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Howdy:

I found the following in "Hotfocus" post in the stickied threads-
Wheel Weights:
"Standard Focus:
15X6 - Alloy 15.2lbs
16X6 - Alloy 19.1lbs

SVT Focus:
2002-2003 - 5 Spoke 21lbs
2004 - 6 Spoke 20.5lbs
Euro - 15 Spoke 20.3lbs"

But it didn't have the weight and widths of steel wheels, or specify which alloys for the "Standard Focus". Can anyone add to the details? For example what sizes and weight of steel OEM wheels have been available through the years? It would be good to know offsets too.

Is there a weight difference between the 16" 5 spoke as opposed to the 6 spoke? What is the offset with the 16" OEM alloys?

The reason for this inquiry is I'm trying to stay legal for H-stock in SCCA auto-X which requires a factory stock type wheel for that year. I'm also looking for the lightest tire and wheel combo.

Thanks,

Adios, David
 

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For SCCA autocross you can use ANY wheel you want as long as its the same diameter and width as stock and offset is within 1/2" of stock. Yes, smaller is usually lighter, so if you're serious, find the lightest aftermarket wheel you can afford that meets the size requirements. You do not have to use stock wheels.
 

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Here's the stock rules:

13.4 WHEELS
Any type wheel may be used provided it complies with the following:
it is the same width and diameter as standard, and as installed
(including wheel spacers if applicable) it does not have an offset
more than +/- 0.25 inch from a standard wheel for the car. The
resultant change in track dimensions is allowed.
Wheel spacers are permitted, provided the resultant combination
complies with the offset requirements of this section. Wheel studs,
lug nuts, and/or bolt length may be changed.
Vehicles equipped with rims having metric specifications may use
alternate rims as determined by using the following procedure:
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Diameter: converting the metric measurement to inches and using
the nearest smaller inch diameter rim.
Width: converting the metric measurement to inches and using
the nearest smaller 1/2-inch width rim. Offset and track must
still comply with the requirements of this section.


Sorry offset is within .25 inches not a half as i mentioned.
 

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omg...

my winter beater wheels are lighter than my summer/race wheels.... [?|]
 

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Howdy Back;

Thanks for looking and the comments so far. Does anyone have actual weight of the various oem wheels and optional wheels? I'm amazed at how may wheels get lauded on this forum but few list anything other then diameter and brand. I'd sure like to see more widths and weights.

Geezer- I'm looking to use a factory wheel with spacers to max out the track width rule. So it would be helpful to know the weights of various wheel as I'm shopping. I guarentee you I will be weighing wheels as I go.

Thanks again.

Adios, David
 

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99.9% of aftermarket wheels for the focus have 40-45mm offset and 7" width
 

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and offset is within 1/2" of stock.
^^^That would be within 1/4" (6.35 mm) of stock as per the quoted rules in your follow on post.
In which, you noted the discrepency. [;)]

Daschj;
Weights:
For all practical purposes, there's not more than a 1/10 of a pound difference between 5 spoke or 6 spoke 16" alloys.
19.2lbs is accurate enough for either alloy rim.

Offsets:
Are already listed in the thread you looked up.
(Both are alloy listings.)
Standard Focus Wheel Offset:
15" - 52.5mm
16" - 52.5mm
As far as spacers, you wouldn't be able to use anything thicker than 1/4" due to the offset rule.
If you use an aftermarket wheel, it would have to be 6" wide, and couldn't have less than 46mm offset.
^^^There's probably not many (if at all) fitting that description).
As illinipo mentioned, most aftermarket wheels will be 7" wide, with 45mm and lower offsets.
Which, wouldn't be legal in H Stock anyway. (1" too wide)
 
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