Last post on Aug 15, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Coupe, Sedan
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)
#61 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [carolinabob]
Aug 14, 2009 (7:51 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 (5:42 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 (6:05 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.