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Hey guys

Thought I would start this to help those looking to buy some aftermarket wheels know whats out there and what some example of them on the Rio

I received my Enkei M52 today and will post pics as soon as they're on Cheers!









Decided to go with steel forged Muteki's just cause I didnt want to deal with aluminum or duralinum ones...too much hassle

For reference for anyone wanting to get lugs they're 12x1.5

I chose closed ended spline cause I didint want chances of Rust

I know there are quite a few people who already have other wheels on! Looking forward to seeing everyone's stances/shoes!
 

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Cool thread idea. Also, i think it would help if people would include the Width & Offset, along with what size tires they went with.
 

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I think those are the OEM tires. So I'm assuming they're 15x6". What offeset did you get.
 

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Wheels are 15'' 4x100 6.5 Wide with 38 Offset Hyper Black/Silver from Enkei M52

Tires are Stock Kumhos at 185/65/15 no spacers at this point. Will be getting H&R Springs next for a drop but here are the pics installed enjoy




 

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Very nice wheels. I'm thinking to get 15" Enkei Tunning wheels to replace the 15"stock wheels as well. However, I still concern about the wheel weights and the wheel widths. Will 185/65r15 tires fit well with 6.5 wide rims?
 

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Very nice wheels. I'm thinking to get 15" Enkei Tunning wheels to replace the 15"stock wheels as well. However, I still concern about the wheel weights and the wheel widths. Will 185/65r15 tires fit well with 6.5 wide rims?
Apparently our calipers are quite big for subcompact cars but feel free to contact tire rack if you dont know if any particular wheel will fit or not. Give them a call or email they do extensive research into what fits each car

Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

Stock tires will fit 6.5 just fine mine are stock tires as well.
 

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Those look good man, and will look even better after the drop!
 

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Why drop your rio they already sit low enough to the ground. My friends aren't even 20 yet and they complain about how low it is. I dont know about where you live but in NE Ohio we have a lot of bad roads and ramps that enter into shopping plazas and every time i can hear that plastic lip under the cur scrap :eek:
 

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Why drop your rio they already sit low enough to the ground. My friends aren't even 20 yet and they complain about how low it is. I dont know about where you live but in NE Ohio we have a lot of bad roads and ramps that enter into shopping plazas and every time i can hear that plastic lip under the cur scrap :eek:
Hey! Yea I can understand that if roads are bad but our cars sit quite high with front being designed lower than the rear FWD Car go figure.

Theres still quite a bit of gap in between because my wheels are 15'' you'll see that the 16'' SX wheels (I believe) sit nice but are a lil rougher on road comfort.

The springs will drop by 1.25 inches so not much, BC has its bumpy roads but majority of them are paved especially where I usually drive. It should look much nicer.

I will post pics when its done.

->Getting fogs overlayed in yellow monday and Gloss Black Vinyling the top when my guy is not so busy so I'll post pics of those as well when they're done...maybe in the Rio Pic thread and not this one. Cheers
 

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Being that our front sits lower than the rear, do you know if the H&R springs compensate for that? Hopefully they will, and provide a nice and level stance.
 

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@bedee Normally when theres no one in the car the front and rear will not have much of a difference its just the fact that the driver is always in the car to weigh the front down while the back there might not always be people.

There is still a lot of room id say a lot more than 3 inches for even close to a chance to scrape so I'm not worried at all. Mind you thats subjective to a certain degree to the roads you drive and where you go.

If your car is really low make sure you go over bumpers one wheel at a time slant your car and you should go over fine. Used to drive my friends A3 turbo all the time and it was super low so I learned a few things.

@Kylen splitter? do you mean lip?
 

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Nice looking wheels! I like the colored lugs as well... curious as to what hassle aluminum wheels have as well.... have you had experience with damage?
 

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Nice looking wheels! I like the colored lugs as well... curious as to what hassle aluminum wheels have as well.... have you had experience with damage?
They're not as strong as steel for sure and dont trust anything thats cheap or from some no name brand. These things keep your wheels and your life in your car! Dont take my word for it haha heres some more info...sorry for length

Lately we’ve been getting a lot of request for lightweight lug nuts for both performance and aesthetic reasons. After some thorough and careful research, Mike has come up with the best product available for your hard earned money.

I know there are a lot of these lug nuts already being offered by name brands such as Muteki, Rays, Mugen, Work and more. Of course we could’ve had just found a distributor and offered these same products to you, but we decided to go one step further and do some research on the materials that these lightweight lug nuts are being made from. We did this to see which product offered by these companies, offered the best weight to strength ratio. Of course price is always important as well.

