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LittleBIGfiesta

Member Since 07 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2014 01:24 PM
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#277859 Titanium X Badge On 2013 Fiesta??

Posted by LittleBIGfiesta on 27 July 2013 - 05:56 AM

I would not say £25 for a badge is bugger all!

It's clearly cost cutting, they want you to see it as an "image" thing, but trust me its cost cutting.

Because they know most people will still go out and buy one anyway.


#277743 Gear Change Indicators

Posted by LittleBIGfiesta on 26 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

Its a simple pre-set guideline for fuel economy.

 

I would not use it as it does not take into account inclines, road conditions, it just advises you based on engine revs.

 

e.g.If you change gear on a steep hill because the light comes on, you may stall as you dont have the revs to get up the hill

 

My advice, just drive however you feel comfortable, if your competant in the least you will know from experience when to change gear.




#276443 Wheel Fitment

Posted by LittleBIGfiesta on 21 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

Spot on mate,
You have more or less answered this yourself,
Where the 17" rim has alloy
The 16" rim has tyre side wall

Experts recommend using a 15" or 16" rim for winter tyres because of the 45-55mm sidewall they can be slightly deflated to provide better grip in winter conditions,
Im rolling 18" but I carry a 16" spare which is the same overall radius as the fitted 18"

The facelift fiesta will be exactly the same mechanically as the pre-facelift model brake calipers will be the same etc.
But the zetecS model will have lower suspension compared to other models in the range.
So when rolling the 16" take care on bumps because the have more bounce than the 17" and on bumps the car may dip slightly lower and scuff

 

Yeah i have been using winter tyres for well over 10 years now, so i have alot of experience with them. Amazing how much difference they make.

 

I will be using 15" winters in place of the 17" Alloys, i dont have a zetec S, its just a titanium with the Zetec S kit and wheels, so hopefully they will still give me enough clearance.

 

Although not sure whether to bother changing the 195/50/15 tyres i already have for higher profiule 195/55/15 as they match the 17" more in terms of over diameter




#276435 Speedo

Posted by LittleBIGfiesta on 21 July 2013 - 09:01 AM

I thought this post was about swimming for a second!

 

My question to you is why would you want to?




#276430 Wheel Fitment

Posted by LittleBIGfiesta on 21 July 2013 - 07:47 AM

Hi all,

 

I have just ordered the wifes fiesta with the 17" Zetec S alloys with 205/40/17 tyres.

 

Firstly can anyone tell me if the fitment on the wheels is the same as that from a 2011 pre-face lift fiesta?

 

Secondly i have a set of the fiesta 2011 15" Alloys with winter tyres, anyone know if these will fit ok?

 

I am assuming they will as the tyres are much higher profile and are the equivilent of the 16" alloys with low profile tyres, i am just hoping they clear the calipers at the front.

 

If not i will just have to buy 205/40/17 winter tyres and swap them over.

 

 

Edit-

 

After a little playing about i compared to the two tyre sizes and they are not far out, so as long as they fit the new fiesta i think i will be ok

 

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Although i change the 15" tyres to a 55 profile it is almost exactly the same as a 40 profile on a 17" alloy