Modifications and Tweaks

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by electriceddy, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. KonaTom

    KonaTom Active Member

    Right. I have driven through a blizzard with the OEM tires on and they worked just fine. Maybe Michelin would have been better, but I don't know.
     
  2. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    It is understandable that few people have explored the performance limits of their vehicles and learned proper driving skills and habits. That cannot be safely learned on public roads nor taught by anyone with ordinary driving experience. It does not require speed and daring. This education requires expert, well-organized instruction and hands-on experience driving on a wide, smooth expanse of tarmac, typically part of an unused section of an airport or an abandoned airport. Many automobile clubs offer regular car-control classes and opportunities for "Dancing with Cones" at such places. Law enforcement agencies keep a few cars there and train their members how to drive them there at low speed and near the limit of control. One such place in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia is off in the NW-corner of Pitt Meadows Airport. A collection of professional drivers from across Canada (Drivers Unlimited) come there once a month for a day of driving instruction & practice sponsored by the BMW Car Club of BC. Drivers of any make of automobile (or truck) are welcome to attend. The cost is reasonable, especially considering that you will get a dozen or more practice runs and critique from professional drivers after each run---only one car at a time---and they will also ride-along with you 2 or 3 times during the day. The next day of Dancing with Cones at Pitt Meadows is April 14th. Come and you can drive or ride-along in my Kona (and ride-along in other cars) and see for yourself the difference tires make in handling & braking. Reservation is required.
     
  3. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Link for the Nokian WRG4 all weathers please , same 215/55R17 94V ?
     
  4. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    Yes, same size and speed rating.Sold by KALTire. Google Nokian WRG4 reviews. Look at Consumer Reports review and scroll down for comments by users of this tire. Look at KAL Tire's comments on this tire.
     
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  5. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    I am trying this
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    Time will tell, its going to rain here soon so I will check if water gets in through the top. Its a cheap gasket measures about 1/4" thick by 3/8" wide and will probably fall off but if it works I will change it with a black one that sticks better and still allows the door to open/close without any undue stain on the screwlatch.
    BTW BIG gap on top without it.
     
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  6. Wildeyed

    Wildeyed Well-Known Member

    Let us know the results. This is what I was considering. I might substitute proper 3M adhesive tape (the same stuff that OEM accessories are attached with) for the weather stripping adhesive.
     
  7. KonaTom

    KonaTom Active Member

    I'm going to try that too.
     
  8. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    What ever you use just make sure its pliable enough to fit the curved top yet soft enough not to interfere with the closing/opening screw latch
     
  9. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Visors arrived today! Only 10 days from Korea no shipping charges.
    I did a dry fit and they are perfect ( can't install until at least 70 degrees ambient)
    Only drawback- I see my rear passenger door doesn't align perfectly with the little triangle window at the back so it's back to Hyundai to see if it can be fixed ( less than eighth inch out, could build up the adhesive a bit on the back of the passenger visor if needed, fault of the car not the visor)
     
  10. electriceddy

    electriceddy Well-Known Member

    Almost forgot this one
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    Traffic Master 3'x4' Extreme floor mat at Home depot $30
    I cut the mat in 2 using an olfa blade so I have a solid grip bed liner when the seats are up and the leftover piece fits on the seats when they are down.
    I much prefer the 2nd tier down with the Kona floor piece (not sure what to call it) lots more space.
    When I am bored sometime this summer I will move the L1 charger under the front hood beside the inverter which I also want to install, leaving room for a spare tire? under the back. Some guy in Spain did it, have to search how.
     
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  11. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    Whoops! Next event at Pitt Meadows is April 13th, not 14th.
     
  12. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Love that idea and had it too, there is so much space up front that having a small frunk for the charger or other misc stuff would be great.
    Not sure how to accomplish that.

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
     
  13. E-Shark

    E-Shark Active Member

    Do your tires still spin in SPORT mode when you press the pedal straight to the floor?
     
  14. E-Shark

    E-Shark Active Member

    Ooooo that's cheaper than Kitsilano, but no delivery! lol
     
  15. BlueSal

    BlueSal Member

    Got new tires yesterday. Live in California, so these are all season. So the evaluation begins....
    Continental
    Pure Contact LS
     
  16. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Definitely let us know how they're doing and if you see changes in mileage.

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  17. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    Yes, but not so freely as the Nexens did. There is a huge difference in the car's performance between cheap Nexens and expensive Nokian All-weather tires. Much better steering, road-feel, cornering, braking, and above all, road grip on roads dry, wet, or snowy.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2019
  18. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    Ho ho! I've still got my Nexens with 900 easy k on them. Four for $200, and I deliver free to anybody in the Lower Mainland. But for your own safety, don't buy them.
     
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  19. EnerG

    EnerG Active Member

  20. Vanryan

    Vanryan Member

    How is the sound with the Nokians? Any difference?
     

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