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From the price list I assume your tyres are 195/55 R15? If so then they are the same diameter as the 17" tyres from a Zetec S or ST, so if the new wheels are the ones I think they are, they should be perfect :)

There are rims on the price list that look identical to your photo, which come with 205/40 R17 tyres: http://www.ford.co.uk/SBE/Brochures/BrochuresandPricelists

You'll just have to check that the tyres are the correct size, but they probably are.

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Thanks for your help and advise Phil much appreciated, yes those tyre sizes from mine and the replacements are correct so hopefully there won't be any power loss/gearing etc?

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When you specify 17 in wheels on an order the factory fit steering rack limiters to stop the wheels from fouling the wheel arches on full lock.How it fits I do not know but it costs about £8 from Fords.

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I fancy a set of these to replace my 16'' zetec s ,but are these new shape still prone to buckling like the older streetpack 17''s? or have ford sorted this problem out on the newer wheels?

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I went from the 195-50-15 to a 195-45-16 in my 1.6 and I haven't had any power problems. I didn't even notice a difference so you should be fine with the 205-40-17, as stated above they are all practically the same diameter.

Just remember that there will be a slight change in your speedo error. I think mine decreased by 1km/h so if you accommodate for speedo error when you drive just remember to factor that in.

Plus take a photo before you swap the alloys, it means you can have a little comparison photo. Its one of the things I wish I did so I could keep a track of all my little changes

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Hi,I have just changed my alloys this week.. from 195/55/R15 to 205/40/17 and there appears to be no problems atall :) As for the Speedo I havnt entirely had chance to figure out if this is slightly diffrent but as previously stated just take into account a slight change!

Hope u find the right wheels :)

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