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  1. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Installing custom size tyres 215/65/R15 on 2012 Kia Soul +. What should be the tyre pressure? We don't want to use the door sticker pressure as its no longer original size. I found this the following link for calculating tyre pressure. The weight of 2012 Kia Soul is about 2800 lbs without...
  2. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I recently cought a screw on a tyre. The tyre did not become completely flat, but definately lost pressure which was visible. I could still drive the ride though. But the flat tyre sensor showed nothing. Had anyone faced flat tyres? When does the sensor indicate - when the tyre is flat...
  3. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Hi, I'm about to order some aftermarket alloys for my 2011 Kia soul and was wondering what does everyone recommend regarding tyre size for 19" alloys? I have OE 18" alloys on at moment and they are 225/45. Thanks
  4. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Just wondered has anyone else has had the tyre pressure warning light stay on even thought the tyres are at the correct pressure? My car is a 2015 'Connect' Yep it's still under warranty but just wondered if this was something new... Thanks.............Ian
  5. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    One of the UK forum members (Taffy) has just replaced his front nexen 18" tyres at 10k with some very expensive Bridgestone Potenza RE040 225/45 18" and reported a major reduction in transmitted road noise.....he is very pleased. He will report his wear rate on the new tyres in the future.
  6. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    came across a new tyre size recently...... 225/50 18. So a ever so slightly deeper side wall than the recommended 225/45 18. So is it worth having the speedo run slightly out to have the slightly softer ride?..... or will the ride improvement be so marginal as to be unnoticeable?. Thoughts...
  7. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    These pics have been knocking about for a while now. Apparently the tyre is going into production soon in South Carolina. If its not a wind-up, does anybody know anything about them?.
  8. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    As part of my continuing quest to learn.... Totally ignoring tyre diameter, profile etc etc. If my wheels have a rim width of 7 inches........what is the optimum (not minimum or maximum) but optimum width of tyre that could be used on these rims......the rims equate to 175mm.....would the...
  9. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    It would seem that Unsprung weight is very important to ride and handling etc. And for most of us - the easiest way to improve that ratio is to buy lighter Tyres when we replace them. Is there a way of compiling a "weight of tyre only" list by size to point us in the right direction come swap time?.
  10. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Waiting for the SOUL to arrive over here .. meanwhile .. just wanna check, does the SOUL have a spare tyre somewhere? underneath? under the boot tray? or it doesn't? :cool:
  11. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Crap - my first puncture. Rear left nearside tyre knackered. On arrival home, wife said "Oh, I meant to tell you it was looking a bit flat when you left" - 40 miles and 2 hours later she tells me this........ My wallet is now 1 new Nexen Classe Premiere CP661a 205/55 R16 91 H tyre later, £70...
  12. New Member Introductions
    hey all from lincoln, uk Bought an ex demonstrator soul burner from lincoln kia dealer (wouldn't recommend the dealer though, but would the kia!) They seem to of mislaid the owners/service manuals, so i cant even do basic things like check details etc, Could any of you soul owners pass on...
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