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    what tyres will fit?

    ive got a set of compomotive cx wheels to go on my bubble arch mk1 escort. there 8j wheels and i was hoping that somebody could recomend a tyre size to use ive been looking at 205/60/r13's but ive seen a feature car in retro ford mag running 175/50/13's but i would prefer to use a wide a tyre as possible and make good use of the bubble arches. what do you lot think?
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    Re: what tyres will fit?

    205 will be too stretched...IMHO

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    Re: what tyres will fit?

    There's an ideal rim width calculator at the link and it supports Russ in saying that a 205/60/13 should go on a rim from 5.5" to 7". That said, you see people doing all sorts of stupid things with their tyres because it looks "cool" seriously stretched tyres being the classic example of that. (cool in who's opinion I always find myself asking).

    If you play with the sizes you'll find something that theoretically fits but I've no idea if you can actually buy tyres in some of the sizes I checked. 215/45/13 and 225/45/13 for instance.

    http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_pg4.html

    I checked 175/50/13 out if interest and it quotes from 5J to 6.5J

    There is a 245/50/13 CR500 available from Avon motorsport but I'll bet they're pricey
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    Re: what tyres will fit?

    Quote Originally Posted by bodger rogers View Post
    ive got a set of compomotive cx wheels to go on my bubble arch mk1 escort. there 8j wheels and i was hoping that somebody could recomend a tyre size to use ive been looking at 205/60/r13's but ive seen a feature car in retro ford mag running 175/50/13's but i would prefer to use a wide a tyre as possible and make good use of the bubble arches. what do you lot think?
    Think 205/60 is a perfect tyre for an 8J rim!

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    Re: what tyres will fit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Think 205/60 is a perfect tyre for an 8J rim!
    i'd agree

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    Re: what tyres will fit?

    thanks lads for the input. i think 205/60/r13 was the size tyres that were used on 2.8i capris? so might be good
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    Re: what tyres will fit?

    yes 205/60/13 was the size on 28 capri

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    Re: what tyres will fit?

    i put some 205/60/13 falken tyres on and they look the muts!


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