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Hi all, I have the Venga 1 and as such is on steels. I wish to keep these as winter wheels and buy some nicer alloys.
I have just been offered a set of 18" 10 spoke Soul alloys. They are the same stud pattern according to the dealer. I just wondered if any one else had experience of putting soul alloys on a venga also on putting such big wheels on does it make it look odd?
 

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It all depends on the offset of the wheels wether they will rub on bodywork or suspension parts. Big wheels can look good on some cars. By going to 18s the cost of tyres will be greater and you are best to inform your insurance company of the mod.
 

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Cheers for that, Yes already planned to inform insurance if/when I addalloys. There is a 2 mm difference in offset between the steels and alloys.
Has anyone actually fitted Soul alloys to a Venga?
 

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On a similar line - I have a Y reg Sedona on alloys which are quite leaky (probably do to corrosion and perhaps porosity of the alloy?). I have had this problem in the past with old alloys and would like to move back to steel rims. The alloys are five stud 6.5J R15. Is there a book or table somewhere which will tell me what makes of same spec steel rims will fit?
 

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Kia are selling 17inch alloys in the venga accessories page on their website, £125 each minus a tyre.They look nice as well.
james.
 

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Hi Im in kent but could arrange a pallet delivery to you at your cost wheels are good tyres have good tread and are continental 205 50 17 £450can send you pictures if you give me an email?
 

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I think as there will be a difference in the circumference
of the wheels your speedometer will not give a true reading.

You may wish to cheque this out

Barry

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what size are the tyres on your car?Normally if the diameter increases by an inch the profile of the tyre is reduced so the overall height remains the same or very near so the speedo reading is unaffected .
I can check from the web what the difference will be .
An example of this on a Honda civic is that the 16 " is a 205 55 16 but the 17" is a 225 40 17 both fit the same car with no adverse effect on the speedo



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Here we go a quote from the model info on this site :


"Three-way choice of wheels and tyres

New Venga cars will come with a choice of three wheel and tyre combinations. Depending on the model variants chosen by each market, the LX and EX models will be fitted with 15-inch diameter steel wheels as standard, with full-size 5-spoke moulded plastic trims and 195/65 R15 tyres.

The range-topping TX variant will feature 16-inch no flange alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 tyres. As an option, larger diameter 17-inch alloy wheels, also a 5-spoke design, with 205/50 R17 tyres will be available."
These optional 17" wheels are the ones I have. No correction of speedometer needed if you are running the other sizes mentioned in the quote , I found this in the model range info on the site.
 

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usually the bigger the wheel diameter,the smaller the tyre height,so it equals out.
What country has the models lx,ex and tx?
Vengas in the uk,are 1,2,or 3.
Cheers,james.
 

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Hi James not sure on the country detail just read it on this site , these wheels appear to be the factory option 5 spokes and have very good continental tyres of the correct size to match the speedo .I am open to offers on these and any of the other parts I have available .
im not sure how to upload photos but have some I could email.
 
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