Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack > Wheels and Tires for 2013 Focus Sedan

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Wheels and Tires for 2013 Focus Sedan Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-13-2012 04:13 PM
Julian@TireRack.com This page is the best way to take a quick look at offset and backspacing. Offset Explained




As for if a 245/45R17 will fit, depending on the tire the rim width range is anythere from 7.5" to 9". The wheels we have listed on our website are all a garunteed fitment. Our techs measure vehicles with some high tech laser/cad system and take those drawings and match up what wheels will fit. To find out if another wheel will fit compering offsets and widths will help, but there's no other way then to try it and see.
12-12-2012 04:27 PM
Joeywhat Also need to make sure the hub size is correct between the GTO wheels and your Focus.
12-12-2012 04:07 PM
thenorm
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickgt40 View Post
Backspacing is the opposite of offset. It's how far the back portion of the wheel is from the cener line on the hub.
not quite...

off set can be positive or negative. measure from the centreline of the wheel.
ie. most FWD car wheels are negative offset, while deep dish wheels for RWD cars can be positive offset.

Backspacing is total distance from the hub face of the wheel to the lip of the wheel (ie. if you put a straight edge spanning accross the back of the wheel)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickgt40 View Post
The stock size is 215/50/17, right?

If that's the case than a 245/45/17 would be fine as long as you're planning to run a wider wheel to match it. I wouldn't suggest anything narrower than a 8" wheel
i agree a 8" wide wheel is needed.
245/45R17 might be too tall. maybe consider a 40 series. confirm with a online tire size calculator (google it).

Also, the wheel offset is going to need to be perfect, so you dont rub too bad
12-12-2012 09:32 AM
TheGlassMaker After a quick search the gto runs a 5x120 lug pattern not the same as the focus.

But the obvious answer if you have the focus and the old wheels the best thing to do is test fit the wheel. If it don't fit it don't fit. You can't put it on then find out the wheel is off while your driving, it just won't fit.

Sent from FBI surveillance van 2
12-12-2012 09:18 AM
sailor Sounds good so far, the bolt pattern is an "odd" one at 5x108, older Focus was 4x108 - also "odd".

Tire size, to see if the overall diameter is close enough is the next issue.

Luck!
12-12-2012 09:04 AM
Broffermoon Sorry, been away from the computer. When I sold my 2005 GTO I had an extra set of tires on wheels. The wheels are 45 offset and 6.05 backspacing. Currently the stripped down version of the focus has 15", 195R50X15. All my research says that the wheels and tires from the GTO will probably fit IF the bolt pattern is correct. The wheel is an aftermarket with multiple holes for different fitment. If I am lucky, they might fit, if not then I will have to decide if I will purchase new wheels. Any thoughts.
EARL
12-09-2012 08:43 PM
Nickgt40 Backspacing is the opposite of offset. It's how far the back portion of the wheel is from the cener line on the hub.

The stock size is 215/50/17, right?

If that's the case than a 245/45/17 would be fine as long as you're planning to run a wider wheel to match it. I wouldn't suggest anything narrower than a 8" wheel
12-09-2012 08:24 PM
Broffermoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84Camaro_L69 View Post
Ford usually makes all the cars universal (easy swaps for major parts), but I was wondering the same thing and want to ensure I get the answer when you do.

If you're using a wheel and tire combination with the same backspacing and offset as the factory wheels then you should be okay. Do you have any more details that could help someone who knows more than me with your question?
offset is 45, according to TireRack, the same. Backspacing is a new term to me, what is that?
12-09-2012 05:08 PM
84Camaro_L69 Ford usually makes all the cars universal (easy swaps for major parts), but I was wondering the same thing and want to ensure I get the answer when you do.

If you're using a wheel and tire combination with the same backspacing and offset as the factory wheels then you should be okay. Do you have any more details that could help someone who knows more than me with your question?
12-08-2012 10:42 PM
Broffermoon
Wheels and Tires for 2013 Focus Sedan

Will 17" wheels and 245/45R17 tires fit w/o rubbing on a "Plain Jane" Focus s?
I am new to this site, and do not know much about the focus. Went on Tire Rack and no problem messages came up. Anyone done this on the "13?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:27 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat