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205/40-17 Tyres On Fiesta Zetec S 2013 - Do They Rub ?


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#1 NQbbe

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:00 PM

I've ordered a Fiesta Sport (equivalent to the Zetec S) from 2013. I've ordered it with 205/40-17 tyres, however I'm worried they might rub.

My dealer says Ford recommends mounting some sort of turning limiter (essentially you can turn the wheel slightly less with this), however the dealer itself claims they've had no issues with rubbing on the cars they've fitted with 205/40-17. (Mind you they've only done it on the previous model, since the new one hasn't really been sold yet)


So: Does anyone in here have any experience with 205/40-17 tyres on a lowered Fiesta ? (the Zetec S is lowered 25mm as far as I know)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

New model is the same as the old one, and ZS is lowered by 15mm :P so makes very little difference.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

True that's roughly the same - do you know whether they rub though?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

My car was ordered with standard 16" tyres so no turning limiters fitted from factory, now I have 17" 205/40 and Eibach springs fitted (-35mm) and no problem at all with rubing without these limiters...

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

I'm sure Ford wouldn't sell it if it did ;)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

The ZS is already lowered? Wicked for me. Also ordered the 17" alloys, i doubt ford would fit wheels that will breach the warranty by damaging the body, so dont worry about it

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

In Denmark the Zetec S is already lowered 25mm yeah. And I agree they probably wouldn't sell something that'd breach the warranty, however they specifically told me Ford recommened turning limiters, so I'm kinda confused :-D

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:13 PM

My car was ordered with standard 16" tyres so no turning limiters fitted from factory, now I have 17" 205/40 and Eibach springs fitted (-35mm) and no problem at all with rubing without these limiters...


Thanks for the answer, this is exactly the kind of information I was hoping for :)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

They're probably just trying to make more money out of you :P

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

I talked to the dealer again today, this time with a mechanic who'd been there for 10+ years. He said they never fit turning limiters unless the customer asks them too, they've never had any rubbing issues.

So based on that, as well as the experience you guys have I'm going to not have turning limiters fitted.

Thanks for your help :)

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

Thats the tyres on my fiesta too never had a problem.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Nicolo. I need to see your car D: looks awesome. Damn was today the Zs aren't lowered by the sales rep. Hopefully she's wrong when It gets to the dealership.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

The ZS is lowered;

http://www.ford.co.u...s/Fiesta/Models

On the model info;

Suspension - Standard Tune Not Available
Suspension - Sports Suspension Standard
Suspension - Lowered* Not Available

* standard only with 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic with Auto-Stop-Start

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

cheers dave, looked through that link now i'm overexcited for march 1st

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