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Old 06-17-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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Maximum wheel size for 2010 SES sedan?

Hi folks, I want to create that 'flush-wheel' look on my 2010 Focus Sedan, but I notice that when you drop the suspension, whether on H&R or FRPP springs, while on the stock 17' rims there is still a gap and the wheels are not as wide as the body of the car. I don't really want to use spacers either. My question is what's the maximum wheel size you can put onto the ride without affecting performance (e.g. rubbing). I was considering 19' rims and then dropping the ride accordingly but some posts I've read recommended not going bigger than 18' rims. Does anybody know of a good rims/suspension combo for creating the ultimate, wide stance, flush look? Cheers!


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Old 06-17-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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I had 18" wheels on my 2010 sedan at one point. I felt like the tires were rubberbands. Ride was also harsh. I will stick to my 16" wheels. My tires sit right inside of the fender lip even with just the FRPP kit.
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19" wheels won't fit, unless you plan to use them without tires.

Even if you did use them without tires, you couldn't get them much wider than 7.5" before you ran into clearance issues.

If you want big wheels, you need to get a car that can handle big wheels. Maybe a Cadillac Escalade would be more appropriate?
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If you want big wheels, you need to get a car that can handle big wheels. Maybe a Cadillac Escalade would be more appropriate?
LMAO... You fit your avatar! To the point!

I wouldn't go bigger than 17". Mac is right, this is a compact car, unless your going to make major body mods, it won't fit with out rubbing.
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You can get 18's to fit but I suggest sticking with 17" wheels. If wheel gap is what you want gone, then coil overs is your solution
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Thanks for the input everyone! What coil overs are optimal for this model? Do I not also need to change the springs in combination with coil overs?
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:25 PM   #8
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Coil overs ARE a spring and shock/strut replacement. They let you adjust the ride height.
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Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...501848&alt=web

this set is for the mk2, this is what's going on my car. It will give you almost a 3" drop.
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I ran 18" boyd coddingtons with ksport coilovers on my 08 coupe. sadly getting out of the game now
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