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#1 Millsy1

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

hello everyone.

im really loving the st alloys and was wondering if it would be a straight replacemant. as in take my old ones off and fit a set of st alloys.


car i have is a ford focus mk2 2005 1.6 zetec 5 door.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

Hi :)

Yeah the st alloys are a straight swap, however there are different st alloys for the mk2 and mk2.5 (facelift) both should fit either model, just look a bit different

Hope that helps :)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Aren't the ST wheels 18" and the regular Mk2 16" as standard?
I don't believe there is a problem with offset or arch clearance but the speedo settings will be off unless you fit low profile tyres.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:36 PM

Aren't the ST wheels 18" and the regular Mk2 16" as standard?
I don't believe there is a problem with offset or arch clearance but the speedo settings will be off unless you fit low profile tyres.


Possibly, but nearly every car I've driven has had an offset in the speedo anyway by a few mph, and going to bigger wheels almost seems to rectify.

Did it on my old Peugeot - put new tyres on it 2" bigger, and the speed went from being originally about 4mph inaccurate to almost perfectly accurate.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:47 PM

forget about the speedo being off, i think it will read higher if i remeber correctly. i have 19's on mine. they should fit without any issues.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:01 PM

forget about the speedo being off, i think it will read higher if i remeber correctly. i have 19's on mine. they should fit without any issues.


Posted Image19's when did you fit those mate? and have you got any pictures.

and the speedo is off by 5kmh on my focus because when the gauge says 185kmh the sat nav says 180kmh and im rolling on ST style 16'' wheels

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:09 PM

Lenny, I have 19" BBS CH wheels in black mate, I thought you knew?
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:19 PM

Lenny, I have 19" BBS CH wheels in black mate, I thought you knew?
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they look sweet mate, and fill the arches nicely,
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:10 PM

Posted Image19's when did you fit those mate? and have you got any pictures.

and the speedo is off by 5kmh on my focus because when the gauge says 185kmh the sat nav says 180kmh and im rolling on ST style 16'' wheels


where did u get the 16inch st style ones from lenny? never seem them in 16's

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:15 PM

where did u get the 16inch st style ones from lenny? never seem them in 16's

thanks mate, they were fitted to the car when i bought it through the dealers, hopfully fitting some 17 or 18 inch versions next year to fill the arches a bit better but the same snow flake design of alloy.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:18 PM

if u find a set let me know when u sell yours yeah? lol.

could always fill the arches with a full of set of coilovers haha!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:23 PM

thanks mate, they were fitted to the car when i bought it through the dealers, hopfully fitting some 17 or 18 inch versions next year to fill the arches a bit better but the same snow flake design of alloy.


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i see what u mean about filling the arches!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:24 PM

if u find a set let me know when u sell yours yeah? lol.

could always fill the arches with a full of set of coilovers haha!


lol fit some coilovers then squeeze the ford flip key fob between the bumper and the road,
to take some pictures for you guys lol i dont like the car too low i may lower it on 18s with some 45mm springs then it would be at its current ride height but the wheels would fill the arches too,
and my wheels have some small scuff marks on the edges here and their mate so i wont be selling then for more than £250 with tyres when the time comes but ive got a list to get through before i get to the alloys lol

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

Question, so my Speedo's inaccurate? I always assumed my Sat Nav wasn't accurate?
Mines like 4mph off.

salsheikh they look mean!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:48 AM

Question, so my Speedo's inaccurate? I always assumed my Sat Nav wasn't accurate?
Mines like 4mph off.

salsheikh they look mean!


every car is out my some ammount so its ok, and not a fault,
i spoke to a calibration company last month who calibrate the weighing scales in the place that i work and they also calibrate the speed guns for the gardi over here and apparetly the are calibrated to +5kmh so if the speed limit is 120kmh then you would need to be doing 126kmh or higher to alert the siren. i know its not much but if your speedo is 5kmh ahead of the actual speed and the speed gun wont alert for speeds under 125km then in theroy your speedo would need to display 130kmh for you to get pulled for speeding at 125kmh Posted Image

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