Shopper needs assitance in the rim department! (black rims....still cant decide) - 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 03-26-2005, 12:27 AM   #1
Focus Addict
 
R00ST650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15982
Location: Dekalb/IL
What I Drive: Pitch Black '03 ZX5 SVT

Posts: 679
Points 5,977, Level 50
Points: 5,977, Level: 50 Points: 5,977, Level: 50 Points: 5,977, Level: 50
Level Up 14% Completed
Level up: 14% Level up: 14% Level up: 14%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 R00ST650 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Shopper needs assitance in the rim department! (black rims....still cant decide)

At first I wanted gun metal rims...than i decided on white rims...than I decided id stick with black and a polished/chrome lip. My current problem is that I have found some compatible, or closely compatible rims but all have a problem:

One thing to note...all rims I would have to pay shipping on (between 50-80) if i go with mounted tires almost all the places give free shipping.

In no particular order:

#1: A good deal (that price is with tires mounted/balanced) but a little too gray, and kind of flat looking *reaction riot* 875 mounted/shipped (wanli tires)

#1 Reaction Riot

#2: Currently at the TOP of my want list -> BUT im having a hard time swallowing the price @ 175 a rim...or 1100 for mounted/balanced/shipped (wanli tires)

#2 Tenzo Passion 5's

#3: Look cool, are 125 each, and are 21lbs even, but I was hoping for black, and dont know if I want to go with GM/anthracite or not.

#3 Exel DL-46

#4: Also look cool (kind of remind me of euro wheels with a polished lip) are 21.3 lbs each, and are only 105 bucks a pop.

#4 Exel TZ-16

#5: I am 50/50 on the look of these, but they are also only 105 each, and 21.4 lbs.

#5 Exel V-8's


That is currently everything im looking closely into, most of the rest of the ones I have found dont fit the focus :( What do you all think of the rims listed? Know of any similiar rims? (black/polished lip?) I have looked @ enkei, but when i found out almost all the ones I liked were 24+ lbs each i said forget that, and there are only two motegi's that fit and I dont care for either. I liked the weight savings on konig holes, but dont care for the look.

One thing I am worried about, is that if i order just rims, I will be paying a lot of money:
Shipping 50-80 bucks
Dismounting/mounting (using stock conti's) probably...75?
Valve stems/lugs and any other things probably about 75

so thats about 200 extra If I dont order a package (which almost makes it a better deal to order a package, and keep my stock contis around for who knows what, because the original plan was to put snow tires on the stock svt rims) I just cant see myself paying 1100 bucks right now for tires/rims! I looked around for other places that sell the passion 5's, but wheels next says free shipping then tacks on a 100 dollar handling charge (totally bogus, because thats probably twice what the actual shipping would be) which brings their price to 1100 as well (900+100 handling+ 100 to get 215's instead of the included 205's)

I also considered getting any of the exel wheels, then having the local powder coating guy do them in black, but that might get hairy price wise (id guess 100 or more, especially since I would want the polished lips untouched)

I really wish wheelmax had these rims in our bolt pattern (but of course...they dont...lol) because these would be totally acceptable, even tho they are gun metal, becase the price is only 105. Exel P-5's (tenzo look-a-likes)
I am really flustered right now because I want to order rims but dont want to get somthing I wont like.

Thanks in advance for your input!



Last edited by R00ST650; 03-26-2005 at 12:38 AM.
R00ST650 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-26-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 934
Location: Toronto
What I Drive: ZX3

Posts: 83
FF Reputation: 1 brucktown Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (-1)
#3
brucktown is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 12:46 AM   #3
Focus Addict
 
mlowery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14715
Location: Elkins, WV
What I Drive: flame blue metallic 2010 focus se

Posts: 1,491
Points 201,957, Level 100
Points: 201,957, Level: 100 Points: 201,957, Level: 100 Points: 201,957, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 mlowery Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
#5
mlowery is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 12:47 AM   #4
Focus Addict
 
mlowery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14715
Location: Elkins, WV
What I Drive: flame blue metallic 2010 focus se

Posts: 1,491
Points 201,957, Level 100
Points: 201,957, Level: 100 Points: 201,957, Level: 100 Points: 201,957, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 mlowery Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
would help if you made a poll and posted the pics
mlowery is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 12:49 AM   #5
Focus Addict
 
R00ST650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15982
Location: Dekalb/IL
What I Drive: Pitch Black '03 ZX5 SVT

Posts: 679
Points 5,977, Level 50
Points: 5,977, Level: 50 Points: 5,977, Level: 50 Points: 5,977, Level: 50
Level Up 14% Completed
Level up: 14% Level up: 14% Level up: 14%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 R00ST650 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I dont want to make a poll, because I want input from people on why they like each rim, and why they dont like the others. I dont know if a gunmetal wheel with a polished lip would look good on an all black zx5 svtf.
R00ST650 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 05:56 AM   #6
CostraNostraTabasco
 
HotRodWagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Fan#: 145
Location: Born on a bayou, MN
What I Drive: 02 Infra ZTW

Posts: 2,993
Points 16,872, Level 83
Points: 16,872, Level: 83 Points: 16,872, Level: 83 Points: 16,872, Level: 83
Level Up 5% Completed
Level up: 5% Level up: 5% Level up: 5%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 25 HotRodWagon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (39)
tenzo's are nice...make sure they come in 4x108...
HotRodWagon is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 07:41 AM   #7
Focus Enthusiast
 
PpasSFocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Fan#: 2242
Location: St-Rémi, Quebec, Canada
What I Drive: 2000 CD Silver Zx3

Posts: 97
FF Reputation: 1 PpasSFocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
#2 and #4, because you said you better like black rims.. go get black rims or you will be disapointed!!
PpasSFocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 09:50 AM   #8
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 7861
Location: Massachusetts
What I Drive: 2005 Impreza RS

Posts: 1,366
Points 6,165, Level 51
Points: 6,165, Level: 51 Points: 6,165, Level: 51 Points: 6,165, Level: 51
Level Up 8% Completed
Level up: 8% Level up: 8% Level up: 8%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 imprtslyr0223 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
#2
__________________
For Sale: 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, Ford Skyliner, misc. GM parts
imprtslyr0223 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 11:08 AM   #9
Focus Addict
 
R00ST650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15982
Location: Dekalb/IL
What I Drive: Pitch Black '03 ZX5 SVT

Posts: 679
Points 5,977, Level 50
Points: 5,977, Level: 50 Points: 5,977, Level: 50 Points: 5,977, Level: 50
Level Up 14% Completed
Level up: 14% Level up: 14% Level up: 14%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 1 R00ST650 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
#4's are actually gun metal, #2's are the only black ones in the bunch. (I really would like black, but really dont want to spend 175 per rim lol)

I am hoping someoen knows of some other black/polished rims that are affordable.
R00ST650 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2005, 11:25 AM   #10
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 11624
Location: Dearborn, MI
What I Drive: 02 SVT

Posts: 309
Points 1,350, Level 20
Points: 1,350, Level: 20 Points: 1,350, Level: 20 Points: 1,350, Level: 20
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 jflash Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
i guess im alone on this, but i really like #1.
__________________
02 supercharged SVT
2007 mazdaspeed3-sold
jflash is online now  
    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:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 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