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    Escort Mk1 wheels

    Can i fit 6 x 13 wheels with 185 60s on the back of a Mk1 with std arch lips et16 or et20 wheels Im looking at???

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Aren't / weren't 185/60's the tyres of choice for 6 inch rims back in the day? And those ET's are almost spot on for a 6 inch rim (RS alloys ET19) so i'd say they'd be fine.


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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Yeah I think so, i know they’re fine on a Mk2 but now have a Mk1 and think the rear arch clearance is less

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by meXEco View Post
    Aren't / weren't 185/60's the tyres of choice for 6 inch rims back in the day? And those ET's are almost spot on for a 6 inch rim (RS alloys ET19) so i'd say they'd be fine.
    I thought standard fitment then would be 70 profiles.

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Would have been 70 profile originally yes-but 60's were the 'low profile' before the rubber band 50's fashion started.


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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    165 or 175 70’s std, but what I want to know is what fits with 60’s without modifying arch lips

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
    Yeah I think so, i know they’re fine on a Mk2 but now have a Mk1 and think the rear arch clearance is less
    It might be easier to borrow a wheel and tyre of the size you require off a mate to try and then you'll be sure you have enough clearance on the rear wheel arch. Unfortunately you are a bit far off from where I live or you could have borrowed one off me.

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Tried on a 7 x 13 et20 with 185 60 today, no chance of them clearing without arch lip mods

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    I'm not surprised you can't get a 7" rim under them, but I do think you'd get a 6" under them.

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Trying on a 7 will give a totally different result though. I'm positive a 6 incher will be fine?


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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by meXEco View Post
    Trying on a 7 will give a totally different result though. I'm positive a 6 incher will be fine?
    You reckon a 6 with et20 and 185s will be ok? With 7s I reckon Id need to take about 3/4 off the arch lip

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    If it rubs it will be on the drivers side

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    Re: Escort Mk1 wheels

    13x7 with 195/50/13 et10 fit under standard arches with English axle with a slight arch grind. (5mm, probably could have got away without the grind)

    Not really what you are asking, but maybe something to base it off.

    I think 13x6 et10 should be fine even with the balloons on.

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