Jim Killian
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Roller Sep 29, 2010. 18 Replies

Performance chips

Started this discussion. Last reply by jwight Feb 12, 2010. 7 Replies


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Jim Killian replied to Joe Dumm's discussion New Tire Cost
"  where did you find the bigger rims cheap, Ive only seen them for $130+ each."
Jun 29, 2011
David Roller replied to Jim Killian's discussion Wheels
"Just went through Les Schwab and got new Genius Darwin 15x6.5 wheels and Zexius 195/55R-15 tires. I like them a lot and it definitely improves the handling. $1050 including shipping. Used my old sensors."
Sep 29, 2010
SMART MADNESS - Boris replied to Jim Killian's discussion Wheels
"Yes, that is the best price. Honestly these sell out regularly and most of the time we can barely keep them in stock at this price. We have a number of options. Please give us a call at 562-981-6800 (M-F 10-6 Pacific and Sat 10-4 Pacific) and we…"
Sep 25, 2010
Jim Killian replied to Jim Killian's discussion Wheels
"Is $219 the best price you have for a pair of rears? How much is shipping? What's the trade in value of my fronts, 4400 miles on them?"
Sep 25, 2010
SMART MADNESS - Boris replied to Jim Killian's discussion Wheels
"The take off wheels we sell are in "Like New" condition. We inspect every wheel to make sure they are free of nicks and curb rash. Any wheels that we get in that have flaws like scratches, curb rash or any other damage are discarded."
Sep 25, 2010
jwight replied to Jim Killian's discussion Wheels
"Jim, that was a price from two years ago from a dealer in Houston. Looks like things have changed, so the current price from Smart Madness doesn't seem out of line IMHO."
Sep 24, 2010
Jim Killian replied to Jim Killian's discussion Wheels
"I have yet to find a price like that for the rears. Do you actually know where they are available for that price?"
Sep 24, 2010
Jim Killian replied to Jim Killian's discussion Wheels
"I saw that you had them, I just thought the price is too high for used wheels and tires. But then all things for the smartie seem to be high priced. Thanks"
Sep 24, 2010

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Front Wheels

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 4:58pm 2 Comments

I have heard about replacing the front tires and wheels with the larger sized rear wheels. This is supposed to improve the ride dramatically. Has any one had any experience with this change? Did you find the rear wheels new or used?

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At 5:40pm on August 21, 2010, Sanford Blackwell said…
Hi Jim,
I sold my chrome alloys (a bit much for me but looked kind of cool) and replaced them with the rear size stock steel wheels with the 175/55 R 15 tires. Even bought the factory hubcaps from the Pure (really plain but believe it or not, they really look nice on a white/silver Passion). Can't believe the difference on the road. All the "nervousness" is gone and sidewinds are no longer a concern. Corners well, and I corner aggressively, using the gearbox as fully as the gearbox on a smart can be used. It's no Mini but it is much, much better than stock. I grew up on rear engined cars so I'm used to tail happy vehicles but the smart so far hasn't shown that side of it's character. The standard fronts understeered way too much - I guess Mercedes wanted you to run off road front first rather than rear. I try to avoid both extremes. Enjoy the switch and yea, check out my friends at SmartMadness. They're the best!
At 11:55am on November 7, 2009, spicejax said…
Welcome to susai,
I'm glad you're here. Member 10586, but I'll call you Jim, ok?

Let's have some Nice pix of your smartie. and some info in your info box so we can get to know you. What color is your car, details, details. Here's a link for some local groups!
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