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#1 smitt008

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

right guys just need to pick your brains! i have a 09 ford fiesta style plus and i want to fit these fiesta zetecS wheels. will these b a str8 fit??? and if any 1 knows where i can get these wheels cheeper please share a link :)

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

right guys just need to pick your brains! i have a 09 ford fiesta style plus and i want to fit these fiesta zetecS wheels. will these b a str8 fit??? and if any 1 knows where i can get these wheels cheeper please share a link :)
 
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

Hi tom,
Yes these wheels will be a straight fit to your motor,
May I suggest lowering on eibach springs from ford after fitting the wheels
This will make the wheels fill the arches and your motor will sit the same height as the Zs
Please note: bigger rims result in greater "unsprung mass"
So if your fiesta is a 1.1 or 1.2 you may suffer considerable power loss as result of fitting bigger heavier rims,
Handling and cornering will be fantastic on a fiesta lowerd on 17's but if you engine is less than 95bhp then you will feel a reduction in 0-60 performance after fitting 17" wheels.

The price you got for all 4 is very good as it is for genuine ford rims excluding centre caps,
I paid £285.00 per rim for mine from ford,

You could go to your local ford dealer with the part number like I did,
Then purchase one rim per month,
I recommend Avon ZZ3 tyres for maximum grip,

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Hi tom,
Yes these wheels will be a straight fit to your motor,
May I suggest lowering on eibach springs from ford after fitting the wheels
This will make the wheels fill the arches and your motor will sit the same height as the Zs
Please note: bigger rims result in greater "unsprung mass"
So if your fiesta is a 1.1 or 1.2 you may suffer considerable power loss as result of fitting bigger heavier rims,
Handling and cornering will be fantastic on a fiesta lowerd on 17's but if you engine is less than 95bhp then you will feel a reduction in 0-60 performance after fitting 17" wheels.

The price you got for all 4 is very good as it is for genuine ford rims excluding centre caps,
I paid £285.00 per rim for mine from ford,

You could go to your local ford dealer with the part number like I did,
Then purchase one rim per month,
I recommend Avon ZZ3 tyres for maximum grip,

hi lenny thanks for your advise! ive got a 1.4 TDCI and im looking at goin for uni royal rain sports at the mo! not really sure about weather the wheels will make a differnce in power but ur advise is most welcome :) i was unsure if they would touch in the arches

 

http://www.tyrerevie...Rainsport-2.htm

 

http://www.tyrerevie...re/Avon/ZZ3.htm



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

hi lenny thanks for your advise! ive got a 1.4 TDCI and im looking at goin for uni royal rain sports at the mo! not really sure about weather the wheels will make a differnce in power but ur advise is most welcome :) i was unsure if they would touch in the arches

Diesel has higher torque levels so you should be OK mate,
I've a 1.6TDCi remapped to 125bhp 297nm torque and when I upgrade from 16" to 18" wheels I found a reduction in initial take off speed.
Won't touch the arches neither you could fit 19's on standard suspension before touching the arches
The overall circumpherence of the 17" with tyre will be the same size as your existing wheel
The difference is you will have more rim where you currently have tyre side wall
And a lower profile tyre which will be better on cornering and motorway speeds.
So your spare tyre will work with the 17" just the same maybe a 5-10mm difference in circumpherence
Ride height will be the same.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:47 AM

so what size tyre? am i right in sayin 205/40/r17??? and thanks for your advise im going 2 get them next month then :-D



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:55 AM

so what size tyre? am i right in sayin 205/40/r17??? and thanks for your advise im going 2 get them next month then :-D

No prob,
205/40/R17 sounds about right maybe 35
There are online tyre calculators where you enter your existing tyre size and profile,
Then enter the size of rim your moving to
And it will tell you the best matching profile for the new size rim,
Google "tyre size calculator"

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

it says the best would b the 205/35/r17 but ive read some where else people are puting 205/40/r17 thats y im not really sure.....

