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Hello, soon to be Fiesta ST owner, need winter tires. Was thinking of getting a wheel/tire set from tire rack. Was looking at 15 inch set. Anyone have the 15 inch steel wheels? Wondering if the steelies will fit, have enough clearance? I'd hate to order a set and not have them fit.
 

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I've bought many wheel & tire packages from Tire Rack over the years. They test fit all their snow tire & wheel packages. If they list it as fitting it will. Like has been said call them to confirm. If 15" wheels fit that would be my choice for a snow tire. Having a tire with a taller sidewall will survive winter roads better than a low profile 17" will.
 

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I have a tire rack snow set with their steel 15" on my st.

No problem.
Same here. I purchased a set from Tire Rack two weeks ago. Steelies fit great.
 

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I was told by my dealer that the smallest wheel size you can use permanently for winters is 16". This matches the supplemental ST manual that recommends using a 195/45r16 which is the size if you want to use snow chains. I was also told there is a heating issue with the brakes and using 15" rims according to Ford. Yes 15" rims will fit fine, however if you look at your full size spare tire and wheel it is a 15" but it has speed limit stickers on it, 50mph or 80kmph. It most cases it may not be an issue using a 15" steel wheel but if your driving your car hard in the winter I could see Ford's recommendation for the 16" rim size. From what I've seen with alot of Ford brakes their rotors seem to warp pre-maturely, hopefully this won't be the case on the FiST as it has beefier brakes compared to the normal Fiesta.

I'm going with the 16" Ford OEM aluminium wheel as part of their $1800 winter tire package set.
 

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I plan to use 15' steel wheels ,too. 195/55R15 winter tire. I hope they can fit without callipers rub problem.


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got the 15" wheel and tire package with the steelies from tire rack, put them on today, fits great.
 
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