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#283390 Need Some Wheel Advise!

Posted by smitt008 on 18 August 2013 - 10:07 PM

The locking nuts are good mate
But those nuts are the ones with tin plate covers there likely to come off when removing resulting in 18mm nuts
Search for M12x1.5
These look to be 1 piece construction perhaps contact the seller to be sure


another item thats been on my mind ive just found on ebay!


steering rack limiter! is it important?

any sugestions?

#276905 Need Some Wheel Advise!

Posted by smitt008 on 23 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Hi tom,
Yes these wheels will be a straight fit to your motor,
May I suggest lowering on eibach springs from ford after fitting the wheels
This will make the wheels fill the arches and your motor will sit the same height as the Zs
Please note: bigger rims result in greater "unsprung mass"
So if your fiesta is a 1.1 or 1.2 you may suffer considerable power loss as result of fitting bigger heavier rims,
Handling and cornering will be fantastic on a fiesta lowerd on 17's but if you engine is less than 95bhp then you will feel a reduction in 0-60 performance after fitting 17" wheels.

The price you got for all 4 is very good as it is for genuine ford rims excluding centre caps,
I paid £285.00 per rim for mine from ford,

You could go to your local ford dealer with the part number like I did,
Then purchase one rim per month,
I recommend Avon ZZ3 tyres for maximum grip,

hi lenny thanks for your advise! ive got a 1.4 TDCI and im looking at goin for uni royal rain sports at the mo! not really sure about weather the wheels will make a differnce in power but ur advise is most welcome :) i was unsure if they would touch in the arches