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Old 03-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #11
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It one thing you take a wheel and tire from a car sitting in a junk yard. It another when the junk yard pulls good tires and sells them off a rack in the lobby. My local yard sells used tires for 7-20 bucks each. With at least 75% tread left. I've been buying my winter tires from there for years. They have a huge selection. They also have a nice collection of wheels too.

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Yea the place I go to is good. Got some "new" used tires from them 2 years ago. The tires still passed Ford's multi point inspection.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:54 PM   #12
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So apparently 16" wheels are rare to find. I called the junkyard and they had nothing but 14/15" wheels. Is there any harm in using a 15"?
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You would have to match the tire very carefully so that the overall circumference of the wheel/tire stays the same. If its only going to be used as a spare you should be okay...
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:59 PM   #14
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You would have to match the tire very carefully so that the overall circumference of the wheel/tire stays the same. If its only going to be used as a spare you should be okay...
It should fit as long as it's from a 00'-11' focus right? Or are you talking about getting a bigger tire to make up for the difference in rim size?
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3rd gen focuses have larger wheel calipers and require the use of wheel adaptors to clear anything for from 00-06 even SVT wheels. SVT won't clear 15s either.

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3rd gen focuses have larger wheel calipers and require the use of wheel adaptors to clear anything for from 00-06 even SVT wheels. SVT won't clear 15s either.

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08' (my car) is second gen so I tihnk I'm good.
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Get the same rim you have now and you can go to a 5 tire rotations (as long as you don't have directional tires).....
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I'm sorry, I meant second gens have the larger calipers.

Third gen don't even have the same lug pattern. Lol

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I'm sorry, I meant second gens have the larger calipers.

Third gen don't even have the same lug pattern. Lol

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Things just keep getting more complicated. Maybe I'll buy an OEM steel wheel and a new tire just for the peace of mind!
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Things just keep getting more complicated. Maybe I'll buy an OEM steel wheel and a new tire just for the peace of mind!
Get a 16'' wheel. Its not complicated= just get one like you already have.
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