SoulMan
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Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:05 am

Wheel/Tire Change

Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:18 am

I have a 2016 Kia Soul SX Luxury (gas version) and a 2020 Kia Soul EV Limited.

The 2020 Soul EV comes with 17"wheels (with plastic inserts) and 215/55 tires.

The 2016 Soul has 18" wheels with 235/45 tires. Lower profile and slightly wider tire, I am assuming the slightly-wider tire will fit the EV's wheel well without spacers.

Other than that the two wheel-tire combos are essentially identical in terms of overall height, speed rating, and speedometer reading.

I find the Soul EV's handling is sloppy compared with the older gas version, particularly given it's quicker acceleration.

Am considering swapping these sets.

What are thoughts on how this?

E.g. effects on energy consumption or regenerative braking?

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