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The Official Fiesta ST Wheels Thread

babyivan

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I kinda tend to agree with you on a purely performance standpoint. But even in 17” x7.5 mine weighted around 17.5lbs and I love how it fills up the wheel wells and makes the rally armor flaps justified!!

I’ll take the 1/200th reduction in performance. My next tire size though will be 215/40/17 on the 17x7.5. I think this will be a great ride quality vs performance enhancement!
A big part of sizing down for me is rim/tire protection. I hit a quite mild pothole on the stock set up, and got a nice sized bubble on the sidewall.
17s make the tires look like rubber bands, imo. Not enough meat for my taste.
 

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A big part of sizing down for me is rim/tire protection. I hit a quite mild pothole on the stock set up, and got a nice sized bubble on the sidewall.
17s make the tires look like rubber bands, imo. Not enough meat for my taste.
Agreed. I was going to size up to 215/40 or 215/45/17 for that very reason. I have a 15” winter set with 195/55/15 because pot holes are abundant in the winter and I don’t feel like smashing these.
 

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A big part of sizing down for me is rim/tire protection. I hit a quite mild pothole on the stock set up, and got a nice sized bubble on the sidewall.
17s make the tires look like rubber bands, imo. Not enough meat for my taste.
Same. I hit a pothole (that appeared in one day and was fixed the next day, just my luck) that put a bubble in my sidewall and bent a rim. Stock wheels and 17s in general, sealed their fate with me that day. Now I'm on 16s and no regrets. It rides so much nicer as a bonus.
 
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Not my car but here are some photos of one of Fifteen52's cars with their new wheels, from the Mountune meet yesterday.



The 5 spokes are the Chicane and multi-spoke Podium. Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2/3 look-alikes. Both are 17x7.5, +42 offset, cast, and about 19lbs each according to one of the guys at 1552. I thought they looked pretty good in person, the silver Chicane looked really good on their GTI, wish I had taken photos of it. Both wheels will be offered in silver or matte black. The screw on center cap is pretty neat, and apparently they will be customizable with different color rings.
Fifteen52 is also working a flow formed wheel, I wasn't able to get any details on those other than they'll be out before the end of the year if I remember correctly.
 


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