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Old 10-10-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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So I have a 2012 and I'm looking to change to one of the sets that Ford offers for the 2013 year. I have the 16in 5-spoke that are standard on the SE Sport Package and was looking to get the new 17in Silver Machined 10-spoke or the 18in Titanium 5-spoke. My question is this. I know the Titaniums have a reduced turn radius.
How much of an issue would this cause on a non-titanium Focus?
How bad is the road noise when compared to how the 16in rims run?

Also, Does anyone have good pics of an Ingot silver 2013 5-dr with the 17in silver machined rims? All the pics I find on youtube dealer ads or google images are horrible pics.

Ford has the 17in listed at $541 but the 18in listed at $563 not much of a difference considering how much better the 18s look (for me anyways).

I would probably go the craigslist route on whatever i decided. Thanks in advance.


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Old 10-11-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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The turning radius limiter is only included with the Handling package. If you do a straight across swap then you won't have the reduced turning. I believe that PowerSurge is the member that put the 18's on his non-handling package car and could not create any problems of rubbing.

As for road noise, it will definitely be worse than the 16's, imho. I had a SEL with 17's before my Ti, and I was really surprised at how much louder the 18's with PS3's were. The tire that you choose will be your main factor in it, but no matter what the reduced sidewall is going to cause noise to be more easily detected.

I am partial to the 18's, fwiw
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After doing some research the Ti 18s look great but are WAY to much. I was thinking that they would be somewhat comparable to aftermarket options. I was wrong. Its been a long time since I have purchased rims. My choices now would either be Voxx MG3 or Elbrus I05. Both would look great against the silver of the car and the dark tinted windows. Has anyone had any experience with Voxx or Elbrus rims?
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Look what I found... :) $186 ea

http://www.shopcapaldiracing.com/col...te-black-wheel
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Really like those, especially in black for my Tuxedo Black Ti. The ad lists Ford Racing as the Manufacturer. Couldn't they be OEM suss6052, they're not that cheap?
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Really like those, especially in black for my Tuxedo Black Ti. The ad lists Ford Racing as the Manufacturer. Couldn't they be OEM suss6052, they're not that cheap?
I think they very well could be OEM at the "normal" $239 (I think that's what it was, too lazy to look again), for an "aftermarket" option through Ford Racing. Best thing to do would be to go to any local Ford Dealership that is a Ford Racing dealer as well and ask. Mine is and I need to take my car in next week, I'll inquire about the wheels then.
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I think they very well could be OEM at the "normal" $239 (I think that's what it was, too lazy to look again), for an "aftermarket" option through Ford Racing. Best thing to do would be to go to any local Ford Dealership that is a Ford Racing dealer as well and ask. Mine is and I need to take my car in next week, I'll inquire about the wheels then.
Yes, lists at $239, I get employee pricing (retiree), so should be even better, but was impressed at that price for everyone else......until I started pricing tires in that size...ends up a bundle no matter how you slice it!
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Even better

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