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If I bought a Seltos, I would probably not modify it, but I like the blackout treatment here. It would be cool if Kia itself offered a trim like this.

 

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Most likely replace my tires within a year. I read that the Kumho tires suck. My previous car was Nissan Murano which last year I replaced with Michelin Defender's, fantastic tires. I'll probably purchase Michelin again for the Seltos.
 

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Most likely replace my tires within a year. I read that the Kumho tires suck. My previous car was Nissan Murano which last year I replaced with Michelin Defender's, fantastic tires. I'll probably purchase Michelin again for the Seltos.
Thanks for the heads-up on the Kumho tires. The sidewalls look really good but I know nothing else about them. Let us know how you like the Michelin's in comparison. I put Goodyear Assurance tires on two previous cars I owned and loved them. I switched to Goodyear Assurance tires on my Optima SXL whan I needed new tires and liked the ride a lot more than with the Michelins! Smoother quieter ride & better gas mileage!
 

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Your right about the looks of the Kumho tires, but if you go to TireRack.com, the reviews weren't that good. If I do have the money I may purcase 18" wheels along with the new tired. The SX has 18" wheels and it really looks better. I guess it's a wait and see.
 

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Your right about the looks of the Kumho tires, but if you go to TireRack.com, the reviews weren't that good. If I do have the money I may purcase 18" wheels along with the new tired. The SX has 18" wheels and it really looks better. I guess it's a wait and see.
I don't know what you're seeing at TireRack.com but I just went there and here's what it said about the exact tire on my SX, the Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91:

The Majesty 9 Solus TA91 is Kumho's Grand Touring All-Season tire designed for the drivers of sedans, crossovers, and minivans who want a combination of smooth refinement and driving pleasure. The Majesty 9 Solus TA91 is engineered with a focus on providing a quiet and luxurious experience in addition to confident grip and responsive handling in dry, wet, and wintry conditions, even in light snow.
A silica-reinforced, all-season compound is molded into the Majesty 9 Solus TA91's asymmetric tread pattern. The outboard section of the tread features less void area and stiffer blocks to deliver lateral stability and cornering traction, while the inboard elements are focused on wet traction and hydroplaning resistance. Chamfered block edges are designed for sound attenuation, and the pitch and orientation of the blocks help reduce perceptible airborne noise. Four wide, circumferential grooves work with high-angle and lateral notches to evacuate standing water from the footprint for hydroplaning resistance. Sipes in the pattern and the all-season compound help provide traction in slippery conditions, including light snow and ice.
The internal construction of the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 consists of a two-ply, polyester casing that helps provide comfort and durability, and the asymmetric steel belts are reinforced by spirally-wound nylon to enhance handling and high-speed capability.

As for the consumer rating? >>>

RATINGS CHARTS & REVIEWS KUMHO MAJESTY 9 SOLUS TA91

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Tire Category: Grand Touring All-Season
This tire hasn't received enough consumer feedback to be rated.

CONSUMER REVIEWS
Everyone must be too busy driving. Submit the First Review

So what are you looking at that makes you want to throw away brand new tires on a brand new car and replace them with something else?
 

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Most likely replace my tires within a year. I read that the Kumho tires suck. My previous car was Nissan Murano which last year I replaced with Michelin Defender's, fantastic tires. I'll probably purchase Michelin again for the Seltos.
I've used Michelin Defenders before and they're pretty solid tires.
 

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My 2016 Optima SXL had high-end Michelin tires (Primacy MXM$) and I wasn't impressed. The tread was nearly worn out after a little over 30K miles. I switched to Goodyear Comfort Tread Assurance tires and like they far better. Handling was more responsive; got better gas mileage; and a softer, more comfortable quiet ride.
 

