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post #371 of 514 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 11:46 PM
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post #372 of 514 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 01:59 PM
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Ok, so I need winter tires on steel rims, I found a good deal on some winters from a Ford Fusion..

Our stock 16" steel rims"

Size: 16X6.5
Offset: 55mm
Backspacing: 5.90"
Bolt Pattern: 5-114
Rec. Tire Size:205/60-16

Stock Ford Fusion 16"

Size: 16X6.5
Offset: +42mm
Backspacing: 5.43"
Bolt Pattern: 5-114
Rec. Tire Size:205/60-16


I see plenty of people in here with +42 offset wheels, but not sure about the backspacing
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It's not the backspacing you should worry about. With rim width (6.5) being equal, From 55 to 42, you'll have 13mm of extra backspacing, so no worries there.

What you should worry about, however, is rubbing. Despite the fact that they will physically fit on the 6, the Fusion's wheels will stick out 13mm more than Mazda's OE steel wheels in relation to the wheel wells and fenders. And with the inherent sidewall "bulge" of the 205/60 tire size, you will run the risk of rubbing.

Another thing you should consider is center bore. I haven't made actual measurements, but from what I saw, when I considered buying a set of Milan (same as Fusion) wheels to use on my old 6, the center bore appeared to be significantly bigger than that of the 6 (67.1mm).

So it might not be that good of a deal after all. Should you actually go for the Fusion's wheels (with rubbing issues notwithstanding), you'll need to spend extra money on buying (or even fabricating) centering rings. And those are especially tricky to use with steel wheels.

Another issue. With such as "extreme" offset as that of the Fusion's wheels (as compared to the 6), there will be abnormal stress on the lower ball joints. To put it as simply as possible, road forces will load the ball joints a bit sideways, causing them to be stressed more to one side instead of being loaded equally. I once used wheels with a 40mm offset, and had to change the lower ball joints (entire control arms, actually) twice in 10,000 kilometers! Not good!

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QUOTE (Six-wheeler @ Sep 18 2009, 03:16 PM)
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It's not the backspacing you should worry about. With rim width (6.5) being equal, From 55 to 42, you'll have 13mm of extra backspacing, so no worries there.

What you should worry about, however, is rubbing. Despite the fact that they will physically fit on the 6, the Fusion's wheels will stick out 13mm more than Mazda's OE steel wheels in relation to the wheel wells and fenders. And with the inherent sidewall "bulge" of the 205/60 tire size, you will run the risk of rubbing.

Another thing you should consider is center bore. I haven't made actual measurements, but from what I saw, when I considered buying a set of Milan (same as Fusion) wheels to use on my old 6, the center bore appeared to be significantly bigger than that of the 6 (67.1mm).

So it might not be that good of a deal after all. Should you actually go for the Fusion's wheels (with rubbing issues notwithstanding), you'll need to spend extra money on buying (or even fabricating) centering rings. And those are especially tricky to use with steel wheels.

Another issue. With such as "extreme" offset as that of the Fusion's wheels (as compared to the 6), there will be abnormal stress on the lower ball joints. To put it as simply as possible, road forces will load the ball joints a bit sideways, causing them to be stressed more to one side instead of being loaded equally. I once used wheels with a 40mm offset, and had to change the lower ball joints (entire control arms, actually) twice in 10,000 kilometers! Not good![/b]

Thanks for the awesome response, time to keep on looking!
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QUOTE (critical6 @ Jan 17 2005, 08:32 AM)
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...in my defense (since i dont like people posting about their rims and not posting photos of them on their cars)





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what are the name of these wheels? They are HOT!!!
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hi everyone i got a 18 x 8.5 +45 w/ a 225/40/18 tire. what do you guys think?



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Hard to tell much from that picture, aside from the tire not really being wide enough for the rim, and your ride height being accentuated by the aftermarket wheels.


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yeah i know but li like the look and the ride is ok. i added some pic. im new to this forum so dont know how to post a descent image still having problem in sizing up the image...
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