2013 Ford Focus ST Wheel and Tire Upgrade
Horse Sense: If black wheels aren’t your style, Ford Racing Performance Parts also offers the RS wheels in silver (PN M-1007-R1985; $329). If you do like black wheels, but you prefer the stock wheel styling, FRPP also offers a gloss-black version of the factory ST wheel (PN M-1007-M188GB; $229).
By far, the modification that has the biggest impact on a car’s look is a set of aftermarket wheels and tires. As such, selecting a new set of wheels can be a painstaking process. Not only do you have to narrow down the wheels that will fit your ride, but you also have to decide which wheel really fits your style.
When it comes to quality and fitment, it’s tough to go wrong with new wheels from Ford Racing Performance Parts. As we searched for wheels for Project Silver Lining, your scribe’s ’13 Focus ST daily driver, we kept coming back to the FRPP web site. The wheels that drew us there again and again were gloss-black versions of the European Focus RS wheels.
Now any Focus fan knows the RS is the class of the Focus line, so when elevating an ST with RS gear, a suitable tire is in order. Nitto Tire’s Invo blends the worlds of luxury and performance tires into one, so it got the nod for our application.
With the decision made and the parts in hand, we headed to our local Discount Tire to do the deed. Keep reading to see how the new wheels and tires changed PSL’s personality.