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I posted this is the wrong section the first time.. sorry guys..

I just got my 06 I4 Fusion.. I have the 16inch wheel w/ the lovely ol hubcaps on them. I looking to moving up in rim size.. I've been told if i want to keep my MPG, should stay w/ 17 and thats it, i was looking to go 18 but affaid it will kill the I4.. dunno, just seeking opinions..
 

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Any 16 or 17 wont throw off your MPG or your speedo. Wheels specs are a 5 X114.3 or 5 X4.5 which ever you wanna call it. I currently have 17X7s on mine now and love them. To each their own, and hope this helps.
 

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[quote author=Total ConFUSION link=topic=67694.msg1167414#msg1167414 date=1169680048]
17s

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Yeah, i'm pretty much going w/ some chrome 17's...
 

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[quote author=fusion2fly link=topic=67694.msg1165236#msg1165236 date=1169594519]
I posted this is the wrong section the first time.. sorry guys..

I just got my 06 I4 Fusion.. I have the 16inch wheel w/ the lovely ol hubcaps on them. I looking to moving up in rim size.. I've been told if i want to keep my MPG, should stay w/ 17 and thats it, i was looking to go 18 but affaid it will kill the I4.. dunno, just seeking opinions..
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That is why i went with 17's on mine as well. Did not want to have that extra rolling mass and did not want the speedo off
 

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That is why i went with 17's on mine as well. Did not want to have that extra rolling mass and did not want the speedo off
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Well i went to the tire shop my budy owns, i discussed it with him and this is how i came up w/ getting 18s....

A. Its only 1 size up from the factory 17 inch, so will not effect the car so much it starts throwing everything off....

B. Right now, w/ the wholesale prices, there isn't a difference in price for the 17/18 inch.. They are the same price. The tires is where the price diff. between 17 and 18 is...

C. So he owed me a favor, so i got some 18s....
 

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You should be worried more about the weight of the wheel than it's diameter. There are heavy aftermarket 17s that would cost you more performance than a lightweight set of 18s. The only problem is, quality lightweight 18s are expensive.
 

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You should be worried more about the weight of the wheel than it's diameter. There are heavy aftermarket 17s that would cost you more performance than a lightweight set of 18s. The only problem is, quality lightweight 18s are expensive.
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well i'm not out for performance at all, just don't want to kill the I4 or my MPG.. I just went w/ a pretty chrome 18. Will have pics when they come in..
 

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I haven't seen a Fusion with aftermarket wheels that looked good. The fancy "sculpted" spoke wheels the dealers throw on really look stupid. That crap might cut it on a rusted out '83 Monte Carlo, but not on a Fusion. Should have taken a pic last night of the one on the dealer lot. Made me want to puke. Especially when I saw what they charge.
 

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[quote author=HEVeng link=topic=67694.msg1189624#msg1189624 date=1170775348]
I haven't seen a Fusion with aftermarket wheels that looked good. The fancy "sculpted" spoke wheels the dealers throw on really look stupid. That crap might cut it on a rusted out '83 Monte Carlo, but not on a Fusion. Should have taken a pic last night of the one on the dealer lot. Made me want to puke. Especially when I saw what they charge.
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LOL, i have seen a few of them also, trust me, these aren't some gay ass rims..
 
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