May 09, 2014
I love these wheels. The 10 spoke design is clean/uncluttered. With a 5 bolt pattern the wheel looks designed for the application, and they show off the brakes well. The matte graphite looks even better in person than any pictures I have seen. The offset was supposed to be the same as stock, but they do seem to slightly move (like maybe a 1/4") further outboard than stock...still well within the top of the wheel well, though. For quality I bumped them a bit as one Sparco logo sticker on the rim is a bit out of place (probably won't last long), the center caps are a bit low cost-ish, and the back side of the wheel is not completely painted...but they are still a great value. Cleaning may a little tough around the lug nuts as on most wheels, but they should be easy to clean. (important on the Focus ST as they come with the dustiest brake pads I have ever had on a vehicle). I gave them a 10 for performance as I did not expect to really notice any performance difference even with a considerable 5 pound savings per wheel over stock, but I do detect slightly better handling and ride and the steering seems a bit lighter, too, if that is possible with electronic assist. Time will tell how durable they will be, but out of the box I would completely recommend these Sparco wheels. P.S.- I wish they offered a very dark bronze color option. If the stock finish fails...to powder coat they will go!