Motegi MR125 & Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 205/40/17

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Wheel and Tire Upgrades' started by RDgolfer, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Just bought this setup from TireRack...and I can't wait to put these on and get rid of the Potenzas' and the heavy stock wheels...the road noise was unbearable because of the 20+ lbs of road force on two of the four already super road noisy stock Bridgestones...Hats off to TireRack and their focus on quality...the wheel and tire packages that you buy from them are inspected in-house on a Hunter tire/wheel balancing machine...if a tire or wheel is out of spec, a new wheel or tire replaces the out of spec tire or wheel...they do not try to make chicken salad out of chicken sh*t
     
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  3. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    That's the package that I put on the car. I bought the car Thursday night, and had them on Friday morning. Love 'em. The most important thing to me was easy to clean. I looked for the least number of spokes so there would be room to get my hands in between. Plus I need all seasons, as I don't want to have to run two sets of rims. I'm saving the original wheels and tires to put back on the car when it gets sold, 20 years or more from now.
     
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  4. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    I have those wheels but stock tires. What tire size did you go with?

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  5. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Hope you like the tires as much as I do they are a nice all around tire though I have not run them in the snow as I have real snow tires for that but i love the AS/3's
     
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  6. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

     
  7. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Nice song quote!

    I'm thinking 215/40 will be my next size. If it's the same front and rear I can't imagine the bias will be off...
     
  8. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Btw...Ingot Silver..was thinking about the black wheels to deal with brake dust, but I went with the matte grey...going to go with a less dusty ceramic compound brake pad when the oem's bite the dust...corny
     
  9. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Do you mean the car may pull to one side with a wider wheel/tire setup?
     
  10. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    No. It seemed you were concerned about it pushing more (understeer) with wider tires. If they're the same width front and rear I don't think it will affect the balance.
     
  11. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Oh, ok...I misunderstood...gotcha
     
  12. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

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    This is what the Ingot Silver looks like with the Matte Gray Motegis. My choice (obviously)> I think it give a nice monochrome look to the car. They do NOT hide the brake dust. Before you put them on, take some time a put a good coat of quality wax on them, not just the spokes, but inside too. I was considering going with brake dust caps in red, or painting the brakes, but again, decided the monochrome is just right. With the Octane Academy badge, I think the choice of all gray and black looks even better.

    From the back view, you can bet a better idea of what the wheels look like in person. The Tire Rack picture really show how the spokes arc out.
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  13. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    ^ Zormecteon those rims are gorgeous. This just reinforces my choice for ordering the MR125. The low weight (about 16 lbs per rims) is icing on the cake. Could I ask you another favor? Is there any way you could post a close up pic of the center of the rim where the hub/lug nuts are?
     
  14. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    Here's a picture from before I put them on the car. As you can see, they have holes for two different sizes. I've been looking, (not too hard) for some sort of cap to cover the extras, and even had my son do a cad of some plugs with FORD in relief, but have made no motions yet...

    It bothered me at first, but after time I don't even notice the extra holes.

    Of course I got rid of the plastic valve caps and put on chrome ones. Again, Ford logo ones might be cool, but I haven't done anything about that either.

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  15. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    Good looking wheels guys. My only gripe, and its just my personal preference, is I dont like multi bolt pattern wheels. But the style of those is great!
     
  16. RDgolfer

    RDgolfer Active Member

    Thanks for the pics...looks good...btw, does the car feel different with the lighter wheels?
     
  17. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Thanks also for the pic. Beautiful. Sorry to be a pain in the ass but any way you could take a picture of the rim/hub area with the rim mounted on the ST? I am also curious about how the multi bolt pattern looks mounted on the car.
     
  18. Zormecteon

    Zormecteon Active Member

    While I was waiting for the car to be built, I ordered these wheels and tires. I had them sitting (in my living room) for weeks before I got the car.
    I can't tell you how the tires handle wheel..jpg differ from stock, or the effect that the lighter wheels have either. Other than driving at the Octane Academy, that is.
     
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  19. rcl4668

    rcl4668 Active Member

    Thanks for the picture! They look great.
     
  20. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Ugh those photos of the silver FiST is making me regret not trying harder to find a silver one... :(
     
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  21. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    I can feel a difference. The front wheels spin and chirp easier from a stop and driving fast on roads with bumps is more sure-footed because the suspension can keep the lighter wheels in contact with the ground better.
     
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