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I fell in love those those rims on the Focus ST-R. I think when I get the focus ST, I will put 18's or 19's on. Providing they fit.

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Tire Rack Has them:
BBS CF Machined w/Anthracite Accent
 
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If they fit, I also plan to get these wheels for my ST. Since they fit the ST-R, I suspect they will fit the ST, but you never know.
 

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Seems the CF is available in these sizes only...

Available Sizes: 17x7.5 | 18x8 | 19x8.5
Bolt Patterns: 5x120 | 5x112 | 5x114.3 | 5x110 | 5x108 | 5x100

Anyone have the exact specs for the ST? I think they are 18x8.5. No idea on the bolt pattern or offset.

These wheels are already very expensive, so not sure I will get them if I also have to buy new tires, but maybe.
 

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Based on some research, it appears fine to mount the ST standard 235/40R18 tires on 18x8 wheels like the BBS CF. However, I'm still not sure about the offset or bolt pattern but I suspect the bolt pattern will be 5-108. My plan is to move the TPMS sensors to the new wheels, and sell the stock ST wheels on e-bay.
 

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Based on this post...

Wheel Specs (from timo)

...it appears the specs for the ST wheels are the same as the Titanium Handling Package...

18 x 8.0
55 mm offset
backspacing = 169.5 mm / 6.673 in
63 mm center bore
tire pressure = 36psi

The 55mm offset seems a little bit above average for an 8" wheel, so that might limit choices since I want to stay as close to stock specs as possible.
 

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They are very nice but, 1,500 for a set of wheels is steep!
 
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They are a little expensive (TireRack has them for less than $300/ea), but within my budget. I'm also hoping that the slightly higher price means fewer people will get them, and thus make my ride a little more unique looking.
 

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They are very nice but, 1,500 for a set of wheels is steep!
I think that's pretty cheap for BBS wheels. I'm wondering if they are forged, they are 1500 for the set I'd say they aren't.

I think they look okay, but I'm a mesh wheel lover. RGR's or RE's for me.
 

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Maybe a group buy could knock the price down a bit.
 

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They are a little expensive (TireRack has them for less than $300/ea), but within my budget. I'm also hoping that the slightly higher price means fewer people will get them, and thus make my ride a little more unique looking.
Are you sure about that? Vivid Racing is selling them at $355.00 for 18x8 with 5x108 bolt pattern.
 

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I'm sure. Just re-checked the Tirerack website to be sure. I'm going with 17x7.5 @ $295 with 215/50R17 tires, but they also have 18x8.0 @ $380 if you want to keep the stock 235/40R18 tires. If someone knows a reputable U.S. vendor that has them for less please let me know.
 

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That's sounding more reasonable!
 

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I'm thinking of the TSW Nurburgring wheel in Bronze. The bronze should look better with the yellow. It's rotary forged (expensive) but at least it is available in 18X8.5 at $320 from CarId.com. It will be about $150 for 4 TPS and re-setter (the same package for mustangs should work). I don't know if the bolt pattern and offset are correct. Perhaps they machine the bolt pattern and offset when you order. Like the others where saying, get them as a group for a discount?

I'm thinking that I will get winter tires put on the original wheels late this fall, and order the new rims for the spring.
 

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I think that's pretty cheap for BBS wheels. I'm wondering if they are forged, they are 1500 for the set I'd say they aren't.

I think they look okay, but I'm a mesh wheel lover. RGR's or RE's for me.
$50,000 is cheap for a BMW M3, too.
Hey I'm looking at a car that very few people would pay $30K for.
So 5% of purchase price for wheels brings out the CPA in me.
If I can get a decent about for the stockers I'm gonna do it.

It's amazing how good my eye is. If I like something it turns out to be more that I thought.:O:
Have you started with the "How short am I" jokes yet?
 
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I still love the BBS CF wheels, but I ordered a set of Pro Race 1.2s instead. They are about the same weight and look just as good, at least to me they do. I went with -1 sizing (17x8 wheels with 235/45R17 tires) to get a slightly more comfortable ride.
 
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