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WillFrith

Changing Alloys...will These Fit?

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I was thinking on getting some 18 inch Focus ST wheels for my estate to modify it a little (no other reason) but I was wondering will it fit under the arch as I know it will fit on the hub as its the correct stud pattern. If it helps I am currently running on Zetec alloys fitted by a PO.

Many thanks.

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Was thinking on similar age model of Focus, ideally MK2 if that helps.

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I was thinking on getting some 18 inch Focus ST wheels for my estate to modify it a little (no other reason) but I was wondering will it fit under the arch as I know it will fit on the hub as its the correct stud pattern. If it helps I am currently running on Zetec alloys fitted by a PO.

Many thanks.

Yes they will fit no problem, you could even lower the car afterwards using ford approved 30mm lowering springs will bring the ride height around 15mm lower than it currently sits before fitting the 18's

However your acceleration on 18's will be slower due to the additional unsprung mass

I.e.

Bigger wheels on the hubs require more power to turn,

So your 0-60 will be slower

However handling, grip and stability are all vastly improved.

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Perfect. Fantastic advice! I'll probally leave the springs standard but may lower it in the future ;). Yeah I knew about the slower acceleration but the handling has been slightly lacking so hopefully this should sort it. Top man!

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Is this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171024728090?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

A reasonable price for the conditon of the wheels? Seems a bit steep to me, though having never bought alloys bigger than 10 inch (for the Mini) I have no idea!

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Had another thought just. Will the speedo be incorrect due to the greater rolling diameter?

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Is this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171024728090?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

A reasonable price for the conditon of the wheels? Seems a bit steep to me, though having never bought alloys bigger than 10 inch (for the Mini) I have no idea!

Had another thought just. Will the speedo be incorrect due to the greater rolling diameter?

Rolling 18's your speedo will be spot on correct,

Rolling 16's your speedo is 5kmh under the readout speed,

Second hand st wheels can fetch as much as 600pounds,

They cost 270pounds per rim from ford excluding centre cap and tyre.

used to be a member on here who built a focus eSTate looked great and one of a kind,

Shame we don't hear from him atall now user name was big-daddy-cane

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He did have a beauty of a motor! hopefully he will be back soon!

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Thats awesome!! Hopefully I will be able to find some cheapish (£200 mark) and always thought it read 33 when doing 30! Many thanks gents!

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If you get the correct sized tyre then your speedo will remain accurate.

I.E. 16" alloy + 2" tyre sidewall = 18" overall, 17" alloy + 1" tyre sidewall = 18" overall. (not accurate sizes but you get my drift)

Best using a site like this to check

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I've got 19's on mine and i have no rubbing issues - my wheels came off a Laguna with incorrect ET and its still fine!

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must be invisible poster :rolleyes:

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must be invisible poster :rolleyes:

he's started a new thread of his own.

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