|11-05-2012 07:37 PM|
|Johnny B||thank you all for the feedback!|
|10-31-2012 09:54 PM|
|Ox-y-GenIII||Yes I ordered from that group buy too. I have to wait 12 weeks for delivery though but that's ok cause winter is almost here and I won't need them til spring.|
|10-31-2012 03:37 PM|
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|10-31-2012 01:34 PM|
18"s do look a bit sharper but for everyday use the 17"s have a better margin for error where curbs are concerned,not as harsh a ride and they won't brake the bank and you can put the money you save toward other mods. I just swapped out my 245/45/18s on my STI for 215/50/17 Hankook snow tires and while the change was a bit dramatic I kinda like a little more rubber around the rim and the beefy look works on the Subi.
I wouldn't have minded having 18"s but the 17"s work well and only spent $1200 on 'em. Sold my stock 16"s and tires for $800 so that really offset my cost.
|10-31-2012 01:21 PM|
|Kevastator||Hit up tirerack.com if you havent already. You can see the Sparcos and lots of others, and you can view them on your vehicle to see how they will look|
|10-31-2012 02:58 AM|
|Ox-y-GenIII||I like 17's for the ride comfort & 18's for style. I just ordered the same wheels as Joey D but in matte black.|
|10-31-2012 01:42 AM|
Hey, and welcome to Focus Fanatics! Ignore the bickering, it doesn't happen often around here lol.
As far as wheel size goes, I think most folks will agree that 17's are a pretty good balance. They fill up a lot of the ugly wheelwell gap, and yet they aren't so big that you have to worry about rubbing unless you get a crazy suspension drop on there. Also, they won't make the ride super harsh. One of the tradeoffs with an increased wheel diameter is increased ride harshness. So, just something to think about there!
Personally, I think the new foci can pull of 18's a lot better than the older models, but I'd probably still go with 17's.
|10-30-2012 10:42 PM|
|10-30-2012 10:40 PM|
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|10-30-2012 10:20 PM|
Sparco fan here... 18's
I don't find the ride harsh in the least, and NM roads are far from perfect.
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