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#1 firebobby1

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:34 PM

Hi, I'm new here and am in the process of buying a Fiesta., so Hello

 

The car I have nearly bought (payed a deposit) is a Fiesta Zetec Blue 1.4 TDCI, it's a 58 plate and has full Ford history.

The car is in VGC apart from the wheels, which have been changed due too the originals getting buckled, I understand this is quite common, from reading about this problem.

The car had 195/45/16 wheels and tyres, I take it, it's the 45 profile tyre which is not giving much protection to the wheel

I'm wondering if I can fit 15" wheels with a larger depth tyre....say a 195/65/15 to give the car a more supple ride or could I fit a 55 profile to the 16" wheel.

 

Any advice would be very helpful.

Thanks, John



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:04 PM

Anyone ????



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:45 PM

You would need to use spacers to stop it rubbing on the inside and blowing out. You would also need to watch the overall diameter of the wheel doesnt change.

 

Take a look at my thread for "what wheels will fit my ride" (in my signature) and it might give you some idea's.



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

Thanks



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 06:39 AM

Hi i have just bought a 1.4 tdci zetec. And someone had put 175 65 15 on it and it drove orfull. I put it back on 195 50 15 and it is a much for fun to drive now it is far better.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 01:09 AM

I got 205 40 17 on mine and it's amazing to drive I love it :)


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:57 AM

Advice needed on spacers wanting to put 10mm on a fiesta st-2 could I still use original studs?


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 05:30 PM

good  tyers   will  help  ride comfort  and  handling,,  do  not  be  tempted  to  go  for  cheap  tyers,,  makes  ride  comfort  crap,  loud  road  noise ,use  of  more  fuel,, and  ware  away  quicker,,  pay  that  bit  more ,,  more  comfort, it saves  you  more  in  the  long  run,, i  had  a  cheap  195/45/16   ,hard  ride  , ware   was  unbeleveable,,  put  conti  sport  on  ,, worth  every  penny, ride  and handling   alot better,, still  got  6mm  tread  on  them  ,,i  would  have  bought  3  lots  of  cheap  ones  buy  now,  and  been  out  of  pocket  ,plus  had  a  year  of  a  sore  !Removed!  n  back,lol,  plus  the  crap  handling,,  buy  crap   it  will  be  crap,, does  not  pay  to  go  cheap  on  tyres , buy  quality tyers  at  start ,  and  save  in  long  run,,  thats  my  thought  to  comfort  and  still  have  a  safe,,  comfy,,  sporty  look,     hope  that  helps



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