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01-05-2013 10:58 PM
2.0 L
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Originally Posted by Ox-y-GenIII View Post
Why not change the aspect ratio from a 45 down to a 40 or 30? Then you can run wider without going taller.?
I've had bad expierence with 35s so I think I'm going to stick with 45s maybe 40s.

How much of a difference would changing 215 over to 225 be on the foot print, half inch or so?
01-04-2013 01:32 AM
elsolo
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Ha Ha Ha, is that what you did? ^^^^^^^^^^!
I would have, but me and my old lady never officially married, we are still living in sin in middle age.
01-04-2013 01:20 AM
Ox-y-GenIII Why not change the aspect ratio from a 45 down to a 40 or 30? Then you can run wider without going taller.?
01-04-2013 01:08 AM
ViperThreat I had 225s, i rubbed when taking hard corners on stock SVT suspension. You can do it, but 215s are the best choice for the stock wheels.
01-04-2013 12:54 AM
2.0 L Ha ha, no I'm not poking anything. Ha ha. Really just wanted to know a little more about poking. You see my mom and dad never had that talk with me. What I really want to know is, how big of a foot print can I get on the ground yet still use as my DD. I like wide tires. So I was thinking of going with 225 or 235? But I really don't know what is possible.
01-03-2013 01:44 PM
felixthecat
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There isn't going to be any stretch or poke with a 215 on a 7" rim, it doesn't matter what the aspect ratio is.

If you run 215/45/17's and take a picture of your car, ten years from now you will still think it looks good.

Go stretch-poke-stanced or whatever is trendy today, that picture of your car will be an embarrassment in ten years, like wearing a polyester leisure suit in your wedding photos.
Ha Ha Ha, is that what you did? ^^^^^^^^^^!
01-03-2013 03:08 AM
SVTFocusOnMe There is no way you are gonna poke EAPs on a focus without some serious spacers. They are made to be OEM fitment from ford.
As per your questions I'd stay around 205-225 range. Normal fitment is 215.
01-03-2013 01:57 AM
elsolo There isn't going to be any stretch or poke with a 215 on a 7" rim, it doesn't matter what the aspect ratio is.

If you run 215/45/17's and take a picture of your car, ten years from now you will still think it looks good.

Go stretch-poke-stanced or whatever is trendy today, that picture of your car will be an embarrassment in ten years, like wearing a polyester leisure suit in your wedding photos.
01-02-2013 10:11 PM
rambleon84 the wheels are 17x7 and the '07 stock suspension sits fairly high. What are you going for, just trying to get more rubber on the ground? you will probably not want to stretch a tire if you are at the stock height, that is just going to look bad and not ride well. normally folks stretch tires when they are trying to fit tires while going really low or on a wheel thats wider than 8" with a lower offset. The lowest id say to go on an EAP is a 205 if you want to stay at a 45 series.

The largest you could probably get away with before the width and sidewall height starts to get too much to fit would be a 225. Really depends on what you are trying to accomplish though. Going larger or smaller width while staying at the same 45 series will start to increase/decrease your speedometer readings.
01-02-2013 08:55 PM
2.0 L
EAP 15 Spokes.

Not sure on the dimensions but I think there 7in. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I was wondering what the Max and Min tire size I could go with without rubbing (stock suspension, 07 Focus Sedan) and what size my tires would start stretch/poke, I'm talking about the 215, not 45/17. (215/45/17)
If this makes sense please let me know. Thanks Guys! (and Girls!)

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