Discussion in 'Fiesta ST News and Reviews' started by meFiSTo, Apr 14, 2015.
Automobile mag takes the car out on a winter run with Team O'Neil.
With a great little video.
Very cool. Thanks for posting!
Now I really want those wheels for my winter tires
Not cheap for winter wheels. Hah. Although TD has a nice such wheel. Only issue is that it does accept TPMS hardware as far as know.
All TD wheels accept TPMS, not sure on the Braids, though black tape is cheap...
Huh. Ok. Chalon said the "Pro Rally" wheels would not accept TPMS. But very nice if they do. Sure are cool wheels for a winter option.
Oh yeah those... I'll edit that to Pro Race rims accept tpms... Though he did tell me that all TD rims accept it...
Yeah I have TPMS in my 15x7 TD PR 1.2 wheels.
Ditto my PR3s.
I think that if I did not have my stockers for winter, I'd go with the PR3s in 15x7. Some good skinny, tall options for those and they take the TPMS hardware. I prefer the 1.2s for track wheels as they are lighter.
I think the PR3 is the same weight in 17 as the oem FiST wheels, maybe a pinch lighter. I've 15 Sparco Drifts for winter, good solid rim, though narrower. I also have a spare set of 16x7 Drifts that I'll likely have to use for winter when I get my BBK installed finally. Unless I buy a FiST next spring...
Are they running dmac tires on those cars? And I didn't catch if they were running bigger brakes as well because I was wondering how/ what brake kit they can get to fit under the 15in rims?
Maybe there is info at the Team O'Neil site about their cars. No idea here. Maybe someone else knows something.
General Tire Arctic something's. Not many people running D-Mack's in the states unfortunately. I think the US Ford rally team has a BFG sponsor for tires if I'm not mistaken.
I think it would be cool if a distributor would pick up the D-Mack DOT legal tires here along w/ the race tires... keeping the big red/white D-MACK label on the sidewalls like the race tires. D-Mack's structure now is that you order a container by specific tire size/pattern for the US.
Also, those OZ's are M-Sport 4 lug wheels. Probably off the new R2's. Wish we could get them here.
and AWESOME video!
Thanks for posting!
Those are the MSport OZ gravel wheels from the Fiesta R1 rally car (on the ST), the R2 has 5-lug hubs. The R1 cars use stock brakes with the same rear brakes as the ST, sourced from the Focus MkI. There are only a few R1 cars running, and most aren't actual MSport R1's, but rather a less modified production Fiesta compared to the R2. The actual R1 is used for a spec series in Europe, but the idea of a lower cost Fiesta is the same. The silver Fiesta with all sorts of mismatched parts is Verena's old car that now has a 2015 nose. That car is one of the few 4-lug Fiesta's running. The R2 Fiesta's use AP Racing brakes in all different sizes depending on snow, tarmac, or gravel. The General Tires are probably the Altimax Arctic's, which are very popular at the Sno*Drift due to their low cost and good performance. 100 Acre Wood has been snow covered for the last two years, which isn't normal.
I dug around my pictures and I can't find any good ones of the R1 and R2 brakes from TON. I do have video footage from when my brother and I crewed for Lucy Block's R2 Fiesta showing the front and rear brakes during service.
Glad to know I'm not the only one getting between 23-26 mpg average lol (Fuelly)
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