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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Would like your opinion on wheels.

Looking at wheels to get rid on those hubcaps. Can't decide what looks best. The website I was on won't let me put the wheels on a Niro so I used a Sportage. What do you think?


Classic 5 spoke design, more traditional a little more 4 wheel drive muscular looking if a Niro CAN look muscular.


The 10 spoke, looks to me a little more luxury looking belongs on a Cadillac maybe. I like both just can't decide between the two.
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If I had to make a choice, #2 is mine! Reason, the 5 spoke shows way too much brake rotor. when I looked at the pic, the first thing I keyed in on was that ugly rotor, then I noticed the wheel! The 10 spoke, barely noticed the rotor! It's good balance of spoke/rotor!! I imagine the 10 spoke is costlier than the 5, worth it!

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If I had to make a choice, #2 is mine! Reason, the 5 spoke shows way too much brake rotor. when I looked at the pic, the first thing I keyed in on was that ugly rotor, then I noticed the wheel! The 10 spoke, barely noticed the rotor! It's good balance of spoke/rotor!! I imagine the 10 spoke is costlier than the 5, worth it!
The 10 spoke is $5 more a wheel.
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Take the hubcaps off. You may like the five spoke (I think) aluminum wheel underneath. Free! If you like black.

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Take the hubcaps off. You may like the five spoke (I think) aluminum wheel underneath. Free! If you like black.
That 5 spoke under the hubcap is nice. The aluminum would polish up very nice I couldn't handle the black.
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A good polish might be difficult and very time consuming (expensive). Try bead blasting (similar to sand blasting). That makes a dull finish, but attractive. Your custom motorcycle shop probably does it.

I don't remember your car color, but keeping it black will set you apart from the common custom wheels. Should be stylish on any color. Kind of goes with most tires too!

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Thinking of a combination of both wheels.
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Replacement Rims

Being somewhat of a wheel fetish, I found a set of cool (IMO) 16" rims on Ebay that I think will be perfect for my 2018 EX PHEV.
They are from a 2011-2013 Kia Optima Hybrid and I like the fact that they are aerodynamic. I haven't mounted them yet because I have winter tires on the OE rims and I'll mount the OE Michelin summer tires on the Optima rims when summer comes here in Minnesota (probably in July).


Kia p/n: 529104-U150 (Hollander #74654)
16x6.5
5x114.3 BC
41mm offset (Niro is 45mm)
67.1mm bore
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Nice find! I think they will look great on your Niro. Pls post pics after mounting Curious, what do they weight and what was the Ebay price with shipping?

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I have keept my original alloy wheels with my winter tires and have those for the summer. (niro in the picture is my old 2018) Should by ok on my white phev.!
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