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Thanks. I'm glad the rims from my Kia Soul swapped right over to this unit. Wasn't sure if the color of the rims would clash with the Seltos. But it works. 👍🏻
 

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what size are your wheels and your tires ?
235/40R19 - they don't affect the speedometer hardly at all. I think it's 2kph difference at 100kph. (102kph instead of 100kph).

I don't remember the offset of the rim. I think it's 40. Factory is likely around 55. So they do sit out flush with the fenders. Looks great. Not really great for the driveline. But meh, my factory winters are on for about 7-8 months out of a year anyway.

19s will be more noisy compared to 18s (less sidewall).
 

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235/40R19 - they don't affect the speedometer hardly at all. I think it's 2kph difference at 100kph. (102kph instead of 100kph).

I don't remember the offset of the rim. I think it's 40. Factory is likely around 55. So they do sit out flush with the fenders. Looks great. Not really great for the driveline. But meh, my factory winters are on for about 7-8 months out of a year anyway.

19s will be more noisy compared to 18s (less sidewall).

thank you I was looking to see what a seltos would look like woth 19s. I going to order one on Monday gravity grey or black, I am gonna run some 19s with 235/45 tires for a better ride .

thanks for your prompt response .
 

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235/45R19 will throw your speedometer out. Just an awareness for you. And it could rub on the inner fender well.

You can do what you want. However, as a former mechanic I never recommend upsizing more than 0.5% with the overall diameter.

Your setup above is 3.9% difference.
 

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Not sure what state you are in, but how did it handle going up hills? Any transmission heating problems? How did the turbo do?
I've had this out in the mountains all 2020. I did 27 summits.

No transmission problems so far, turbo works well on the highways. I'm in Canada. So I'm not sure if that factors in. We don't get crazy heat up here in the summers.
 

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What is the highest altitude that you have had it to? I have heard that the trans heats up going up hill. I haven't had any problems with mine, but I haven't had to take a trip to the other side on the Continental Divide yet. Was just wondering how the transmission reacted going up steep hills and on curves.
 

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What is the highest altitude that you have had it to? I have heard that the trans heats up going up hill. I haven't had any problems with mine, but I haven't had to take a trip to the other side on the Continental Divide yet. Was just wondering how the transmission reacted going up steep hills and on curves.
I haven't tracked elevation gain or anything like that, but we have lots of steep hills and curves and it's been fine. Out in the backcountry it heated up a little bit going slow, but I was moreso 4x4 at that point and that's harder on it than driving up hills and curves.

It doesn't seem to like low-speed, steep hills off-road much. But highway climbing it's completely fine.

I've never had the "transmission overheated" and vehicle shutting down like in some of those videos I've seen where they are pushing it to the extreme.

That's about all the insight I can give, because I've mostly just driven it, haha, haven't paid too much attention. I checked the temp gauge on a hot summer day on a longer trip once and it never raised up more than one little line the whole trip.
 

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Thank you very much for the info. There has been so much talk about faulty transmissions, I was curious about using them in the mountains. We have plenty of mountains here in Colorado, I just haven't had time to visit them.

I think the big thing is to get them re-programed. Seems like the ones that have been are doing OK. I think the engineers got ahead of themselves when they approved the first program that runs the transmissions. But who knows.
 
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