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Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:51 pm
by JPL
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Today I successfully installed 4 17" Kia Rio rims on my Spark EV.

All the credit goes to Robertk for the research:

http://2014chevysparkev.blogspot.com/20 ... quare.html

Front tires are Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 205/40R17

Back tires are Hankook 205/45R17

Re: Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:51 pm
by SVTWRC
Let us know how it feels after driving some miles. Kinda reminds me of a GTI wheel. Will this throw the final drive off as well as the speedo or is it too insignificant of a change unlike rollin on 24’s.*Lol *24inch wheels and tires

Re: Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:07 pm
by JPL
GTI? You mean VW?
Yeah I see the resemblance.

The car feels faster and acceleration / Handling is better, even on the rain.

If you are not in desperate need of range and thirsty for fun I highly recommend the bigger wheels over the stock ones

Re: Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:53 pm
by SVTWRC
JPL wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:07 pm
GTI? You mean VW?
Yeah I see the resemblance.

The car feels faster and acceleration / Handling is better, even on the rain.

If you are not in desperate need of range and thirsty for fun I highly recommend the bigger wheels over the stock ones
Grip seems to be the main issue with my Ecopia LRR. My range is just fine so any fun i can extract would be well worth it. Tires are my next endeavor and this info will be appreciated. Going to check the link about the wheels, hope there is TPMS sensor info .