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MichaelD

Wheel Size Question

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47 minutes ago, Beta Don said:

I *like* the look of those!  -  They really made a dramatic change in the look of the van.  Very similar to what I've got on mine  :victory:

 

I changed out my steel wheels & hubcaps for a set of 16 X 7 Ford Focus alloy wheels (from a 2012 I think) and mounted my OEM Continentals on them, re-using the original TPMS sensors

 

Don

 

 

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Those are similar indeed!

The Volvo wheels don't quite do what I really want which is to go wider. The specs are almost identical to the stock wheels on the van except they are 7s not 6 1/2s. I would have preferred a little less offset. I could pack them out with spacers I suppose but I probably won't. But they are just temporary, about half life left on the tires and they're not load rated properly for the van. They ride nice though and I didn't have to mount or balance them nor did I pay much for them. The Conti-Pros managed to get about 700 miles on them........which is a lot for me......cause I hate stock steels with hubcaps.

 

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If you want wider I just picked up a set of 2013 Escape rims that are 17 x 7.5J 

 

I am mostly interested in 16" steelies for the Cleveland winter I would trade straight up or even pay on top for the 16s

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Tire Rack Has steel 16"OE Rims for $62.00 ea 

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I already have these ones though.  I would rather not duplicate the expenses.  I have another 10 weeks before it snows here.

 

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If you're purchasing wheels originally intended for  a different Ford or Volvo I'd pay close attention to the load stamped on the back. I've found a good amount do not meet the load cap of the TC.

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Please share the load rating you've found stamped on the back of an original TC wheel, so we'll know the minimumt we should be looking for

 

Don

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Unless you plan to actually haul 1,600lbs (or something close to that) you don't need specially rated wheels or tire.

 The car weighs the same or less than a Fusion. 

 

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The 215 55 16 XL carry a rated load of 1609 ea. The wheels need to be better than that by a reasonable margin.

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I can find lots of 17s, but 16s are what I want. What I really want is staggered widths with the same same rim dia. 

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57 minutes ago, OLDSCHOOLFOOL said:

 

I like that style of rim though.

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Tis a shame you're not in VA, I would GIVE you a set of 16 inch steels with only 700 miles on them. Covers too. They're going to be in my way.

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I like these Maserati babies.....but the rear offset is so high you would have to use spacers to keep them off of the suspension.:cry: I'm slowly resigning myself to using spacers or adapters on any setup I can come up with. Maybe there is more space back there than I think? Anybody know for sure how positive you could go with the offset? And to fit a 255/50R16?

 

I haven't been able to find what the center bore is.

 

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Offset: FRONT: 30 REAR: 56  

 

Number of Bolts: 5 Rim Material: Alloy
Bolt Pattern: 5x108 Rim Width: FRONT: 7J REAR:8J
Rim Structure: One Piece Rim Diameter: 16

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On 10/12/2017 at 6:59 AM, OLDSCHOOLFOOL said:

Tis a shame you're not in VA, I would GIVE you a set of 16 inch steels with only 700 miles on them. Covers too. They're going to be in my way.

I'm in VA every year to visit my in-laws in Toano.  I'd be glad to trade these 17s for some steelies for the winter

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On ‎10‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 8:41 PM, Keith Blume said:

I'm in VA every year to visit my in-laws in Toano.  I'd be glad to trade these 17s for some steelies for the winter

We can make it work. Toano is east of Richmond if I recall. I'm about 45 minutes west of Richmond. If your route takes you along I64 it should be no problem at all.

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