin around hopefully they fix the potholes up here after the spring thaw, dont want any dents in my rims before summer time
 

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There are so many source available on the internet for these kind of issues. I have one suggestion named Oemwheelplus those are known for wheels and rim.
If you are looking for the same then Click Here and go for further proceeding.
 
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