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Old 05-29-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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Will these fit a 2nd gen Focus?

http://www.bojix.com/wheels/521-matt...x-7-4x108/100/



I see that the bolt pattern is 4x108, but I just wanted to verify with someone who knows a little bit more than I do that these do infact fit the 09 that I have.
If so, it says the rivets are removable. Is there a "cap" or something to cover them with? I'd most likely want them green to match my black /green theme that I have going on.


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Old 05-29-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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they should fit, looks like the ET is a bit low so you might get some fender rub but i think the 2nd gen focus has a lower et anyway so you should be fine.

cant help with the rivet issue. if i were you i would simply remove them all before even putting them on the car and have them powder coated to match the theme
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From the description it sounds like the rivets are "removeable" so you can paint then reinstall...

Spring for the hub-centric rings as well, i see they sell them separately.

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ET38 might be a problem for a 8" wide wheel, but on a 7" wide it'll be fine.

As for the rivets, I personally wouldn't buy a fake 3-piece wheel because those fake bolts look tacky, and I don't think there's really anything you can do to make them or the holes look any better. That's just my personal opinion, though.
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I had no clue that they were fake. I know little about this stuff. Thanks for the knowledge.
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If you like the style, don't worry about it. As YellowJellyBean said, it's a personal preference (I share it, 'cause I like a simpler style wheel myself).

3-piece wheels were made for racing to get an ultralight wheel. They aren't recommended for street use, and with the advent of better wheel technology they have less of a weight advantage than when first designed.

Cast center section bolted to spun aluminum side pieces (the light part) allowed swapping pieces to get different widths & offsets with the same center section. Getting them bolted up right without leaks was always "fun" (O-ring seal is typical). Tire changing a bit tedious, but done without a tire machine so easier at a track.

The thin rim sections can get bent quite easily (though replaceable), and the lack of safety bead on the rim on many makes them non-compliant with street standards.

That'll give you a general idea what the style is mimicing, and trying to look like something they're not is one reason some folks don't like the look.

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I had no clue that they were fake. I know little about this stuff. Thanks for the knowledge.
I guess I should clarify what I said. The bolts are real in the sense that they are actually bolts threaded into nuts. They do not, however, have anything to do with holding the wheel together (like in a true 2-piece or 3-piece wheel) and are purely cosmetic.

XXR makes a lot of replica-ish wheels, which is why these are an inexpensive copy of BBS LM wheels. A legit set of 2-piece LMs (like the ones below) would cost you up into the thousands of dollars for a set.
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I liked the BBS wheels but the price was just a bit too much for my liking. That's why I liked the XXR's. I think what I liked the most was the ability to take those bolts out and paint 'em green to match my theme.
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