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post #25096 of 26360
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

Well if you want to reduce unsprung weight, which a lot of track guys want to do, then usually people go with a smaller size wheel because generally speaking having more tire weighs less than having more alloy wheel.  

 

Although, on the last car, we bought the optional 20" wheels actually weighed less than the stock 19's (which were blocky with fewer but much thicker spokes).  

 

@Find Finn  I think back in the day, many cars gave a noticeably harsher ride if you went with bigger wheels/thinner tires.  However, I would agree with you - in the last few years suspensions have come a long way and you can get great performance, have larger wheels and not have a brutally punishing ride depending on the car/chassis/suspension. 

 

I think a lot of folks will also run 15's and lower the car slightly when they upgrade the suspension. The difference between stock 15 inch wheels and 16's in this case is about 2 lbs per wheel. Not insignificant.

 

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For what it's worth, smaller wheels and larger tires get slightly better gas mileage on balance.

 

Huh, that's interesting!

post #25097 of 26360
My car picked up two bolts on the left rear on the 880. Costco was gonna take forever to get that tire in, so I bit the bullet and went to Tesla. There was also some damage from a bit of frolicking on an inside bezel, so it was loaner time.

Their traditional policy is to give you a car as good or better than yours, which, in my case would be a S or X P90D ludy or the P100D. I asked for what the most boring car they could give me for the next few days. They obviously had their Teslas in stock, a few Camaros and Fiat 500s - but those all seemed too fun.

They went out to Enterprise and got me a Kia Cadenza. I really like this thing and would definitely recommend it at the price point. Engine has a very flat torque curve, it's got decent steering and suspension and the fit and finish are solid.

I killed the time watching Ken Block highlights with the people in service.

post #25098 of 26360
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

My car picked up two bolts on the left rear on the 880. Costco was gonna take forever to get that tire in, so I bit the bullet and went to Tesla. There was also some damage from a bit of frolicking on an inside bezel, so it was loaner time.

Their traditional policy is to give you a car as good or better than yours, which, in my case would be a S or X P90D ludy or the P100D. I asked for what the most boring car they could give me for the next few days. They obviously had their Teslas in stock, a few Camaros and Fiat 500s - but those all seemed too fun.

They went out to Enterprise and got me a Kia Cadenza. I really like this thing and would definitely recommend it at the price point. Engine has a very flat torque curve, it's got decent steering and suspension and the fit and finish are solid.

I killed the time watching Ken Block highlights with the people in service.

 

I'm really disappointed because right after I bought my car, a dealer here was offering a Cadenza for a 3 year lease at $299/mo with nothing down because they weren't selling here.

post #25099 of 26360
Sounds like a Seinfeld character
post #25100 of 26360
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I'm really disappointed because right after I bought my car, a dealer here was offering a Cadenza for a 3 year lease at $299/mo with nothing down because they weren't selling here.

I would say it occupies no mans land in some regards. It's somewhat expensive and competes against the Avalon and such. However, as cynical as I am, I think it's a solid car. I can get pedantic and say it understeers or this or that, but it's a pretty fun car and seems like a decent value for the money.
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Sounds like a Seinfeld character

Says baller with a GT4 and CCBs smile.gif
post #25101 of 26360
So I know within the context of this thread, CCBs stand for carbon ceramic brakes.. but for HRoi, I'm drawing a blank.

Cock cuddling buttocks?

🤔🤔🤔

And yes, he is a baller in that he juggles balls according to my sources.
post #25102 of 26360
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So I know within the context of this thread, CCBs stand for carbon ceramic brakes.. but for HRoi, I'm drawing a blank.

Cock cuddling buttocks?

🤔🤔🤔

And yes, he is a baller in that he juggles balls according to my sources.

If you don't have CCBs or electric three phase regen brakes, you might as well prepare for trick-or-treating and wasting your time washing the wheels on weekends.
post #25103 of 26360
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

If you don't have CCBs or electric three phase regen brakes, you might as well prepare for trick-or-treating and wasting your time washing the wheels on weekends.

Yep, I'm going to need to wash my wheels again this weekend after two weeks of driving.

I should just buy some Sonax and a powerwasher to expedite the process.
post #25104 of 26360
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


I would say it occupies no mans land in some regards. It's somewhat expensive and competes against the Avalon and such. However, as cynical as I am, I think it's a solid car. I can get pedantic and say it understeers or this or that, but it's a pretty fun car and seems like a decent value for the money.

 

Same with the K900, I would say.  I think they both try to compare favorably to American cars and the Toyota and Honda.  I mean, honestly, I think they're priced too low to compete with the luxury brands because I doubt many people cross-shopping BMW, Audi, and MB would even step into a Kia dealer.

post #25105 of 26360
Me and ramubrah on ramuraceway:

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post #25106 of 26360
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Me and ramubrah on ramuraceway:

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We'd still get a beer afterwards.
post #25107 of 26360
@sir reveller. Seriously though. Imho. The best looking wheels right now are Wedsport Sa-15r. In Black clear.


(Like them so much i bought a set) and the new SSR's/Enkei's in black.

On a car with a nice color. Like yours. Black wheels make the color "pop".

Dang. Might go look at some wheels now. . .
Edited by Thrift Vader - 9/23/16 at 11:20pm
post #25108 of 26360
Loving the thread smile.gif
post #25109 of 26360
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

@sir reveller. Seriously though. Imho. The best looking wheels right now are Wedsport Sa-15r.


Really? On a Subaru maybe, but not on an A4 cab.

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post


They went out to Enterprise and got me a Kia Cadenza. I really like this thing and would definitely recommend it at the price point. Engine has a very flat torque curve, it's got decent steering and suspension and the fit and finish are solid.

"Shitty" cars have gotten so much better over the last decade. I really like the new Renault Clio/Twingo's, which was cars I hated years ago.
post #25110 of 26360
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Really? On a Subaru maybe, but not on an A4 cab.
"Shitty" cars have gotten so much better over the last decade. I really like the new Renault Clio/Twingo's, which was cars I hated years ago.

-Even German cars deserve nice wheels. nod[1].gif
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