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Old 05-07-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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If I am correct that the OEM 16" tire that you have is a 215/55/16 (I need you to verify for numbers to be correct), then you are looking at approximately 11.95mm of additional height (23.9mm additional total diameter) with the 235/50/17's. That gives you an additional 75.1mm of circumference and will throw your speedometer off by about 3.58%.

While I give relatively specific numbers, there is an amount of fudge factor due to tire pressure, vehicle loading, tire bulge, etc. This will also affect the ability to place spacers if you so wish.
I found some Fusion SE wheels and looked up the tire sizes and that's what it gave me. And the OEM tire size is correct.

I would have them checked for pressure after I got them, and I only have myself in the car 98% of the time. But I think I'd have to hold off on spacers. I like the flush look, but I'll save up for them. I don't want the tires to rub.

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Are these the wheels with the ET48 offset? I think they'll look pretty good. I couldn't find all the specs on them because they seem to be pretty new.

If that is the size rubber that comes on them, you will be fine running them and not have to worry about rub. I would step down to a 45 aspect ratio when it came time to replace them though. That will pretty much put you back on with the correct speedometer reading.
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Are these the wheels with the ET48 offset? I think they'll look pretty good. I couldn't find all the specs on them because they seem to be pretty new.

If that is the size rubber that comes on them, you will be fine running them and not have to worry about rub. I would step down to a 45 aspect ratio when it came time to replace them though. That will pretty much put you back on with the correct speedometer reading.
I mocked up a quick photoshop, if I paint the pockets black and do the rest graphite/anthracite, they look thinner and very elegant.

Yeah it's hard to find anything on them, even pictures are sparse. But yeah, I figured I'd run a cushy ride until I could replace them, then just get some great tires. I just gotta see if this guy will accept my offer, he's close too.
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Alright, so when my car buddy gets some time, we're gonna go pick these beauties up and get to painting them. Thanks for all the help, guys!

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That will look good, pics when it happens
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That's what I was thinking.

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Alright, so when my car buddy gets some time, we're gonna go pick these beauties up and get to painting them. Thanks for all the help, guys!

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Those wheels look really good in the original bright silver, but that looks even better. The glossy smoked silver spoke faces and rim (like on the '13 SE appearance group 17" alloys) with the darker painted pockets looks even better than the machined surface on the Black Pack 17" alloys or the BBS CF's I mentioned in another thread. I hope that works out. (Too bad doing it for real is not as easy as Photoshop.)
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Those wheels look really good in the original bright silver, but that looks even better. The glossy smoked silver spoke faces and rim (like on the '13 SE appearance group 17" alloys) with the darker painted pockets looks even better than the machined surface on the Black Pack 17" alloys or the BBS CF's I mentioned in another thread. I hope that works out. (Too bad doing it for real is not as easy as Photoshop.)
I have some plastidip and I might just mask off the silver metallizer to get a similar effect (with the rest being black). (It would take crazy good taping to get these done right).
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