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steveo

Tyre Question.

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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

Cheers

Steve

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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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So are they good or bad

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

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:)

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Thanks for the info

Hope the ride is not to harsh

Will just have to wait and see

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

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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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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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Thanks for your help.

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

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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.

tom.

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

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you might find that the 205 tyres give better handling over 195

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Here is hoping cause I only upgraded as I never liked the alloys that came with it.....I have seen a few round town with loose wheels and it does look good

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When you say I would have to have the rack limiter removed, what is that?

So if I don't like these wheel I would ave to buy new 16" alloys and can't use these.

Why, silly question I knw

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You don't technically have to remove the rack limiter, its just that with 17" alloys they fit a limiter to stop the wheels fouling the arches.

If you went back to 16" with 195, you wouldn't need the limiter anymore.

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So I would have to buy 16" alloys if I wanted to change.

Why can't I use the 17" alloys

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The 17" alloys are deeper designed to take 205 tyres, the 16" are shallower and designed for 195.

This is talking about genuine alloys, you might be able to get aftermarket 17" alloys designed for 195 tyres.

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So I would have to buy 16" alloys if I wanted to change.

Why can't I use the 17" alloys

If you really don't like the 17's, I'll swop them for my 16's.

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I will let you know how I get on with them.

Don't know how we will swap them with being other ends of country.

Get my car in a couple of weeks

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Chill out man, you arnt gonna notice any difference what so ever. the 17s will have a lower side wall aspect (hight) so in theory shouldn't have so much sidewall deflection of a higher profile tyre, so unless you are gonna emulate lewis Hamilton you wont notice that, from experience ( I have the same fiesta as you have ordered, with 17 inch wheel option) you will defiantly feel the potholes on the crap roads these days, the up side is your eye sight will improve trying to spot them.

Hope This helps cheers Ian

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Thanks Ian

Good to here you have the same wheels, and find the okay.

Yes I m sure I will be looking out for them more, and remembering where they are.

I am just used to the 195 tyre.

Cheers again

Steve

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