Focus Coupe Convertible - wlll 15-inch wheels give me a smoother ride ?

I've previously improved the ride on a 2008 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCi by changing from the supplied 205/55/R16 wheels to 195/65/R15s.

I've just done the same change with a 2010 Focus C-Max Zetec 1.6, swapping from 16-inch alloys (that came with the car) to 15-inch steel wheels. In both cases, the drive is far more forgiving over the potholed-roads here in Suffolk.

Would it be possible (and safe) to run a 2008 Ford Focus Coupe Convertible (2.0L TDCi) with the same 195/65/15 wheels and tyres?

Asked on 6 July 2013 by Jon Bell

Answered by Honest John
They might have slightly bigger brake discs to cope with the extra weight, but I'm not sure. If they do have bigger brakes they might not fit inside the 15-inch wheels.
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