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Well I have had the car for 400 miles and it was time to get some new shoes. Could not stand the stock tires. The rims were okay, but really wanted a wider rim and wider tires. Specs for the rims are:

Axis Xplode
18x8 with 45mm offset
22lbs each. A littler higher than I would like, but better than stock
Finish: Anthracite w/Machined Accent

I also painted the calipers red just before I get them put on. I really like how everything is coming together. Will end up lower in the car I think in the spring. I also plan to get the windows tinted.

Land vehicle Vehicle Car Hyundai veloster Motor vehicle

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Defiantly not the crappy stock tires. I went with 225/40/18 Conti DW I had these tires on my old Gen Coupe and loved them. No rubbing issue at all, and the new tires make the car handle sooooo much better.

Actually they are not black. They do look that way in the pic, but I have never been a fan of black rims. They actually match the car pretty well. Here is a close up over at tirerack:Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

I spent a few days looking around trying to find something I liked for under $200 per rim. Also had to go through Discount Tire as I get a discount through them :)

I kind of wish the tires wrapped around the rims a little better, but everything sits flush so I can't really complain. Overall I am very happy :)

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Defiantly not the crappy stock tires. I went with 225/40/18 Conti DW I had these tires on my old Gen Coupe and loved them. No rubbing issue at all, and the new tires make the car handle sooooo much better.

Actually they are not black. They do look that way in the pic, but I have never been a fan of black rims. They actually match the car pretty well. Here is a close up over at tirerack:Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

I spent a few days looking around trying to find something I liked for under $200 per rim. Also had to go through Discount Tire as I get a discount through them :)

I kind of wish the tires wrapped around the rims a little better, but everything sits flush so I can't really complain. Overall I am very happy :)

Ken~
AWESOME! I am very happy for you that your car drives better with your new set up. Those dw looks like a great tire like a high performance summer tire. Plus you got a wider tire on it so it will handle very well. I hate that Hyundai puts Kumho on must of their cars. I understand that their all Korean and all that. but Kumhos kind of suck...and the VT certainly deserves a better tire LOL the Conti DW looks like it will take care of your VT.

The VT now offer Michelin Pilot Super Sport when you order them. That's what I am going with when I get mine. I am not too crazy about how the rims look but I probably won't do any physical/cosmetic upgrade like that to this vehicle.
 

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I was going to wait and get those Michelin tires from the factory, but it's a $1,200 option. I was able to get these tires for under $800 and will last longer. Might be worth not getting that option from the factory and putting your own on the stock rims. Could then sell the Kumhos and re-coupe some of the cost of new tires.

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