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I don't know what you're seeing at TireRack.com but I just went there and here's what it said about the exact tire on my SX, the Kumho Majesty 9 Solus TA91:

The Majesty 9 Solus TA91 is Kumho's Grand Touring All-Season tire designed for the drivers of sedans, crossovers, and minivans who want a combination of smooth refinement and driving pleasure. The Majesty 9 Solus TA91 is engineered with a focus on providing a quiet and luxurious experience in addition to confident grip and responsive handling in dry, wet, and wintry conditions, even in light snow.
A silica-reinforced, all-season compound is molded into the Majesty 9 Solus TA91's asymmetric tread pattern. The outboard section of the tread features less void area and stiffer blocks to deliver lateral stability and cornering traction, while the inboard elements are focused on wet traction and hydroplaning resistance. Chamfered block edges are designed for sound attenuation, and the pitch and orientation of the blocks help reduce perceptible airborne noise. Four wide, circumferential grooves work with high-angle and lateral notches to evacuate standing water from the footprint for hydroplaning resistance. Sipes in the pattern and the all-season compound help provide traction in slippery conditions, including light snow and ice.
The internal construction of the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 consists of a two-ply, polyester casing that helps provide comfort and durability, and the asymmetric steel belts are reinforced by spirally-wound nylon to enhance handling and high-speed capability.

As for the consumer rating? >>>

RATINGS CHARTS & REVIEWS KUMHO MAJESTY 9 SOLUS TA91

CONSUMER SURVEYS
Tire Category: Grand Touring All-Season
This tire hasn't received enough consumer feedback to be rated.

CONSUMER REVIEWS
Everyone must be too busy driving. Submit the First Review

So what are you looking at that makes you want to throw away brand new tires on a brand new car and replace them with something else?
LOL, I don't know what your talking about. First of all I don't have the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 on my 2021 KIA Seltos S, NOT SX. The tires I have are the KUMHO SOLUS TA31+. I based my evaluation on the Reviews for the TA31.
If you look at the Tire Rack reviews for this Tire, they weren't really good, especially for snow, which how I rate the tires, because I live in the north. 4.4 rating is really BAD for snow. Not the same tires for the SX vs S.
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LOL, I don't know what your talking about. First of all I don't have the Majesty 9 Solus TA91 on my 2021 KIA Seltos S, NOT SX. The tires I have are the KUMHO SOLUS TA31+. I based my evaluation on the Reviews for the TA31.
If you look at the Tire Rack reviews for this Tire, they weren't really good, especially for snow, which how I rate the tires, because I live in the north. 4.4 rating is really BAD for snow. Not the same tires for the SX vs S.
See photos.
Fortunately, I don't have to deal with snow anymore! Good luck with that!
 

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I have absolutely no mods planned for my SX. It's a third car and the others do spirited driving well enough. They check the box for more. The Majesty 9 Solus TA91s on Seltos will remain until it's time to replace. Maybe looking for something else when the time comes but I never pull an OEM tire early. Have summers on an Audi and waiting until they are done before replacement with an UHP all season.
 

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Most likely replace my tires within a year. I read that the Kumho tires suck. My previous car was Nissan Murano which last year I replaced with Michelin Defender's, fantastic tires. I'll probably purchase Michelin again for the Seltos.
I just went up a few sizes to a Toyo ATIII 215/65/r17 w/ an Enkei 17x8 wheel. Came out great. Barely no rub.
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I really like these wheels @Silvab1289! When you say "barely no rub", do you mean that there is some wheel rub?
I meant barely any rub. I only get rub on the back side of the middle of the wheel well when I lock out the steering. For instance, making a u-turn. I also went with a +40mm offset vs factory being a +50mm. If I had to change anything I would probably stick with +50mm offset to try and eliminate some of that rub. I have done some additional research on the coilovers that are on the 2021 seltos and have found that since there are no lift kits out yet for this vehicle that coilover spacers will work as a temp mod until more are released. I have purchased 8 knuckle spacers and plan on getting them installed here when I can get a few days off.
 

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Although I love my Seltos SXT ...I'd love to be able to bump up the horse-power to at least match the Soul 1.6 T ...exact same engine! What gives? Why did KIA power-down the engine for the Seltos???:mad:
 
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