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Old 10-19-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
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$100 the only difference with RS wheels?

anyone know the difference between the RS tires tirerack.com offers and the one's F2focus.com offers? I can't seem to find them on the f2focus website.


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Old 10-20-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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the offset is too low and i have heard from many people that they rub. the suggested offset for an 18 is between +45 and +49, and the rs wheels are +40. according to ford racing (the maker of the wheels) actually says that you need to do a complete rs brake conversion and widebody. i think that i have said everything.
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Old 10-20-2005, 12:45 AM   #3
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you dont need the RS brake conversion but the widebody is a must.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:46 AM   #4
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or you can just shave the stock fenders.
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Old 10-20-2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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Shave? Don't you mean roll?
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Rolling may not be enough in this case. You may actually have to make the fender opening bigger by cutting it (shaving) and/or flaring it. The RS fender are not only wider they're also deeper (vertical dimension). After all, RS's, when they grow up, want to be rally cars, just like their owners want to be rally drivers.
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correct offset for 18x8 focus RS rims...42mm
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yes i meant shave the fenders, the only thing is it might look kind of stupid if you shave'em to high.
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so they are the same wheels.
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