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#1 Luke Fletcher

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:28 AM

Hey,

 

i am looking for a set of 17 inch alloys for my fiesta (as only a style plus only got steel rims) but ebay im not having much luck and from ford it is like £400. i dont mind if they are second hand but anyone got any ideas as to where i could get some from or anyone selling a set lol reletivly cheap. i would prefer the titainium alloys but i would settle for the zetec ones lol if i had to :P

 

im thinking going to a scrap yard or somewhere they stores cars to sell for parts and see what i can find.

 

any help would be appreciated.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:14 AM

If you carnt find any good ones on eBay id go scrapies m8 but be carful some mk7 alloys have been known to buckle if a feather touches them, thats why i went for momo aftermarkets

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:42 AM

Hey Pal,

 

cheers for the advice. i may go see on the weekend. oh really, well ill keep my steel ones just incase that happened so i can just replace them lol.



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:15 AM

Thats alright, i think it was only a batch of a year of the mk7 alloys that are subject to this, if you flick through the forum there is a big topic about this a lot of u happy fiesta owners, always handy to

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:16 AM

http://www.fordowner...e-4#entry288983

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:57 AM

Ive been through this and have gone through the traitorous process of having the mk7 set of alloys I bought being buckled.

 

If you just do your research before buying and take care when driving you should be fine though. I also found that when buying genuine Ford alloys you had to be on the ball with all the second hand ones because they sell quickly. I remember emailing every person/ scrap yards add I came across. Before purchasing you should role any alloys on a flat surface with no tire on to see if they are buckled. Otherwise take them to a tire guy and get them to spin them to check. This might be extra work but definitely worth it in the long run!

 

It'll be a bit of work but once you find what you are looking for, and get them on your car - you will get a little warm glow inside every time you see your car!  :P



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 01:13 PM

These fiesta alloy wheels seem like quite a good buy at £285 with tyres and the seller is open to offers too! May be worth a look?



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:49 PM

cheers guys i will take a look at them when im home (in work ATM and cant access sites that can buy things on lol)

 

can i simply put 17's on my car, got 15's at the moment? steel wheels.

 

i know, im getting my windows tinted next month so trying to make it look like a spec up lol. nothing major lol.

 

i will defo do research and defo ensure there is no buckle in the set that i buy. is there any obvious sign i would see that they are buckled when i look at a set??



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:30 PM

You will need your speedo recalibrated as its set for 15's and id go have a look at the set and give them a little roll again and look for any egging motion, ask about any bumps or knocks to the wheels as well

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

Any idea how much recalibration cost mate? Shall I go ford or local garage?

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:06 PM

no idea m8 and ford i would guess i dont know m8



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

Sounds good Luke, I did the same thing to my Fiesta and the subtle changes makes it look really good.

 

http://tire-size-con...ize-calculator/,

 

If you chuck your tire sizes into the calculator it will tell you how much your speedo will be out by with the change. I went from 195-50-15's to 195-45-16 I had a change of 1km/h so didn't bother changing it. It is also worth keeping in mind that there is usually some speedo error from factory. I know I have 5% at 100km/h, so on my old tires when i did 105km/h on the speedo I was doing 100km/h and with my new alloys when i do 105km/h on my speedo im doing 101km/h.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:13 AM

Also please check your wheel arch clearance the amount of boy racers i see round my way with 100000inch alloys and had to cut there wheels arches out is stupid

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:28 AM

I went from 15" zetec alloys to 17" ST170 alloys on my old MK 1 Focus. The difference was so small in terms of the speedo accuracy that it didn't worry me and as Hjalmar says; I think it actually made it more accurate. With regards to the rubbing on the arches you are normally ok to go up a couple of sizes, especially if they were fitted to another model. For example, the MK1 Focus would take up to 19" wheels (tyre size dependant) so in theory you could go from a 15" all the way up to a 19" on that model although the ride would probably be shocking! I didn't the ride getting much worse when I went to 17's but I think 17's are a nice compromise between looks and comfort. 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

yeah i will make sure, but as you say im assuming it will be ok becuase titainiums have 17s on them dont they and im sure they are ok. or is there a difference in design on lower specs??

 

oh thats ok then, i will get it checked to make sure becuase i dont want to be caught on with speed cameras and things but thank you for the advice. much appreciated. daft question but will there be a difference in drive going up 2"'s then. i didnt think there would but actually thinking about it now i assume there would be as there is bigger tires on the car.

 

can i ask for your opinion on something. i am in the middle of thinking of buying a set of black spanner type 17" alloys alloys. do you think they will suit the colour of my car(as per my pic). i dont want it to look silly. i am getting ym windows tinted to limo shade next month so im hoping it will match if i do buy them. what you think?



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