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I had recently seen a photo of a fiesta ST with the euro spec SVTF rim on it. It looks real good. I'm thinking of getting some for my winters.



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I think it would be better to go with a much smaller diameter wheel than 17" for the winter. I run the smallest possible size that will fit over the brakes. That gives me the most amount of sidewall to protect the rim from debris, ice, curbs, pot holes, and anything else that lives on the road during winter. Plus the smaller the wheel, the less snow/ice build up there is in the wheel between the rim and brakes.

As for the question of will they fit? Yes, any 2000-2011 Focus wheel (over 15") and 2011-2014 Fiesta (over 15") wheel will fit. They all have a 4 x 108 bolt patter. Contour, Mystique, and Cougar wheels will also fit.
 

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Has anyone tried to fit a 15 on the ST? I'm buying winter rims and tire now and my tire guys said their system shows a 15 will fit but is like to know if it really does before I buy.
 

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Has anyone tried to fit a 15 on the ST? I'm buying winter rims and tire now and my tire guys said their system shows a 15 will fit but is like to know if it really does before I buy.
Pretty sure they will fit seems how the "full size spare" is 15 ";-
 

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greater than or equal to 15"

You can't use a 14" wheel or smaller on the ST.
 

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Sorry I don't mean to jack this thread and I know it has been mentioned before. But why would the ST supplement to the owners manual specifically mention the 15" as a spare but not mention it in the area directly above it when outlining the correct sizes for winter tires. It only states that 205/40R17 or 195/45R16 are to be used. However my tire place said that a 195/50R16 is a better conversion from stock...which appears correct.
Maybe the 15" is not good due to the performance nature of the car? I don't really know.
 

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195/50R16 is closer in OD to the stock setup, but my guess is it won't allow enough clearance for chains. I'm sure 15" would work but wonder about any brake cooling issues like the Focus guys are having running 16" steelies.
 

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195/50R16 is closer in OD to the stock setup, but my guess is it won't allow enough clearance for chains. I'm sure 15" would work but wonder about any brake cooling issues like the Focus guys are having running 16" steelies.
Hm good points. It does mention the chains in the supplement. But i can't use not will I ever use chains so 195/50r16 might be a better option.
 

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Does anyone drive with studded snow tires instead of chains? That's all I ever drove with growing up. Studded in front, and regular in the back for some good time sideways fwd drifts!


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Thats the wheel I have been thinking about for a while for my car. Not the lightest but a strong street wheel when we only have a 40 series tire rapped around them.

Its the closest we can get to a superturismo tarmac style wheel since OZ doesnt import our bolt pattern state side.
 

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I had these on my SES and was hoping for something different for the ST.
However it seems to be the only wheel available with an exact fitment so I may have to reconsider.

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I absolutely love these wheels and want to put them on my black ST. Wish i had them back in the day on my ZX3 but alas, I was a young buck with minimal funds and opted for some off brand alternative...
 

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Does anyone drive with studded snow tires instead of chains? That's all I ever drove with growing up. Studded in front, and regular in the back for some good time sideways fwd drifts
I used to have a Members Only jacket too but that doesn't mean I wear one today. Studded snows are old-tech unless you have serious arctic conditions all the time. If you live in an area where there may or may not be snow today's studless snow tires are superior and don't tear up the roads.
 

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In iowa I can't recall seeing anyone with chains, but there were multiple people that I knew with studded snow tires. I just didn't know anyone with them. I've been running on newer tech stud less snow tires for years now, just didn't know if anyone used them. Sorry for being dumb on the matter.


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