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Been thinking long and hard about this car once I had my first test drive. Local dealer had a G70 with the manual transmission; wanted to drive one for nearly a year - this was the first one I saw. Very disappointed with the performance -didn’t seem properly mapped, and too soft suspension. Salesman suggested I try the Veloster N with PP. took a spin, couldn’t get the grin off my face for over a week;) so now I own one!
 

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I've actually been trying to resist the temptation to drive it. I mean I could spend all day in the thing running up and down mountains lol...


The car definitely stays in the garage during rainy days :grin:
 

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Mine is my Daily too. And Welcome to the community! And the Blue was a must have, took me a month to finally track one down out of state, but I got it. The crazy thing is I bought mine without ever even test driving one. Test drove the Turbo Ultimate that was fully loaded. But saw the Base Model N sitting next to it, and there was no stopping me from that point of getting a N with the PP in the Blue.
 

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a little drive daily ......alot better than an apple and repeat , repeat , repeat till the gas runs low or you just gota get to work .
 

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Not sure whether I want to do the Lap 3 tune


Seems like it will make the 'ol VN a Type R destroyer, and that would be a lot of fun because there are a lot of them around where I live. But I should probably just drive the wheels off of this and enjoy it for what it is, not worry over what it's not.

In the meantime I went ahead and ordered this to solve the "normal" mode suspension - if I want my wife to accompany me, this car will have to be more comfortable...


Now, back to the car to put some more (s)miles on it:)
 

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If you want to improve the quality of your ride my suggestion is to put more tire on the car. These cars come with mere slivers of sidewall which make it ride very hard. Plus it increases the likelihood of damaging the wheels on the car since there is so little sidewall to absorb impacts.


I replaced the 19" wheels/tires on my PP with 18" wheels with 235/40 r18 tires. It truly improved the ride of the car in every setting. The wheels I chose also look good although I think the stock wheels looked a little better.


It bothers me that so many cars come from the factory these days with almost no sidewall on the tires. I think it is a case of the Marketing department dominating the Engineering department.
 

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If you want to improve the quality of your ride my suggestion is to put more tire on the car. These cars come with mere slivers of sidewall which make it ride very hard. Plus it increases the likelihood of damaging the wheels on the car since there is so little sidewall to absorb impacts.


I replaced the 19" wheels/tires on my PP with 18" wheels with 235/40 r18 tires. It truly improved the ride of the car in every setting. The wheels I chose also look good although I think the stock wheels looked a little better.


It bothers me that so many cars come from the factory these days with almost no sidewall on the tires. I think it is a case of the Marketing department dominating the Engineering department.
What wheels did you get?
 

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If you want to improve the quality of your ride my suggestion is to put more tire on the car. These cars come with mere slivers of sidewall which make it ride very hard. Plus it increases the likelihood of damaging the wheels on the car since there is so little sidewall to absorb impacts.


I replaced the 19" wheels/tires on my PP with 18" wheels with 235/40 r18 tires. It truly improved the ride of the car in every setting. The wheels I chose also look good although I think the stock wheels looked a little better.


It bothers me that so many cars come from the factory these days with almost no sidewall on the tires. I think it is a case of the Marketing department dominating the Engineering department.
I have also been considering an 18 inch wheel at 235/40 for the extra sidewall protection. I’m very curious about what wheels you went with. Post pics of the new setup when you get a chance!
 

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Last week I put 225/40R-18 Vredestein Quatrac Pro XL tires with 18X8 Moda MD14 wheels.Of course, now that the temps are always below 60 and mostly in the 40s and 50s, the grip is a lot better, but I have to say the ride is a lot noisier (somewhat expected) and I detect no difference in ride (unexpected). I would have thought that the "all season" tire would have had a little more compliant ride, but it does not.


Also, my stock tires had a protruding rib of rubber presumably to help protect the wheel - and I hope I am not jinxing it, but I have slightly rubbed a curb or 2 and not touched the wheel. I don't park at 40mph either HAHA
 

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I went with Enkei Performance PDC wheels in black. They have a 50 offset and fit perfectly. I think they look good on the car as well.
 

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What is the weight difference between the new wheels and stock?
Could you post pictures of the new wheels on the car?
 
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