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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Who here got one?

I own a 2009 Cerato Sedan, Black, stock 16" rims.

any other owners on tuner?


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kriticalkase
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Proud owner of a 2010 blue cerato sedan.

CD MP3/6 speakers
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tiptronic - 6 speed auto
driver/passenger sun visor mirrors
driver/passenger lamps
spectacles and cell phone charger receptor
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215/45/17 Tyres with Alloy rims
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Vehicle is approx 2 months old / 1500 km and excellent on gas (premium).
Thanks a lot for all the advice - pictures will be posted soon


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Alpha_2nr
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:38 pm 
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any other owners on tuner?


No :lol:


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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:24 pm 
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Alpha_2nr wrote:
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any other owners on tuner?


No :lol:



Steups :lol:

U ready to get rid of them stock rims yet? :D


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Alpha_2nr
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:29 pm 
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^^No...honestly bro, I'm gonna hang on to them..

Sorry man.....what if you got some other 17" wheels though?


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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:48 am 
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Alpha_2nr wrote:
^^No...honestly bro, I'm gonna hang on to them..

Sorry man.....what if you got some other 17" wheels though?



Yeah i agree with you, they are some sweet rims.

I'm checking around, looking at 17", what do you think about 18" tho?


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Alpha_2nr
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:38 am 
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^^Well, I'd be worried about two things really:

a) added rotational weight - which slows acceleration a little

b) if the overal rotational diameter is bigger with the 18" wheel/tyre setup, it makes your final drive "taller", which again hampers acceleration.

True these aren't exactly fast cars, but IMHO, I want to optimise what's already there so to speak :oops:


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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Alpha_2nr wrote:
^^Well, I'd be worried about two things really:

a) added rotational weight - which slows acceleration a little

b) if the overal rotational diameter is bigger with the 18" wheel/tyre setup, it makes your final drive "taller", which again hampers acceleration.

True these aren't exactly fast cars, but IMHO, I want to optimise what's already there so to speak :oops:



LOL, I knew there would be some disadvantage to 18", hear that you can develop suspension problems as well with 18".

I'll stick to the 17".

I'm really liking this look, what you think?


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Alpha_2nr
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:42 pm 
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^^Well, there may not be THAT many problems with 18" if you go with light wheels! The Road///Race Koup uses 18 or 19" wheels with no issues.

Those look just like a set of Rota Torques I had for sale recently - 5x100 (not Kia fitment)

The rims are too big in that pic though :?

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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:23 am 
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Alpha_2nr wrote:
^^Well, there may not be THAT many problems with 18" if you go with light wheels! The Road///Race Koup uses 18 or 19" wheels with no issues.

Those look just like a set of Rota Torques I had for sale recently - 5x100 (not Kia fitment)

The rims are too big in that pic though :?

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Wait, wait, you thought i was talking about CRIMS or something? :| lol

Yeah those are 18" showing there. I think the 17" give a better finish tho.

If only they coulda fit the Kia, sigh*


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Alpha_2nr
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:07 am 
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^^No I know you didn't mean crims d00d :lol:

But even "normal" or what the local shops sell as Racing wheels (Zigla dong wheels eh, but say what)...can be just as heavy as those "crims".

So choose wisely if you must. The Torques in that pic were 17.5 lbs per wheel....which was about the best I could get for a 17x8" cast wheel at the time....and that I could afford.

Oh and make sure to get hubcentric rings! They're really worth it 8-)


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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:12 pm 
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hubcentric rings, *googles it* ohhhh, ok cool.

I carrying d car by United Auto to buff/polish next week, possibly get a quote on getting out that kink in the bonnet.

My first polish since i bought the car almost 2yrs ago :oops:


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stayinthe_studio
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:00 pm 
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2011
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eet's noicee :lol:

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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:28 pm 
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stayinthe_studio,

Wow the white looks good, thus far i haven't seen any white's in TnT
Congrats, how's the ride?


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stayinthe_studio
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:07 pm 
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it's actually my brother's but the very few times i drove it..

ride is solid. although i'm not expecting much for a 1.6, i find acceleration is a bit slow.. tiptronic compensates however.

also, the firm advised him to use traction control when it's raining but to otherwise leave it off. any idea of the reasoning behind that? :s


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Alpha_2nr
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:54 am 
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^^Never heard them say that. BS advise from a sales rep probably.

