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Old 09-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #21
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What would you do about the turning radius limits when adding the Matte Black 18' Ford Racing Wheels to a non handling package Focus? Apparently without these limits you would turn the rotating wheels into suspension components when rounding a corner
For the most part people seem to do just fine adding the Ti wheels to a non handling package Focus without rubbing under most conditions even without the steering limiters. It seems that its only under isolated conditions that they found in testing that this can occur. I know that there was at least one member who was running with 19" wheels on a regular basis on a car without the steering limiters who claimed to not have any rubbing. (Focusboy58 iirc)
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For the most part people seem to do just fine adding the Ti wheels to a non handling package Focus without rubbing under most conditions even without the steering limiters. It seems that its only under isolated conditions that they found in testing that this can occur. I know that there was at least one member who was running with 19" wheels on a regular basis on a car without the steering limiters who claimed to not have any rubbing. (Focusboy58 iirc)
Great news...thanks!
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:28 PM   #23
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Obviously there is a risk to deviating too far outside of this range, and we don't know the exact reason or test condition that caused rubbing. It could be that going over a bump on full lock on a rutted road might behave differently than just going along the road normally, but those who have put the O.E. sized 18" wheels and tires have yet to report any issues with the steering or tires themselves even without the limiters in place. Without the limiters on the rack most of the tighter turning radius is preserved vs the factory 18" handling package which with the limiter prevents the wheels from turning as far, and therefore has a wider radius by 3 or more feet over the standard car iirc.
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Obviously there is a risk to deviating too far outside of this range, and we don't know the exact reason or test condition that caused rubbing. It could be that going over a bump on full lock on a rutted road might behave differently than just going along the road normally, but those who have put the O.E. sized 18" wheels and tires have yet to report any issues with the steering or tires themselves even without the limiters in place. Without the limiters on the rack most of the tighter turning radius is preserved vs the factory 18" handling package which with the limiter prevents the wheels from turning as far, and therefore has a wider radius by 3 or more feet over the standard car iirc.
I wish I could get rid of my steering limiters. I'll take a slight rub every now and then vs the stupid turning radius I have now.
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I wish I could get rid of my steering limiters. I'll take a slight rub every now and then vs the stupid turning radius I have now.
Unfortunately from what I've seen TiStick the limiters are a part of the steering rack so the only way to get rid of them without destroying the rack is probably to swap it for one from the car with the 16" or 17" wheels. It may not be quite as simple as that however.
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Unfortunately from what I've seen TiStick the limiters are a part of the steering rack so the only way to get rid of them without destroying the rack is probably to swap it for one from the car with the 16" or 17" wheels. It may not be quite as simple as that however.
I know. I will be searching junkyards soon. Maybe allyy or b-lou's cars will be available for me to cannibalize
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Nothing ground breaking but Ford Racing now has a picture up of the handeling kit.
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I was hoping to see some updates as well.... anyone?
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