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    what wheel size for mk1 escort

    Looking to change wheels to 15 rs4 spoke rear arches have bin rolled ?

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    is that a question?
    if so what are you actually asking about what car?

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    Re: Big very 8888

    I have mrk 1 Escort I am thinking of changing wheels to 15in I am running 13 in at mo. Got m16 callipers +vented discs wat do you all think

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    Re: Big very 8888

    Quote Originally Posted by Big very 8888 View Post
    I have mrk 1 Escort I am thinking of changing wheels to 15in I am running 13 in at mo. Got m16 callipers +vented discs wat do you all think
    think about what? brexit? or your car?

    plenty of people have put 15 inch wheels on escorts some like them some dont, some say it messes up the handling others don't.

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    Re: Big very 8888

    Eny chance nowing wat offset wat j And tyre size for 15in wheels for my Escort do not want to make a mistake. I have Mexico font wings rs 2000 front shuts rolled rear arches. just to make sure they fit with out rubbing

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    Re: Big very 8888

    arhh at last some info, only trouble is i cant give you enough of an answer, mk1's are tightest on the rear arches, i would imagine 7 inch would be the maximum width, you might even have to go with a 6.5, tyre size is somewhat personal choice as i think rubber band tyres look stupid on escorts, 195/55/15 would give similar rolling radius the the cars original 13"

    i wil also change the thread title to give people some idea what its about, you might get more replies that way
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    what wheel size for mk1 escort

    Ok I have just fitted 15 comp ML's onto my mk1. The rear is so close that you need to trim or roll your rear arches. I have a shorter atlas to go on later which should help. I have it on single leaf springs with 2 inch lowering blocks. On the front they will fit fine with M16 brakes you may also catch on the spring platform (i have coil overs fitted). However i have a decent twin cam anti roll bar which pulls the wheels forward and i now need to trim the front wing on the front inside edge ever so slightly as it catches on turning. They also rub on one side at the mo on one inside chassis rail. This may be rack adjustment though. I run with 195/55/15 tyres. What offset they are i do not know i bought hem second hand from an escort mate, but they have very little outer edge.


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    Re: what wheel size for mk1 escort

    I have just had Mexico wings fited with rs 2000 struts I think front end will be ok I did ask body shop to roll rear arches so as to fit wheels looking to fit rs 4 spoke thanks for your help

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