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10-21-2016 07:10 AM
Titan13 Good point! It's probably like suss says the wheels were winters. The Conti's that were on them looked new so the dealer may have replaced the winter tires with new rubber in order to sell. After all who wants to buy a car in June with winter tires.
10-21-2016 12:13 AM
sailor The Alloy wheels on my '95 S-10 that's rusted out & ready to Junk don't show corrosion damage either. Good paint & clear coat.
10-20-2016 11:10 PM
Titan13 Maybe, but the tires are Continental contipro contact all season on 17" polished ford focus factory wheels. Maybe you're correct but i couldn't see putting those rims on as winter beaters. Maybe the dealer changed out the worn rubber from winters as I did buy it in June. there's not a mark on the wheels to suggest they have seen salted roads.
10-20-2016 11:00 PM
suss6052
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While pricing out winter tires I found that the door sticker on my Ti states 235/40R18 but it came with 215/50R17's. I bought it used from a dealer. Is it possible the wrong tires were installed at the factory or did they get swapped at the dealer.
Likely someone swapped to winter wheels and didn't switch back before trading in the car as that is an OEM sized wheel often used for winter packages on STs and Ti Foci that had a set of 18x8" wheels with summer tires.
10-20-2016 10:57 PM
Titan13 While pricing out winter tires I found that the door sticker on my Ti states 235/40R18 but it came with 215/50R17's. I bought it used from a dealer. Is it possible the wrong tires were installed at the factory or did they get swapped at the dealer.
06-10-2016 11:23 PM
sailor Even if you don't rub, the tires would be too wide for the rims, and changing ONLY the size not the aspect ratio as well means they'd be too large in diameter - changing gear ratios and speedometer readings (less acceleration, reads low vs. actual).

205-215 fits well on a 7" wide rim, and yours are 6" wide now.

Look at the next stock size up for comparison, 215/55-16 on a 6.5 or 7" wide rim.

Changes in rim width also use corresponding changes in offset to make it all fit right.
06-10-2016 10:21 PM
Cheddarhead Hey guys:

New MK3 Owner. I have a '12 S sedan with the 15" Steelies.

Not looking to upsize wheels per se...but I'm interested in putting as much rubber on the road as I can, at least for summer tires.

Stock tires are 195 /65...If I go to a 205 or a 215 width, am I likely to have any rubbing issues?

I'm assuming "no", given the availability of 17" and 18: wheel options.

TIA!
01-19-2016 10:41 AM
sailor Yes, same 5x108 for all MkIII types.
01-19-2016 10:22 AM
firebirdude The bolt pattern for all Focus 2012+ factory wheels is 5x108?
05-28-2015 05:45 PM
Gc2tone32 Hey guys I know the stock tire size for a 2012 18" Titanium wheels is 235/40 18. My question is has anyone put any 45's on them or any other tire size to give more meat on the tire. I appologize in advance if this question has been asked already.

Thx
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