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Old 02-13-2019, 04:34 AM   #1
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17x7 wheels on 2014 ST

I recently traded my 2012 Focus SE for a 2014 ST. I have a line on a set of 17x7 wheels from a 12-14 Focus (5 Y spoke) and wondered if anyone has run 215/50-17 tires on their ST? I have a set of snow tires in that size on the car right now and think it looks pretty good and I like the extra sidewall. I'm thinking about running a set of Hankook Ventus Noble S1's in the same size instead of the 18's.


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I have a set of 17x8 wheels with 215/50 that I a running right now with no issues. no reason that you would not be fine with that as a 17x7.
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Yea I get it to run your snow tires as you already had them, but I'd pass on running the 17's yr around & w/ that size tire you mentioned....You'd loose the handling, braking, acceleration vs the stock oem size. If you looking to improve the ride, I'd get a ST c/o kit order up, which btw are the same as K/Wv1's but use galvanized housings vs SS. http://cjponyparts.com offers them & has a vid about them....
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But 17" Wheels Look great on the ST! If I remember correctly, a 235/45R17 is very close to the same diameter as the factory size.

I haven't really gone on a drive pushing the limits with 215/50R17 but for the driving I have done I can't really feel any difference at all from the stock size tires and wheels. Though I was able to pull 1g on A/S3+ on the factory wheels.


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I do like the way it looks with the 17s, best case scenario would be to get 7.5 or 8 inch wide wheels and go with the 235/45 tires but I like the look of the factory wheels and they're so much cheaper than a set of new aftermarket wheels.
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But 17" Wheels Look great on the ST!
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