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Old 02-21-2005, 09:20 PM   #13
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so you guys are telling me with all the Focus Fanatics out there nobody can find the time to do a little test fitting!?!?!?
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:47 AM   #14
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:57 AM   #15
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The focus, merkur xr4ti,countour/cougar, mustang,old escorts & tempos,saabs...use the 4x108 lug pattern, I think focus has the most offset at 52mm and the mustangs use the least at about 25mm(could be wrong) but I know the centerline of the mustang wheels is way out toward the outside corners when istalled on Xr4tis, with stock 15x7 wheels it looks ok on the merks but the wider wheels start looking silly fast and thats with a stock offset of about 42mm for the merk.I think running 8" mustang rims with the stockish offset would not work, you could most likely mount them but if they did not grind away at your fenders they would look/handle horrible.Just my $.02, I don't happen to own a tire shop though.
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:36 AM   #16
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thanks for atleast answering

I was intending on using them on the front only and ataching the European RS front bumper and fenders. The RS fenders are supposed to add an inch on both sides, which I would think would help compensate for the rims width. The fact the rim has too deep of an offset could be countered with spacers.

Now give me 2 more cents,

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Old 03-31-2005, 07:12 AM   #17
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That extra inch of space will help but even that may not be enough, my stock 16" 6 spokers fill up the wheel wells almost compleatly , the mustang wheels will be adding another inch to the ouside width of the rim plus an offset that that places the wheel another inch to the outside ( when compared to the focus wheels). BTW this offset can't be corrected through the use of spacers, you need to remove material not add it. I personally love the stock alloys, they look and fit perfectly, the performance of the 205-50-r16s is great on such a small car. When you start using different size tires on your car it will have a huge effect on the steering , depending which end has the huge slicks you will see way too much oversteer/understeer.
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so my 17x9 wheels off my mustang wont fit my focus...damn i was going to try that like tomorrow.
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That extra inch of space will help but even that may not be enough, my stock 16" 6 spokers fill up the wheel wells almost compleatly , the mustang wheels will be adding another inch to the ouside width of the rim plus an offset that that places the wheel another inch to the outside ( when compared to the focus wheels). BTW this offset can't be corrected through the use of spacers, you need to remove material not add it. I personally love the stock alloys, they look and fit perfectly, the performance of the 205-50-r16s is great on such a small car. When you start using different size tires on your car it will have a huge effect on the steering , depending which end has the huge slicks you will see way too much oversteer/understeer.
Where on the rim would material need to be removed?

So the 17x8" rims with 235 tires being used on the Speed World Touring Car Championship Focuses are all out of whack? Their suspension/steering geometry doesn't seem to be thrown off by the combination they are running.

I'm not knocking the stock rim/tire combo...but they become a little antiquated once you factor in 400whp... not to mention speeds of 150+mph.

Any more insight?
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I know this post is wicked old, but i just thought id put in my two cents, i bolted some 18x9 cobra r wheels on my svt focus, if you look at my gallery you can see them, they rubbed because the tires on them were 245/40/18..way too tall, but when i get some green i plan on picking up either a 17x8 or 17x9 set and running 245/40-17 or 235/45-17 on them; i will have to flare my fenders but im working on a wide body kit to compliment the flare, just throwin it ou there
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interesting let us know how that works out.
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iv done it and it looks fine and i had little to no rubbing and it looked bad as hell and fyi they did have production 4 lug mustangs they were called fox bodys and i park beside 3 of them at work everyday
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