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Anyone got 19 or 20 inch alloys on mk4 focus ? Any issues, steering , speedo, rubbing ? The 18s on at mo look like they got lots of space . Car not lowered now but may get some springs in future minus 20-30mm.. cheers 

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If you're fitting bigger wheels to close the arch gap (keeping relatively thick tyres) then don't.

You can use 19" provided you fit tyres that don't change the circumference of the wheel (so the arch gap will essentially remain the same). Changing the overall circumference of the wheel/tyre will throw out the speedo.

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Just looking to make it look better . Stand out. Reduce arch gap a bit. Would be getting low profile tyres. Looking for some gloss black wheels, saw 20s on older focus. Maybe 19s might be better look good not throw handling out . Anyone got pics of their mk4 with different wheels on.. 

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I wouldn't go higher than 19's, they already use a tyre about as thin as Gordon Ramsey's patience.

20's will get buckled/cracked on the first pothole you hit.

Like said multiple times, the best/only real way to reduce your arch gap is by lowering the car.

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I will be lowering too. I think I'll keep my eye out for some 19s. I like to stand out so aftermarket wheels I've always had . Ones on it are nice but every st line x has them.

Anybody knows any good 19s for sale let me know  

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6 minutes ago, Alex.S said:

Matter of opinion but for me the mk4 stx 18” wheels are the best looking out of all the focus. 

Thats what put me off the Vignale. Didn't look as good as the ST Line X.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Alex.S said:

Matter of opinion but for me the mk4 stx 18” wheels are the best looking out of all the focus. 

I don’t know what the 19” wheels are like but the 18s you feel every last bump in the road . The crap rear suspension doesn’t help. 

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Has not been to bad so far , had 18s on my mini cooper probably worse . I cant imagine 19s being any worse than the standard 18s. Looking at getting some Eibach springs to put on. Loving the car so far . Not seen another one especially the blue. Think some aftermarket wheels will just set it of . 

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13 hours ago, Maca255 said:

Has not been to bad so far , had 18s on my mini cooper probably worse . I cant imagine 19s being any worse than the standard 18s. Looking at getting some eibach springs to put on. Loving the car so far . Not seen another one especially the blue. Think some aftermarket wheels will just set it of . 

Desert island blue? Fairly common, cost me a right few Bob.   If your focus is a 2018 plate 1.5L ? You’ll have proper rear suspension. 

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I've only got the 1.0 eccoboost ,got a good deal on a private sale could not turn down.

What's the difference between the suspension on the 1.0 and the 1.5. 

 

I only want to fit some lowering springs . Drop it like 30mm  

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3 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

There isn't any rear suspension on the 1.0.  They just weld a steel girder across the back... :sad:

(Real answer is 1.0 has twist beam like a Fiesta, early 1.5 has multilink like older Focus's and Golfs etc). 

Let’s face it, the best way to describe torsion beam ‘suspension’ is that the car doesn’t have rear suspension. 

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15 hours ago, Maca255 said:

So what is the best way to lower it all round??  Cheers 

Still a set of lowering springs.  Just make sure they're for the small engined hatch...estates, Vignales, ST's and (some) larger engines get multilink with different springs.

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11 minutes ago, Maca255 said:

I googled some , seems like eibach pro line get best reviews. Looking at a spliter too. Seems like maxton and tr composites are popular 

I've gone for the Eibach Pro Kit on a previous cars myself and still recommend them, though no experience of them on a Mk4.

Splitters look good but my Insta feed has been full of broken splitter pictures after last weeks weather! :laugh: 

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I don't think mine will be low enough to smash the splitter .  

Just need to choose wheels . Thinking of going for like a racer look. Bronze or somthing . Bola or similar 

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21 minutes ago, Maca255 said:

I don't think mine will be low enough to smash the splitter .  

Just need to choose wheels . Thinking of going for like a racer look. Bronze or somthing . Bola or similar 

I'm sure everyone says that lol.  Can't imagine many spend £150 on a splitter expecting to catch it. :biggrin:

Must admit I've got a bit bored of Bola B1s now...  I reckon a set of bronze FLAs would suit the Mk4 though...

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I bought my splitter after I noticed the paint had rubbed off at the bottom of my bumper and a splitter would perfectly hide it. I was fully expecting it to catch at some point, and of course, it has...

I got mine from a chap on Facebook, however he only makes parts for the mk2 focus. Maxton and TRC are decent, TRC is a bit more expensive whenever I've looked.

I'm also a bit tired of seeing bola b1's. It seems almost every modified Focus (especially the mk2 ST) is running them.

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Saw a lot of bola on older focus. I do like the racer style wheels . Think go well with angles of mk. With splitter sideskirts, 30mm lowered then that's me done . I'm older now . The days of my escort rs turbo are long gone . Although wish I still had it. 

Trying to look at pics of mk 4 with different wheels 

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