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#1 Nevets

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:51 PM

Seeing as it keeps coming up in threads I'll put up a quick reference guide that people can check up on instead of keep having to ask.

18" Wheels = 205/35 R18

17" Wheels = 205/40 R17 or 195/40 R17

16" Wheels = 205/45 R16 or 195/45 R16

15" Wheels = 195/50 R15

14" Wheels = 185/60 R14

All of these sizes are perfect for an Escort and shouldnt catch even when when lowered

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:35 PM

You can actually get 225/40 on the rear in 17" MK6 Escort
As there is more clearance under the rear arches.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:47 PM

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You can actually get 225/40 on the rear in 17" MK6 Escort
As there is more clearance under the rear arches.

now now jeff dont start throwing spanners in the works we are talking normal upgrades after all :D

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:54 PM

lol Steve,its a fact.
Loads more room for fat rubber on the rear.Well a bit :p
Dunno why they were built like that.
I`ve found the front if on a serious 50 or 60 drop needs the Arch liner securer at the top really ramming up high and a bit of grinding,to stop it making contact with the tyre on 205/40/17
Just my observations with the RS Tracker.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:02 PM

Dont really see the point on a FWD car tbh jeff,in the old days it was normal practice to have larger rear tyres or wheels

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:10 PM

The Escort mk6 just won`t grip on the rear Steve.Its shite into corners fast.
Hence the hike in tyre size for 2011.Also if there is room for more width you must go for it.Fill the arches out to max.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:21 PM

i have 16's on mine and they have 195's stretched on at the min and it looks horrid the alloy sticks out a good 15mm from the edge of tyre! aslong as i can get 225's to fit on the rims would these be alryt or would they catch and rub?

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:41 PM

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i have 16's on mine and they have 195's stretched on at the min and it looks horrid the alloy sticks out a good 15mm from the edge of tyre! aslong as i can get 225's to fit on the rims would these be alryt or would they catch and rub?

on the rear they will be fine but 205s is max on the front

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:42 PM

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on the rear they will be fine but 205s is max on the front


ok thanks, i will start my searching for 4 tyres and 2 different sizes lol

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:58 PM

205/40/17 Toyo 888`s on a pretty well full depression on a Mk6 Escort.
Fast right hander " 95 MPH" at Castlecombe.
Not alot more room for width I think you will Agree.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:03 PM

yea you have defo filled the archs to the max :D

205's it is then :)

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:02 PM

what about 205/50/16

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

No a 50 profile is to big for an escort

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:11 PM

s***t they go on with a push aint lowered or anything the were advertised as escort rims

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 12:08 AM

What wheels are they mate???

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 12:10 AM

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s***t they go on with a push aint lowered or anything the were advertised as escort rims

They will physically fit but they won't look very good and they will rub if you have anyone in the back

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:45 AM

Great guide :)

anyone no the reccomdations for tyre air pressure for each size??

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 06:39 AM

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s***t they go on with a push aint lowered or anything the were advertised as escort rims

escort rims apart from genuine cosworth ones dont come in 16s as that was mondeo wheels which use 50/55 profile tyres, if its a 15" rim then 50 profile is fine

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 08:44 AM

well clearly then these have come off a mondeo. they got nearly new tyres on threm as wel. i am well f****ed off now was going get my mate down kwick fit put them on today. i reli dont no what to do i payed 140 for them do i put on ebay and buy another set ? or take the tyres off see if i can sell them and buy 45s but looked theyre about 160 for 4 new 1s on ebay meaning i would of payed 300 quid for mondeo alloys. depends how much ill get for these 50 tyres dont it? would 45s at the back be ok and 50 in the front ? i surpose that will look stupid

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 05:58 PM

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well clearly then these have come off a mondeo. they got nearly new tyres on threm as wel. i am well f****ed off now was going get my mate down kwick fit put them on today. i reli dont no what to do i payed 140 for them do i put on ebay and buy another set ? or take the tyres off see if i can sell them and buy 45s but looked theyre about 160 for 4 new 1s on ebay meaning i would of payed 300 quid for mondeo alloys. depends how much ill get for these 50 tyres dont it? would 45s at the back be ok and 50 in the front ? i surpose that will look stupid

you cant have bigger wheels or tyres on the front of the car than whats on the rears,just run it with 50 profile tyres what you have but sometimes on full lock or if loaded up in the rear expect a bit of scrubbing,does not happen with 45s thats all