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Old 08-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #371
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That's a damn good price. I think its a good thing when no body else has the same wheels.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #372
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Got rid of my 18" Titanium wheels (still for sale if anyone wants) for some Enkei M52 17" with Toyo Eclipse 215/50 all season tires. Love the way it looks now and how it rides compared to the 235/40R18 tires. Also picked up a set of splash guards which I think adds to the overall look of the car and the black wheels.

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What offset did you get? I was looking at these but wasn't sure about the +38mm offset ones.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:55 AM   #373
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They only came in one offset in that lug pattern which is the same as OEM 17" wheels on the Focus. I forget what it was, but 38 sounds right.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:15 PM   #374
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Would it be possible to get a couple pics down the side of the car to see how the wheels fit in the wheel well? It's hard to tell by the angles you posted. I like these wheels a lot but don't want the poked out look.
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Hey Bill, love the rims, love the way the tires look mounted on the rims. But in the full side shot of the car in the shade, at least in the photo, the contrast between the tire and the rim is almost indistinguishable.
I think that painted calipers down there would be red hot, and make the rims really pop.
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I'll have to get a shot this weekend as my wife has the car right now. They stick out just as much as the 18" Titanium wheels I had on it before did.

Painted calipers would look good, I agree.
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You aren't using spacers with them are you? I would think the +38mm wouldn't stick out past the fender lip as far as I have read.
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No spacers. They do stick out a little bit, but barely. The 18" wheels and tires stuck out just as much. Personally I don't like it when tires and wheels are inside the fender. It makes the vehicle look less stable (even though it isn't).

Edit: Here are the wheels. 38mm offset, same as Ford's 17" OEM wheels.

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1 pic here, rest are in Perfect Circle Autosport Customer Pics thread
Those look great. Like how the gold wheels show on your dk blue foci. Great choice.
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Cause I'm a damn lady.

So this is more of a diy wheel. I don't even remember the name because they are actually just plain silver wheel covers I got at Wal Mart in size 16 for 20 bucks. I sanded them down, put on auto-primer, got some color changing spray paint, sprayed a couple of layers on them (it shifts from blue, to purple, to teal, to copper and are SUPER shiny and sparkly in the light), put on a clear coat, and then glued 160 magenta rhinestones on the fake lug nuts (the wheel cover came as one entire piece) with industrial strength e-6000 glue. And here is the end result.



Oh and the reason I'm using wheel covers instead of wheels is because my car is under lease right now, so I technically can't make any permanent changes to the car. This way, when inspection comes, I just switch em back. Only one more year until this baby is mine for good.


Here's one in direct sunlight where it turns purple

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