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#1 colin79666

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

My car was at the dealer for its first service today so while I was there I had a wander around the face-lifted Fiesta. On the Titanium the tyre profile has been increased. On mine it has 195/45/R16 tyres. On the new Fiesta Titanium it has 195/50/R16. Basically an extra centimetre of sidewall.

Perhaps aimed at reducing the bucking issues or reducing road noise?

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

It's only 5mm and its probably for a bit more comfort as I think the facelift is a bit heavier

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

ST has 18 inch alloys, it's been made so that everything is configured as a standard so that they can just lift parts from the shelf rather than having to recalibrate parts.

The chap I was speaking to on it (who works for Ford) wouldn't comment on the buckling >.<

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

It's only 5mm and its probably for a bit more comfort as I think the facelift is a bit heavier

I'd have thought it would be lighter, especially up front with the new 1 litre motor.

ST has 18 inch alloys, it's been made so that everything is configured as a standard so that they can just lift parts from the shelf rather than having to recalibrate parts.

The chap I was speaking to on it (who works for Ford) wouldn't comment on the buckling >.<

That makes sense.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

ST has 18 inch alloys, it's been made so that everything is configured as a standard so that they can just lift parts from the shelf rather than having to recalibrate parts.


Where did you get this info from? The official info i have from Ford states the ST will have 17" alloys.

With ref to the higher profile, Ford done this to have better comfort for the driver.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

Was someone who worked at Ford when I complained about having in total 5 buckled Ford alloys lol.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

The ST will have same 205, 40, 17 inch tyre/ alloy dimensions as the current street pack alloys. You would hope they have made them stronger this time around.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Well that does say a lot for Ford's own workforce...

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