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#1 b4zz

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:16 PM

i have just got myself a facelift focus on a 09 plate its got 16ich alloys and just woudering if i could put 17 straight on with out any isues and could i still have people in the back with out any rubbing as i am liking the sport pack alloys and what tyres would i need to run please.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:56 PM

i can't imagine going up an inch will cause any problems, the 17's will probably have lower profile tyres anyway so the actual overall size difference will be negligable.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:22 AM

Will be fine,
The focus from 2005-2011 can take up to and including 19" rims,
Even lowering the car on ford approved eibach springs will still allow you to carry passengers in the back.

Not sure on the exact profile of the tyres possible 215/45/R17

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

thnaks for the replys peeps much appreciated.

will keep my eyes open for a nice set of 17s i think.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:07 AM

if your looking to change your wheels i'd go for 18's 

i went from 16's to 18's and absolutely love them i think they look the dogs doodahs

straight swap with no problems , start looking on ebay took me a couple of months of looking and watching  to get what

i wanted at the price i wanted 



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

Lowered on 18" will look great,

If your wondering what 18's look like without lowering :

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This is 17's without lowering:

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This is 16's without lowering:

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Its worth noting:
Bigger rims results in increased unsprung weight,
The bigger wheel will slightly reduice your aceleration speed due to the axle turning a bigger mass,
On the positive side though
Your tyres will be wider resulting in increased grip and improved handling,
I agree with Gary on the 18's grip, handling is excellent.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

cheers for the help peeps and your car looked good on the 17s witout lowering



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

cheers for the help peeps and your car looked good on the 17s witout lowering

Thanks barry,
Middle picture isint my focus its aarons from london, but you get the idea of difference in size etc.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

yep thanks lenny much appreciated.

foruns a nice set if team dynamic pro race 3 in 17 but very confuzed as diffrent companys offer diffrent tires i got 205/50/17,225/45/17or 205/40/17 witch one would be best for comfort?



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

yep thanks lenny much appreciated.
foruns a nice set if team dynamic pro race 3 in 17 but very confuzed as diffrent companys offer diffrent tires i got 205/50/17,225/45/17or 205/40/17 witch one would be best for comfort?


205/50/R17 would give you 50mm between your rim and the road,
The middle figure is always the depth,

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

ok cheers fella so if i went225/45/17 they would be a bit more harsh on bumps and pot holes then



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

ok cheers fella so if i went225/45/17 they would be a bit more harsh on bumps and pot holes then


225/45/R17 will be good enough too mate but anything lower than 35 and you will feel a leaf on the road.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:10 AM

ok cheers fella for you help much appreciated




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