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#1 Old 10-26-2007, 03:57 PM
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Hi folks,

Has anyone tuned-up Azera (in Hyundai authorized service) ?
How about larger wheels? Azera comes by default with nice 17" alloys, but how
does it look with 18", 19" or 20" ?
I saw once Sonata with 18" customized alloys and it was very nice

I noticed here in forum one guy put 20" alloys to Azera!
Do bigger wheels fit to Azera ?

Robert
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There's no such thing as a tune-up on a modern car. Nothing is adjustable and its entirely computer controlled. The only thing they'd do is change the spark plugs and the azera's are platinum tipped good for 100,000 miles. Probably a new airfilter, which you can also do yourself for about $10.
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I was thinking more about making car more "beautiful" rather than than changing
physical parameters of engine.Does anyone has experience in puting larger wheels
to Azera?
I would not put rear spoiler cause itmakes car looking cheap like 10years old Honda,
but larger alloys...hmmm, why not ?
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Bigger wheels are usually attractive but thats it. With bigger wheels (18" and up) usually comes bigger price tag in terms of cost and upkeep, not to mention less comfortable ride. That is especially true of the Azera, since as is widely known, the car does not have very good suspension tuning so you will feel every little bump and crease in the road at the expense of looking good. Handling improves marginally with bigger tires, unless you also lower the car and get better suspension tuning. However, you have to be careful how much space your wheel well allows to fit bigger tires and still have enough clearance around suspension components. Tires that are 18" and up usually have shorter life (sometimes as low as 15,000 miles) than 17" and smaller. That is partly due to the the rubber material and the thinner side wall which does not have as much tread (they are usually low profile tires) as smaller tires do. Of course, you don't tend to read about that because its not relevant when one considers only the look and image it gives the car. Think about the side-effects of larger rims. At least in my mind, there are more negatives than positives and the euro-flange 17" rims that come on the upscale Azera look very good on the car.
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I've been fairly impressed with the factory treadwear on the azera tires. I have 16,000 miles on it in 14 months and the fronts I expected to be significantly worn compared to the rear, but theres hardly any difference. Still almost brand new.
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You can go to www.thetirerack.com and see all kinds of rims on a picture of the Azera....kinda cool......You can even change the color of the car.
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I see all these replacement wheels for the Azera on the forums. I really liked the OEM 17"s when I first looked at the car in March, 06. Even now, having looked at many wheel catalogues, I still think the the OEM's look coolest. To each his own.
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We have an Azera with 20" wheels in the area that we see from time to time. He must have 35 section tires because the overalldiameter still fits under the fenders. However, it looks goofy in the opinion of asll the guys here. Worse, even watching it roll by the tires bounce a lot so it must be like riding a steel wheeled wagon.
We tried 18"wheels from a G35 with 245/45x18 tires and it looked pretty good and rode fine. Being the cheapskate I am we sold the 18" wheels; $200+ per tire just doesn't appeal to me.
The thing to remember is you want to keep the olverall diameter of the tires, no matter what the wheel size, at about 26.5 to 27". Anything greater than 27.5" will almost always really screw up your suspension dynamics and make it handle 'funny'.
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Saw it again and went and looked: 245/35x20 Pirelli tires on 20" rims. They are about the same diameter as stock but the sidewall is only about 3" high so it surely rides like a farm wagon. But the wheels look nice, chromed and all. The tires at TireRack cost $390-400 apiece with shipping and the wheels have to cost $400-500 each. Thats $3200-3400 per set of wheels/tires- too rich for me- or my credit cards.
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Originally posted by mahout@Nov 16 2007, 09:36 AM
[b]We have an Azera with 20" wheels in the area that we see from time to time. He must have 35 section tires because the overalldiameter still fits under the fenders. However, it looks goofy in the opinion of asll the guys here. Worse, even watching it roll by the tires bounce a lot so it must be like riding a steel wheeled wagon.
We tried* 18"wheels from a G35 with 245/45x18 tires and it looked pretty good and rode fine. Being the cheapskate I am we sold the 18" wheels; $200+ per tire just doesn't appeal to me.
The thing to remember is you want to keep the olverall diameter of the tires, no matter what the wheel size, at about 26.5 to 27". Anything greater than 27.5" will almost always really screw up your suspension dynamics and make it handle 'funny'.
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I would not want to change my OEMs either.....It's still kinda cool to go to that site and look though. I think 17s are plenty big enough.....No bling bling for me thanks.
Well maybe the spinners
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Originally posted by radziwil@Oct 26 2007, 11:57 AM
[b]How about larger wheels? Azera comes by default with nice 17" alloys, but how
does it look with 18", 19" or 20" ?
I noticed here in forum one guy put 20" alloys to Azera!
Do bigger wheels fit to Azera ?
Robert
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