Here’s what we found and it might surprise you:

- Standard steel lug nuts: This is the base line for all of our comparisons. A standard closed end steel lug nut weighs about 2 ounces or 56.7 grams. Some manufacturers who offer cool painted lug nuts made of steel try to pass this off as lightweight. Just be aware you’re getting nothing but a paint job. 2 ounces is not light. Aluminum lug nuts weigh about 0.8 ounces or 22.6 grams for a full size race lug nut.

- Aluminum lug nuts: Most of the lesser expensive lug nuts and even some of the name brands use the cheaper 6061 aluminum. This aluminum has the lowest yield strength of all the aluminums used to make lug nuts. As a matter of fact, 6061 has the lowest yield strength of any material used to make lug nuts. This is what you mostly find on eBay from private label vendors. I wouldn’t put these on my own vehicle.

* Buddy club uses a material they call “Forged Alumite” which by the way is not a type of aluminum. This is just advertising. We aren’t sure what specific alloy they are made from. It could be either the better 7075 or the common softer 6061. At the price of the Buddy clubs it is not worth the risk.
* Rays calls their product “DURA-NUT” which is made from Dura-aluminum, which is a trade name for 2024 series aluminum (look @ the chart below for the specs). It is one of the two aircraft grade aluminums, the other being 7075-T6.
Notes: Duralumin (also called duraluminum, duraluminium or dural) is the trade name of one of the earliest types of age-hardenable aluminium alloys. The main alloying constituents are copper, manganese, and magnesium. A commonly used modern equivalent of this alloy type is AA2024, which contains 4.4% copper, 1.5% magnesium, 0.6% manganese and 93.5% aluminium by weight. Typical yield strength is 450 MPa, with variations depending on the composition and temper. This information was extract from Wikipedia.
* Some companies offer forged aluminum lug nuts made from 7075-T6 aluminum. We feel this is the best material presently being used. It offers the best combination of weight vs. strength vs. price. Once again take a look at the property tables provided below to compare the yield strength to that of steel, titanium and other aluminum alloys. This is the material that our lug nuts will be made from. It has a high yield strength combined with a high hardness rating. It’s used extensively in aircraft construction along side titanium where weight and strength are the two primary concerns.

- Titanium lug nuts: Finally a few companies are making titanium lug nuts. These are very expensive, especially for true grade 5 (6AI-4V) Titanium products. While the yield strength for titanium is much higher than even 7075-T6 aluminum, titanium weighs more for the same given size. Therefore, if two lug nuts have the same dimensions (which they usually do) the titanium lug nut will weigh more than the aluminum counter part. So if weight is the main consideration, aluminum still has the advantage. It has more than enough yield strength (comparable to that of a steel lug nut), and weighs the least of all of the other materials. The one area that titanium has the advantage for this application is in race environments where wheels have to be taken off and on many times. It has better fatigue resistance than aluminum in this environment of reparative tightening and loosening. The thread area is also more resistant to wear form the constant threading and unthreading that the lug nut is subjected to. For most street applications, this is an unwarranted expense.
http://forums.evolutionm.net/evo-ti...e-rack/565970-aluminum-vs-steel-lug-nuts.html
 

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yeah i mean lip, here its known as a splitter lol
One of these for now until theres an actual lip made for the sedan haha. Had this for over a year 24000kms no problems whatsoever.

Its been through sun and snow with me and still in pristine condition. Going to put on a decal on the lip of the local KDM Nation that I'm apart of as soon as we get a good print vendor.

Its a bit ghetto but I love it and fills the void for now ;) Cheers

I will be installing one on a green 2013 accent soon so I can post pictures of that as well cheers.

EZLip.com
 

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I am really looking for the front and a rear lip. The thing is, here in SA theres basically no aftermarket parts for Kias, have to order them online which takes years :(
 

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I am really looking for the front and a rear lip. The thing is, here in SA theres basically no aftermarket parts for Kias, have to order them online which takes years :(
You should order one of these its really nice especially the lack of aftermarket for the Rio and even more so the sedan

Here are more pictures from their FB group...tons of high end cars use this too :)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/EZ-Lip/118341178246663
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but that "lip" is garage door weather stripping. It is adhered to the bumper with the red-backed 3M double-sided tape. It is available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc..
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but that "lip" is garage door weather stripping. It is adhered to the bumper with the red-backed 3M double-sided tape. It is available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc..
More or less a ghetto lip yea. The owner came over from states and happened to be in the area to install so I had a chat with him.

He looked at a couple different material before mass manufacturing a bunch I think the quality is better than the ones you make yourself and can buy from the retail stores plus its already pre-3m'ed. He was talking about composition of rubber and layers of other stuff I dont remember this was a year ago.

Shape stays firm and is a somewhat glossy surface I dont know about home depot ones but yea its nothing special per say but I'm still really happy with the outcome.
 
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