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I have no words. This combination completely changes how the vehicle handles and drives. The God awful part of the road on my way to work is like nothing.

Also got my rattles fixed.

I was smiling so hard driving over here.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BE_0VUyF6RX/

And the combo looks killer.
 

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I have no words. This combination completely changes how the vehicle handles and drives. The God awful part of the road on my way to work is like nothing.

Also got my rattles fixed.

I was smiling so hard driving over here.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BE_0VUyF6RX/

And the combo looks killer.
Looking good!

Imo, the stock 17's are decent. I don't hear any rattles of any sort. Maybe because iM is a big change from my 96 Celica? I can hear all the rattles in that car with 15" rims.

Oh, what roof rack are you using?
 

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Looking good!

Imo, the stock 17's are decent. I don't hear any rattles of any sort. Maybe because iM is a big change from my 96 Celica? I can hear all the rattles in that car with 15" rims.

Oh, what roof rack are you using?
Thule aeroblade with a new bike rack I imported from Europe (not released here, Thule too).

The 17 stock wheels make for a combo that's over 50 pounds with the tires per wheel. I dropped that number to 40-41. The difference is huge. The additional 5mm of sidewall meanwhile cushion the ride just enough for the broken cobblestone grade road I've got.

Stock tires are also some poorly appreciated/rated fuel economy all seasons here. The combo rode needlessly hard and heavy to me. The new wheels and tires make this practically MQB grade for road compliance and the feedback - Jesus, the fucking feedback at the wheel. It's like the car I've wanted but was too scared to buy into due to reliability concerns now (aka a Volkswagen).

I was actually super unlucky with the rattles on my car but yeah the dealer seems to have fixed all of them.

Man I'm so pumped haha.

And I'm giving those impressions carrying a bike and the winter tires in the boot. Hahahahahahahaha.
 

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Thule aeroblade with a new bike rack I imported from Europe (not released here, Thule too).

The 17 stock wheels make for a combo that's over 50 pounds with the tires per wheel. I dropped that number to 40-41. The difference is huge. The additional 5mm of sidewall meanwhile cushion the ride just enough for the broken cobblestone grade road I've got.

Stock tires are also some poorly appreciated/rated fuel economy all seasons here. The combo rode needlessly hard and heavy to me. The new wheels and tires make this practically MQB grade for road compliance and the feedback - Jesus, the fucking feedback at the wheel. It's like the car I've wanted but was too scared to buy into due to reliability concerns now (aka a Volkswagen).

I was actually super unlucky with the rattles on my car but yeah the dealer seems to have fixed all of them.

Man I'm so pumped haha.

And I'm giving those impressions carrying a bike and the winter tires in the boot. Hahahahahahahaha.
Cool! I'm gonna look into that thule roof rack you have. I'd like to carry bikes on summer, snowboard on winter. I think roads in metro detroit are worst!

Stock tires are okay. I was surprised it was decent on snow/slush. I'll probably get a full set winter tires next season.
 

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Americans got Toyo Proxes while Canadians got crappy Bridgestone Ecopias.

But I guess for my work commutes the Ecopias are adequate for my needs. I'm just worried about their durability and reliability 2-3 years down the road (I use winter tires during the colder months).
 

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Americans got Toyo Proxes while Canadians got crappy Bridgestone Ecopias.

But I guess for my work commutes the Ecopias are adequate for my needs. I'm just worried about their durability and reliability 2-3 years down the road (I use winter tires during the colder months).
Yeah I plan to do the same. I think Bridgestones are good. I have the Potenza on my celica, it was decent on snow and slush.
 
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