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I promised pictures in my other thread. Here they are.

18X7" +35 2006-2009 Veracruz wheel. Gloss Black powdercoat.
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum 225/40-18 Tire. Approximate height of 25.1 (about 1/4" more tire than the stock 205/55/16's)






For everyone wondering about a +35 offset, here you go. It's great in the rear and a bit wide in front, but acceptable. I think it will look really good if I can lower it.



As for their impact on the car... It pretty much drives the same as before but the wider track feels good. When I got the car the alignment was already pulling right, but with the new wheel/tire combo it is even more dramatic. I am not surprised. I have yet to notice a change in the gas mileage but if you already think these cars are slow in "eco mode" then the 18's may not be for you. :bling:
 

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Looks good. The 18's fit nicely in the wheel wells.
 

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Looks good! It's hard to tell in the pictures but do you have black center caps yet or did you just leave the caps off?

I can't wait to put my Veracruz wheels back on mt Tucson once it warms up a little more. I just bought a new set of 225/55-18 Yokohama AVID TRZ tires for them yesterday. The 235/50-18 BFGoodrich g-Force KDWS I had on them were down to the wear bars last November when I installed my snow tires/wheels.
 

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Any rubbing issues? They look like the tires are sticking out past the fender?
 

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they are not sticking that far out. but if there is no lip...you wont have rubbing issue at all. The coupe has no inside lip..its all flat and the liner actually goes vertical before going across the top of the fender well.

some of those guys run ridiculous offsets and widths.
 

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Looks good! It's hard to tell in the pictures but do you have black center caps yet or did you just leave the caps off?

I can't wait to put my Veracruz wheels back on mt Tucson once it warms up a little more. I just bought a new set of 225/55-18 Yokohama AVID TRZ tires for them yesterday. The 235/50-18 BFGoodrich g-Force KDWS I had on them were down to the wear bars last November when I installed my snow tires/wheels.
These are the Hyundai centercaps the wheels came with, but painted black to match. I will probably get a set of those black Tiburon's you found me when I put badges back on.

Ahhh, yes the dreaded snow tires. Those Yokohama's sound nice tho. Does your car also have the tire pressure sensor in the wheels?

I'll check on the fender lip today for you all.

There is no rub with this set up. U-turn is fine. The tire DOES stick out past the fender on the front, about 1/4" (but the edge of the tire is round.) I'm not sure what kind of camber gain I will get from a drop, but I will probably only look to drop it enough to close the wheel gap. And hopefully the stiffer spring/camber gain will work itself out without rubbing.

BTW the stock 16's are +51's! So I think this is probably at the limit.
 

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Ahhh, yes the dreaded snow tires. Those Yokohama's sound nice tho. Does your car also have the tire pressure sensor in the wheels?
Yes, my Tucson has TPMS. I removed the factory sensors from the 16" Tucson wheels and put them in the 18" Veracruz wheels. So the Tucson wheels with snow tires have no sensors. The TPMS light is on all winter but that's only about 4 months out of the year. And as soon as I reintall the Veracruz wheels the light goes out and stays out for the other 8 months of the year.

The Tucson needs the pads on all 4 corners replaced this weekend (36,00 miles on that set) so I'll reinstall the Veracruz wheels then. I also have to do all 4 brakes on my wifes Sedona minivan this weekend. Those set of pads only lasted about 25,000 miles. Still, not bad for a heavy van that does mostly city driving.
 

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they are not sticking that far out. but if there is no lip...you wont have rubbing issue at all. The coupe has no inside lip..its all flat and the liner actually goes vertical before going across the top of the fender well.
There is very little lip inside the fender. At its thickest I measured it at 3/16" but mostly its about 1/8" of flat before it goes vertical.

Yes, my Tucson has TPMS. I removed the factory sensors from the 16" Tucson wheels and put them in the 18" Veracruz wheels. So the Tucson wheels with snow tires have no sensors. The TPMS light is on all winter but that's only about 4 months out of the year. And as soon as I reintall the Veracruz wheels the light goes out and stays out for the other 8 months of the year.

The Tucson needs the pads on all 4 corners replaced this weekend (36,00 miles on that set) so I'll reinstall the Veracruz wheels then. I also have to do all 4 brakes on my wifes Sedona minivan this weekend. Those set of pads only lasted about 25,000 miles. Still, not bad for a heavy van that does mostly city driving.
Ouch. bleeding brakes twice in a weekend :bang: not fun.

Okay. So my sensors will be throwing a light all winter too. Not a big deal.
 

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Ouch. bleeding brakes twice in a weekend :bang: not fun.
No bleeding brakes. There's no reason to bleed the brakes when just changing the pads.
 

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It looks like you could potentially end up with some front end rubbing if you lower it. All it takes is a pot hole or sharp corner to find out once it's lowered. That dreaded noise is universal, lol!
 

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It looks like you could potentially end up with some front end rubbing if you lower it. All it takes is a pot hole or sharp corner to find out once it's lowered. That dreaded noise is universal, lol!
Good point. I am leaning towards my next mod being tryin to get the oem avante front lip and then I'll just quit while I'm ahead. :thumbsup: I've had my fair share of spine busting suspensions. Really not wanting to take this car that route.

No bleeding brakes. There's no reason to bleed the brakes when just changing the pads.
Ohh.. :abovelol: we'll since you put it that way. :tongue:
 
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