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10-25-2012 06:50 PM
Joey D
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Originally Posted by k1ngkev1n1 View Post
where is the best place to look at rims? tirerack? also 18s will fit fine on my 2012 SEL sedan? no turning problems or rubbing?
TireRack is a good place but be careful as they tend to sell a lot of crap rims on there. Look for name brands and research the company out to see if they have a history of bending or just being really heavy. Sparco is a spinoff brand of OZ so you're OK there. If you have a Discount Tire near you go there and see if they can work you a deal on rims and tires (they can order anything), typically they'll be cheaper than TireRack when you factor in TR's shipping.

18's wheels should fit on your car, I have a Titanium w/o the handling package and have 18's on it. Never ran into an issue.
10-25-2012 04:37 PM
Power Surge
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The standard turning radius is 36'. The cars with 18" wheels and the 235/40 18 tires have a wider 40' turning radius. I know because it ticks me off everytime I try to make a u-turn in front of my house. Small price to pay.This is supposedly to keep the tires from rubbing inside the wheel well.

Again, for my money I can not say enough good about America's tire. I will take my car to them (Discount Tire here) for a rotate and balance every 5000 miles and they will do it for free. They know that is where I will buy my replacements when the factory installed originals wear out.
That's not the wheels though, it's the steering rack. I have 18" Ti wheels on my SE and have no problems making full lock turns.

As for all this rim weight talk....seriously? It's a Focus. Unless someone is doing competitive auto cross (which would be a second set of wheels anyway), I highly doubt anyone would see any difference in weight between rims.

Just my 2 cents.
10-25-2012 03:12 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog I have 18" Sparco Assetto Garas wrapped in General G-Max A-03's from TR... $1498 shipped to my door. Wheels are lighter than the Ti's and I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about the tires.
10-25-2012 03:01 PM
Woggy64 Tirerack.com will sometimes ship for free. I do not recall ever paying for shipping from them but I would need to check.

The best thing about tirerack is I get to use my local performance shop, as they are a tirerack preferred installer.
10-25-2012 12:29 PM
RonMaiden Tire rack and Discount Direct both are good resources but with Discount they ship for free and if you buy a wheels and tires with new TPMS the local Discount will reset them and I bet they would do that with a set from Tirerack if you ask nicely. With Tirerack they want you to purchase a $45 reset tool.

I got my Wheels/tires from Discount ($1200) and they matched the Direct site including the $50 on-line discount. Saved me almost $300 from the in-store price.
10-25-2012 11:49 AM
k1ngkev1n1
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$500 is way to much money for something so heavy. There are lighter options out there, look into the Sparco Assetto Gara, they come in all sorts of colours and can be had in 18".
where is the best place to look at rims? tirerack? also 18s will fit fine on my 2012 SEL sedan? no turning problems or rubbing?
10-25-2012 11:00 AM
jdetzel The standard turning radius is 36'. The cars with 18" wheels and the 235/40 18 tires have a wider 40' turning radius. I know because it ticks me off everytime I try to make a u-turn in front of my house. Small price to pay.This is supposedly to keep the tires from rubbing inside the wheel well.

Again, for my money I can not say enough good about America's tire. I will take my car to them (Discount Tire here) for a rotate and balance every 5000 miles and they will do it for free. They know that is where I will buy my replacements when the factory installed originals wear out.
10-25-2012 10:47 AM
Power Surge That's a great price, those rims are almost $400 each from Ford. I got super lucky and paid $400 for my set with 800 miles on them. I put on a set of Dunlop Fierce Instinct ZRs.
10-25-2012 09:58 AM
k1ngkev1n1
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Originally Posted by jdetzel View Post
For where you are I would go to America's Tire. I bought my last 5 sets from them. They are all over the place out there and if you have a problem with a tire there will be one close by.
One thing did your car come with 16" or 17" wheels? The 16" wheel cars have a different steering rack without the limiters that keep the 18" tires from rubbing when you turn tight.
My at came with 17 inch wheels have a sel sedan .
10-24-2012 11:05 PM
jdetzel For where you are I would go to America's Tire. I bought my last 5 sets from them. They are all over the place out there and if you have a problem with a tire there will be one close by.
One thing did your car come with 16" or 17" wheels? The 16" wheel cars have a different steering rack without the limiters that keep the 18" tires from rubbing when you turn tight.
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