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#1 steveo

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:49 PM

I am waiting to collect me new fiesta titanium x, should get it now first week sept.

My question is on the tyres,

I upgraded them to the 17". 205 sec tyres, Factory upgrade.

Can you explain the diffrence between the 195and the 205.

Will I notice any diffrence and which is better.

Can I change back to 195 if I don't like them

Also can you explain other pros and cons

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:00 PM

195 vs 205 is the width.

 

205 is wider, usually means a restricted lock due to the size of the wheels in the arches. If you want to go back to 195 tyres it will need to be 16" wheels and have the rack limiter removed.

 

Biggest difference will be more tramlining on wider tyres, i.e. car will pull itself around on imperfections in the road more. Being 17" though, you might also notice the ride is a little firmer than higher profile tyres.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

So are they good or bad

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:11 PM

It depends what you want from the tyre.

 

It is usually aesthetics that people choose the larger 17" wheels on the fiesta.



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

That's why I upgraded them as they look better than the standard ones, IMO.

I hope I have not made a bad choice in doing so, and maybe I should ave went for the reverse camera.

Wil have to wait and

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:44 PM

For men the wheels are definitely the right choice, especially over the reverse camera....

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:45 PM

:)

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for the info

Hope the ride is not to harsh

Will just have to wait and see

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:44 PM

What is tramlining as you are starting to scare me ow and ish I never upgraded the wheels

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:47 PM

I wouldn't worry about it, all cars have the ability to tramline, just the wider the tyre the more noticeable it is. I notice it more on my Focus than my fiesta as it has wider tyres.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Tramlining

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

I guess ford would not offer it as an upgraded if they were dangerous or would they?

I guess I will ave to wait and see and hope it is motto bad

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:57 PM

They won't be dangerous, I doubt you would even notice if you hadn't driven the same car with slimmer tyres.

Just explaining the differences between the 195 and 205s :)

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for your help.

Will update you when I get the car as too how it is

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

It certainly won't be dangerous by any means, but the ride will be harsher and therefore generally noisier because the tyre has much less sidewall to absorb road shocks. But bigger alloys make the Fiesta look so much better, the standard fit wheels are a bit Noddy-car small in my view.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 06:04 PM

I have no doubt you are going to love it :D

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