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12-26-2012 04:41 PM
Macky21
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Originally Posted by Mile30 View Post
Wow! The only cues missing now are the fuel flaps in the rear, the electric kill switch, and a few stickers and tow hooks...

That makes it look so purpose-built! Huzzah!!!

Wish they had a factory spot for a tow hook on these and STs
12-26-2012 04:40 PM
Macky21
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Originally Posted by SilentSamurai View Post




Hey Macky, First thing I would check is if the ST is the same as our models.

Our SE's are 63.4 HUB which is what my guy ordered. But their site says 63.3 - According to my wheel guy, "I ordered 63.4 WITH Hub rings." Don't forget to order those!!

So if you do go with these, you def want 18x8.5 +40 with 63.4 hub size and hub rings. Rear's could use a spacer, maybe 5mm to 10mm (max) but not by much.

Good luck!


I should also add that if you want to go lower than me (im at the highest setting btw) I would go a smaller tire. The lowest you can go before stretching the tire is 225's. Anything lower requires stretching of the tire which I don't like nor recommend but you can get low.
I know they're working on an ST for one of their projects, so I'll see if they can provide more input. Not sure how low I'll end up, but thanks for the input!
12-26-2012 04:25 PM
Mile30 Wow! The only cues missing now are the fuel flaps in the rear, the electric kill switch, and a few stickers and tow hooks...

That makes it look so purpose-built! Huzzah!!!



12-26-2012 04:25 PM
SilentSamurai
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Originally Posted by rambleon84 View Post
I like the wheels and the way the car is sitting both look great, nice setup for sure. I'm not a fan of the wheel color though, just seems too little or how others have said unfinished... Only thing that matters is how you like them and enjoy them...if you ever stop liking them, a color is easy enough to change.

the op is fine with peoples opinions and critiques, wish more people would be less sensitive to opinions from us internet experts
the right attitude for sure


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Originally Posted by Macky21 View Post
Did you change the hub size at all when you ordered them? Which hub size did you pick
Hey Macky, First thing I would check is if the ST is the same as our models.

Our SE's are 63.4 HUB which is what my guy ordered. But their site says 63.3 - According to my wheel guy, "I ordered 63.4 WITH Hub rings." Don't forget to order those!!

So if you do go with these, you def want 18x8.5 +40 with 63.4 hub size and hub rings. Rear's could use a spacer, maybe 5mm to 10mm (max) but not by much.

Good luck!


I should also add that if you want to go lower than me (im at the highest setting btw) I would go a smaller tire. The lowest you can go before stretching the tire is 225's. Anything lower requires stretching of the tire which I don't like nor recommend but you can get low.
12-26-2012 04:12 PM
Macky21 Did you change the hub size at all when you ordered them? Which hub size did you pick
12-26-2012 02:56 PM
rambleon84 I like the wheels and the way the car is sitting both look great, nice setup for sure. I'm not a fan of the wheel color though, just seems too little or how others have said unfinished... Only thing that matters is how you like them and enjoy them...if you ever stop liking them, a color is easy enough to change.

the op is fine with peoples opinions and critiques, wish more people would be less sensitive to opinions from us internet experts
the right attitude for sure
12-26-2012 02:54 PM
Malibooya
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Originally Posted by SilentSamurai View Post
This makes my 16th car and I've been in every forum from cars, trucks, bikes, etc. So I'm very well trained in the arts of personal opinions.

I actually dislike every focus body ever made except this new year. But I keep clear of the other pages and stick to 2012+ sections.

I wouldn't have posted my pictures if I didn't want everyone's opinion. I welcome all comments with open arms, and an open mind. No disrespect taken no matter the comment.

Cheers!
+1 for the attitude.

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Originally Posted by lyonsroar View Post
The wheels are too unique for a generic look such as the rest of the car.

Style is subjective.
It's a Focus. By nature it is generic; it's a mass-produced car. So's your Golf, even though it says GTI on the back.

Wheels are wheels. Be less concerned with what "statement" the wheels make and be more concerned with how they affect the car as a machine. Do these negatively affect how his MK3 handles? I dunno, I haven't driven a MK3, let alone his.

Does it matter? Nope. It's not my money, or yours. More importantly, has he been a dick about it? Nope.
12-26-2012 02:46 PM
lyonsroar
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Originally Posted by Malibooya View Post
I agree with Mac - I don't care for the "Tarmacs" - but I disagree with you.

They're just wheels. I don't get this whole "exclusivity + special wheels" bullshit. He wanted to spend idkhowmuch on these? Good, let him. Makes him happy, obviously. And it's not like he's put them on a rusted POS, so what's the harm? He's not neglecting things that need to be fixed. Shit like "this only looks right on this car with these features, looks dumb on yours blah blah blah" means poop once the car is rolling.

That said, if your car was mine and I was hell bent on this set of wheels, I may have gone for white myself. But your reason for not doing so is valid. I probably wouldn't want to deal with the brake dust annoyance either.

But OP, you like 'em? Cool beans. I don't like 'em, so what. Props to you for taking different opinions in stride.
The wheels are too unique for a generic look such as the rest of the car.

Style is subjective.
12-26-2012 02:40 PM
SilentSamurai This makes my 16th car and I've been in every forum from cars, trucks, bikes, etc. So I'm very well trained in the arts of personal opinions.

I actually dislike every focus body ever made except this new year. But I keep clear of the other pages and stick to 2012+ sections.

I wouldn't have posted my pictures if I didn't want everyone's opinion. I welcome all comments with open arms, and an open mind. No disrespect taken no matter the comment.

Cheers!
12-26-2012 02:25 PM
Malibooya
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Originally Posted by lyonsroar View Post
I...I actually agree wholeheartedly with Mac. This is truly, truly a momentous occasion indeed. Better take a screenshot folks.

Those are very unique wheels and as such they should be on a car with other unique touches. Looks like an otherwise stock Focus on Tarmacs.
I agree with Mac - I don't care for the "Tarmacs" - but I disagree with you.

They're just wheels. I don't get this whole "exclusivity + special wheels" bullshit. He wanted to spend idkhowmuch on these? Good, let him. Makes him happy, obviously. And it's not like he's put them on a rusted POS, so what's the harm? He's not neglecting things that need to be fixed. Shit like "this only looks right on this car with these features, looks dumb on yours blah blah blah" means poop once the car is rolling.

That said, if your car was mine and I was hell bent on this set of wheels, I may have gone for white myself. But your reason for not doing so is valid. I probably wouldn't want to deal with the brake dust annoyance either.

But OP, you like 'em? Cool beans. I don't like 'em, so what. Props to you for taking different opinions in stride.
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