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Choosing spare set of wheels, what width?

winter wheels width

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  • Current Vehicle:2017 C-MAX Energi Titanium, 2014 C-Max Hybrid (daughter's car)

Posted 30 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

Winter's bearin' down here in Denver, and I'm thinking about a new set of treads.  Previously I've had full sets of winter wheels and tires for all my cars, and the C-Max deserves no less (and may need them more, judging from comments I've read). So I'm shopping for wheels. I'm shopping the usual sources (tire rack, discount) for a package deal. They recommend 17x 7.5 and 17x8 wheels for my 2017 NRG Ti, but other online spec sheets say the stock wheel width is really 17x7.


So what is the real wheel width? Judging by our cars' tight wheel wells, there's little room to fit anything bigger in there. The official Ford parts site was no help, offering only the earlier silver wheel at $528 each- and no width specs.


I'm probably safest selecting a 7-inch-wide wheel, but that really cuts down on the selection. Any thoughts, or better yet, experience?

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#2 OFFLINE   RubyMax


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  • Current Vehicle:C-Max Energi, 302A, Pano; Focus Electric

Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:24 AM

I picked up a set of these at a junkyard for about $200 for my Focus Electric, which have the same standard wheel as the Energi.


They are 16x7



Edited by RubyMax, 31 October 2017 - 05:25 AM.

#3 OFFLINE   Levi Smith

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:32 AM

This is what I did:


#4 OFFLINE   Plug-in


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:48 PM

I spent weeks figuring out how to get snow tires on my new C-Max affordably and the 16 inch wheel is the best option. Thanks RubyMax for the junkyard link. I tried to save money on the rims, but then had to spend a lot more to replace the broken TPMS sensors. The Focus wheels are 16x7 and the Taurus wheels 16x6. My Michelin Xi-3 snows fit beautifully and I got to try them out after a new snow. Too bad the car is so bad in snow, even with the proper tires. I'll just be more careful.

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