Behold! VMS Racing V-Star wheels on our Fiesta ST!
These wheels are made by VMS Racing.
The model is called V-Star; the sizing here is 15×8 +20. And yes, they come in Ford’s unique 4×108 bolt pattern. Tires are Toyo RA1s in size 205/50/15.
Previous to these wheels, I had been running 17″ flow-formed Konig Hypergrams (on 205/40/17 Toyo R888Rs) for quite some time.
In fact, Konig started making wheels in 4×108 BECAUSE of this car. Back in 2017, I begged & begged until I finally talked ’em into it lol. The Hypergrams are great, but it’s been 5 years, and I wanted to change the look & step down to a 15-inch wheel with a lower offset.
Our contributor, Taylor Galster, recently put a set of these VMS V-Stars on his yellow C5 Z06…
And I literally couldn’t get enough. Here’s his Z06. The V-Stars set that car off perfectly! I said, “Man I wish VMS made 4×108 fitment in those wheels for my Fiesta ST; that’d be awesome!” And Taylor was like, “Don’t quote me on this, but I think they do, because of the Foxbodys!” Low & behold!
This 15″ wheel/tire package weighs a mere 36.4lbs per wheel/tire.
For reference, the Fiesta ST factory wheel/tire is 44.2lbs. Also – the inflated diameter of this 15″ wheel/tire package is almost a half inch less than the 17s that were on it, which results in a bit snappier acceleration.
PS: If you’re curious about the 90s-inspired vinyl stripes on this Fiesta ST, contact our contributor Ben Battles. He can get them made/shipped in whatever color-scheme you’d like.
Other mods include…
Borg Warner 6258 turbo
Motorwerks Racing custom manifold
Cobb Accessport with custom JST Performance tune
TB Performance Products chassis bracing & crash bar
Cobb intercooler, exhaust, rear motor mount
2J Racing cowl intake
Boomba short shifter & wing risers
Vega Modified aero
This car inspired me to go retro styling and buy these exact wheels! Curious on suspension set up as I don’t see anything listed but don’t believe that’s stock height. Great build btw! May even buy that graphic!
Hey I tried looking up ben battles on FB and the link does not send me to his profile. I also tried searching for him with no luck. Any way you could point me in the right direction to get a hold of him for some decals? Thanks!
Updated the link. Go for it!