Question, answers and general discussion relating to wheel and tyre choices.
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Originally Posted by A certain fellow
When changing the tyre size on the GT's to 19 or 20 inch, does this alter the speed reading. I have heard conflicting stories from Ford.
As long as you stick with the correct sizing there will be minimal changes to how your speedo reads.
If I've missed out on something you think should be included, PM me and I'll add it in.
Update 2/1/06: Sections 8 & 9 added in part 1.
Update 18/2/06: I have added some legal info on rims and tyres. These are a pretty good guide, but as you know State and Territory laws can change at the drop...
What is the best Tyre size for a stock Ford Falcon BF Mk II, 225/55R16 or 215/60R16.?
g/day i have a 2011 fg and want to get rid off the horrible 16in alloys rims it came with so i was thinking about putting some 18in rims on it and would like to know who sells the cheapest quality rims in australia?
i was told ozzy tyres and rims were so is this true? also whats the largest rim i...
Cant seem to find any torque specs for my car ive checked the owners manual and searched the internet could anyone please provide me with these specs for the lug nuts or maybe even the entire cars torque specs? Thanks
Hmm, just finish the changes that we did for my brake pads, all four were actually changed, seems like second hand cars are pretty tough to maintain. :P
Anyway, I just have to deal with it. Hmm, did anyone of you have an experience when it comes to online shopping for car parts? Hmm, never tried...
Will 20 Inch Tyres/Rims fit on a 2001 Ford Falcon AU Ute. If not what is the biggest rim/tyre that would fit.
I don't know anything about cars/wheels etc, do don't shoot me if this is a stupid question.
Also if anyone could suggest a tyre shop to buy some rims/tyres around sydney....
Firstly, a disclaimer. Bridgestone flew me over to Adelaide to test their new tyres in a WRX and C63 AMG so, obviously, I could be biased. So you'll just have to take my word for it. :) I should stress that with the exception of the trip to Adelaide, there's no running agreement/sponsorship between...
Has anyone painted the original au11 5 spoke xr wheels and if so how did you prepare them
Hopefully someone will be able to guide me here; I remember hearing about some reproduction TE50 wheels a while back, allowing people with standard XR's to run the sporty wheels! Does anyone know what company was doing them, if they still make them, or if it was actually true? If not, what are the...
does anyone know what company makes decent 13 inch tyres?
i got a TE corty and i got some problems keeping it that stock look
the best i can get are bridgestone re92 on a 185/65/13 size, there the widest one i can find,
does anyone make larger width ones?
i have 2 205/65/13...
I'm just in the throws of purchasing an FG 2010 XR6 SEDAN (auto )58,000 km
The tyres on it are Dunlop SP Sports 235/45/R17
I dont know the history of the car,only that its a one owner and in very good condition
The tyres on it are 80% worn I'm told,so I will need to replace very shortly
hey all I have just lifted my pk ranger 2" and want to get a bigger wheel setup, I was looking at getting steel rims, the question is what size? I wen tto a few tyre shops and they all say different, can anyone help my on what size wheel and tyre combo I can put on without scrubbing out and also...
I am aware of the insurance and regulation issues of dropping from a 245 X 45 X 17 tyres to the Falcon XT 235 X 50 X 17 tyres.
Whenever I see an XR6 parked I look at the tyres on it, and an increasing number of the ones I see are running the 235 X 50 X 17 tyres of various makes.
Are there any...
Time for a new set of rubber for the EF. I am interested in your thoughts on the best tyre choice. Looking for good grip quite ride and reasonable life span. Car is used primarily on bitumen and driven mainly at legal speeds. Any thoughts appreciated.:thinking:
Found this while looking for info about swapping wheels/tyre sizes from one car to another. Thought it might be useful so here's the link
I have an 2008 FG XR6 with which a problem of extreme tyre wear has emerged on the rear of the car. I had a set of Toyo Proxys 4 tyres fitted about 18 months ago, and find them OK. Just recently though, with less than 30,000 kms on them, I had the left rear go flat, and when I removed it to fit...
With all this knowledge who can tell me what rims will fit the 13" stud pattern off a zephyr mark2 .Are they the same as xy etc and have they the same offset:)
This is how the story goes,
I work on a mine site and travel 300km to get there from home and I do this trip every week and I also have to travel to see my Girl friend as well and on average I travel 1000 - 1200 kms a week .
The road to the mine site is a private road.
1) has a few pot holes...
I have been lead to believe somehow I can make Ford zephyr 13' 5 Stud rims with disc brakes fit/suit 65 Ford Falcon (302 windsor) front end axles. maybe there is an axle from another era/combination or such that would suit to fit.
anyone know if its possible for a combination or...
Just about to fit a set of black rims on my sons' yellow XR6. Do ford make black wheel nuts and lock nuts?.Where can I get them? Thanks.
Hi, I just got a set of used 18" wheels + tires for a really good price and was wondering if they are a straight swap (i.e. I can just change them in the garage) of if I'll need spacers/different nuts/etc to fit them to my BA XLS ute.
They came with 245/40 tires fitted and the BA has 215/55 16 on...
So I have this hubcap that i have never seen before.
Its more or less the same size and shape as the optional hubcaps on later Mark 2 Cortinas and Mark 3 as well I think. (13 inch)
But... it has a slightly different design on one of the middle rings and obviously the GT label in the...
