fox wrote:These bolted right to the car a 2014 Spark ev with zero spacers or other things(grinding calipers). It was pure luck as these wheels were bought and put on my 500e first, now they are bolted straight on the spark with zero issues so far. The tires are Hancook VENTUS V2 CONCEPT2 195/50/15.
Total with wheels/tires was about $600
If you got these wheels and tires for a total of about $600, you got a great deal. I also think the Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 is a good choice. With a UTQG of 500 AA-A these should be relatively long mileage tires. They are listed as "fuel efficient" which I was told is somewhat akin to "low rolling resistance" which is good for the Spark EV. I picked the 205-50-15 because the overall diameter is exactly the same as the original 185-55-15 tire that came on the front of the car, and thus, should not affect the speedometer/odometer at all. On the rear, the car will sit about 0.2" lower as the diameter is about 0.4" less than the original (195-55-15) rear tires.
Here is a photo of my Spark with the new Rota Slipstream wheels. Eventually, I will paint the calipers black so that the silver color doesn't conflict with the wheels.
And here are the details:
Note: these have a fairly large hub center bore which is typical of this manufacturer (sort of a "one size fits all" thing). Given the conical shape of the lug nuts, the wheels seem to have centered just fine. These weigh about one pound more (each) than the Konig Dial In wheel. However the Dial In is not available in a polished finish.
The spacers I ordered were specifically for a 4x100 application. The 5mm spacer is about 0.2" thick. I tried a universal set of 1/4" thick spacers and while they worked, the overall diameter of the spacer was greater than the diameter of the inner mounting surface of the wheel, and as such, looked a bit dorky.
Note: Unless you are saving your original tires & wheels for a lease return (or for any other reason), you could use the existing TPMS sensors. I also believe that if properly located (e.g. RF to RF, etc.) you would not need to reset the sensors although doing so is relatively easy with the proper tool.
You can find a photo of my Spark with the new Rota Slipstream wheels here.
http://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/vie ... 0&start=10
Mine is the black one towards the end of the page. Eventually, I will paint the calipers black so that the silver color doesn't conflict with the wheels.