Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Lightweight Wheels - Would You Buy a Set?
View Single Post
Old 06-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
Sonic Crew #04
darkangelism's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85425
Location: oklahoma city, OK
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Hatch

Posts: 7,502
Points 4,497, Level 42
Points: 4,497, Level: 42 Points: 4,497, Level: 42 Points: 4,497, Level: 42
Level Up 74% Completed
Level up: 74% Level up: 74% Level up: 74%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 9 darkangelism Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Originally Posted by WhiteT5 View Post
We can, but the price goes up a good bit when you jump to a 19x8. The MSRP is $480. This combined with the fact that 19" tires are expensive, they will increase ride harshness more than 18", and that no Focus comes standard with 19" wheels leads me to offer the 18" instead.
Yeah that is a big jump, and there might not be 40 people willing to pay that. But $480 is a lot cheaper than the $900+ that other companies are charging currently.

Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post

Then the theft problem. Great wheels are a total theft magnet. Raising the likelyhood of the car being stolen.
I personally know a guy who was carjacked FOR THE WHEELS.
Facing down a gun because some nut has the hots for your aftermarket wheels sucks.
Yeah wheels are a big theft target, just get aero wheel covers and put them on when you are going places out of the ordinary.
darkangelism is offline  
    Reply With Quote