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Gomli 11-06-2012 09:19 AM

Winter tire question
 
Hey guys,

I have a pair of 205/60/16 on my 09 Fusion that I am replacing with newer ones, would I be able to put those on my Focus, I believe it has 205/50/16 on it right now. They just seem to be so much bigger lol

Cheers,
Jo

rambleon84 11-06-2012 09:25 AM

Thats because they have about .8" taller side walls. While they would fit on your wheel, they are going to cause some issues...

Might have rubbing
Will mess up your speedometer, you will have a decent amount less revolutions/mile
Will soften up your handling with that much extra sidewall

Try a tire calculator to see the differences that tire causes
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

rambleon84 11-06-2012 09:30 AM

Moved to ”Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension”

Gomli 11-06-2012 09:41 AM

Cool thanks, didn't know a calculator like that existed ! So I guess I my tire swap idea to save money won't work lol

Sorry for posting in wrong section.

Cheers,
Jo

rambleon84 11-06-2012 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gomli (Post 4442514)
Cool thanks, didn't know a calculator like that existed ! So I guess I my tire swap idea to save money won't work lol

Sorry for posting in wrong section.

Cheers,
Jo

You can always try selling them locally; craigslist/kijiji and there are shops (at least near me) that buy used tires. If it was a smaller difference, you might have been able to pull it...

no worries about the section but you will get more views and opinions in this section


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