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Fiesta 2013 Titanium Low Profile Tyres

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Hi, I am just looking for any advice please. I have a 2013 Titanium with low profile tyres 205/40/17 or 18 I think. I have had the car for 2 years and am getting fed up with the uncomfortable ride. If I were to change wheels, does anyone know what would be the best/correct wheels size to have. I know it involves the speedo etc but that's where my knowledge ends!!

thanks

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Thanks Willy! I didn't think of looking at the original specifications. I suppose my other question is...

I have some sort of pack on the car, a sport pack or street pack or something - it has a little spoiler at the back and a lower front bumper than a standard titanium - I assume because the car has bigger wheels, they won't have altered any of the suspension etc?

Will it look stupid - will there be a gap between the wheel arch and the smaller wheel. I suppose its only an inch.

Also, what do you think about whether it will make enough of a difference to make the hassle worth it? That's a bit subjective I guess, but just wondered if anyone has any experience of either/both wheel size

thanks

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Isn't it just the alloys that are larger rather than the wheel base? That's always what I thought! So you get less tyre and more alloy :-P

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The wheelbase has nothing to do with the size of the wheels, it is the distance from the centres of the front and rear wheels. To have a more comfortable ride you need deeper sidewalls on the tyre. A 16" wheel with 50 aspect sidewalls will give a more comfortable ride with hardly any difference to the diameter of a 17" wheel with a 40 aspect tyre if both tyre widths are the same.

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Hi, I am just looking for any advice please. I have a 2013 Titanium with low profile tyres 205/40/17 or 18 I think. I have had the car for 2 years and am getting fed up with the uncomfortable ride. If I were to change wheels, does anyone know what would be the best/correct wheels size to have. I know it involves the speedo etc but that's where my knowledge ends!!

thanks

I have 16inch ones 195/50/R16

Ride is lovely my car laughs at potholes and looks good too

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do you want to swap I'm after a set of the 17" alloys you can take my 16" titanium alloys like the same on the blue fiesta above

pm me if your interested

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Can anyone explain to me what this is about width and offset?

So it looks like 195\50\16 should be OK?

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