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This is version 1 of the fitment guide for the 2010+ Fusion. The guide is very similar across all trim levels.

Fitment Guide : (General Outline)

POPULAR FITMENTS:

* 16X7.O 35 OFFSET W/ 205/60-16 TIRES
* 17X7.0 35 OFFSET W/ 225/50-17 TIRES
* 18X7.5 35 OFFSET W/ 225/45-18 TIRES
* 19X8.0 35 OFFSET W/ 235/40-19 TIRES
* 20X8.5 35 OFFSET W/ 245/30-20 TIRES
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O.E WHEEL/TIRE ASSEMBLY WEIGHT (16IN.): 43 LBS
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WHEEL WIDTHS OFFSET RANGE REC'D TIRE WIDTHS
6.0 + 1/+65 195
6.5 + 7/+63 195/205
7.0 +13/+56 205/215/225
7.5 +20/+50 205/215/225/235
8.0 +26/+44 225/235/245
8.5 +32/+37 225/235/245

**OFFSETS LOWER THAN LISTED ABOVE WILL PLACE THE
FACE OF THE WHEEL OUTSIDE THE FENDER AND COULD CAUSE
TIRE RUBBING TO OCCUR.

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**MAX REC'D TIRE WIDTH: 245 MM
**MAX REC'D TIRE HEIGHT: 26.46 INCHES
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TPMS RESETTING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: THE TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR TRAINING PROCEDURE
MUST BE DONE ON A SINGLE VEHICLE, IN AN AREA WITHOUT
RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) NOISE AND AT LEAST 1 METER (3
FEET) AWAY FROM OTHER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TPMS.
NOTE: IF A SENSOR DOES NOT RESPOND TO THE ACTIVATION
TOOL, ATTEMPT TO ACTIVATE THE SAME SENSOR WITH THE
ACTIVATION TOOL. IF THE SENSOR STILL DOES NOT
RESPOND, MOVE THE VEHICLE TO ROTATE THE WHEELS AT
LEAST 1/4 OF A TURN AND ATTEMPT TO ACTIVATE THE SAME
SENSOR AGAIN.

NOTE: THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM IS NOT
AFFECTED BY WHEEL AND TIRE ROTATION.
1. TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH TO THE OFF POSITION,
THEN PRESS AND RELEASE THE BRAKE PEDAL.
2. CYCLE THE IGNITION SWITCH FROM THE OFF POSITION
TO THE RUN POSITION 3 TIMES, ENDING IN THE RUN
POSITION.
3. PRESS AND RELEASE THE BRAKE PEDAL.
4. TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH TO THE OFF POSITION.
5. TURN THE IGNITION SWITCH FROM THE OFF POSITION TO
THE RUN POSITION 3 TIMES, ENDING IN THE RUN
POSITION.
THE HORN WILL SOUND ONCE AND THE TPMS INDICATOR WILL
FLASH IF THE TRAINING MODE HAS BEEN ENTERED
SUCCESSFULLY. IF EQUIPPED, THE MESSAGE CENTER WILL
DISPLAY TRAIN LF TIRE.
6. PLACE THE ACTIVATION TOOL 180 DEGREES FROM THE
VALVE STEM (BANDED SENSORS) OR AT THE VALVE STEM
(VALVE SENSOR). PRESS AND RELEASE THE TEST BUTTON ON
THE SCAN TOOL. THE HORN WILL SOUND BRIEFLY TO
INDICATE THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR HAS BEEN
RECOGNIZED.
7. WITHIN 2 MINUTES OF THE HORN SOUNDING, PLACE THE
SCAN TOOL ON THE RF TIRE SIDEWALL OPPOSITE (180
DEGREES) FROM THE VALVE STEM (BANDED) OR AT VALVE
STEM (VALVE SENSOR) AND PRESS AND RELEASE THE TEST
BUTTON TO TRAIN THE RF TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR.
8. NOTE: DO NOT WAIT MORE THAN 2 MINUTES BETWEEN
TRAINING EACH SENSOR OR THE ENTIRE PROCEDURE MUST BE
REPEATED.
REPEAT STEP 7 FOR THE RR AND LR TIRES.
THE PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED AFTER THE LAST TIRE HAS
BEEN TRAINED. WHEN THE TRAINING PROCEDURE IS
COMPLETE, THE MESSAGE CENTER (IF EQUIPPED) WILL
DISPLAY TIRE TRAINING COMPLETE.
FOR VEHICLES NOT EQUIPPED WITH A MESSAGE CENTER,
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING PROCEDURE WILL
BE VERIFIED BY TURNING THE IGNITION SWITCH TO THE
OFF POSITION WITHOUT THE HORN SOUNDING.
IF THE HORN SOUNDS TWICE WHEN THE SWITCH IS TURNED
TO THE OFF POSITION, THE TRAINING PROCEDURE WAS NOT
SUCCESSFUL.

