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I am... does anyone know the specs of the stock wheels?
OK, I'm gonna answer my own question... lol. Since none of the wheel/tire sites have our cars listed, I got the jack out this evening and our stock wheels are 18x7.5 +55.
 

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You should get that added to the thread on forte forum about wheel and tire sizes, as I don't recall the SX's 18" wheels being listed there.
 

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You should get that added to the thread on forte forum about wheel and tire sizes, as I don't recall the SX's 18" wheels being listed there.
I posted over there too. Hopefully, someone adds it to the 1st post.
 

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Do you guys think 20" rims would look stupid on the '14 Koup?

Looking at custom rims, tirerack was very unhelpful but rimsntires.com seem to have these rims which look pretty cool:

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They do a package deal, those rims with these tires:

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All 4 tires, 4 rims, lug nuts, shipping included, $1,932.

Price may be a bit steep but the rims IMO look amazing. What do you all think?
 

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Do you guys think 20" rims would look stupid on the '14 Koup?

Looking at custom rims, tirerack was very unhelpful but rimsntires.com seem to have these rims which look pretty cool:

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They do a package deal, those rims with these tires:

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All 4 tires, 4 rims, lug nuts, shipping included, $1,932.

Price may be a bit steep but the rims IMO look amazing. What do you all think?
I like them! :)
 

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So apparently 20s on a forte is a bad idea. Looking at some posts over at forteforum, someone had 20s and they were rubbing up on the wheel wells at times. Apparently you will also feel potholes and bumps greater than if you were to keep the stock tires. No one has many good things to say about the 20s unfortunately.
 

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So apparently 20s on a forte is a bad idea. Looking at some posts over at forteforum, someone had 20s and they were rubbing up on the wheel wells at times. Apparently you will also feel potholes and bumps greater than if you were to keep the stock tires. No one has many good things to say about the 20s unfortunately.
not sure of the look you are going for, but besides being not good functionally, the look of a 20 on these cars just doesn't work very well.

Since looks are subjective (to each their own), i'll give you my experience with a 19" rim on my sedan, before i sold them.

- I have coilovers and they are dropped pretty low and dampening set very stiff. On some aggressive bumps or speed bumps in the roads, the tires would contact the wheel wells.
- road noise was considerably larger, this mostly coming from the low-profile tire. I believe my tire size was 235/35/19
- aside from the road noise, the ride is considerably worse. It got even worse as the tires wore.
- putting a 20" setup on stock suspension is going to look VERY out of place (read: dumb). If you get them on there and lower the car, then you will get the rubbing problems as i mentioned previously.

If I were you, I would stick with 18", get a good offset that isn't stock, but not "hellaflush" either, and a nice lowering spring or coilover and the car will look damn good.
It will also keep the road noise to a minimum and you'll stay fairly close to stock as far as ride comfort goes. Jsut make sure you get the right aspect ratio and don't get a tire that's too low profile.
 

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So i was taking a look at the Kia Pro Ceed GT, which I must say...I'm highly disappointed we, in the US, are not offered that amazing, beautiful car. I've never LOVED a hatchback/wagon, it's just never been my thing. BUT...that is one SEXY car! I would have taken that over my Koup, which even surprises me to say that, because i'm in love with my car!
Anyways, The wheels on the Pro Ceed GT, I'm guessing is 2014 since i'm looking on the Kia website, but i would love to have them. Is this model not yet out in the countries which it is offered? I would love to get my hands on the wheels that come on the car. I've looked around online and can't find them...if anyone knows any info..let me know ASAP!
 

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Yeah, I was thinking of asking the dealership to keep an ear out for anyone wanting to swap the Proceed's wheels with the Koup's.
 

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That reminds me of swapping the wheels from a MY01 Impreza (the first "new shape" one) onto my 1994 Impreza. New wheel style really did suit the classic shape.
 

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Those are some sexy wheels... I feel inclined to check out part numbers for the front and rear bumpers along with fog light setup to put on my F5 and see how they look... Looks like it's just a 2 door version...


So i was taking a look at the Kia Pro Ceed GT, which I must say...I'm highly disappointed we, in the US, are not offered that amazing, beautiful car. I've never LOVED a hatchback/wagon, it's just never been my thing. BUT...that is one SEXY car! I would have taken that over my Koup, which even surprises me to say that, because i'm in love with my car!
Anyways, The wheels on the Pro Ceed GT, I'm guessing is 2014 since i'm looking on the Kia website, but i would love to have them. Is this model not yet out in the countries which it is offered? I would love to get my hands on the wheels that come on the car. I've looked around online and can't find them...if anyone knows any info..let me know ASAP!
 

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Does anyone know the lug pattern/bolt pattern of our stock wheels? I'm looking at some wheels but have no idea what our lug pattern is. I have searched everywhere and can not find it. Help!
 

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Does anyone know the lug pattern/bolt pattern of our stock wheels? I'm looking at some wheels but have no idea what our lug pattern is. I have searched everywhere and can not find it. Help!
Bolt pattern is 5x114.3. I looked in a few places for the hub bore diameter and haven't found it yet. I might have to take a wheel off and measure it.
You will need to know that too if the wheels you want to buy don't come hub-centric rings to fit your car.
 

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It doesn't look like anyone has posted a photo of their Koup with upgraded wheels, so let me share a pic of mine.

These are 18x8 Kudos Rios with 45p offset. I think the fit is perfect, with the outside edge of the rim finishing about 2mm inside the line of the guard. The wheels fill out the guards way better than the standard 18x7.5 at 55p offset, and I reckon they look sweet. Of course, everyone has their own view on what looks good, and that's the way it should be :).
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Thanks "itsjustme". I always planned on going with black wheels on this car, but decided in the end black was too dark, and also because a black wheel kind of gets lost (unless you look closely you can't really see the design detail in a black wheel). In the end these wheels go well with the gunmetal grey finish of the car and also pick up the black/silver finish on the door handle and wing mirror and around the front grill. It took a lot of online investigations to find the right wheel (and a few trial fits of other possiblilties and sizes). Ultimately, it was the guy at the wheel shop who suggested these (they were initally out of my price bracket, but he knocked over 20% off to bring them into consideration - very good of him).
 

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I finally got some photos of my new wheels and tires. I went with 18 x 8 +45 gunmetal Enkei Raijins with 225/40ZR18 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires. Now I just need a slight drop.

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with the +55 im really intrigued with a 9inch wheel now even more so, I was almost set on a 8inch wheel in the back. but maybe now its feesible to think a 9ninch will fit

im really wanting to mix some Gold RPF1's with my abyss blue

may even try to find a good bronze color
 
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