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yoo how did you get the chrome strip black??
Yeah got the black vinyl off Amazon. Took a couple hours to do. The door trims are covered with the wind visor guards off eBay.
 

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Yeah got the black vinyl off Amazon. Took a couple hours to do. The door trims are covered with the wind visor guards off eBay.
Looks sooo good! So you didn't do the entire chrome around the windows you just added the wind deflectors and added the vinyl around the trunk only...
 

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Looks sooo good! So you didn't do the entire chrome around the windows you just added the wind deflectors and added the vinyl around the trunk only...
Actually it was opposite. I had wrapped the complete trim piece from front door to front door. Then I decided to add the wind deflectors haha. But you can just wrap the chrome piece that starts after the rear doors to the trunk if you decide to get the deflectors also.
 

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Actually it was opposite. I had wrapped the complete trim piece from front door to front door. Then I decided to add the wind deflectors haha. But you can just wrap the chrome piece that starts after the rear doors to the trunk if you decide to get the deflectors also.
I've never owned wind deflectors before but seeing your car definitely opened my eyes to wanting them now lol.. Now with adding those lowering springs with 19s how's the ride quality now any issues or regrets to doing it does it drive better or take away from the awd
 

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I've never owned wind deflectors before but seeing your car definitely opened my eyes to wanting them now lol.. Now with adding those lowering springs with 19s how's the ride quality now any issues or regrets to doing it does it drive better or take away from the awd
Yeah I really like having them! I love how they just flow perfectly with the trim. The combo of 19s and lowering springs is great. The ride feels like I’m on stock. The AWD still performs great. I had originally installed a +35 mm offset but that was a bad choice. The wheels stuck out too far and was scrapping on the fenders easily. The +40 offset is perfect. No rubbing issues at all and gave the car a more wider stance.
 

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Yeah I really like having them! I love how they just flow perfectly with the trim. The combo of 19s and lowering springs is great. The ride feels like I’m on stock. The AWD still performs great. I had originally installed a +35 mm offset but that was a bad choice. The wheels stuck out too far and was scrapping on the fenders easily. The +40 offset is perfect. No rubbing issues at all and gave the car a more wider stance.
That was a great choice I'm definitely looking into wheels. I'm actually going to a few dealerships tomorrow looking to get the best deal. On a purchase. Kia really knocked the ball. Out of the park with this design I'm so impressed with this one.. But you definitely stepped it up a notch with this. So even with your turning radius its good and what about going over bumps and stuff. Is it a stiffer ride and are you clearing going up in parking lots with steep dips not sure if that makes sense or not lol
 

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Looking to upgrade to 19.0's as well. Did you transfer your factory TPMS Sensors to the new wheels or buy new TPMS sensors? If you bought new sensors, where did you get them? and how hard to reprogram.

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Looking to upgrade to 19.0's as well. Did you transfer your factory TPMS Sensors to the new wheels or buy new TPMS sensors? If you bought new sensors, where did you get them? and how hard to reprogram.

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So the place I got them from tireswheelsdirect.com had a shop in Southern California. So I purchased the wheels online and took it to them for the wheel install and they transferred the factory tpms sensors for me for free and they programmed them.
 

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Yeah I really like having them! I love how they just flow perfectly with the trim. The combo of 19s and lowering springs is great. The ride feels like I’m on stock. The AWD still performs great. I had originally installed a +35 mm offset but that was a bad choice. The wheels stuck out too far and was scrapping on the fenders easily. The +40 offset is perfect. No rubbing issues at all and gave the car a more wider stance.
Hey buddy... How did you correct the offset issue? My new wheels arrived yesterday and they came as 35mm and as you mentioned, they stick out just a bit to far.
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Dwight
 

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Hey buddy... How did you correct the offset issue? My new wheels arrived yesterday and they came as 35mm and as you mentioned, they stick out just a bit to far.
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Dwight
So the place where I bought my rims from took them to a machinist they work with and had the backpad of the wheels shaved down by 5mm. So now they are at +40 mm offset and it’s perfect. No rubbing at all and no fender rolling neither. Similar to this process..
 

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Hey buddy... How did you correct the offset issue? My new wheels arrived yesterday and they came as 35mm and as you mentioned, they stick out just a bit to far.
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Dwight
Post a picture of it and what's wrong with a little poke unless your lowered
 

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Looks great! Where did you get the trunk spoiler and rear window spoiler? Links please and thanks.
here’s my white K5 with 20s.
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Looks great! Where did you get the trunk spoiler and rear window spoiler? Links please and thanks.
here’s my white K5 with 20s. View attachment 821
Thank you! I have the GT line so it comes with the trunk spoiler. But here is the link for the rear glass roof spoiler. Those wheels look great! Good job

 
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