Nor can I understand the logic in it either.


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worksux101
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:33 am 
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Have a red Koup...the 'racing' red with two-toned interior...about 6 months now roughly...

Very nice little car...looks good, excellent suspension, very good brakes, average power but better than most out there anyway. What sold the car to me apart from the suspension was the interior - nice array of standard features and very functional...fairly comfortable as well but nothing to boast about...

As for the ASC - i leave it on all the time...never know when a situation may arise that it'll come in handy...


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Alpha_2nr
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:22 pm 
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^^Ah, you got the RED with the red interior! nice man.......I see the red interior-ed ones are few and far between. There's one near where I work (red) with the black interior, and two 2011 ones (silver and black) with teh black interior as well.

And you're right, the suspension is pretty good given the stock tyres the car comes with.


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worksux101
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Agreed the tyres are rubbish...as soon as they're anywhere near worn i plan to change...

The red in the interior is ok...but the red trims/stitching on the steering wheel, seats etc. do add a nice touch...


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Alpha_2nr
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^Never said the tyres are rubbish. Actually, I think they're a good opton from the comfort and ride quality standpoint.

The thing is, that from a handling performance standpoint (re: suspension), they aren't the best :oops:

Anyhoot....I'm mighty curious as to how the 6 speed auto trans in the 2011 models is faring with those who use it in strictly "D" mode (not the tiptronic mode). That's an awful lot of gear changes (and minor jerks) eh?

For tiptronic mode though, that 6 speed would be ideal!


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worksux101
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IMHO they're not very comfortable at all...a bit more on the noisy side also...from a performance aspect they provide little...

The transmission's automatic gear changes aren't smooth enough i don't think to make a 6 speed comfortable, but yea the tiptronic would be more fun lol


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Marct
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Joining the club next week-the creature features are great for the price that was the part that caught me.

Went for the black

only hope that there wont be issues when it comes to servicing at the firm


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mars
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stayinthe_studio wrote:
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eet's noicee :lol:

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Very nice! was thinking of going for it but went for the black. Ordered the black with red package but they said only black-on-black came with the shipment. Think I prefer it now anyway. Everyone loves the stock 17" "Stealth" rims. Pics as soon as I clean it!!!!


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killersuzuki
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Trying to convince the wife to let me get her one of these....


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Alpha_2nr
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^^Almost every month (or every so often) I see you posting something about getting a new car (Jetta, Koup, some other car etc etc/coming out to dex etc etc). Did you decide one WHICH you want to buy :?:

:?


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killersuzuki
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Alpha_2nr wrote:
^^Almost every month (or every so often) I see you posting something about getting a new car (Jetta, Koup, some other car etc etc/coming out to dex etc etc). Did you decide one WHICH you want to buy :?:

:?


Nope....... I haven't decided. It's called testing all the vehicles on market. When I decide, you'll be the first to know.....

Solodex project plans on hold, on account of a death in the family last November, and some new financial burdens I have taken on.


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Marct
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could somebody post what the normal operating temperature of the cars is?

I noticed that it keeps a little short of the half way mark on the temp reading is that normal?


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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Marct wrote:
could somebody post what the normal operating temperature of the cars is?

I noticed that it keeps a little short of the half way mark on the temp reading is that normal?



My vehicle doesn't have a temp gauge, then again it's the lower base sedan :(


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Alpha_2nr
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Yours doesn't have the LCD display near the ODOmeter? (selectable by pressing the trip button ???)

That display cycles between Fuel cons., temp, est.distance on current gas, instant fuel cons. etc etc


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Captainzaak
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:25 am 
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Alpha_2nr wrote:
Yours doesn't have the LCD display near the ODOmeter? (selectable by pressing the trip button ???)

That display cycles between Fuel cons., temp, est.distance on current gas, instant fuel cons. etc etc



Yeah the LCD is there, but my options doesn't include temp, all others you mentioned, yeah.
When i read the owners manual, it stated that only when the temp rises to high, then i'll get a warning. :|


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