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10-07-2012 01:25 PM
extracrunchie It's just that I found it weird that there was that huge difference. I mean 185/70/14 is the better size.

I already bought the 185/65/14 because that's the downsize the shop suggested. So out of curiosity I checked it with the tire calculator and was intrigued with the percent difference because it is a oem size.

just makes me 2nd guess myself.
10-07-2012 01:03 PM
Geezer
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Originally Posted by extracrunchie View Post
sorry dont mean to hijack the thread, but I have a 2002 ford focus SE(stock size is 195/60/15) and was looking to get a downsize to 14 inch rims for winter.

But I am slightly confused with the size because I know the 2002 focus lx model came with 14 inch rims with 185/65/14 tire size. So when i use the tire calculator comparing the 195/60/15 vs the 185/65/14 size there is a difference of 3.1%.

Generally you want to be within 3%...............I am confused that if it was a stock size then should it now be spot on or very close?

I don't think it would be a problem as the 185/65-14 is the stock size tire that came on the Foci equipped with 14" wheels. If you're concerned, why not stick with 15's? I really think this is is an ideal size for snow tires on a Focus. There's lots of tire (and wheel) selection available at very reasonable prices.
10-07-2012 12:15 AM
extracrunchie sorry dont mean to hijack the thread, but I have a 2002 ford focus SE(stock size is 195/60/15) and was looking to get a downsize to 14 inch rims for winter.

But I am slightly confused with the size because I know the 2002 focus lx model came with 14 inch rims with 185/65/14 tire size. So when i use the tire calculator comparing the 195/60/15 vs the 185/65/14 size there is a difference of 3.1%.

Generally you want to be within 3%...............I am confused that if it was a stock size then should it now be spot on or very close?
10-06-2012 11:07 PM
DarderSauce Ah, you are such a baller. Here is what the wheels look like. $300 for all 4.



Untitled by DarderSauce, on Flickr


Untitled by DarderSauce, on Flickr


Untitled by DarderSauce, on Flickr
10-06-2012 07:48 PM
Geezer
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Originally Posted by DarderSauce View Post
I would like to stick with the open end because I think they look cool.

The open end design is great for race cars (where they are removed and reinstalled frequently) but they can seize up in harsh conditions on a daily driver. You can use a lubrication to prevent that problem but then you face the problem of the lug nut not being able to retain torque settings.
10-06-2012 04:37 PM
DarderSauce Instead of Blizzaks I think I am going to get the General Altimax Arctic tires. Retail is $96 on Discount tire

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...&fcb=&sw=false

But they will price match tire rack for $79 (I assume since it's their policy, haven't called them on it yet).

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....wtpackage=true
10-06-2012 04:01 PM
DarderSauce What do you guys think for Lugs?

Black

http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/2...i23479027.html

Titanium
http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/2...i23479030.html

Other? (NOT NEON)
http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/2...g_nuts/muteki/

I would like to stick with the open end because I think they look cool.
10-05-2012 07:29 AM
DarderSauce Well, in my quest to find winter rims I inadvertently found a new set of summer rims I want to buy. Weird how that works out.

Here are the Winter rims I am going to get, instead of those steelies I had posted earlier. I wanted to get some nice rims but then realized that was really dumb because they would probably just get wrecked.


Winter wheels by DarderSauce, on Flickr

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...318815719.html


Then here are the DD rims I want to get.


traklite_gunmetal_top2 by DarderSauce, on Flickr

They are Montegi Tracklite rims with a gunmetal finish and a polished lip. Would be better if they were solid gunmetal but @ just over 12lbs a piece, I think I can make them work .

I plan on buying some Blizzaks from discount tire for the steelies because parts of MN are already getting blasted by snow so I can tell this winter is going to suck


EDIT: Just got some pics of the rims (wheels).... Tires will get replaced as soon as I throw my winter set on. What do you bastards think?


Untitled by DarderSauce, on Flickr


Untitled by DarderSauce, on Flickr
10-02-2012 03:55 PM
DarderSauce
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Originally Posted by thenorm View Post
No, 14" will only fit 00-04. 05-11 require 15" minimum
damn
10-02-2012 03:50 PM
thenorm
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Originally Posted by DarderSauce View Post
One question, will a 14" rim fit my car if I have stock breaks up front and rear disk upgrade in the rear? I was also thinking of mounting these bad boys on the wheel:


Thoughts, Comments, Questions? I would love to hear them!
No, 14" will only fit 00-04. 05-11 require 15" minimum
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