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cheekedave 12-13-2012 06:55 PM

Can someone help with rims?
 
Hey guys! Quick question.. I have the 2012 SEL, and I found a set of rims for cheap. I have the optional 17's on right now (All season) and want to go down to 15's for Winter only. The rims I found have the right bolt pattern (5x108) but the rim width is 6.5". Will that work having that width? I am going to get a 195/65R15 as that is whats recommended. I dont know if there will be enough clearance.

If anyone could help I would appreciate it!

Thanks guys!

Deftmetal 12-13-2012 07:05 PM

The s model came with 15 inch wheels and the front brakes are the same between the two. Someone on here said that the steering is limited with the bigger diameter wheels so going down size shouldn't be an issue. I went down to 16's and i haven't had a problem

cheekedave 12-13-2012 07:07 PM

I just want to make sure I get the right rim :) The ones on tire rack for 15" is only 6" wide I believe. I dont know what 6.5" will do.

Deftmetal 12-13-2012 07:59 PM

I had 195 65r15 on my last car and when i switched to 18s that were 7.5 inches wide and all i noticed was worse gas milage with the 18's.

cheekedave 12-13-2012 08:05 PM

I guess my only issue/concern is having enough clearance for the calipers. These rims im looking at are 6.5"... I assume/hope they will fit! Does our car make any mention of minimum rim widths?

Joeywhat 12-13-2012 08:22 PM

15x6.5 should fit. No guarantees until you actually try them, though. Or just post up the exact wheel. Also make sure the hub size is correct.

Deftmetal 12-13-2012 08:24 PM

I just checked, my16 inch rims are 6.5 inches wide

cheekedave 12-13-2012 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joeywhat (Post 4497321)
15x6.5 should fit. No guarantees until you actually try them, though. Or just post up the exact wheel. Also make sure the hub size is correct.

I am getting 4 rims for $80 cash. I guess im having to take a chance. The guy said it came from an older focus so I only have his word to go by.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deftmetal (Post 4497323)
I just checked, my16 inch rims are 6.5 inches wide

Sweet. So this will fit im sure. Thanks for checking!

Joeywhat 12-13-2012 08:33 PM

Older focus will NOT fit. Bolt pattern is different. You want 5x108, so make sure that's what you get.

cheekedave 12-13-2012 08:35 PM

Yes it is 5x108. The link to it is here: http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ439835279

Will touch them up but they seem pretty good for $80. :)


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