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Old 02-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #31
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Thanks so much for posting this. I could not rememeber who posted this and it was you. Asweome.

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OEM Wheel Sizes:
15X6
16X6.5
16X7
17X7
18X8

OEM Tire Sizes:
195/65R15
215/55R16
215/50R17
235/40R18

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5-108mm

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Snow is just around the corner in the northern states, thought this might come in handy.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:55 PM   #32
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Haha. We can do almost anything if there is enough demand for it. If a vendor comes to me with an order for 60 or more of a special bolt pattern wheel, 5x108 RPF1's for example, I can usually make it happen. I'd probably recommend the 17x8 +45 for the Focus, which weighs in at just 15.6 lbs.
Would love to see them on a Focus! Those and CCW Classics.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #33
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If only I had 14 friends who wanted them too. Wouldn't want to go any higher than 17 anyway – might even prefer sticking with 16 and putting them on some meaty summer rubber. And they'd have to be in satin bronze, which of course would be a custom job anyway.
I think you would conclude that it is hard to find good summer rubber, in 16" size...

I hear you, in regard to having too low a profile; would result in bent rims, in some circumstances. I think 17" rims are a decent choice -- but I personally would like a fairly stretched tire.. that is to say, rims that you can curb-rash if you are not careful. Of course I do not like / want curb-rash... but I like a taut sidewall!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #34
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OEM Wheel Sizes:
15X6
16X6.5
16X7
17X7
18X8

OEM Tire Sizes:
195/65R15
215/55R16
215/50R17
235/40R18
Hey, is it just me who see's a number of non sport-package equipped / steel wheel equipped SE sedans, which have a much more bulbous sidewall, with their 16" steelies, than the S cars (they are all sedans), with their 15" steelies?

The tire section width increase -- 20 mm (over the 195's on the 15" wheels) gives a hell of a lot more sidewall bulge than the 195's on 15.

There's 20mm more tire section width, on supposedly 12.7mm more rim width. That's 7.3 mm more bulge... i.e. 3.65mm more bulge per side.

I don't see that as even visible, noticeable. That's just over 1/8th of an inch.

Therefore, I think the 15" steelies are 6.5" wide.

Y'all may not care.... but I would conclude that the 15" steelie equipped S sedan, handles more tautly than a non-Sport Package SE sedan.... As for the Hatches, I would bet that they get slightly wider wheels, in steel...
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Hey whatever happened to this stock rim? I think these were on the Focus I rented last summer. Maybe they were only used on fleet units? Not sure if they're 16s or 17s but I like them better than the standard rims on the SEL and Ti.

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Hey whatever happened to this stock rim? I think these were on the Focus I rented last summer. Maybe they were only used on fleet units? Not sure if they're 16s or 17s but I like them better than the standard rims on the SEL and Ti.
They're 16". You can find them on eBay or whatnot still.

EDIT: Although some listings say they're 17". Hmm...not sure now.
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They're 16". You can find them on eBay or whatnot still.

EDIT: Although some listings say they're 17". Hmm...not sure now.
Thanks for the find. Hmmm, wonder why they were discontinued. Could become a collector's item!
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Can anyone verify the offset on the 18x8 wheels is 45mm? I know Ford limits the steering range on the 18s because of issues with the size of these wheels in the wells.

I may be looking into getting a set of 18x8s with a 49mm offset, and with a higher offset I feel like it'd be even more of an issue with the wheels/tires hitting suspension parts or the fender liner. I'd be running 225/40 tires, though, so maybe that'd help. If this turns out to be a headache then I'll stick with 17s, but with the ST getting 18s from the factory I wonder how they're gonna do it.
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well the Ti pkg has 18x8 with 235 40's. i believe the offset is 40. so you should be safe. this is the route i went. i will also be installing Eibach pro kit.
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well the Ti pkg has 18x8 with 235 40's. i believe the offset is 40. so you should be safe. this is the route i went. i will also be installing Eibach pro kit.
You have 18x8 and you can turn your wheel lock to lock with no issues while moving? And no rubbing? Any photos?
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