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Old 11-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Taurus wheels on a 2012/2013

Just an FYI. I mounted a set of 03 Taurus wheels with my snow tires to my 2012 hatch. The Taurus wheels are a good .5 - 1 inch narrower than the Focus wheels. Using a 215/55R16 tire, it looks kinda funny with a bulging sidewall. In a few years when these tires are worn out I'm definitely changing to a 205/60R16.


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Old 11-26-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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Good info would be a good option for people looking for a second set of wheels for winter, since a skinnier width is more desirable for snow.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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Well, here is the pic from the day I i had the tires mounted.



I can take better pics if anyone wants to see them

I painted the weeks with Duplicolor Wheel Coating. It took about an hour for 3 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear. They came out just ok.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:45 PM   #4
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That actually doesn't look too bad! I thought about snagging a set of these for winter.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #5
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They look great! I assume you could do the same for a 2013 ST???
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They look great! I assume you could do the same for a 2013 ST???
Tire Rack shows a 16" wheel fits on an ST. Though I read elsewhere that the ST has larger brakes and only certain 16" wheels fit. I would test fit them before buying the wheels.

Also remeber that these wheels are narrower than the Focus wheels so you need a narrower tire. I wouldnt recommend going above a 205 traead with on these tires. I jaave a 215 on mine, and though they barely fit and it drives fine, it looks kinda goofy with the trad and the sidewall buldging put past the wheel.
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Thank you for your reply. There's a couple of sets for sale around town. I might drive over for a test fit if the owners agree.
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I guess with a 215 aspect tire instead of a 205, your Speedo should still be accurate. Otherwise you have to deal all winter with an incorrect Speedo.
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