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Old 10-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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I second going to Tirerack.com for tires. Enter in your Focus and look at the 18" tires. There are some highly rated alternatives to the PS3 that you can get for <$600 a set vs the PS3s for nearly $1000. I'm looking at the Kuhmos in particular.
I've used the Kuhmos...meh

The PS3s are universally regarded along with the Super Sports as being some of the best summer rubber a car can have, I preferred them over the P Zeros I've used.

Wouldn't trade away my PS3s for anything except the replacement PS4s.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #12
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Good deal if you like the OEM look. Which by the way, NEVER goes out of style.
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For where you are I would go to America's Tire. I bought my last 5 sets from them. They are all over the place out there and if you have a problem with a tire there will be one close by.
One thing did your car come with 16" or 17" wheels? The 16" wheel cars have a different steering rack without the limiters that keep the 18" tires from rubbing when you turn tight.
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For where you are I would go to America's Tire. I bought my last 5 sets from them. They are all over the place out there and if you have a problem with a tire there will be one close by.
One thing did your car come with 16" or 17" wheels? The 16" wheel cars have a different steering rack without the limiters that keep the 18" tires from rubbing when you turn tight.
My at came with 17 inch wheels have a sel sedan .
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:47 AM   #15
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That's a great price, those rims are almost $400 each from Ford. I got super lucky and paid $400 for my set with 800 miles on them. I put on a set of Dunlop Fierce Instinct ZRs.
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The standard turning radius is 36'. The cars with 18" wheels and the 235/40 18 tires have a wider 40' turning radius. I know because it ticks me off everytime I try to make a u-turn in front of my house. Small price to pay.This is supposedly to keep the tires from rubbing inside the wheel well.

Again, for my money I can not say enough good about America's tire. I will take my car to them (Discount Tire here) for a rotate and balance every 5000 miles and they will do it for free. They know that is where I will buy my replacements when the factory installed originals wear out.
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$500 is way to much money for something so heavy. There are lighter options out there, look into the Sparco Assetto Gara, they come in all sorts of colours and can be had in 18".
where is the best place to look at rims? tirerack? also 18s will fit fine on my 2012 SEL sedan? no turning problems or rubbing?
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Tire rack and Discount Direct both are good resources but with Discount they ship for free and if you buy a wheels and tires with new TPMS the local Discount will reset them and I bet they would do that with a set from Tirerack if you ask nicely. With Tirerack they want you to purchase a $45 reset tool.

I got my Wheels/tires from Discount ($1200) and they matched the Direct site including the $50 on-line discount. Saved me almost $300 from the in-store price.
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Tirerack.com will sometimes ship for free. I do not recall ever paying for shipping from them but I would need to check.

The best thing about tirerack is I get to use my local performance shop, as they are a tirerack preferred installer.
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I have 18" Sparco Assetto Garas wrapped in General G-Max A-03's from TR... $1498 shipped to my door. Wheels are lighter than the Ti's and I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about the tires.
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