Looking around I found tons of these wheels for sale in refurbished condition... I bought a set of dealer take-offs (non-recon) and I’m eagerly waiting.Thank you!
Update.. I test fit them and the edge of the rim is about .060 from the strut. No chance of fitting a tire unless I go narrow and stretch the heck out of it. Big surprise the Veloster N PP strut has an indentation in this area to clear the wheel. Another thing is the wheels advertise as a 19x8 but nowhere is there anything that measures 8”.. total width is over 9” and the inside of the bead is almost 8.5... this does not stop me at all . I added ARP studs and circle track lug nuts in anticipation of running thin hubcentric wheel spacers. I like the wheels and I want them on my car damnit.. View attachment 87876
Yeah... you are one of those.... that’s fine. That’s the wheel I actually wanted.. since I saw them on a Veloster I had intentions of putting them on my car.. yes I know they are heavier. I knew that before I bought them. I have wanted to build this car using majority Kia/ Hyundai parts, not because of cost because I want to. I can tell by your response the type of “ car guy” you are... go fuck off on someone else’s discussion.Mercy of what?
The factory wheels are heavier especially the 19 inch wheel, if anything you are slowing down the car while the handling improvement is minimal for the work involved.
Adding the larger heavier brakes adds to the rotating mass overall again slowing down the car and not making the marked improvement you are looking for.
Seems to me your efforts are powered by cost, not being at the mercy of the aftermarket. You have access to warranty take-offs, dealer level discounts, etc, etc.
The aftermarket exist because for the OEM to do something similar they either have to buy the company that make the product or service customers demand or partner with a company to reduce cost to manufacture.
Also the aftermarket without overhead of the OEM can maneuver much quicker and bring things to market much faster.
I don't know what you paid for the take off wheels, but I am positive there is an stylish aftermarket option that weighs much less.
Same with a brake upgrade.
You are just a bunch of talk..I didn't use that sort of language. Plus you are posting on a public forum.
Except for the wheels, the springs, Velossa Tech scoop, JB4, Water Methanol system, Bazooka tube and ummmm squeeze the car is OE.
So what kind of car guy am I bright eyes?
Fine you want a OE+ build, good luck.
All I did was show the brake setup I’m doing and the wheels .. it’s the direction I wanted to go from the beginning . This idiot jumps in and tells me that my setup is bad and won’t perform as I hope.. I spend most of my time in traffic... it is not a track car.. I’m just having fun. He also notes that the reason for me using OEM parts is because it’s what I have access to and it’s all I can afford.Just curious on how someone with a shitload of experience with his Forte GT that most others on here have yet to attempt (or even dare to do) is cock flopping?
You may not like how its being said by him and it doesn't line up with your narrative, but that doesn't make it wrong or cock flopping.
BTW, you sure you don't mean cock blocking? lol