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  • TD Pro Race 1.2 18x8 et40 in Matte Black

    2 20.00%
  • TD Pro Race 1.2 18x8 et40 in Anthracite

    3 30.00%
  • Forgestar F14 18x8.5 et46 in Gloss Black

    0 0%
  • Forgestar F14 18x8.5 et46 in Gloss Gunmetal

    2 20.00%
  • Forgestar CF5 18x8.5 et46 in Gloss Black

    0 0%
  • Forgestar CF5 18x8.5 et46 in Gloss Gunmetal

    1 10.00%
  • BBS CF(ST-R wheel) 18x8 et40 in Anthracite

    2 20.00%
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    Opinions on wheels for PB ST2(Poll)

    I am trying to decide on a wheel combo for my Performance Blue ST, and I am interested in opinions of my fellow ST owners may have. What do y'all think? Thanks in advance!

    Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 18x8 et40 in Matte Black(Possibly readily available)
    Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 18x8 et 40 in Anthracite(Spec order- 3 month wait)
    Forgestar F14 18x8.5 et 46 in Gloss Gunmetal(2 month wait)
    Forgestar F14 18x8.5 et 46 in Gloss Black(2 month wait)
    Forgestar CF5 18x8.5 et 46 in Gunmetal(2 month wait)
    Forgestar CF5 18x8.5 et 46 in Gloss Black(2 month wait)
    BBS CF(Focus ST-R) 18x8 et 40 in Anthracite(Diamond cut face with Anthracite windows)-Readily available
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    I really don't think 40 offset wheels are going to work on this car. I have 45 ET rims on mine and they are on the edge of looking wrong. I think 40 ET would look really strange and possibly give you rubbing issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatbrit View Post
    I really don't think 40 offset wheels are going to work on this car. I have 45 ET rims on mine and they are on the edge of looking wrong. I think 40 ET would look really strange and possibly give you rubbing issues.
    I was basing the et 40 off a conversation I had with Chalon at Perfect Circle Autosport. He indicated that an 18" wheel with a 40mm offset, the wheel would set just inside the lip of the fender, with the tire sitting virtually flush. He sent me a pic of a Focus with an 18" Pro Race 1.2 with a 40mm offset and it didn't appear that the wheels stuck out or appear that rubbing would be an issue. That being said, if I wind up spec ordering a set, I will most likely err on the side of caution and go with a 45.

    My local Discount Tire is having one BBS CF(Anthracite) shipped in this week for me to view in person and set it on the car to get an idea of the offset(CF is only available in our bolt pattern with a 40 offset). Thanks for the heads up regardless.
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    Just tossing this out there since the first full wheel pic was made available this week. While a poor phone pic, this is the Pro Race 1.2 Spec 390. The Spec 390, a Perfect Circle Autosport exclusive, removes the lettering on the rim. The lettering, for some, is a sticking point.

    As you can see, the result is very clean.

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    One other observation, upgrading shipping to air freight will cut 4-5 weeks off of the eta. Considering the prices of the other wheels listed, you would still come out less than a set of the heavier BBS CF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatbrit View Post
    I really don't think 40 offset wheels are going to work on this car. I have 45 ET rims on mine and they are on the edge of looking wrong. I think 40 ET would look really strange and possibly give you rubbing issues.
    really curious to see a bigger picture of the ride with the wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingZee View Post
    really curious to see a bigger picture of the ride with the wheels
    Best pic I have at the moment for 40mm offset.

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    Being standard Focus, the wheel gap is larger than the ST. With further drop, you would get a slight tuck if that is what you are after.
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    How much clearance does the factory offset/width provide on the INSIDE?
    I'm going for a set of 17x9's for my race wheel/tire setup, and I want to stay as close to factory offset as possible.
    Is there any room inside there for some extra width, or do I need to move outward for a wider wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xTerrible1x View Post
    How much clearance does the factory offset/width provide on the INSIDE?
    I'm going for a set of 17x9's for my race wheel/tire setup, and I want to stay as close to factory offset as possible.
    Is there any room inside there for some extra width, or do I need to move outward for a wider wheel?
    Reportedly inset clearance is tight from the factory with the 55mm stock offset. I have yet to see an actual measurement. To stay at the stock inset spec with a 17x9, a 42mm offset is what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCA-1 View Post
    Reportedly inset clearance is tight from the factory with the 55mm stock offset. I have yet to see an actual measurement. To stay at the stock inset spec with a 17x9, a 42mm offset is what you want.
    Hmmm... If an 8" wide 40 offset is already a fender clearance issue, then a 17x9 et42 is really going to cause problems.
    I was really hoping to be able to fit some 255's under her for autox/time attack.
    I guess I'll just have to wait and see when my car comes.

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    Re: Opinions on wheels for PB ST2(Poll)

    What's causing the clearance issue??

 

 
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