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12-07-2014 09:58 PM
rbmckee Strength
12-07-2014 09:52 PM
mzfocus
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So every dealer I've talked to would only go to a 17", as my Titanium has the handling package. Apparently the brake discs and calipers are larger and anything smaller wouldn't fit. Any thoughts?
I have HP 18"'s so I got a used set of 2012 Fusion 17" wheels with stock low-mileage Michelin Energy's ASR's.Got a few hundred miles on them no issues.Plan on putting Nokians on them once I wear them down.I'll use my Jeep for anything more than a couple inches of snow till then.
11-25-2014 08:21 PM
sailor The larger wheels in the handling package changed the steering rack to give you a larger turn radius avoiding chances of rubbing fender wells, didn't increase the brake sizes.

ST models have to stick with 17's on the recent ones for larger brakes on them.

Tire Rack has good listing for what will fit, useful even if you make a different choice.
11-25-2014 07:32 PM
CanadianAlex So every dealer I've talked to would only go to a 17", as my Titanium has the handling package. Apparently the brake discs and calipers are larger and anything smaller wouldn't fit. Any thoughts?
11-25-2014 10:16 AM
sailor Here's a link to the data you need:http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=273962

Used wheels are the cheapest option, easiest one is getting a complete set from Tire Rack as they'll come mounted & balanced free as part of the service.
11-24-2014 10:50 PM
Joeywhat Yes you can.
11-24-2014 10:38 PM
204ZX3 I can't answer that, since I don't know anything about the 2012's. I'll let someone else answer that.
11-24-2014 10:34 PM
CanadianAlex I plan on getting another set of rims and tires for winter. Wondering if I can go down to a 16" rim safely.
11-24-2014 09:11 PM
204ZX3
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Year: 2012
Make: Ford
Model: Focus Titanium
Location: Kingston, Canada
Winter package: Winter pack.
Currently have the 235/40R18 installed, what do you recommend?
Plan on using stock wheels? Or do you have another set for winter tires?

As for which tire, I like my general altimax arctics. Really like them.
11-24-2014 09:00 PM
204ZX3
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They do look like they'll do the job, don't they?

Got my own set of the same on just over a week ago.
Had freezing rain on Sunday, streets in the city today are still sheer ice. Tons of accidents. These things are beasts. Grip like you wouldn't imagine. I love studs.
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