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225/55/17 tires; Will they fit?

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I bought a 2010 TC last year and spent the summer heavily modifying the interior into the ultimate hippie van. This spring, it's time for the outside to get it's treatment.

I purchased four 17" Ford Focus rims from a seller on eBay for $300 with the TPMS still attached. Now it's time to shop for tires. I've read every article posted on here about sizes and saw one that mentioned 225/50/17 tires. It seems like 225/55/17 in the load range needed are much more plentiful. Will the slight extra size aspect cause problems? I'd hate to spend the money just to find out that they rub on something.

Excellent site, by the way. Lots of great info to be had.

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Hi there one bullet Dan. I to just bought 17 inch rims for my 12 tc XLT. Was wondering how you made out with the 225-55-17 tires and if they worked or not. Please let me know. Thanks

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The diameter difference is 1.4 inches and the tire is .4 inches wider .  I think it would rub on some of the wheel travel.  The wheel offset would have to be changed also.

A better choice would be a 225-50-17 the Diameter difference would be .4 inches.

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Thanks G B L. Friday I am goin to put them on. I will go with the 225-50-17. I will put pics on when I am done. Thanks again

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I am running 235-55-17 stock tires,TPMS, rims from  a Escape. 

Only slight rub at full lock. 


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