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#76 DanGersFord

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

This topic has now been moved to the New modifaction discussion/projects section of the site :) Thanks Steve. You can now post your own individual topics showing off what you have done to your car/are planning to do which you can obviously update as your car progresses :) and there is also a dedicated section for people with restoration projects/general car projects :) Please note that this is not a section to post guides in thanks

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#77 SamBerry

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

I have new alloys waiting to go on my Mk2 Focus, the existing ones are 16"x6.5J, with an offset of 52.5... The tyres are 205/55/R16

 

The new ones however, are 18"x8J with an offset of 40. The Alloys themselves should fit, but if I were to put on 225/40/R18 tyres which I hope to do... Would they rub the suspension? Bit of a specific question but i'm hoping at least one of you can help me! Thanks!



#78 Stoney871

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:04 PM

They shouldn't rub but you do need the rack limiter kit fitted to stop the wheels hitting the arches on full lock.
Not expensive (about £16 a set) but do mean removing and refitting the cv boots.

#79 IrnnBruu

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:09 PM

I got the same car, just bought some wind deflectors.

I noticed you said you had colour coded wing mirrors. Can you tell me how you did that?

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

If you have matt black mirror casings you'd need to change for mirrors with removable covers then buy the primed or colour matched covers or sand and paint the backs of the non removable ones.

#81 IrnnBruu

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:16 PM

Cheers, I've got the forest green colour fiesta, do you think I should spray them gloss black maybe? Or keep in with the green?

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Hi. I'm new to the forum so not sure if I'm posting in the correct place.

I have got a 58plate 5 door 1.6 titanium Ford focus.

I was wondering if I was to replace my bumpers with the St bumpers would it just be a straight swap or is it more complicated than that?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:57 PM

I replaced my 16" alloys with 18" big mistake as you will be able to read from my post, any recommendations as to what would be the best size of wheels and tyres to get for looks an performance?


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:34 AM

I replaced my 16" alloys with 18" big mistake as you will be able to read from my post, any recommendations as to what would be the best size of wheels and tyres to get for looks an performance?


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#85 Lenny

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:41 AM

Hi. I'm new to the forum so not sure if I'm posting in the correct place.

I have got a 58plate 5 door 1.6 titanium Ford focus.

I was wondering if I was to replace my bumpers with the St bumpers would it just be a straight swap or is it more complicated than that?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Karl.
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Hi Karl,
The ST bumpers, spoiler and skirts are a straight swap on the focus, however RS rear bumper is wider its the only one isn't a direct swap, if your using a desktop click on my picture to view my profile, you will see 28 links to my various guides on the profile page including fitting the ST pod to the dash with aftermarket ford racing gauges.

#86 karlos1987

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

Hi lenny.

I will get on the laptop later and look at your threads.

28? Does your car even look like a ford now? Lol.

Cheers for the help.

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#87 Lenny

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:15 PM

Hi lenny.

I will get on the laptop later and look at your threads.

28? Does your car even look like a ford now? Lol.

Cheers for the help.

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No prob,
All ford parts used where possibly, just showing ford how they could have done it had they tried harder ;)

#88 karlos1987

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:34 PM

No prob,
All ford parts used where possibly, just showing ford how they could have done it had they tried harder ;)

I couldn't agree with you more.

I've had a look at a few of your threads and they are very interesting and very well put together.

I shall be nicking some of your ideas ;) lol.

Just to check are the zetec so bumpers the same as st bumpers?

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#89 Lenny

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:03 PM

I couldn't agree with you more.

I've had a look at a few of your threads and they are very interesting and very well put together.

I shall be nicking some of your ideas ;) lol.

Just to check are the zetec so bumpers the same as st bumpers?

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Thanks,
ZetecS bumpers are standard bumpers with the zetecS bit stuck on them,
ST bumpers are full bumpers but fit the standard body.

ST and zetecS share the same rear spoiler and side skirts,
There are however different side skirts for 3 & 5 door models

#90 Stoney871

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

The ST diffuser is a full insert on the bumper, The Zetec S one is like a skin that attaches over the smooth lower panel.

 

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Zetec S type

 

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