Autocross Tires-FOCUS SVT - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > Autocross Racing

Autocross Racing The place to discuss information about autocross stats, tips and events. Track sanctioned events only.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
randymiller71
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79095
Location: Blue Springs, MO
What I Drive: 2003 SVT European Edition-Red

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 randymiller71 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Autocross Tires-FOCUS SVT

Hello, I am new to SCCA Solo; I have a 2003 Ford Focus SVT with stock 17" rims. I run in H-Stock and want to put some Hoosier A6 on my stock rims. Does anyone know what the largest size tire that will fit without rubbing on anything? My stock tire size is 215/45-17 Thanks


randymiller71 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
tukaniSVT
FF PHOTOG ENTHUSIAST
 
tukaniSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5521
Location: SW Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus 2009 BMW 335i

Posts: 14,969
Points 36,161, Level 100
Points: 36,161, Level: 100 Points: 36,161, Level: 100 Points: 36,161, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 34 tukaniSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I believe that's the size you should go for. Any wider on 17s will rub. The height I believe is just right ... if you go up 5mm to 50 ... you will have fun finding your shift points.

-Ray-
__________________
Hatch Nation Member: #147

R.I.P - FELLOW FF MEMBER, IZZY, BLK2k3GTS, will always be remembered. We will compete on a different course again one day.
tukaniSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #3
randymiller71
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79095
Location: Blue Springs, MO
What I Drive: 2003 SVT European Edition-Red

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 randymiller71 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for the quick reply. Hoosier only makes a 225/40-17,225/45-17 or a 245/40-17. I was wondering which of those sizes might fit from someone who has used a stock 17" rim in autocross. I agree there is not much room to play with. Thanks again!
randymiller71 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #4
tukaniSVT
FF PHOTOG ENTHUSIAST
 
tukaniSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5521
Location: SW Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus 2009 BMW 335i

Posts: 14,969
Points 36,161, Level 100
Points: 36,161, Level: 100 Points: 36,161, Level: 100 Points: 36,161, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 34 tukaniSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Hmm ... I am not very knowledgeable on the Hoosiers ...

I have 225 width on 16s ... and at the moment don't rub ... but let's see what the experts on hoosiers say on this.

-Ray-
__________________
Hatch Nation Member: #147

R.I.P - FELLOW FF MEMBER, IZZY, BLK2k3GTS, will always be remembered. We will compete on a different course again one day.
tukaniSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 05:11 PM   #5
eliaslincoln
Black Mesa Racing
 
eliaslincoln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Fan#: 6025
Location: Madison, AL
What I Drive: 2010 C30 R-design & 2002 ZX3

Posts: 2,408
Points 8,822, Level 63
Points: 8,822, Level: 63 Points: 8,822, Level: 63 Points: 8,822, Level: 63
Level Up 24% Completed
Level up: 24% Level up: 24% Level up: 24%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 11 eliaslincoln Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
i would think a 245 would rub. i know some people rub with 225 but thats a much safer bet.
__________________
2009 FocusFest 2nd Place Slalom Finish
2009 NRSCCA ST Class Champion and Rookie of the Year!
2011 & 2012 Lincoln ProSolo Bonus Challenge Winner
eliaslincoln is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 05:27 PM   #6
randymiller71
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79095
Location: Blue Springs, MO
What I Drive: 2003 SVT European Edition-Red

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 randymiller71 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for all the feedback, great information.
randymiller71 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
GodLovesUgly
.Flat Out.
 
GodLovesUgly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 56705
Location: LearNing., UT
What I Drive: ^^^ That!

Posts: 4,771
Points 27,880, Level 98
Points: 27,880, Level: 98 Points: 27,880, Level: 98 Points: 27,880, Level: 98
Level Up 53% Completed
Level up: 53% Level up: 53% Level up: 53%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 10 GodLovesUgly Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
hoosiers run wider than most.
225/40/17 is what i would run. but you may still rub on the elovation changes.
__________________
The Rich Get Richer Until The Poor Get Educated.
Do Vegetarians eat Animal Crackers?
Moderator of Ford Focus Racing Discussions & Rocky Mountain Fanatics
GodLovesUgly is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #8
hypnoticracing
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51709
Location: Lewiston, ME
What I Drive: 2003 Focus Sedan Zetec 5 Spd

Posts: 1,858
FF Reputation: 13 hypnoticracing Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (19)
225/40/17 would be perfect...
__________________
03 SE Liquid Grey zetec 5 spd
07 F150 FX2 Sport, White

Parting out the slammed sedan...
hypnoticracing is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #9
steve35svt
Focus Addict
 
steve35svt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61033
Location: Springvale, ME
What I Drive: 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

Posts: 1,174
FF Reputation: 4 steve35svt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The 225/40/17 's , I ran 225/45/17 last year and had rubbing problems .
steve35svt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2011, 01:03 AM   #10
SVTF03
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Fan#: 50485
Location: Cincinnati
What I Drive: Black E36 M3,White MR2 Turbo

Posts: 58
FF Reputation: 1 SVTF03 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Check out Kumho V710s. They are arguably as good as the A6s. Not sure if they have the size you're looking for, but it's a shot.
SVTF03 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.