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Old 06-24-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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Tire size question...

Hi,

I have currently with my focus (SE NO sport package) the stock contipro contact. I like them but I think i want to try the Michelin Primacy HP.

Thing is I know just a little bit with tires...

I run the 215/55R16... and the closest size i could find is 225/55R16 would it fit in the wheel well (no scraping)?

I know it's a little bit wider but will it fit?

I don't want to reduce the wall ratio (lower profile) since i do get in the woods sometimes :) (I miss my traded in Ranger)

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Old 06-24-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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It will increase the overall diameter. It won't rub, but your speedo will be off.
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Like he said, Speedo will be off. I'd stick to what fits. Also, given your location, make sure you change the tires in the winter or go with All-Seasons.
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All season are illegal in the winter (dec. 15th to march 15th) here in Quebec so no worries I have another new winter set (toyo GSi5)
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Hello
In stock on my currently focus was Goodyear Efficientgrip 215 55 16
Assembly wheel with stock Titanium disk is 21 KG
Sometimes ago I bought using forged disk with new tyres Michelin Primacy 3 205 55 16 (assy wheel is 16 KG)
lightweight wheel is more comfortable, more dynamics, fuel average is down.
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And by off they mean by 2-3 mph at like 60. You'll be fine and prob won't notice it.
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I wanted to try the Primacy HPs too - since I have 17s I was thinking of putting on 225/50/17s (same size as the Focus Electric)

I'm intrigued by the new Michelin Premier A/S - the MXV4's replacement I guess?
http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...s/tire-details

I've always enjoyed MXV4s - very nice quiet tires
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And by off they mean by 2-3 mph at like 60. You'll be fine and prob won't notice it.
It's actually .9 mph at 60.
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Hello
In stock on my currently focus was Goodyear Efficientgrip 215 55 16
Assembly wheel with stock Titanium disk is 21 KG
Sometimes ago I bought using forged disk with new tyres Michelin Primacy 3 205 55 16 (assy wheel is 16 KG)
lightweight wheel is more comfortable, more dynamics, fuel average is down.
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Sorry for my bad English, I`m from Russia and first time on the foreign forum.
So you save 5 kilos of weight on each switching to the other wheels? I hope I can get some cheap that will save weight too...

Thanks for posting, you can practice your English here any time you want. :)
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