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NoBrakesRacing
NoBrakesRacing Reader
2/5/21 4:46 p.m.

In reply to pres589 (djronnebaum) :

It probably doesn't if it has good quality tires.

I can't wait to drive it somewhere I can make it dance and see how it behaves. 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
2/10/21 7:21 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:

yeah, maybe not

unfortunately, most of the 17's are 6.5 wide.

 I'll have to do some digging again, I think there are some 17x7's from the 'XM' Sorento... 2009-2014.

I don't think I've found anything that was 17x7.5 or 17x8, in-house so far

The Forte stock wheels are 17x7. 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
2/10/21 7:24 a.m.
pres589 (djronnebaum) said:

Does a car as light as this need much more tread width than 215?  I doubt it needs more tire from a power standpoint.

Yes... yes it does. What it really needs is an LSD becaue that torque curve means there's power EVERYWHERE. I lovingly referred to them as the big block 4 cylinders. 140ftlbs to the wheels from 2000 rpms through 6000 rpms with a peak at 160 at 4k. Corner exit was always a challenge getting on the power because even 200TW 225's on 7.5" wheels were almost useless.

NoBrakesRacing
NoBrakesRacing Reader
2/10/21 11:13 a.m.

In reply to bobzilla :

An lsd would be nice, it is very easy to spin the inside tire from a stop, specially when tires are cold. 

I've been happily surprised by the torque. I can be in 6th gear, just a little over 2000rpm in highway speeds and just press the accelerator to move with purpose, without needing to downshift.

BTW. Who makes a rear sway bar for these? Other models that could work? Like veloster as mentioned. 

The car leans in sweepers more than I like and I can specially feel the inside rear getting light. 

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