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View Poll Results: Preferences and opinions
Keep the JDM BBS wheels 8 100.00%
Go for the HYUNDAI wheels 1 12.50%
Don’t see any figment/ drivability/safety issues 0 0%
Have drivability, handling or safety concerns 0 0%
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:08 PM
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Wheel opinion please

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Having gone from the original stock wheels to the BBS JDM wheels, I am thinking about fitting 17” 2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited wheels onto the SVX.

I really like their design and have actually fit one from my Elantra onto the polo to check for tolerances. No issues.

They are 17” x 114.3, +52mm offset and 7” wide. Would I be able to use these on the polo without too much negative effect?

The closest size tire would be a 225/45ZR17. Specs are very close to stock and they should fit on the 7” wheel.










Opinions? I like the look of this wheel. Slightly angled spokes, but not so much that they look odd on the other side of the car.






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Old 03-08-2019, 02:58 PM
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Re: Wheel opinion please

Yeah looks better than I expected. I don't think I could live with the lack of symmetry from side to side though. I'm sure it's hard to notice, but I would know.
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Re: Wheel opinion please

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I see nothing! (in a German accent like Schultz)

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Re: Wheel opinion please

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Fixed the first post. On my PC, they showed up fine.
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R.I.P. 2010 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5 CVT...338,000 miles. Totaled by a COW March 4, 2016

2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited ...97,000 miles. Actually quieter and smoother than the SVX


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Re: Wheel opinion please

IMO, I dont think they look good. BUT, to each their own.
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Re: Wheel opinion please

I like the Hyundai wheels; to me they are a modernized version of the stock wheels. They might even look better than the JDM BBS. Not enough so, though, in my opinion, to swap them out. If you do, though, they will look nice.
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Re: Wheel opinion please

Terry,

Thanks for your opinion. I had the same thoughts about their design.

I was hoping to obtain a bit of technical insights about the effects on safety and handling with regards to putting a slightly narrower wheel on the SVX.

The tires I choose may be too big for that wheel. But going down to a 215/45R17 would have its own issues. Load rating, Speedo errors, contact area.

Larger wheels are usually wider.

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First 5000K HID factory fog lights (2007)
First SVX JDM BBS wheels on a USDM SVX (2013)

HID lighting (5000K) for headlight and H3 fog lights, PIAA SuperExtreme 120W high beams, rebuilt EG33 longblock, Cometic head gaskets, Phase II flexplate, 160A high-output alternator in aluminum-ceramic coated case, new design alternator wiring upgrade v.4, rare factory headlight protectors, refinished JDM BBS mesh aluminum wheels and custom, polished billet aluminum new hex center caps, LED grille mod, Raceconcepts dimpled/slotted rotors, Akebono ceramic pads, Goodridge S/S braided brake lines, Smallcar Stage 1 shift kit, ThermalTech aluminum/ceramic-coated valve covers, Energy Suspension urethane front & rear swaybar bushings, Bontrager22 rear swaybar with QS Components Chromoly Teflon/Kevlar endlinks, "$15.00/5 minute" suspension mod. Hella Supertone horns, Custom stainless steel exhaust system with 2" headpipes, Magnaflow cats, AeroTurbine AR25 resonator /AWD "Bullet" muffler.


R.I.P. 2010 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5 CVT...338,000 miles. Totaled by a COW March 4, 2016

2014 Hyundai Elantra Limited ...97,000 miles. Actually quieter and smoother than the SVX


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Re: Wheel opinion please

Technical insight will have to come from someone wiser than I.

I run 235/45 17 with no issues as far as I know. They are supposed to be the same diameter as stock or very close and you already know there is a diameter comparison chart somewhere out there, maybe one of the online tire sellers.

Sorry I don't have more technical info, I could only speculate.

I've never heard a complaint about tread contact area from anyone running narrower tires but that doesn't mean they didn't have any problems.

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Re: Wheel opinion please

John,
Keep the BBS, much better than the Hyundai.
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Re: Wheel opinion please

John,

I like the stock and BBS wheels better than the Elantra wheels. Also, Rosie says that the Elantra wheels are not bold enough for the SVX. But yours is the only opinion that counts. If you go with the new wheels, I would like to buy the BBS ones from you if you're interested.
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John,

I like the stock and BBS wheels better than the Elantra wheels. Also, Rosie says that the Elantra wheels are not bold enough for the SVX. But yours is the only opinion that counts. If you go with the new wheels, I would like to buy the BBS ones from you if you're interested.
Larry, you really want to know?

http://www.subaru-svx.net/forum/show...&highlight=Bbs
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First Clear front turn signals, JDM Alcyone hood emblem, rear panel, and BOXER engine cover on the Network (US) (2000)
First 5000K HID factory fog lights (2007)
First SVX JDM BBS wheels on a USDM SVX (2013)

HID lighting (5000K) for headlight and H3 fog lights, PIAA SuperExtreme 120W high beams, rebuilt EG33 longblock, Cometic head gaskets, Phase II flexplate, 160A high-output alternator in aluminum-ceramic coated case, new design alternator wiring upgrade v.4, rare factory headlight protectors, refinished JDM BBS mesh aluminum wheels and custom, polished billet aluminum new hex center caps, LED grille mod, Raceconcepts dimpled/slotted rotors, Akebono ceramic pads, Goodridge S/S braided brake lines, Smallcar Stage 1 shift kit, ThermalTech aluminum/ceramic-coated valve covers, Energy Suspension urethane front & rear swaybar bushings, Bontrager22 rear swaybar with QS Components Chromoly Teflon/Kevlar endlinks, "$15.00/5 minute" suspension mod. Hella Supertone horns, Custom stainless steel exhaust system with 2" headpipes, Magnaflow cats, AeroTurbine AR25 resonator /AWD "Bullet" muffler.


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Re: Wheel opinion please

John,

Did you get my reply to your PM?
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Re: Wheel opinion please

For whatever it's worth:

Found this discussion on another forum about tire/wheel size. Might help a little, you probably know most of it and then some:

https://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f53...ire-faq-19172/

He talks about the effect of width on suspension geometry, mostly more width.


Also, compared on a tire size comparison chart. Stock (per my door jamb plate) compared to the size you mention:

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

215/55 R 16 compared to 225/45 R 17. Diameter 25.3 to 25. Width 8.5 to 8.9. Sidewall 4.7 to 4. Circumference 79.5 to 78.4. Revs/mile 797 to 808.

I compared a bunch of other sizes based on research I was doing today because I have to buy new tires. I looked at other sizes SVXers are using to try and find any complaints. I found nobody really griping about anything but rub with some sizes. My very amateur opinion is that if you drive hard and fast you might notice a slight difference.
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