Winter tire question - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2012, 09:19 AM   #1
Gomli
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104976
Location: Ottawa, Canada
What I Drive: 2005, Ford Focus, ZX5

Posts: 9
FF Reputation: 1 Gomli Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Winter tire question

Hey guys,

I have a pair of 205/60/16 on my 09 Fusion that I am replacing with newer ones, would I be able to put those on my Focus, I believe it has 205/50/16 on it right now. They just seem to be so much bigger lol

Cheers,
Jo


Gomli is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,283
FF Reputation: 23 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Thats because they have about .8" taller side walls. While they would fit on your wheel, they are going to cause some issues...

Might have rubbing
Will mess up your speedometer, you will have a decent amount less revolutions/mile
Will soften up your handling with that much extra sidewall

Try a tire calculator to see the differences that tire causes
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
rambleon84 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,283
FF Reputation: 23 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Moved to ”Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension”
rambleon84 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
Gomli
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104976
Location: Ottawa, Canada
What I Drive: 2005, Ford Focus, ZX5

Posts: 9
FF Reputation: 1 Gomli Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Cool thanks, didn't know a calculator like that existed ! So I guess I my tire swap idea to save money won't work lol

Sorry for posting in wrong section.

Cheers,
Jo
Gomli is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #5
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,283
FF Reputation: 23 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gomli View Post
Cool thanks, didn't know a calculator like that existed ! So I guess I my tire swap idea to save money won't work lol

Sorry for posting in wrong section.

Cheers,
Jo
You can always try selling them locally; craigslist/kijiji and there are shops (at least near me) that buy used tires. If it was a smaller difference, you might have been able to pull it...

no worries about the section but you will get more views and opinions in this section
rambleon84 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:31 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.