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      New Rims 'n Rubber.. DAI Alloy Radial 14", Kumho Solus Vier 185/55/r14's

      Well it was time to pull the trigger and get this purchase done. Car handles pretty much the same, oddly the older yokohama tires seemed to 'sway' less, other than that this car will have plenty of traction in rainy, slushy weather. These rims are 12.9lbs, and the tires are heavy at a whopping 17lbs, unfortunately. I think next summer I will source out some really light tires to see the effect.

      I went with these tires because they are the smallest circumference I could find, thus smallest radius, thus maximum torque which is noticeable in 3rd, 4th, and 5th gear roll-ons. Its different is all I can say.. moving from 65 series tires to 55 series tires results in around 6.2% shorter radius so thats around 13 1/2% more torque using an online calculator. Truthfully the old tires were way worn so say splitting the math and going with 7% more torque available at full load is probably more realistic of what these smaller tires can deliver.

      What is absolutely amazing is that the car is now smooth rolling at all highway speeds. Its solid, and with the new brakes and all, I may just have to consider putting a turbo on this first gen 1.6L. May just have to, and maybe gut it and put in some gussets, who knows... its a fun project car and now it actually looks sweet. I think the rims and rubber match the lower well, and also the 65 to 55 series lowered the car a further 3/8ths to half an inch.

      Hope you like The more I look at it I realize with such small tires 'it doesn't even look that low'
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      Nice! Really like those wheels.

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      Looks good! 👍

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      nice, looks good

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      Looking at this again, for some reason I thought your wheels looked familiar... and then I thought: yeah, 2012 Aveo factory wheels!

      But they're not even close.



      Brain fail. I like yours more.
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      well i think you were close, its just ten spokes vs twelve spokes
      i think you were close, btw well done on the wheel extravaganza

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      Thanks - nice to see your wheels now in the gallery too.

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      Has this affected speedometer accuracy at all? Nice looking wheels! Has that car been lowered?

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      Yes, it has affected speedometer accuracy. IIRC bone stock, my cars speedo was off by about 6% on the fast side, a point which has been verified by other Aveo owners. Moving from 60 series tires to 55 series tires makes it worse - I have guestimated it at about 10-11% fast. So that means if the speedo says 65mph I'm actually only doing 58mph. I'm at a library and can't load the miata.net tire calculator cuz it uses java but if you are curious about trying out case scenarios try it out - it is very useful. And yes it also messes up the odometer for service intervals but since it overestimates mileage I'm not too worried about that.
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      you should get that dent fixed on the fender





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