Tire rubbing your thoughts - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-05-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
Z0mbi3SVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Fan#: 54143
Location: Portland Me, ME
What I Drive: 2003 Infa-Red SVT

Posts: 149
FF Reputation: 1 Z0mbi3SVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Tire rubbing your thoughts

I just purchased the Hankook W409 IPikes and they appear to rub. Now ive got a 205-60-16 dwn from the 17's that come stock.Has anyone else run into this issue? Should I opt for a 205-55-16?


__________________
8mm Focus Sport spark plug wires
Toms Tune
K&N Drop in filter
Shifter counter weight removal - for now
Build # 898

Last edited by Z0mbi3SVT; 11-05-2008 at 10:48 AM. Reason: forgot to add soemthing
Z0mbi3SVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Fan#: 40920
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, IA
What I Drive: 2004 Sonic Blue Focus SVT w/EAP

Posts: 133
FF Reputation: 1 cconley Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I don't know where you got that tire size, but I'm running stock 215-45-17's. I'm guessing you have a set of 16's to put your winter tires on??? If so, then I can't comment - my Neogens do fairly well even in the snow.
cconley is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 11:08 AM   #3
Focus Fanatic
 
thenorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14947
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: '04 liquid grey ZX3, built for FSP

Posts: 2,150
Points 5,869, Level 49
Points: 5,869, Level: 49 Points: 5,869, Level: 49 Points: 5,869, Level: 49
Level Up 60% Completed
Level up: 60% Level up: 60% Level up: 60%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 39 thenorm Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
205/60R16 is tall. i run the 205/55R16 and they are noticably taller than stock tires (205/50R16), although i dont rub. which wheels are you using. what offset? if u can exchange for 55's or even 50s i would.
__________________
May 2014 ROTM
for auto-x: '04 Liquid Grey ZX3
for street: '02 Infrared SVT
thenorm is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing Member Geezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z0mbi3SVT View Post
I just purchased the Hankook W409 IPikes and they appear to rub. Now ive got a 205-60-16 dwn from the 17's that come stock.Has anyone else run into this issue? Should I opt for a 205-55-16?

I'm confused, which tires are rubbing, the 17's or the 205/60-16's? Those 16's are over an inch taller than stock sizes (205/50-16) and could easily be responsible for creating some rubbing. Many of us use 205/55-16 on stock wheels with success. A lot depends on wheel width, offset, and any associated lowering as to whether rubbing will be an issue with larger tires.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 02:58 PM   #5
Focus Enthusiast
 
Z0mbi3SVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Fan#: 54143
Location: Portland Me, ME
What I Drive: 2003 Infa-Red SVT

Posts: 149
FF Reputation: 1 Z0mbi3SVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yes I have 2 sets of rims, the stocker 5 spoke svt 17 rims that are off the car now, and I have 03 stocker ZX3 16 rims on the car now. I thought that by going with a 16 the tire would fit . Oh well ill try for 55's. Not lowered not sure of offset, I dont have that info atm. Its not a constant rubbing just here and there but seeing as I just paid 400 for the tires I want to make sure I dont ruin them, im gong back to the place I got them on Fri to hopefully swap out the tire.
__________________
8mm Focus Sport spark plug wires
Toms Tune
K&N Drop in filter
Shifter counter weight removal - for now
Build # 898

Last edited by Z0mbi3SVT; 11-05-2008 at 03:09 PM. Reason: adding info ...again
Z0mbi3SVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 04:16 PM   #6
Focus Addict
 
runfocusrun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Fan#: 43029
Location: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, Canada
What I Drive: 2002 Infra-red ZX5

Posts: 1,112
FF Reputation: 8 runfocusrun Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
I have 16 incher's for summer & winter tires. They never rub. It ALL depends on your tire size and IMHO 60 is way too tall for the Fofo. My winter tires are 205/55/16 & the summer are 205/45/16 and I never had any issues with them.
__________________
ZETEC CREW # 121
Current: Volant intake, RS headlight kit, motor/interior parts painted
Upcoming: 2'5 Header, flex & exhaust, Saleen/Eibach susp. & swaybars, small turbo to get some more oumph
runfocusrun is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2008, 05:19 PM   #7
The Librarian
 
WD40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5157
Location: Helena, MT
What I Drive: '04 Sonic Blue - SVT 3Door

Posts: 13,116
FF Reputation: 138 WD40 Excellent Standing Member WD40 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Z0mbi3SVT:
The correct winter tire for your SVT is the 205/55/16.
It's very close to the stock 17" diameter, which will keep your speedo reading correctly.
(Remember, the stock SVT tire is already 1/2" taller than the standard models' tire)

Using the standard models 16" rims is a smart idea since the offset is 52mm.
^^^Meaning, there won't be any clearance issues...unless you try to run the size (too tall) you currently have.

Hopefully the shop will be willing to swap out the 60 series for some 55 series tires.

By the way, here's a good thread to see what other SVT owners are running for their winter setups:
SVTF-Winter Tire reviews
WD40 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beware Correct 16" SVT Tire Size ! Kalos SVT Performance (2002-2004) 24 10-31-2007 11:04 AM
Looking for some input on tire clearance...dont know what to do! R00ST650 Wheels & Tires 6 03-31-2007 09:45 PM
Loss of handling with an 18 inch over 17 inch? need cheap tire reccomendations for 18 R00ST650 Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 19 09-25-2006 04:59 PM
HELP: Front Left Tire Rubbing on Fender sonichedgehog Wheels & Tires 10 08-30-2006 09:55 PM
Just a thought...Why not run smaller tires for drag/autox? Also- Tire Weight? R00ST650 Wheels & Tires 5 07-26-2005 09:44 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : 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 Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1