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Old 03-06-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Help me with wheels! I'm just a girl *giggle*

Well, the time has come to change the stock 15" alloys on my black WP Fiesta Zetec.
Can anyone tell me what the offset is for my baby ??
Also, if you have a Fiesta with non-standard wheels, show me a picture
I'm looking to get 17" wheels... not sure if I'm going with chrome or the black & silver combos.
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hi Sonia

Be sure to have a look at our Tyre Technical forums located Here as there are some links to various online tyre places.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:36 PM   #3
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Here's mine before I lowered it, with 17's
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/DSC00146.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ear/Careys.jpg

Here's another I put wheels on at work, this time with 16's
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/DSC00941.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/DSC00944.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/DSC00943.jpg

The standard offset is +52, but you can get away with +45, they just sick out a little.

Hope this helps, be sure to post pics when you decide on some.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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: Hey!! What's with this 'i'm just a girl' crap????
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it's a line from the simpsons episode - the 'malibu stacy' says it when you pull the cord
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:10 PM   #6
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I'm a little obsessed with The Simpsons.... sorry !

Hey Scareybear, both of those look great ! I'm not sure if I'll get mine lowered at this stage, but its definately a thought
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:19 PM   #7
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Here is a picture of my car as it is today, assuming my attaching efforts have worked :
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:53 PM   #8
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Very nice!... look at that massive spoiler!

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Old 03-06-2006, 09:05 PM   #9
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Thank you for the welcome

Yeah, I thought I'd "rice" my car up with what they refer to as a boot spoiler. What do you think ? :P
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Thank you for the welcome

Yeah, I thought I'd "rice" my car up with what they refer to as a boot spoiler. What do you think ? :P
that's just far too awesome for this forum...
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:02 PM   #11
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You're just jealous of my massive spoiler !
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:22 PM   #12
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Can anyone tell me what the offset is for my baby ??
Should be 35 to 40 offset. This is what most late model Fords have.
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I'm a little obsessed with The Simpsons.... sorry!
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amongst other things.
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:57 AM   #14
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Nice car! Makes me wish I'd spent the extra $200+ for a black paint job.

Another Melburnian Fez driver! Welcome to the forum. Where are you from? East or West?

The Simpsons and Futurama both kick butt.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:25 AM   #15
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Welcome Sonia. I think your our 6th Melbourne Fez Owner on the forums?
I was the first, about a year and a bit now lol.... I been waiting for more to arrive!

Anyways heres My fiesta With 16" ROH Wheels I got from Bob Jane in Doncaster. Start off with my Favourite Picky (Zetec and Focus On This in the background).


And heres another close up.


Mines a WP Zetec (Details in my sig).

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Old 04-06-2006, 11:14 AM   #16
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Nice car! Makes me wish I'd spent the extra $200+ for a black paint job.

Another Melburnian Fez driver! Welcome to the forum. Where are you from? East or West?

The Simpsons and Futurama both kick butt.
Yes, I love the black paint... but it is a b*tch to keep clean ! White is definately an easier colour to maintain.

I'm from the North actually, I've had my car since November 2005 and I love it !
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:17 AM   #17
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Danny, those wheels look really good

I was originally looking as getting the Focus 17's that look like the optional 16's on the Fiesta WP. But I've decided to go for something that less people have done.
At the moment I have my eye on the wheels below... but I'm still undecided.
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:19 PM   #18
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Those wheels would work pretty well.

Guys, Sonia is Mrs fantz so look after her :P
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:57 PM   #19
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I have 17" CSA Dominators on mine Sonia:



I think a black and machined/chrome wheel would look the goods with a black paint job. Machined finishes look a hell of a lot better than some of the nasty imported chrome wheels that come over here though.

Scareybear, didn't they stop making Arrius wheels? I wouldn't have mind some big diameter ones for my Falcon a while back but they didn't do the right offset then and since have disappeared.
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As soon as I get my brand new WQ Zetec in about two weeks, I'll be deciding between these babies...







I'm leaning towards the second one.
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Hmm I'd get the 3rd one Are those 17" ?
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what about the lenso concept 5's?
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I love the first one! Do they really have it for the Fiesta?
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what about the lenso concept 5's?
Hey yeah, they're sweet!

Can't wait.

Don't understand all this stuff though: Size 1770 4H 5H PCD 100-112 ET+35+40

What's it all mean?!
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Id go the 1st ones. How much?
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Id go the 1st ones. How much?
Let's just say I know a guy...

But RRP, I have no idea.
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:27 PM   #27
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LethalLeigh: Those wheels look cool, you need to show me a side on pic on your car, seeing as your avatar is too small for me to see them.

Swaytan: I think number 1 is best choice... although I do like number 3, but the more dish, the smaller they look.
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^^^ how do u change nickname?
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why, do you want to be Mrfantz ? :P
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I'm leaning towards the second one.
this one looks too much like the rims on the golf gti
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