SETUP COMPLETE
 

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No problems guys, again this is version one and a update will come soon for more detailed info. This is just an outline of whats suggested. I know first hand that the offset range can be moved either way a few MM and other tire sizes will work. Just some basic specs. Any questions just ask.
 

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You're not actually saying, for example, that with a 6.5" wheel and a 205 tire that any offset from +7mm to + 63mm is OK to use? That cannot be correct info. The +63 will push the tire out 56mm more than the +7mm. Do you realize that is a LOT? Like almost 2 1/4"! Something just doesn't seem right here...
 

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Will TPMS bands off a 2008 work with the 2010's valve stem system?

Thanks in advance
 

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[quote author=CVeldkamp link=topic=168318.msg3592933#msg3592933 date=1270008697]
Will TPMS bands off a 2008 work with the 2010's valve stem system?

Thanks in advance
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Hi CV. :wavey: No, the sensor types are not interchangeable.

However, the same reset tool can be used for both systems.

Good luck. :cheers:
 

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Should have been more specific, sorry.

Do the offset ranges posted below apply to the 2010 Milan, or just the Fusion?

WHEEL WIDTHS OFFSET RANGE REC'D TIRE WIDTHS
6.0 + 1/+65 195
6.5 + 7/+63 195/205
7.0 +13/+56 205/215/225
7.5 +20/+50 205/215/225/235
8.0 +26/+44 225/235/245
8.5 +32/+37 225/235/245
 

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[quote author=MadOx23 link=topic=168318.msg3810586#msg3810586 date=1285698886]
Oops. Sorry. Since the two are mechanically identical, I would bet the house that they're the same for both cars.
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Great, thanks.

I am buying a set of 17x7's off an 07 Milan from a member on here and then I am gonna find some winter tires for them.

I also found a set of wheels on craigslist that are 17x7.5 +50 that come with Winter tires. So I might just buy them for the tires and then put them on the rims I get from the member :).
 

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Jayson, thanks for posting this tire and wheel fitment information.

I'm thinking ahead to when I will need to replace the original tires, and noticed limited selection for 225/45/18 for my 2010 Sport. It looks like the 245/40/18 would be a good choice when I compare rim fit and mounted diameter. The preferred rim width of the 245 tire is 8.5", while the preferred rim width for the 225 is 8". Mounting the 245 on a 8" wheel would actually make the finished diameter slightly more than the published spec (on an 8.2" wheel). That would mean that the .2" smaller diameter would end up really being closer to the 225's (on an 8" rim). If anything it may even be slightly larger, but not enough to matter.

The big question is has anyone else been running 245/40R18 tires on their 2010 Sport with factory wheels and is there any interference issues?
 

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With a little more searching, I found that the Sport stock wheel is 7.5" wide.

That means that the 245/40ZR18 size may not be so desirable after all. The acceptable range is 8.0" to 9.0". The acceptable width becomes more critical with smaller aspect ratios, especially with a stiff sidewall.

I'm still curious if anyone else has tried a different size tire on the Sport rim.
 

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I must have taken a stupid pill before both of the last two posts.

The 245/40 is .8" taller than the 225/45, not .2" smaller. Putting the wider tire on a narrower than ideal rim would make it end up taller still.

The more I look at this the more the stock tire size makes sense. Hopefully by the time I need to buy tires, there will be more selection.
 

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[quote author=Big Jim link=topic=168318.msg3882474#msg3882474 date=1292296550]
I must have taken a stupid pill before both of the last two posts.

The 245/40 is .8" taller than the 225/45, not .2" smaller. Putting the wider tire on a narrower than ideal rim would make it end up taller still.

The more I look at this the more the stock tire size makes sense. Hopefully by the time I need to buy tires, there will be more selection.
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Hi Big Jim. :wavey: You don't mention where you were looking or what tire category you prefer, but in the spirit of helping: On The Tire Rack, there is quite a selection of 225/45-18's. 18 All-Seasons of varying category along with 35 Summer of varying category and 5 Winter tires. I believe if you check with Discount Tire and your local tire shops, they will probably carry a few brands which The Tire Rack does not, for even more choices.

Again, just trying to help. :hug:

Good luck. :cheers:
 

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Both of those two companies were among my information sources.

I'm still reacting to "sticker shock" on the price of tires in those sizes.
 

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[quote author=Big Jim link=topic=168318.msg3882496#msg3882496 date=1292298268]
Both of those two companies were among my information sources.

I'm still reacting to "sticker shock" on the price of tires in those sizes.
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Hi Big Jim. :wavey: Ahhhh...yes. Now that you have given more detail, I certainly feel your pain. :surrender:

So I will update my advice: There is quite a selection of 225/45-18's in various type/categories. However, very few of those choices can be categorized as inexpensive! :eek4: :lmao:

Good luck. :cheers:
 

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sweet info im wanting to put 20's on my fusion and i noticed the 245/30/20 are reccd. will a 245/35/20 fit or will it be tight and also i am wanting to lower the car with steeda springs thanks guys
 
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