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Old 05-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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MK3 Ti steel offset

So I just bought a used 2012 Ti, and it came with winter tires but no rims. I don't really want to take my car in every time to change so I figured I would get steeles for the winter. I guess my question is around the offset. I see some steels at crappy tire that are 17inch with 7.5 wdith. Does anyone know the OE 17 inch rim specifics? I cannot find the offset anywhere so far, just the tire size that fits on it.

Went through all the stickes on this page as well with no luck.

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Edit: Sorry I found a thread that its original 17x7. Will that 7.5 work though I guess is a better question?

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If your looking for OEM specifics why not just call a ford dealership or customer service and just ask?!?!
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Because he already asked on here...?


Stock 17" is I believe 50mm offset. That changes with wheel diameter changes (the offset is still the same, but it measures out differently, that is to say), but a half inch isn't going to screw anything up here.

To be honest, though...look for 15" or 16" wheels. Tires will be significantly cheaper. I wouldn't bother with separate wheels if you're going with 17", tires will still cost a lot compared to 18" options.
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OEM is 17x7 ET50.
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Stock 17" is I believe 50mm offset. That changes with wheel diameter changes (the offset is still the same, but it measures out differently, that is to say), but a half inch isn't going to screw anything up here.

To be honest, though...look for 15" or 16" wheels. Tires will be significantly cheaper. I wouldn't bother with separate wheels if you're going with 17", tires will still cost a lot compared to 18" options.
Yea, only reason I was considering 17 steels was because when I bought the car the guy had 17 inch winter tires with no rims and I didn't want to use the stock rims in the winter but meh I can deal with it I guess.

Thanks for the info though and thanks for the pic!
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You can probably sell the winter tires, and buy smaller wheels and tires for less money.

You'll spend even less if you buy used wheels, there are a lot of good alloy 15 and 16" options that fit our vehicles. I bought a set for $40 that were in rough shape, but 100% serviceable and just needed a thorough cleaning...

But do whatever makes the most sense to you. Nothing wrong with larger snow tires, rather it often makes more monetary sense to just buy the smaller sets.
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You can probably sell the winter tires, and buy smaller wheels and tires for less money.

You'll spend even less if you buy used wheels, there are a lot of good alloy 15 and 16" options that fit our vehicles. I bought a set for $40 that were in rough shape, but 100% serviceable and just needed a thorough cleaning...

But do whatever makes the most sense to you. Nothing wrong with larger snow tires, rather it often makes more monetary sense to just buy the smaller sets.
Oh absolutely. 15 inch fits eh? no problem with the brakes at all? Are the brakes/calipers/etc the same on all trims of the focus (other than the ST I assume)? If so I will def look for 15 inch, I'm all about saving money lol
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Yes, 15" fits in most cases. Just make sure they're not super wide.
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Something like 195/65R15?
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