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Old 07-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #141
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Finally got my new rollers.

What are the sizes of those rims and tires?

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:41 PM   #142
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17x7 with 215/50s which is the OEM sizes. The fitment is pretty good but I wouldn't mind a set of Eiback pro-kit springs which is said to give it a .8" drop which would take that gap away nicely.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #143
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17x7 with 215/50s which is the OEM sizes. The fitment is pretty good but I wouldn't mind a set of Eiback pro-kit springs which is said to give it a .8" drop which would take that gap away nicely.

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They look good!! I have the same color 5 door.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:28 PM   #144
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Help please!!! I have a question regarding winter tires and appropriate size. I am a litte unfamiliar when is comes to changing size from the original manufacture. For my previous card, I have always used the original rims and swapped only the tires for the winter. I have a Focus Titanium with the 18" rims. I am looking at purchasing a separate set of winter tires and rims but in size 17". I assume going with the "standard" Titanium tire size of 215/50R17 would be the best while using 17X7 rims with a proper offset. Can anyone provide any tips or advice on this? I don't want any issues and I figured using the size that Ford uses for the standard Ti rim/tire would be most appropriate.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #145
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Help please!!! I have a question regarding winter tires and appropriate size. I am a litte unfamiliar when is comes to changing size from the original manufacture. For my previous card, I have always used the original rims and swapped only the tires for the winter. I have a Focus Titanium with the 18" rims. I am looking at purchasing a separate set of winter tires and rims but in size 17". I assume going with the "standard" Titanium tire size of 215/50R17 would be the best while using 17X7 rims with a proper offset. Can anyone provide any tips or advice on this? I don't want any issues and I figured using the size that Ford uses for the standard Ti rim/tire would be most appropriate.
Search for an online tire calculator, you can enter the 2 different tire sizes and it will tell you the differences, mainly if your speedo will be off. Another option is to put your info into tirerack.com, select the appropriate 17x7 wheel, and click 'shop for tires'. They'll show you the best recommended size and they are typically dead on right.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #146
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Help please!!! I have a question regarding winter tires and appropriate size. I am a litte unfamiliar when is comes to changing size from the original manufacture. For my previous card, I have always used the original rims and swapped only the tires for the winter. I have a Focus Titanium with the 18" rims. I am looking at purchasing a separate set of winter tires and rims but in size 17". I assume going with the "standard" Titanium tire size of 215/50R17 would be the best while using 17X7 rims with a proper offset. Can anyone provide any tips or advice on this? I don't want any issues and I figured using the size that Ford uses for the standard Ti rim/tire would be most appropriate.
For snow, narrower tires are better. Why not drop down to the 16" or 15" stock size? You can run snow chains on those sizes too if needed.
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Help please!!! I have a question regarding winter tires and appropriate size. I am a litte unfamiliar when is comes to changing size from the original manufacture. For my previous card, I have always used the original rims and swapped only the tires for the winter. I have a Focus Titanium with the 18" rims. I am looking at purchasing a separate set of winter tires and rims but in size 17". I assume going with the "standard" Titanium tire size of 215/50R17 would be the best while using 17X7 rims with a proper offset. Can anyone provide any tips or advice on this? I don't want any issues and I figured using the size that Ford uses for the standard Ti rim/tire would be most appropriate.
I too have the Ti 18's, but I also have a set of 205/50-17 Blizzaks in my garage waiting to be mounted. I am picking up a set of OEM 17's next week to do exactly what you were thinking. It will work just fine.
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Is there a generally-accepted "safe" range for wheel spacers? I have a set of +60mm offset Jaguar wheels (17x7.5) that I want to use, but the backspacing is only 1mm short of the Handling Package's wheel/tire set, and the wheels will look even more "sunk in" to the well. At what point would we need new studs?

I know zx3matt is using 15mm spacers on his (stock) rear wheels, but I'm not sure if he replaced the studs.
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Is there a generally-accepted "safe" range for wheel spacers? I have a set of +60mm offset Jaguar wheels (17x7.5) that I want to use, but the backspacing is only 1mm short of the Handling Package's wheel/tire set, and the wheels will look even more "sunk in" to the well. At what point would we need new studs?

I know zx3matt is using 15mm spacers on his (stock) rear wheels, but I'm not sure if he replaced the studs.
I think my math is correct.....

zx3Matt is using 15mm on +45mm offset wheels, effectively making a +30mm offset. So, the +60 Jag's would end up at +45, which should be fine. I'm fairly certain he is using OE studs, but I'll ask him when I go get his OE wheels that he replaced with new hotness.
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He replaced the studs on the 15mm set, not on the 5's up front. I think 8 is the max we can get away with without changing studs.
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