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Old 09-18-2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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Heads up: rubbing with 225/50-15 on 05-07 struts

Just test-fitted my recent purchase of a set of 15" Focus rims with 225/50-15 BFG G-force drag radials.
They rub the struts on my FRPP suspension, and so will most likely rub on the stock struts too.
It takes a 1/16" spacer to give just enough room to not rub.


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Old 09-18-2010, 11:42 PM   #2
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I will add that it rubs with 18psi and lower. I did not bother testing a higher pressure since these are drag radials.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:53 AM   #3
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What size rim are you using. I just got the same size mounted on my rims, but didnt think to check, how ever my rims are 15x7 with a 35 offset
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It's an earlier model Focus rim. 6" or 6.5" probably so it's a stretch to fit.
I can check the BS later today.

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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I had the exact same rims and tires on 00-04 struts and lowering springs and i could air them down to 10psi no problem
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I had the exact same rims and tires on 00-04 struts and lowering springs and i could air them down to 10psi no problem
Right, I recalled that you had. That's why I made this post for us 05-07 owners and our odd-ball suspensions.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:13 PM   #7
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Not sure the backspacing. It wasn't stamped on the wheel. It's a 15x6 factory Focus wheel though.
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