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timmytVA 08-16-2012 06:35 AM

Trunk space in Titanium 18"...
 
New Focus owner (hello thread here).

My car has sport package with 18" wheels and the Sony w/subwoofer. Does the full size spare mean a higher trunk floor and less trunk space than cars with a mini-spare? Small-ish trunk/hatch space may be my only knock on the car so far.

Just curiosity ... I love how the 18s look, ride and handle.

Tim

Zillon 08-16-2012 07:29 AM

If you fold your back seats flat, you'll see how much higher the rear load floor is.

It's really not that much higher, maybe 1.5" than those of us with a donut - our load floor sits flush with the lowered rear seats.

As for the subwoofer, just picture your cargo space without it.

It's a minimal sacrifice.

vluc 08-16-2012 07:54 AM

Yes, subwoofer takes up a chunk of real estate back there.

noahsfocus 08-16-2012 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by vluc (Post 4308292)
Yes, subwoofer takes up a chunk of real estate back there.

Worth every inch tho!

timmytVA 08-16-2012 12:53 PM

OP here.

Ya know, I folded the rear seats all the way down (removed headrests, lifted seat bottom, folded seat backs) to haul some stuff to the dump on Sunday (second day of having car ;)) and I noticed it was a little lower than the trunk.

Duh, blond moment on my part.

And, yea the subwoofer is worth it. Stereo sounds good but I wish there was more volume on tap. With windows down and sunroof open, it's not quite loud enough for this old rock and roller.

Tim

TehMark 08-16-2012 12:54 PM

I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...

engine ear 08-16-2012 11:54 PM

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Its your money to blow though...
Lousy thing to say. I didn't "blow" my money. I wanted that. I wanted 18's. I wanted leather. I wanted a sunroof. Who are you to decide who blows their own cash? I've had 17's and they don't ride any better than the 18's. So they're cheaper...so what? I can afford 18's.

PratoN 08-17-2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TehMark (Post 4308690)
I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...

Ugh. Stop reminding me.

bawxcar 08-17-2012 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TehMark (Post 4308690)
I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...

Oh my goodness! $3-5 more a tire?! The pain my wallet is suffering.. -sigh-

VectorZ 08-17-2012 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by TehMark (Post 4308690)
I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...

I can't imagine a scenario where that little bit of difference would mean the difference of something fitting or not, but I digress.

I'm not opposed to 17s, but I wanted the handling package, thought the 17s were ugly, and the Michelins are a far superior summer tire to the standard tires other Foci come with. To each their own.


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