oh cry me a river about a 205 on a 7" wide wheelI agree. I have 205/40/17 on a 17x7 wheel and it IS too short, but not only that, but the tire is a bit stretched on the rim too making it way too easy to "curb". Ya gotta think about ride qualityh (if the tire profile is too short), whether it might rub (if the tire width is too wide) or if it is too narrow (which makes it really easy to put some nasty curb rash on your nice wheels). IIRC, a 215/45/17 is really close to the 195/60/15 diameter.
My 2 cents!
No question, the additional weight increases what is known as the rotational mass. Increasing the rotational mass effectively results in a loss of torque because it takes more work to spin the wheels, but it might be less if you can find some really light wheels. Add to that, the heavier your wheels are over stock, the more unsprung weight you will have, making your suspension work harder to achieve the same results (read more suspension wear and tear).I wonder about the weight issue. I know it's only about 5 pounds per wheel not including the tire weight but does anyone have any comment about their experience going from 15" to 17".
If its a 4x108 bolt pattern, yes they will fit...as in bolt to the car. Will they work well, not really. Stock focus wheels are around et49 offset. So they will roughly protrude an additional 25mm or an inch further out than stock offset wheels and poke from your fenders.Hi there
Will 205/40 zr17. Et25 rims fit my mk1 focus 2.0 ghia. Really hard to find a straight answer