The wheels, is it the suspension or just me? - Hyundai Elantra GT Turbo & Elantra GT N Performance Forum
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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-15-2017, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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The wheels, is it the suspension or just me?

To all the 2018 GT Sport owners, is it just me or are the back wheels stanced a little bit?

I'll have to take a picture tomorrow when it's light but basically if you look at the car from the front the front wheels are straight up and down. When you look at them from the back, the bottom of the back wheels seem to stick out a little further than the tops.

No one at the dealerships service departments really had any useful ideas besides "bring it in" or "get your wheel aligned" Right, on a 1300 mile car...

I've heard of people doing this to cars (mostly for looks) but I wasn't sure if this was because of the:

1. Multi-link rear suspension
2. Manufacturing issue
3. On purpose?
4. Something else

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-16-2017, 11:15 AM
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I think stanced cars, especially the extreme ones are just for looks and is horrible for your car. NO idea why a manufacturer would do it from factory.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Well here's what it looks like. Front then back.

Anyone else see it?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 02:25 PM
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I sort of see what you're suggesting but I'm just going to assume the tires don't sit quite as flush with the wheel well as the average car does. Either way I'd have to agree with the comment above that stanced cars are not a good idea for everyday drivers. You know you could get some wider tires to really emphasize the look.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm yeah, maybe the bumper has a slight curve-in that I can't perceive.

And yes, I think stancing doesn't make sense in most cases. Really just causes issues for what most do with it.

I'll look into tires when these wear out. Until then, if I actually see another 2018 Elantra GT on the road I'll look at their wheels!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-09-2018, 01:26 AM
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For a more "sporty" setup, you want some static negative camber. This give you more grip when cornering at higher speeds, because your wheel/tire will roll over to neutral camber giving you a better contact patch with the road. You are probably looking at most -1.5 degrees from the factory here. Don't worry, the engineers know what they are doing.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-15-2018, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ahh, and that would explain why my old 4x4 SUV wheels were straight up and down. No fast corners there.

I trust the engineers know what they are doing, thanks for the explanation I've never heard of that before!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 04:38 PM
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I see what your talking about, but to me it looks like it may just be the way the rear body/bumper is curving that may be messing with our perception .
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 06:17 PM
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its definitely just the contour of the bumpers that give that look
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 08:00 AM
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You could always just take it in for an alignment check if your really concerned. Not the first time I got a car with a bad stance brand new. My Honda Civic had major alignment issues when I first bought it so did my 2013 audi but the Audi was bought used.
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