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Old 07-18-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Thinking of new rims

Currently runnning 201a 17x7 rims on a 2013 Focus SE with Eibach suspension, so dropped an inch in front if I remember correctly and 1.1 in the back. Running the stock 215/50 17's and I feel the roll of the tire when I drive like a nut around corners (which is daily). Would like less wall and more width. I'd okay with loosing a little comfort on the ride and little bit of the turn.

Couple thoughts, different tire on my 17x7 rims which is limited cause of the width of the rim. Thoughts on tire size appreciated.

Next thought was to move up to 18 rims, 18 x 8 which opens up the 235/40 18 and of course other sizes. Keep thinking about this option...

And of course the 19, at 19 x 8.5 which opens up 235/35 19 and more but not sure about the negatives at this level.

Thoughts and suggestions on all the above appreciated.


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Old 07-18-2014, 01:15 PM   #2
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Look for a set of used ST or handling pack wheels.

Keep tabs on the bst section:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=343754
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=426114
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Going to pick up new 18x8 through Tirerack. Hoping for no damage as Ontrac is the only option for delivery in this area. My experience with them has been nothing but bad, horrible reputation for damaging and not delivering on time. I had such a bad experience, I've had one vendor I purchase from promise not to ship things to me from that carrier...
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Going to pick up new 18x8 through Tirerack. Hoping for no damage as Ontrac is the only option for delivery in this area. My experience with them has been nothing but bad, horrible reputation for damaging and not delivering on time. I had such a bad experience, I've had one vendor I purchase from promise not to ship things to me from that carrier...
well tirerack knows how to ship wheels, so id expect them to be packaged just fine.
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well tirerack knows how to ship wheels, so id expect them to be packaged just fine.
I called Tirerack and they said they would stand they're choice of using Ontrac and any issues, sounds like they'll take care of it. I'll find out in a day or two. Thanks for the input.

Edited 7/25/14

So I eat my words, rims came in from Nevada the next day before noon to Oregon and in perfect condition. Tirerack did a great job and Ontrac did excellent delivery.

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