ET 28 205/40/17 on Focus Zetec - 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 11-28-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60882
Location: London, UK
What I Drive: 2000 Emerald Green Focus 1.8 Zetec

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 Fluid36 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
ET 28 205/40/17 on Focus Zetec

Hi Guys,

Just wanting a bit of advice.

Will 17 inch alloys with 205/40/17 tires and an offset of ET28 fit on a 2000 model Ford Focus Zetec?.

I realise the recommended offset is 35-45 but was wondering if these may fit as I have a good deal pending.

Thanks in advance


Fluid36 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-28-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
anti svt
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Fan#: 41017
Location: hell., United States
What I Drive: focus

Posts: 2,731
Points 4,412, Level 42
Points: 4,412, Level: 42 Points: 4,412, Level: 42 Points: 4,412, Level: 42
Level Up 31% Completed
Level up: 31% Level up: 31% Level up: 31%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 12 faster_than_u Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
there are a few members on here with et 30 on their rims. id buy them and strech some tyres over them and see what happens
__________________
ZC#200
faster_than_u is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 05:02 PM   #3
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60882
Location: London, UK
What I Drive: 2000 Emerald Green Focus 1.8 Zetec

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 Fluid36 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
OK thanks - they come with tires anyway so I'll give them a go
Fluid36 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 05:03 PM   #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)
I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole. Sorry that's beyond being reasonable. An let's say, for sake of argument, you could cram them in the wheel well, you now introduce new drive line problems such as different weight distribution on the hub and especially the bearings. This can very easily result in accelerated bearing wear and component failure. Wheel offset is not just for proper clearance, its also a very integral drive line design consideration.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 10:10 PM   #5
anti svt
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Fan#: 41017
Location: hell., United States
What I Drive: focus

Posts: 2,731
Points 4,412, Level 42
Points: 4,412, Level: 42 Points: 4,412, Level: 42 Points: 4,412, Level: 42
Level Up 31% Completed
Level up: 31% Level up: 31% Level up: 31%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 12 faster_than_u Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
they guys that are running that low of offset wheels are also running staggered fitments if that helps. like 17x8 front and 17x 9 rear something like that
__________________
ZC#200
faster_than_u is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 10:28 PM   #6
This Rabbit is slow
 
fallacious_focus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 18493
Location: Denton, TX
What I Drive: 2008 VW Rabbit S

Posts: 1,974
FF Reputation: 20 fallacious_focus Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
How wide are the wheels, and are you willing to make fender modifications to make them fit?

I did a little bit of math, and if those wheels are 8.5" wide and et28 they would have about the same spacing between the wheel and strut on the front as most standard Focus wheels. A wheel that wide would require fender modification at the very minimum. Keep in mind though, even with fender modification you will still rub if you plan on lowering your Focus which would make wider fenders necessary.

Also, wide wheels and stretched tires look REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY stupid if your fenders are not resting on the tires, so if you do not plan to lower your Focus please find other wheels.
__________________
Negative Cassie, computer control.

Sarcasm? Never heard of it.
Playing the devils advocate, just to piss you off.
fallacious_focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 10:31 PM   #7
Focus Addict
 
Deaner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Fan#: 39531
Location: League City, TX
What I Drive: 2002 ATX Twilight Blue ZX5

Posts: 1,467
FF Reputation: 31 Deaner Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
im assuming you are wanting 17x7.
40 is a bit low id personally would get 205/45/17
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...5/DSC01366.jpg
i think there et40
__________________
¸_____
/_|_|__\__
l(o)____(o)l
<--EüRöFöCüS: 02 Twi Blu ZX5 FoFo Euroness SOLD!!!

New toy: TOYota FJ Cruiser 4x4
Deaner is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2008, 04:27 AM   #8
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60882
Location: London, UK
What I Drive: 2000 Emerald Green Focus 1.8 Zetec

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 Fluid36 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The car is already lowered 40mm,

Sounds like I'm going to have issues with fender rub then so it maybe best to find some other wheels, oh well.

Thanks for all the feedback though, unsure on the width of the wheels as the guy does not know.
Fluid36 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
Introducing the redesigned 2009 Ford Focus Coupe Tom General Car Chat Lounge 392 03-31-2009 01:20 AM
Reversing a lowered focus zetec 1.4 1999 wesfox Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 9 08-05-2007 11:17 PM
Focus Zetec and Duratec ECU chips... gthang General Car Chat Lounge 3 08-04-2005 02:14 PM
Ford Focus: Parts Links hotfocus Member FAQ's & How-To Information Archive 0 10-21-2003 09:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 PM.


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