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by RichV
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wheel/tire upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 34998

Re: Wheel/tire upgrade

I was a bit surprised to have the rubbing issue myself, but it has more to do with the overall diameter of the tire than the width. It is such minimal contact that I drove it 15 mi. and barely put a dent in the tires. I'll try to get some photos later on in the week. Car is a bit dirty right now and...
by RichV
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: LA Car article on the Spark EV: ELECTRIC HOT ROD FROM HELL
Replies: 4
Views: 5996

Re: LA Car article on the Spark EV: ELECTRIC HOT ROD FROM HE

I sure hope someone comes out with software to reduce the torque management off the line with these things. Would make for one heck of a fun ride! Imagine having the full potential of the motor with the updated gearing of a '15. Given the relatively limited market with these cars, I'm not going to h...
by RichV
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation
Replies: 27
Views: 22680

Re: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation

Dumb question..... what about wheel alignment ? I have trucks so this is a must. But with this kind of tire, would you need to align it more frequently ? It's always a good idea to keep the wheel alignment within spec. Opinions vary on how frequently this should be done. In THEORY, unless something...
by RichV
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation
Replies: 27
Views: 22680

Re: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation

Again, this has been common practice for years. I fail to follow what laws are broken and why legal action would be necessary. It is certainly not a defect.

Was it a poor design? Sure!

Is it unsafe? Nope!

This comes down to a case of buyer be ware, IMO
by RichV
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wheel/tire upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 34998

Re: Wheel/tire upgrade

Just to update: I went ahead and ordered some 16x6.5" 45mm offset Kosei K4R wheels figuring the specs are similar to a standard Spark. Lucky for me, the wheels bolted right up, clearing the calipers and struts/suspension without any issues. I wanted to try taller/wider tires with high performance an...
by RichV
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation
Replies: 27
Views: 22680

Re: Chevy Spark 2014 Tire Rotation

I can't wait until I need new front tires so I can be rid of the OEM low rolling resistance tires, they seriously lack traction, which is a desirable trait in a tire. I expect to never rotate a tire on my Spark EV. I think I'm ok with the traction. But we had to replace one at 1K miles as it "poppe...
by RichV
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: anyone want to modify their blue interior trim?
Replies: 8
Views: 8181

Re: anyone want to modify their blue interior trim?

Look in to a product called Plastidip

Goes on like paint, peels of when you're done. Pretty easy to work with.
by RichV
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wheel/tire upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 34998

Re: Wheel/tire upgrade

It was listed in another thread:
Nashco wrote:For future reference, this is the stock Spark EV wheel specs.

Front
15x6.0
ET45
Part number 95024486

Rear
15x6.5
ET54
Part number 95024487

Bryce
by RichV
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wheel/tire upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 34998

Wheel/tire upgrade

Any idea whether the fittest for a non-EV spark would work for the EV? I'm looking at some 16x6.5" wheels with some performance 205's as an upgrade to my Spark EV. Just can't leave well enough alone...
by RichV
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Just signed up for REFUEL
Replies: 8
Views: 8085

Re: Just signed up for REFUEL

What are the rules for production class? As delivered from the factory? No wheel/tire upgrades?

Laguna is a fun track. Last time I was there in my race car I was popped for sound. Shouldn't be an issue in the Spark. ;)

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