Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - BPL

Does anyone know if smaller wheels / higher profile tyres can be fitted to this car? I realise the brakes are normally the issue. I seem to be on an endless quest to find a sporty reliable comfortable car for 5000 miles per year.

Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - skidpan

Does anyone know if smaller wheels / higher profile tyres can be fitted to this car? I realise the brakes are normally the issue. I seem to be on an endless quest to find a sporty reliable comfortable car for 5000 miles per year.

We looked at this car earlier this year, nice but not quite what we wanted. The standard one was our preference, unfortunately it was only available in the hatch, the "coupe" had to be the Performance version.

But with regards to wheels the brakes on these will only work with the factory wheels. The standard model needs 18" and the Performance model needs 19". Any smaller will not fit. The calipers and discs are huge.

If you fit higher profile tyres to the standard wheels you will probably find clearance issues which could damage tyres and cause a crash.

But the most important issue is insurance. Any changes to the factory spec needs to be notified to the insurers, if you don't and have an accident you will have broken the T & C's and they will probably quite rightly refuse to pay out.

Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - veloceman
One option could be a Leon FR sport - last of previous model. Comes with 190bhp engine but std FR suspension and wheels.
Not as hard as Cupra.
Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - John F

Does anyone know if smaller wheels / higher profile tyres can be fitted to this car? I realise the brakes are normally the issue. I seem to be on an endless quest to find a sporty reliable comfortable car for 5000 miles per year.

Surely larger wheels with lower profile tyres are more 'sporty'? And unless you have adjustable suspension, 'sporty' and 'comfortable' are mutually exclusive.

Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - skidpan

One option could be a Leon FR sport - last of previous model. Comes with 190bhp engine but std FR suspension and wheels.

That model will have the independent rear end which is more comfortable than the beam axle in the standard 1.4/1.5 FR.

I would expect it to be a good compromise.

Only issue is many were ordered with the optional Carlos Fandango wheels.

Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - BPL

thats why i want change them

Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - skidpan

thats why i want change them

I feel sure that if you take your time you would find a FR 190 with 17" wheels. There will not many (low volume spec) but there will be some. there again i30N's are not exactly everywhere.

Hyundai i30 N - Higher profile tyres - Engineer Andy

Does anyone know if smaller wheels / higher profile tyres can be fitted to this car? I realise the brakes are normally the issue. I seem to be on an endless quest to find a sporty reliable comfortable car for 5000 miles per year.

One does not buy an i30N for comfort, whatever the wheel and tyre combo. I remember seeing a review (I think it was on this site) and the ride seemed bone-crushingly hard.

 

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