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Old 05-02-2013, 04:38 PM   #31
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i wanna paint my wheel same as you. Mine's the same wheel as you (stock 17" polished). What kind of paint did you use? thx
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:54 PM   #32
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Derek: The 17 inch wheels you are looking at come in either polished or painted. The polished are so shinny they look like chrome, and the pained is not gunmetal as you were hoping but is instead painted black just like in the picture of the blue car you posted.
My car came with these:



They are a gunmetal gray color. What trims are these available on?
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My car came with these:



They are a gunmetal gray color. What trims are these available on?
The 2013 Focus SE 201a the SE appearance package comes with the gunmetal version of the wheels, they were not available with this finish in 2012. Only polished aluminum or the black painted faces.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #34
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that's what I meant actually. I have the gunmetal. maybe i should plasti-dip instead of paint to preserve the stockies?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #35
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i have some blue blaze plastidip and some glossifier sitting around, thinking about dipping my stock 17" wheels blue.

opinions?

any pictures exist already?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #36
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Mine has the grey ones...best looking wheels on the road IMHO..the black ones are too tuner for me...but hey..I'm 40 with 3 kids ;)
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I've been on the fence about putting those black 17" wheels on my Focus. When I originally bought my Focus, those are what I wanted, but no dealers around had one on the lot with them. As it is, just to get a Sterling grey hatch with the sport package, I had to have a dealer swap with another 300 miles away. You can get the wheels cheapest on Ebay. I've seen them around $200. Should be able to swap the TPS's with the wheels on your Focus now. Your other option is to but a set of wheels off Tire rack or some such. A lot cheaper. Plus, Tire rack knows which wheels will fit with proper spacing and offset. I was happy with my Sport option 16" wheels ...until they started putting them on the new base SE's. My only concern going to a 17" wheel is how much stiffer will the ride be with 17" vs. the 16"?
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I've been on the fence about putting those black 17" wheels on my Focus. When I originally bought my Focus, those are what I wanted, but no dealers around had one on the lot with them. As it is, just to get a Sterling grey hatch with the sport package, I had to have a dealer swap with another 300 miles away. You can get the wheels cheapest on Ebay. I've seen them around $200. Should be able to swap the TPS's with the wheels on your Focus now. Your other option is to but a set of wheels off Tire rack or some such. A lot cheaper. Plus, Tire rack knows which wheels will fit with proper spacing and offset. I was happy with my Sport option 16" wheels ...until they started putting them on the new base SE's. My only concern going to a 17" wheel is how much stiffer will the ride be with 17" vs. the 16"?
I have the 17" Black wheels and I love them. The ride is smooth and not stiff at all. I recommend them. They especially look slick when they are sparkling clean and that sun is shinning on them. Makes the car stand out.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:02 PM   #39
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yeah i'm in love with the 17" se wheels :) I've got the gunmetal :) I just need to get repaired a curb scratch. Any advice? Just ask the bodyshop when I take the car there next? Or can I fix it myself? I'm n00b
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The 17s aren't harsh at all.
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