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Hello, I am Peter from Sweden, Stockholm. This is my first post.

I just owned my car for a month and I love it, I am new to driving a sports car and still learning it, how it drives and how it behaves and such.

But I have notices that I often get wheel spin at red lights or traction control kicks in on a turn with some power is applied. I am thinking this has to do with the original tires being 10 years of age and the rubber is old.

What improvements would you guys start doing if you owned my car?

I am thinking of new 20" wheels and new tires, and do E85 conversion. Is this a good idea?

I can see in the service book they changed sparkplugs recently, why do you think they have done that on a 42,000km (26,000miles) car?
 

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Thank you for liking it and thank you for your warm welcome!
I prefer black or white cars, and I really like the choice of rims for your black Gen. They really pop!

I actually just now ordered new wheels (no tires yet)
Not sure if they will be flushed / legal without modifications. What do you think lvdukerider

I got these:

Imaz Wheels IM5 Left 10x20 ET38 HUB 74,1 Black Polished
Imaz Wheels IM5 Right 10x20 ET38 HUB 74,1 Black Polished
Imaz Wheels IM5 Left 9x20 ET38 HUB 74,1 Black Polished
Imaz Wheels IM5 Right 9x20 ET38 HUB 74,1 Black Polished
(5x114,3)
 

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Thank you lvdukerider
Our taste is good, I really wanted a polished lip, I think these will look great (aka dirty)

I realized the wheels available in the market in US and EU are different, I wanted to get Vossen wheels first, but they are so hard to come by, so I found these and I need to go for what is available in EU.
 

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wow that is crazy! My traction control have kicked in stopping me from doing a doughnut, and I don't dare yet to turn it off.

Do you think the wheels I ordered will fit?
 

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Those wheels look great! Most people go with an offset around 25 with 20" wheels for flush fitment though? 15mm spacers would bring them out, but really depends on your fitment goals?
Wow thank you! You know buying wheels is the hardest choice in life if you ask me. I have been questioning my choice over and over, but it helps a lot when now two people think they would look great on my car.

I honestly didn't know what offset was until recently, my goal is that they fit, don't scrub any fenders or "struts".
Yeah this is not my field of expertise, but I went over to a tire garage and they will help me find tires that are fitting those wheels. I want Michelin, Pirelli or Continentals.
I dont want Hungcock written on my tires. Like seriously. Even in advertisment on TV they call it Hangooo, but it clearly sais Hung **** if you ask me.

I think first I will fit the wheels and tires, lower the car.
Is it easy to change the camber of the back wheels? I would like some camber, 5 degree maybe? and then see if I need to get some spacers to make them flushed. What do you guys think?
 

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Ok the tire garage called me back and this is interesting. First of all, they want my to come over with the wheels when I get them, to see how they fit and then decide on what wheels to order.

I think that is a good service, since they said; we don't want to order something for you from Germany, wait 2 weeks and then find out they don't fit.
But I mentioned [B]Triple-D[/B] that we might need to get 10 to 15mm spacers. And he said, we don't fit them anymore because of they cause damage of some sort (I didn't catch what the issue was)
 

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And the guy have been 25 years in wheels/tires business so I would like to consider what he sais, but at the end of the day, if I need spacers... I would go with spacers.
 

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yes I am blue to this, and I am grateful for your help. I was just looking at those dampers and they are 200 USD each.... And that is nothing I have planned for, also I saw this full complete racing set for a Genesis at 1200 USD and that is what I will exceed if I buy those dampers.
 

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Ok update, Front wheels are not fitting, they hit the coilover struts. But its just with a few mm. However that is when the car is in the air with the stock suspension fully extended.

With weigh on wheels, the wheels should fit and clear the coilover right? This would be correct if the front wheel suspension is in an angle, which I think they are, but are they; with weight on wheels?

Now, I agree this is not ideal, if say I get airtime in my car, the wheels would hit the struts or what its called. But if the goal is to do airtime with the car, I might as well destroy it in many other ways.

Finally if the front end suspension is angled with weigh on wheels, and I fit the lowering springs 20mm front and 10mm back. This should be enough even for the airtime situation.

Spacers is not a good option, since its bolts and that means we will loose threads and they were really against that.

I am going to go to the garage and have the springs fitted. I think I am right, I hope so, because there is no refund of the wheels :LOL:
 

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Thank you LV.

I talked to the wheel shop, really skilled guy with tons of knowledge, he suggest that I lower the car, try with 15 and 20mm spacers to see what makes it flushed.

Then they will machine the parts for exact fit and we order tires.
 
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