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#1 OFFLINE   Chinko

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:06 AM

Has anyone installed 18 inch rims and tires (or bigger) on their max, if you have will you share please I'm looking to do 18 on mine next week,

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#2 OFFLINE   Edsel

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:30 AM

I thought about it at one time.  Didn't do it because of the extra weight of the wheels and tires.  IIRC is was almost ten pounds per corner.  I would be interested to hear your mileage results when done.



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:37 PM

Will definitely hurt your mileage, plus you would need to buy a new set of tires and if you don't get the same kind that come with it you will lose more mpg. Be sure about this move before you do it.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 01:46 PM

Because of my concern about bumps and potholes, if I were to change wheels, I would get smaller wheels so I could get taller tires to absorb the bumps better, sacrificing a bit of handling.



#5 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

Just wondering if you bought the wheels and tires?   If so how do you like them?  MPG?

 

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 02:49 AM

Got to be someone who has put some larger wheels, either aftermarket or from the fusion/focus? 



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

 

 

Got to be someone who has put some larger wheels, either aftermarket or from the fusion/focus? 

Of course people are doing it.

Few, if any of those people, are active in this forum.

 

A Lexus dealer in Maryland listed this used C-MAX last May:

 

Attached File  MD C-MAX with custom rims #2b.jpg   48.1KB   26 downloads

 

Attached File  MD C-MAX with custom rims Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 8.56.48 PM.jpg   37.69KB   19 downloads


Edited by kostby, 11 March 2015 - 11:09 AM.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:37 AM

Of course people are doing it.
Few, if any of those people, are active in this forum.

A Lexus dealer in Maryland listed this used C-MAX last May:

attachicon.gifMD C-MAX with custom rims #2b.jpg

attachicon.gifMD C-MAX with custom rims Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 8.56.48 PM.jpg

That looks pretty unique. I wonder if those are 18" or 19" and what the tire specs are. Im about to order a set of tsw bathurst and i cant decide if i want 18 or 19. If those are 18 above then, im probably gonna go with 18s.

Theyre lightweight at 18.5 lbs for an 18x8 wheel.

Hey Kotsby, do u know the dealerships name so i could call and find out?

Edited by Edgeskeez, 15 March 2015 - 04:41 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:54 AM

That looks pretty unique. I wonder if those are 18" or 19" and what the tire specs are. Im about to order a set of tsw bathurst and i cant decide if i want 18 or 19. If those are 18 above then, im probably gonna go with 18s.
Theyre lightweight at 18.5 lbs for an 18x8 wheel.
Hey Kotsby, do u know the dealerships name so i could call and find out?


Nvm i see it in the background lol

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:50 AM

here you go buddy. 18x8" Tsw Nurburgrings. Click on the link below to see my post.

 

http://fordcmaxhybri...ngs/#entry55318



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:45 PM

Will definitely hurt your mileage, plus you would need to buy a new set of tires and if you don't get the same kind that come with it you will lose more mpg. Be sure about this move before you do it.

 

If is is true that this mod hurts mpg (and I am inclined to believe that it is true), why on earth do so many of us spend so much money to do it?


Edited by Smiling Jack, 18 March 2015 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:18 PM

I had 245R40-18s on my old Audi A6 and you could feel every pebble on the road.  Just be careful of what you wish for.

 

(for what it's worth I don't think the C-max looks it's best with shorter radius tires--something about the high roof; it throws the visual balance off and makes the car look like a big woman with small shoes--as in Kostby's pic above--but to each his own)


Edited by Adrian_L, 18 March 2015 - 10:51 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

If is is true that this mod hurts mpg (and I am inclined to believe that it is true), why on earth do so many of us spend so much money to do it?

Priorities vary.  Edgeskeez already has a roof rack, so it's not likely that high mileage is his priority. I expect these wheels have a small effect compared with a roof rack, or the expected rolling resistance hit from the Yokos (OEMs are among the lowest of the LRR tires available).

 

That said, it must be noted that these are small effects that shoud not make or break your finances. In Tire Rack's 2009 test, the difference between best and worst rolling resistance tire was about 7%. You're still using less fuel by driving a hybrid.

 

Have fun,

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:23 PM

Priorities vary.  Edgeskeez already has a roof rack, so it's not likely that high mileage is his priority. I expect these wheels have a small effect compared with a roof rack, or the expected rolling resistance hit from the Yokos (OEMs are among the lowest of the LRR tires available).

 

That said, it must be noted that these are small effects that shoud not make or break your finances. In Tire Rack's 2009 test, the difference between best and worst rolling resistance tire was about 7%. You're still using less fuel by driving a hybrid.

 

Have fun,

Frank

Hey Frank, you basically got my mindset on point. My situation and priorities are different from everyone else. I have an Energi so don't use much gas during my 5 night work week. I charge for free at work and run on all electric to go home (13 miles side street). When I get home I'll usually have 10 miles of EV left. I use all of the EV range to go to work and use ICE for the last 3 miles. Sometimes if I am late, then I'll take the longer, but faster route on the freeway. Yesterday, I noticed I took a 3 mile hit on my EV range but that's because I had a really heavy foot that day. I had to get to class on time. I will go back to work in a few days and will drive normally to see if I still take a hit on EV range on the way home.

 

Also, today I drove from Los Angeles to Santa Clarita with the roof rack and new wheels on. I averaged a combined rating of 34.9 mpg while traveling an average speed I'd say 73 mph on the highway. My route was 90% highway and 10% city. I used to average 37.6mpg while traveling an avg speed of 75mph without the roof rack and with the OEM wheels. I consider myself to be the kind of driver between a hypermiler and a heavy foot. Before I took the plunge, I knew I risked taking a hit on my mpg. I also predicted it would not be significant. I know every mile counts and it adds up, but I felt it was not significant enough to dissuade me from making my decisions.

 

 

I had 245R40-18s on my old Audi A6 and you could feel every pebble on the road.  Just be careful of what you wish for.

 

(for what it's worth I don't think the C-max looks it's best with shorter radius tires--something about the high roof; it throws the visual balance off and makes the car look like a big woman with small shoes--as in Kostby's pic above--but to each his own)

I hear ya. I'm glad I didn't go with the 19's because i had to go with a 40mm. In my opinion, Kotsby pic above with the White Cmax was too much. I believe those are 20's or at the very least 19's. It looks overkill. But in the end, to each their own. I like the way the 18's look.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:38 PM

For the ultimate in comparison, I give you the half Focus ST wheels in rado grey. 

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Will get the full shortly

Edited by mike884, 17 April 2015 - 10:39 PM.

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 05:51 PM

Mike, if you're still looking at the thread, could you update us with the pics of the fully installed wheels? Did you compare weight against the factory wheel/tire combo?



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:46 AM

I have the full picture...sorry for the delay... will post it up soon. 



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:49 AM

The ST tires and wheels were pretty heavy...  michelin mxm4 in 245/40/18 on the ST wheels didn't seem much heavier than stock. Mileage changes have been negligible, steering is a little more weighty at speed, but I like it that way, it seems less "twitchy"


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 11:38 AM

sorry for the delay here are all 4 

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 07:56 PM

sorry for the delay here are all 4 

Looks great, less like a small van and more like a Focus








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