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2017 Ford Focus Electric (base) $20,536 ON - YMMV

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LoveRFD wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 12:02 pm
If that's the case then pretty much all EVs will have the same issue? I haven't noticed Leaf or Tesla owners complaining about this.
The big difference between the FFE and BEVs like the Leaf and Tesla is that the latter are designed from scratch as a BEV and have large flat battery packs under the floor which distribute the weight more evenly from front to back. The Focus is a car designed for an ICE system with the normal engine and transmission removed from up front and replaced with a electric motor then a bunch of batteries put in the trunk and under the back seat. So you will not have heard such complaints from Leaf and Tesla owners. That is one of the reasons the FFE is cheaper because it is a compliance car rather than a true BEV design.
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User439255 wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 9:08 am
So what size tires and rims will actually fit as winter tires. As mentioned before I'm being told by ford they should be aluminum.
+1, does anyone know the bolt pattern as well so I can search kijiji effectively
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I got my FFE back today! Everything is all set, there was just programming stuff with the new motor they had to resolve.

Car is finally home, will see how it is more later on and hopefully push it a few hundred km this weekend :P
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joshmxpx wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 1:47 pm
+1, does anyone know the bolt pattern as well so I can search kijiji effectively
I bought new steel rims from costco instead of kijiji. just goto costco dot ca and search for rims. They have a PDF listing sizes (15-17 inches) for the Focus.
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joshmxpx wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 1:47 pm
+1, does anyone know the bolt pattern as well so I can search kijiji effectively
Bolt pattern is 5x108
I think only Ford, Lincoln and Volvo cars have this pattern (but even not all of them)
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NubNub wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 3:33 pm
I bought new steel rims from costco instead of kijiji. just goto costco dot ca and search for rims. They have a PDF listing sizes (15-17 inches) for the Focus.
Those are like 50-70 each. You can get a used alloys for half price/set easily off kijiji.
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seafish wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 3:39 pm
Those are like 50-70 each. You can get a used alloys for half price/set easily off kijiji.
They cost 60+tax each plus free shipping.
Didn't see any in the right price range with the 5-108 bolt pattern. Plus I already have 1 season old Bridgestone winters ready to go.
Plus don't have to worry if they'll fit or if there are damaged.
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Would someone be able to tell me if there's an issue using 16" ford focus ICE stock rims on the 2017 FFE? I'm not sure of the exact width and offset of the wheels for sale, but the 2017 FFE uses 7Jx17 ET55 and the rims for sale would either be 6.5Jx16 ET50 or 7Jx16 ET50. Is the 5mm difference in offset a problem?
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AnDude wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 8:57 pm
Would someone be able to tell me if there's an issue using 16" ford focus ICE stock rims on the 2017 FFE? I'm not sure of the exact width and offset of the wheels for sale, but the 2017 FFE uses 7Jx17 ET55 and the rims for sale would either be 6.5Jx16 ET50 or 7Jx16 ET50. Is the 5mm difference in offset a problem?
You're fine with those, no issues
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AnDude wrote:
Oct 30th, 2017 8:57 pm
Would someone be able to tell me if there's an issue using 16" ford focus ICE stock rims on the 2017 FFE? I'm not sure of the exact width and offset of the wheels for sale, but the 2017 FFE uses 7Jx17 ET55 and the rims for sale would either be 6.5Jx16 ET50 or 7Jx16 ET50. Is the 5mm difference in offset a problem?
a 7" rim ET55 vs 6.5" rim ET 50 - should be fine

Results
Inner Clearance:
11mm MORE
(the inside of the wheel to the strut housing)
Outer Position:
RETRACT by 1mm
(position of the outside edge of the wheel)



http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator#
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 10:48 am
I've got Yokohama iceGUARD tires. I didn't notice any issue with tire grip when the light came on. Although, I was accelerating rather quickly.
That’s because your car’s traction control system took care of wheel spins for you.
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FFE also has a perfect weight distribution, 51/49

This is why it handles and drives much better than it's ICE sibling.

Grip will get better, mine is almost normal by now. Also, 2017 Volt has exactly same tires.

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