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Hey Guys,

I am new to the forum here and am looking for some feedback. TLDR, my stock tires are shot and I want to replace them with some nice looking summer tires with new wheels but I am not sure if they will fit. FYI, I have winter tires so these are for the summer only.

According to tirerack, and other specs I found on other forums it "should" work, but I figured I would throw a feeler out to see if anyone else could confirm. Also, I was wondering what you all thought of my choices :big smile:

The Specs:

Compatible tire sizes.. I think?
http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-st-wheels-tires/6672-compatible-tire-sizes-focusst.html

The tire size I am thinking of going with:
235/35r19

Tire Pick Description
I was not really sure in the difference of what Tires to pick. It seems there was an overwhelming trend of Pirelli's being worn too fast so I am siding with the Michelin's linked below. As for the specific types of Michelin, I have no idea so I randomly chose the type. The ratings seemed solid.

Pick 1: Michelin Summer tire pick
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...YR9PSSXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Pick 2: Pirelli Summer tire pick
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...R9P0XLV4&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Wheel Pick Description
I am a huge fan of all black, FBI look. I would also be down for something with a dark bronze look, but all my searches lead me to the below pick for a wheel. My only concern is that it's a 19 x 8.5 and I was not sure this would fit with the new tires, which is what I am triyng to solidify. As stated before Tire Rack said this was all within specs.

Wheels(rims):
https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Whe...&autoModel=Focus+ST&autoYear=2013&autoModClar
 

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Hey Guys,

I am new to the forum here and am looking for some feedback. TLDR, my stock tires are shot and I want to replace them with some nice looking summer tires with new wheels but I am not sure if they will fit. FYI, I have winter tires so these are for the summer only.

According to tirerack, and other specs I found on other forums it "should" work, but I figured I would throw a feeler out to see if anyone else could confirm. Also, I was wondering what you all thought of my choices :big smile:

The Specs:

Compatible tire sizes.. I think?
http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-st-wheels-tires/6672-compatible-tire-sizes-focusst.html

The tire size I am thinking of going with:
235/35r19

Tire Pick Description
I was not really sure in the difference of what Tires to pick. It seems there was an overwhelming trend of Pirelli's being worn too fast so I am siding with the Michelin's linked below. As for the specific types of Michelin, I have no idea so I randomly chose the type. The ratings seemed solid.

Pick 1: Michelin Summer tire pick
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...YR9PSSXL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Pick 2: Pirelli Summer tire pick
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...R9P0XLV4&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Wheel Pick Description
I am a huge fan of all black, FBI look. I would also be down for something with a dark bronze look, but all my searches lead me to the below pick for a wheel. My only concern is that it's a 19 x 8.5 and I was not sure this would fit with the new tires, which is what I am triyng to solidify. As stated before Tire Rack said this was all within specs.

Wheels(rims):
https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Whe...&autoModel=Focus+ST&autoYear=2013&autoModClar
Any particular reason you want to upgrade to 19" and mess with your gearing/speedo/ride quality? Is it an aesthetic thing?
 

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Nice, I like the look of those wheels. Are you using spacers at all? Also, does the weight have a performance benifit?
 

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What do you mean by this isn't you're daily driver?

I just picked the 19" because i liked the appearance of the rim itself. I didn't even find out they were 19's until i looked at the specs until much later and did some research.
 

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Any particular reason you want to upgrade to 19" and mess with your gearing/speedo/ride quality? Is it an aesthetic thing?
If you go any size other than stock, there will be a difference.

You should see the 15 tabs i had open with all sorts of rim fitting websites, tire sizes, factory specs, correction factors, etc before i choose a tire size, lol.

Oh and no way i can run 19"s. They would get destroyed with the roads i drive on with my current suspension.
 
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If you go any size other than stock, there will be a difference.

You should see the 15 tabs i had open with all sorts of rim fitting websites, tire sizes, factory specs, correction factors, etc before i choose a tire size, lol.

Oh and no way i can run 19"s. They would get destroyed with the roads i drive on with my current suspension.
Yeah I almost got the vibe that OP maybe didn't notice that he was looking at 19" instead of 18" and figured I'd remind him that upgrading will definitely be harsher, throw off his speedo, etc. If all of that is okay then by all means! Clearance issues will ensue possibly like Duece said above, and ride harshness will suffer. Duece and I both dealing with PA roadways know they this wouldn't be possible for us, that's why I'm not even lowering my car at all lol.
 

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Yeah I was reading more forums. People were saying that the roads would really mess up the 19"s.

Thanks for the responses by the way guys. I think I am going to get something with the stop specs. 18"s and some a tire brand.
 

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Yeah I was reading more forums. People were saying that the roads would really mess up the 19"s.

Thanks for the responses by the way guys. I think I am going to get something with the stop specs. 18"s and some a tire brand.
Can't go wrong with the Michelin Pilot Super sports. Basically the top option for ultimate summer tire performance unless you don't care about tread life and get Re-71's or something. I just ordered new Pilot Super Sports this morning in 245/40r18 size and I have the stock wheels. So I went up to a 245 instead of the stock 235.
 
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