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Old 08-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Lowering and rims question

Well I just bought my first car last month and of course it was a 2002 ford focus zx3 5 speed, so far minus a check engine light I love it but I do have a question, see I just bought 2 inch lowering springs by tein they'll be here in a week but my buddy found 17 inch rims for cheap, I was wondering if they would still fit on my car after lowering it because they are real nice and I think it would give the car a sleek look


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I know it's your first car so let me educate quickly.

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As for if your specific wheels will fit, you need more information like bolt pattern, offest, and width.
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Come on D give him a break it's his first post. At least let him be here for a couple days. lol


As for 17"s, they will fit if you get the right size tire. But as lyonsroar says, watch the offset, and lug pattern.

I've got a 2" drop and can easily fit 18X7.5 with et45. I've got 215/40 tires.

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Come on D give him a break it's his first post. At least let him be here for a couple days. lol


As for 17"s, they will fit if you get the right size tire. But as lyonsroar says, watch the offset, and lug pattern.

I've got a 2" drop and can easily fit 18X7.5 with et45. I've got 215/40 tires.
No way! Nip it in the bud!
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Well yeah I mean the rims fit on as of right now, without it lowered, its a 4 bolt pattern, I'm not with my car right now so I don't have specific specs of the pattern, I'll get more information later
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Well yeah I mean the wheels fit on as of right now, without it lowered, its a 4 bolt pattern, I'm not with my car right now so I don't have specific specs of the pattern, I'll get more information later
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The wheel offset, width, and tire size are the primary ingredients that will determine whether the wheel will fit without rubbing.
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[QUOTE=Smmy15643;4292168]Well I just bought my first car last month and of course it was a 2002 ford focus zx3 5 speed, so far minus a check engine light I love it but I do have a question, see I just bought 2 inch lowering springs by tein they'll be here in a week but my buddy found 17 inch rims for cheap, I was wondering if they would still fit on my car after lowering it because they are real nice and I think it would give the car a sleek look.

to FF. Tein lowering springs, huh? How far are they suppose to lower a foci? Then you need a desent set of dampers= struts/shocks to match those lowering springs. Or you are redoing them a little while later. maybe they are the oem struts/shocks. Do it right the 1st time. Then you need to figure out the offset of those wheels. A very popular tire size for 17 wheels is 215-45/17= lot of tire choices.
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Well yeah I mean the wheels fit on as of right now, without it lowered, its a 4 bolt pattern, I'm not with my car right now so I don't have specific specs of the pattern, I'll get more information later
I am still having the same issue. I am trying to not call them rims anymore. It is a pain in the butt. But you got it the nice way. Aww man. The first time I saw the description and explanation between the two, it was a page and a half long. Since then they are wheels..
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