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Old 11-14-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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New to rims+tires, how to match tires to rims?

I want to get some rims for my focus, I'm thinking some 17's ... How do I know what kind of tires to get, When looking at a tire code, I assume the last number is the size rim it fits onto... but what are the first 2 numbers? How do I know which one to get? BTW my focus is completly stock except for a sound system, so I have to deal with wheel gap + my rear end sags from all the weight


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Goto tirerack.com and look around.................

Also search 'plus sizing' there

They can also show you what you're car will look like with different rims........
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u will want 215/45/17's for ur tires. first number is the amount of the tire in MM that touches the road in the diameter of the tire. the second is the sidewall height, and the 3 rd is the number of the diameter of the rim
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sorta..the second number is the percentage of the width that the sidewall is tall..

might wanna ask this question in the wheels/tires sub-forum to get proper answers, and i guarantee you it is already answered in one of the stickies
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