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#1 Wayneo01

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

Hey guys my 15 spoke titanium alloys have buckled, im not going to be buying the same 15 spoke again. Was wondering which ones would be the better choice because i still want ford alloys but just ones less prone to buckling. I have a 2009 titanium

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http://www.fordonlin...662_F1817662-23

Option 2 - http://www.fordonlin...618_F1817618-62

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

The 618-62 are the Titanium alloys from 2010 onwards and I think the others are the 2013 Titanium ones.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

Ford alloys from earlier years are prone to buckle due to ford supplier having bad build quality,
I mean on proper alloy strength it would be super hard to buckle a 15" rim with a cushion of 55mm tyre wall depth,

These issues with ford were most common in 2008 2009 models,
So with this in mind id choosd the 2013 titanium alloys.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:10 PM

http://www.fordonlin...662_F1817662-23

 

These are from the Zetec S facelift, I'd go for these personally, others buckle for fun.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:17 PM

had the 2 front ones go, i want to still get the ford ones just because i like the simplistic look, so going to buy all 4. Good to hear that if i buy the 2010/2013 ones they are less likely or prone then the ones i have now because i dont want to buy the same alloys and have the exact same problem.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:22 PM

Went through 7 of the prefacelift 16 inch wheels, went back with 1 slight buckle and 2 dangerous buckles on rear.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

Went to the garage and as soon as u took the alloy of you could see the buckle, just thought time to put my hand in my pocket lol. Just have to decide out of the 3 which i would like the best.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:30 PM

The ones I linked are your option 1, was just too lazy to give the product number :P



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Think i am pulling to them over the other ones. Going to keep all the other 4 of my other ones though and put them back on whenever i trade my car in for either a focus st or fiesta st.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

I have the 2009 Titanium alloys and will be getting two new front tyres this week I dread to look at them when the tyres come off....



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

I have the 2009 Titanium alloys and will be getting two new front tyres this week I dread to look at them when the tyres come off....

 

I personally know 4 other people with 16 inch Titanium wheels who all have at least 1 buckle, with 1 woman with 3 buckles who is the most careful driver on the planet >_>

 

Also know 2 driving instructors who have buckled wheels too.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Think we can safley say that alloys on a 2009 fiesta were not very good. Just have to get everything ordered now. Might gomdirect to ford and see if i can get any deals for alloys with tyres if not immlooking at about £900 all together.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

I have the ones in the first link on my new zs and I must say they are really rather good with the tyres supplied hardly feel potholes and rarely tramlines, I'd go with this option personally!

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

I have the ones in the first link on my new zs and I must say they are really rather good with the tyres supplied hardly feel potholes and rarely tramlines, I'd go with this option personally!


Have you got the 195-55-R16 tyres on yours?

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

Does this apply to ALL 2009 alloys?   I have 15" Zetec wheels which apart from the odd scuff appear perfect and it tracks totally true.   



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