 

 

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and what do u think these springs? could i find them cheeper else where?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

it says the best would b the 205/35/r17 but ive read some where else people are puting 205/40/r17 thats y im not really sure.....
 
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27bb1521f9
 
and what do u think these springs? could i find them cheeper else where?

If you live in the country I'd fit 40 for that extra 5mm of cushion but its only 5mm difference in circumpherence,
Ford sell the eibach lowering kit too so I'd ask your local dealer for a price they range between £160-£200 and ensure the eibach kit you purchase is not only for mk7 fiesta but also for the 1.4TDCi
Petrol lowering springs and diesel lowering springs are different because diesels are heavier but I see the kit you linked says all fiesta models so they must be OK,
But the focus has two types of lowering springs one for petrols and one for diesels.

Also look for rear camber alignment bolts,
The cost under £30 for the pair and allow correct camber alignment of the rear wheels after lowering,
Prevents squat and prevents excessive wear on the inside surface of the tyres caused by negative camber.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:36 PM

If you live in the country I'd fit 40 for that extra 5mm of cushion but its only 5mm difference in circumpherence,
Ford sell the eibach lowering kit too so I'd ask your local dealer for a price they range between £160-£200 and ensure the eibach kit you purchase is not only for mk7 fiesta but also for the 1.4TDCi
Petrol lowering springs and diesel lowering springs are different because diesels are heavier but I see the kit you linked says all fiesta models so they must be OK,
But the focus has two types of lowering springs one for petrols and one for diesels.

Also look for rear camber alignment bolts,
The cost under £30 for the pair and allow correct camber alignment of the rear wheels after lowering,
Prevents squat and prevents excessive wear on the inside surface of the tyres caused by negative camber.

 

 

and another question what kind of locking nuts would you recomend??



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

 
 
and another question what kind of locking nuts would you recomend??

McGard locking nuts, best on the market.
I ditched all my ford nuts and locking set when fitting the 18's I fitted Mcgard instead.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:47 PM

McGard locking nuts, best on the market.
I ditched all my ford nuts and locking set when fitting the 18's I fitted Mcgard instead.

they are very exspensive what else would u recomend?



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

they are very exspensive what else would u recomend?

Any 1 piece steel nut
Ford nuts are alloy with tin plates over them, pure dirt
The tin covers slipped off mine and I had to tap the covers off with a screwdriver and hammer,
Resulting in the 19mm nut becoming an 18mm nut so the wheel brace didn't fit

Avoid this by purchasing 1 piece structured nuts,

And lock nuts well ford ones are good but if you have the 4 different anti-theft keys from ford then you can remove anybody's
That's why I chose mcgard anti-theft nuts.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

Any 1 piece steel nut
Ford nuts are alloy with tin plates over them, pure dirt
The tin covers slipped off mine and I had to tap the covers off with a screwdriver and hammer,
Resulting in the 19mm nut becoming an 18mm nut so the wheel brace didn't fit

Avoid this by purchasing 1 piece structured nuts,

And lock nuts well ford ones are good but if you have the 4 different anti-theft keys from ford then you can remove anybody's
That's why I chose mcgard anti-theft nuts.

 

what do u say about these???

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ab8fed464



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:41 PM

 
what do u say about these???
 
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4ab8fed464

The locking nuts are good mate
But those nuts are the ones with tin plate covers there likely to come off when removing resulting in 18mm nuts
Search for M12x1.5
These look to be 1 piece construction perhaps contact the seller to be sure
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4158b25f15

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:07 PM

The locking nuts are good mate
But those nuts are the ones with tin plate covers there likely to come off when removing resulting in 18mm nuts
Search for M12x1.5
These look to be 1 piece construction perhaps contact the seller to be sure
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4158b25f15

 

another item thats been on my mind ive just found on ebay!

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5d3d962c39

steering rack limiter! is it important?

any sugestions?



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