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Hey Everyone,

Wanted to post photos of Soot, with his new shoes. After doing some research, I figured out the OEM wheels from a Jaguar F-Pace would fit the Mach-E perfectly. I also wanted to go to a 20 inch rim, and a wheel that was wider. After much agonizing, I decided on a 20X8.5 rims with 245/45 20 tires. Not sure how negatively it's affected my range, but not too worried about it. I'm super pleased with the results and my new ride.

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Looks great! Did you buy them new, or used from a Jaguar owner who is upgrading? I always like to keep an eye on stock rims from other vehicles that fit my cars because it can be a good source for a 2nd set of rims for snow tires without having to either buy a super expensive new set, or cheap out with steel rims.





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As with all things, there are a lot of "it depends" in there. If you were trying to drive on 24" of snow then you need very big and very wide - think of the extreme case of the Yellowstone vans with 50" balloon tires running at 4psi.

But if you are trying to drive on 5" of snow over a road, then you might want to cut through the snow and get right to the road surface and bite that. Too much floatation means you are spinning on a pile of snow rather than biting a road.

In CO, a popular choice for offroad and winter vehicles on roads is "pizza cutter" tires - tall and narrow so you cut through the little bit of sand, mud or snow, and grab the road or rocks underneath.

But one way or another, the biggest difference is the rubber compound and tread design - a well designed modern winter tire is a thing of beauty! They really do work very well.
Absolutely!

I got into bicycles pretty heavy for awhile and that brought me to fat tire bike which is like the way to ride in winter.
But between that and snoe shoes you definitely don’t want your car “floating” on the snow. 😅 I remember now I had a buddy mentioned narrow tires with studs is his favorite way to winter ride.
On my current bike I am able to run tubeless and super low pressure and of course more surface contact more stability. But yeah, I am going to have to consider winter set too and how do the stock tires hold up in the interim?
 

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I also wanted to go to a 20 inch rim, and a wheel that was wider. After much agonizing, I decided on a 20X8.5 rims with 245/45 20 tires.
Could you post a photo straight from behind? I'm curious to see how the wider tires look.
 

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How much did you have to shell out for those rims? Do they come in other colors? Where did you pick them up?
 

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so didn't see weight. Did you measure the stock vs the aftermarket that you put on? 245 just makes sense, this 225 is just nonsense for a modern vehicle.
 

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I was thinking about changing out the tires/rims but noted this warning in the Owner Manual regarding Adaptive Cruise Control:

WARNING: Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended because this can affect the normal operation of the system. Failure to do so may result in a loss of vehicle control, which could result in serious injury.
 

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Those wheels look sweet
 

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Hey Everyone,

Wanted to post photos of Soot, with his new shoes. After doing some research, I figured out the OEM wheels from a Jaguar F-Pace would fit the Mach-E perfectly. I also wanted to go to a 20 inch rim, and a wheel that was wider. After much agonizing, I decided on a 20X8.5 rims with 245/45 20 tires. Not sure how negatively it's affected my range, but not too worried about it. I'm super pleased with the results and my new ride.

Cheers Everyone

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Very nice 👍 I like it .. so the offset are the same between the two cars .. cool .. hope you did a static range test before and after to see if any lost .. I am thinking of doing the same 225/55’s just too small imo..
 

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I'm super pleased with the results and my new ride.
Is the handling improved dramatically? How stiff is the ride? And what kind of rubber is mounted?
 
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that looks very nice, what did the wheels cost? What did you do about center logo? I can't really tell in the pics
Wheels were $850
 
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Amen. Thanks for posting and digging into it.
Im in Alaska and I heard someone in a First Edition got stuck in the snow and could obviously tell after it got too late, that wider tires for one thing would be better for winter conditions.
Strategically 😅 it seems Ford made sure I don’t have to drive mine in the snow until fall. Well done Mr logistics genius computer button clicker chooser 🍻
But, I will feel the stocks and I’m sure I’ll be going little wider, regardless the range loss. I got extended range and one way to work is 36 miles. I don’t intend on driving whisper ever and I do intend to blast my HVAC as I see fit. So the tires won’t be worse than me for range loss, 😂
In the winter, narrow tires are better under extreme conditions as they provide higher surface pressure against the road. Narrow tires also work better than wider ones in loose snow and slush. Wider tires, for their part, will offer more grip on hard surfaces
 

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