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Old 06-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Did I mess up and buy the wrong OEM alloys?

Hi I have a 2000 Ford Focus sedan, and just bought some used cheap OEM alloys to use for Winter. Then I found out my car OEM alloy is 15"x6.5, while the rims I bought are 15"x6.

I have these rims that came with my 2000 sedan SE:
15" x 6.5


Rims I just bought to use for winter:
15" x 6


Will it make a difference with the 15x6.5 vs the 15x6? My summer and winter tires are the same size, winters not mounted yet.

I checked before I bought by reading this link, it doesnt say anything about some rims being the 6.5:
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No it really shouldn't matter at all.
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Well technically it's better to use a skinnier tire in the snow anyway. It cuts into the snow better than a fat tire.
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You won't have any issues. I had the exact same sets of rims for my winter and summer tires but in the opposite order.
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yeah that's actually a good choice... find yourself some 185/65r15 size tires for winter. would be great on those wheels.
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Thanks guys for the quick replies.

Im glad I can keep them because I already spent a lot of time cleaning them, they were stained yellow due to brake dust never being cleaned. Lots of elbow grease so they much better now.

I was surprised at how light they are too. I always used to use steel rims for winters, picking up these alloys for the first time was a real surprise.
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yeah that's actually a good choice... find yourself some 185/65r15 size tires for winter. would be great on those wheels.
Thanks, I was really glad to find them. Even though its summer I wanted to get ready now, maybe better used deals in the summer.

I paid 100$ for all 4, then 4 hrs of my time cleaning them, but Im happy now.

Yeah 185/65r15 are the size of my winters and summer both.
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6-6.5 you may not even notice any difference.

the 6" will pinch the tire in a little more is all where as the 6.5 will make it look slightly more square on the side wall.

I think the 6.5 will allow you to run a wider tire though. Maybe better for a summer set.

both tires IMO are good for all conditions because they are painted and painted wheels are easier to clean then those that arnt but if you look at the 2 ide rather clean the split spoke in the winter then that other style.

It has so many more pockets and places for salt and slush to collect then the older split spoke style.

Ide switch you setup if i were you.

Check out how i painted my split spoke when i ran them as my winter set.



I just painted between the spokes black, it made them look like a slightly larger wheel.



I also painted the little fake bolts on the lug cap and the ford logo
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6-6.5 you may not even notice any difference.

the 6" will pinch the tire in a little more is all where as the 6.5 will make it look slightly more square on the side wall.

I think the 6.5 will allow you to run a wider tire though. Maybe better for a summer set.

both tires IMO are good for all conditions because they are painted and painted wheels are easier to clean then those that arnt but if you look at the 2 ide rather clean the split spoke in the winter then that other style.

It has so many more pockets and places for salt and slush to collect then the older split spoke style.

Ide switch you setup if i were you.

Check out how i painted my split spoke when i ran them as my winter set.

[IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/BowerR64/LiquidFocus/Snowtires4.jpg[IMG]

I just painted between the spokes black, it made them look like a slightly larger wheel.

[IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y191/BowerR64/LiquidFocus/Snowtires3.jpg[IMG]

I also painted the little fake bolts on the lug cap and the ford logo
Your car and those rims looks great - very nice job of the painting the edges black, very unique and stands out. Thanks for the pics. I noticed the black fake bolts on the center cap, very nice touch.

I do like the style of the split 5 spoke a a bit more, and like you said much easier to clean vs the 8-spoke split, and a bit of a cleaner look design-wise.

Ford did a nice job on these alloys, they have a beautiful metallic sparkle and nice clear-coat. My alloys are original to a 12 year old car, but they hold up great.

Do you know who is the OEM for either of these Ford rims? (I know Honda uses Enkei to make some of their alloys...)

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Your car and those rims looks great - very nice job of the painting the edges black, very unique and stands out. Thanks for the pics. I noticed the black fake bolts on the center cap, very nice touch.

I do like the style of the split 5 spoke a a bit more, and like you said much easier to clean vs the 8-spoke split, and a bit of a clear look design wise.

Ford did a nice job on these alloys, they have a beautiful metallic sparkle and nice clear-coat. My alloys are original to a 12 year old car, but they hold up great.

Do you know who is the OEM for either of these Ford rims? (I know Honda uses Enkei to make some of their alloys...)
Thanks

I kinda wonder if maybe centerline doesnt make wheels for them? They been around a while.

I have a set of centerline storm wheels and IMO they look identical to the SVT 5 spoke. who coppied whos design?



These are the exact ones i have



Other then one being a forged wheel and one being a cast?
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