JPL
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Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:51 pm

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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
2014 Spark EV no FC
Front Speakers: Alpine 4" (SPS410)
Back Speakers: Alpine 5X7" (SPS517) w 3D print adapters

17 " Rims
Front: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 205/40R17
Back: Hankook 205/45R17

2016 Kia Soul EV no FC

2000 Honda Insight MT

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Re: Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:51 pm

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

JPL
Posts: 102
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:42 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

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
2014 Spark EV no FC
Front Speakers: Alpine 4" (SPS410)
Back Speakers: Alpine 5X7" (SPS517) w 3D print adapters

17 " Rims
Front: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 205/40R17
Back: Hankook 205/45R17

2016 Kia Soul EV no FC

2000 Honda Insight MT

SVTWRC
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:57 am

Re: Successful 17 Inch Rims RobertK mod!

Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:53 pm

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 .

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