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Full Test: 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan - Bottom Line: Your socks had better be firmly affixed or the Genesis will blow them clean off; there isn't a better rear-wheel-drive sport sedan for the money. (more)
Full Test: 2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 - Bottom Line: A handsome luxury car that won't break the bank.(more)
#55 of 63 Re: Harsh ride in later delivered Genesis Sedans [carolinabob]
Aug 11, 2009 (6:54 am)
Welcome to Car Space's Let's beat up on anybody who does not like Hyundai blog!
I could care less who likes Hyundai and who doesn't.... I just want a link to the article where the OP claims he/she said "the worst ride ever"
#56 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [fourteen14]
Aug 11, 2009 (10:29 pm)
If I go for the V6, I'll stick with the 17" wheels, then upgrade to the 255/50ZR-17. I put four Federal 595 tires (255/50ZR-17) on our 2006 Azera for $470 to my door. Wow! What a world of difference! The 9.3" wide Uni-directional tread looks hot, and performs excellently rain or shine!! It rides at least as good and handles better! (Yes, the Azera OEM rims are legally wide enough for the big tires.)
The 235/50R-18 tread is 1.4" narrower (7.9"), and the OD is 0.2" taller than the 255/50ZR-17! The 255s also have a 13% greater Load Capacity (101 vs. 97), which is nice to have on a heavy car on rough roads!
PS: My OEM Michelins chunked badly.
#57 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [fourteen14]
Aug 12, 2009 (10:24 am)
"PS: My OEM Michelins chunked badly."
That can not be, nor was the chunking the fault of the Michelins.
Either you were not rotating them properly, your alighment was off, or
they were not properly balanced, or you have bad shocks as I do.
If these problems were not addressed properly, running a even wider tire on
those factory narrow 7 inch wide wheels will cause even more problems.
With the World's worst shocks, and I have had all three different sets of
the available factory Hyundai shocks, my S-8 Michelins are holding up
very well indeed considering the fact that they have over 34K miles.
BTW, did you know that if you get the Genesis with the factory 17 inch wheels, you
are stuck with a 128 mph speed limiter due to the Dunlop tires "H" speed rating?
#58 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [donna388]
Aug 12, 2009 (10:27 pm)
""That can not be, nor was the chunking the fault of the Michelins.""
It did happen!! I am not blaming the Michelins, but when dime sized chunks of rubber are missing from the tread, (and it is my 74 year old wife who drives the car 99% of the time), I call that chunking!! The 595s show no signs of wear or chunking after several thousand miles! The wheels may be narrow, but they are within the approved rim width range for that size tire!!
Actually, for an AS tire, the Michelin® Pilot® Sport A/S Plus is very attractive, but expensive! However, I have never had good OEM Michelins!
""if you get the Genesis with the factory 17 inch wheels, you
are stuck with a 128 mph speed limiter due to the Dunlop tires "H" speed rating?""
Since my wife wants to keep her driver's license, she seldom exceeds 125 mph on her way to church!!!! But I would plan to install the best replacement tires ASAP, regardless!!
#59 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [fourteen14]
Aug 14, 2009 (5:38 am)
""If I go for the V6, I'll stick with the 17" wheels, then upgrade to the 255/50ZR-17.""
Although the V6 Genesis weighs 267# more than the Azera, it's OEM tires are one size smaller!!! Therefore, the replacement tire should be the 245/50ZR-17. Still one size wider than the V6 or V8 OEM 18" tires!!!! And, from 97W to 99W with the V6!
With their 45,000 mile warranty, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires are nice. (http://www.michelinman.com/tires/ultra-high-performance-sport/pilot-sport-as-pl- - - - us/#sizes-and-specifications)
#60 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [fourteen14]
Aug 14, 2009 (7:31 am)
Will the dealer let you put 17" wheels on the car or are you going to get the base or Premium model? If you go for Tech, you have to get 18' wheels and would Hyundai stand behind car if you switch wheels?
Per Hyundainews.com, media section, packages are different for 2010, so 18" wheels might be standard on all except base model.
#61 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [carolinabob]
Aug 14, 2009 (8:51 pm)
""Will the dealer let you put 17" wheels on the car. Would Hyundai stand behind car if you switch wheels?""
I can install whatever wheels/tires I want! The warranty would still cover everything not directly related to the wheels/tires, (which wouldn't be on the car anyway)!!. I currently own a Dodge Magnum with 265/35ZR-22 tires, and have never had any questions regarding the 7/70 warranty! Do you think that every car you see with custom wheels/tires has no warranty??
""Are you going to get the base or Premium model?""
The V8, if I were to get one 'loaded', since the V8 is only $2,000 more than a comparably equipped V6, and helps make the Genesis truely a luxury car. But a base V6 has a lot of luxury for the money!
To upgrade, I would just go with the best 255/45ZR-18.
""packages are different for 2010""
I hope so! I would like to see the Champagne Beige Metallic with Saddle interior. Or, a less orange, more almond, Cashmere interior. And, where is the nice Light Gray interior of the Azera? And, while they are at it, why not a Coupe with wide comfortable, low bolster sedan seats?? (I may buy a Cadillac STS just for the seats!!!)
#62 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [fourteen14]
Aug 15, 2009 (6:42 am)
What's with all this if' I go with this or that stuff, the oem tires of the Genesis are certainly plently adequate as they are only for a 3800 lb. car and my tires are not Michelins but Dunlop Sports . Among several other cars I have the v6 with 18 inch wheels and I can assure you it rides really smoothly if a little firm.
There was a lot of thought went into designing these cars and I'm sure they didn't skimp on the wheels and tires in the process as they had used premium cars as a benchmark. I wouldn't dream of messing around with the tires for various other reasons as they are plenty large enough, have excellent tread life and run really quietly.
After all unless you are going to race it or something, you better get a "Z car".
R M H
#63 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [rmhockman]
Aug 15, 2009 (7:05 am)
I agree. In my opinion the only reason to upsize in wheels/tires is to make the car look better. I saw a black Genesis 4.6 the other day that had 22" wheels/tires on it and it looked awesome. As matter of fact, it had the exact wheels I plan to put on my Genesis. For me it's all about the looks because that's what brings the car to life sort of speak, if you know what I mean.