I scored a very cheap set of Simmons V4's in 4 x 114.3 PCD
I want to put them on my V8 Cortina
Does anyone know if this stud pattern can be re drilled to 4 x 108 PCD and if it can be done does anyone know a wheel place, preferably in QLD that does it.
just wondering if anyone has any feedback on a company called OzzyTyres? i have bought a set of wheels and tyres of their online store a week ago and am now waiting to hear they are in their way. has anyone delt with/had any problems with this company?
http://www.herrodmotorsport.com.au/HerrodGallery/tabid/58/Default.aspx (picture of close up face.. 15 spoke)
Does anyone know what these wheels are?....
I called in there yesterday with a mate and he had just fitted them to a customers car. He was very tight lipped about them for some reason...
i've searched the forum and the net to little avail.i'm wondering what if any tyres in 245 to 265 widths are available in 14, 15 and 16 inch in a 40? thereabouts profile percentage? why you ask? answer: i have an XY ute that came with 14x10 12 slots and 265 tyres on it and would like to run a...
hi , im just about to purchase new 18 inch tyres for my 2005 ba xr8 ute currently running 235/40/18 and ride abit harsh tyre shop suggested putting 245/45/18 for better ride but was worried they might scrub out on the front suspension is any one currently running these tyres ? please help
Well after waiting for a month i have found out that the company i ordered my new set of 17x7s from cant get that size for a further 4 weeks so they have done a good deal on a set of 18x8s for me. they have told me they will fit however when i looked at the front end on my car im not so sure. does...
My wife drives a FG XR6 Ute fitted with 245/45/R17 95w low profile tyres. Occasionally we tow a 18ft Jayco Freedom poptop caravan GVM 1840 kgs. The XR6 tows it with ease using a heavy duty Hayman Reese towbar and stabiliser bars rated at 2600kgs. I have a 04 BA Futura fitted with Solus 215/60/16...
Is there any one here who has put 15" Ford mags onto a BF? I know this is an unusual move - the suggestion to try it was made to take advantage of a higher profile (sidewall) on rough roads. Will the 15" wheels clear the BF's brakes an suspension? Cheers
My mechanic has told me that my 05 BA Mk11 FPV GT-P brakes (Brembo) have to have the rotors replaced each time the pads need replacing , this is its first pad replacement the vehicle has had, it has 60,000 klms ,is this the usual for FPV's , seems an expensive thing to replace rotors every time...
Hi all recently sold my ba which had some nice black 5 spoke 18inch mags with low profile tyres, i kept the mags and now want to put them on my territory ghia.
Can anyone recommend a tyre size which will still give me the higher profile(FOR THE WIFE WHEN SHE DRIVES UP KERBS!:rolleyes:)
hey everyone,ive got a 01 fairmont ghia and im looking to throw some wheels on it. will i be able to fit 17x8s up back and 17x7s on front? have found some i like but unsure if they will fit? the specs given are-
17x7 5-114.3 PCD/4' BS
17x8 5-114.3 PCD/4.5' BS
i know what 5-114.3 means but...
Can anyone tell me what the wheel offset is for XC Fairmonts, looking at buy a set with 0 offset, not sure if they will fit
I am wondering if anyone can help me with the denter bore size of an xy falcon?
The hubs are on a TE cortina xf rear disc brakes with xf claipers.
Fronts brakes are xf discs with HJ calipers (i know i know). but they fit.
i need a wheel with a high offset like BA-BF 36mm. to get my wheels...
I have a BF Fairmont Ghia with the 17inch rims that need a new set of tyres.
I don't want something expensive but I don't want something noisy either.
The current tyres are Maxxis MA-651 (225 50/17 98h). From reading the sticky these tyres shouldn't be on it as the are meant to be rated...
I have a set of 20 inch rims to fit a ford courier with tyres 80% and wheel nuts for sale they are 14months old paid $3000 dollars for them bought another car with 20s on it dont need these rims ,want $800 for them ,i am on central coast ,pm me for more details .............thanks
I have had 4 sets of N5000 Nexen in 4 yrs (Yeap don't last long) anyway this current set the back tyres are just over the blocks indicators
so i swapped them around to have more meat at the bad while the back rotated to the front.I will replace the front and wanted to know a good set
Can I pick the Brains Trust, and especially TurboNick, on the best current "road" SUV 255/55 x 18 tyre?
I'm in Pomgolia with a Subaru Tribeca, and the Goodyear LS2 255/55x18 are in good nick but will need replacement in about 6 months.
They are good tyres, smooth, quiet ,grippy and I am no...
just been doing some reading and is there anyway 20 inch Ba rims would fit a xa coon. i read the rear would fit possibly due to small brake but front susp would be prob with offset. any way to over come this without spacers.
Wondering if you can help with your opinion and suggestions:)
Need to replace the OEM Dunlops and so far came across the following: (alternatives are welcomed)
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 @ $560.00 each
Cheaper alternative...Toyo Proxes T1 Sports @ $400.00 each
I was looking through a car accessory catalogue a few months ago and saw an advert for a Tyredog tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). Besides appealing to my geek accessory instincts, I also figured that such a thing could also actually be useful for letting a driver know if a tyre is going flat...
hey guys, well its that time after 3 years i need new tyres :S...i own an 2007 bf mk 2 fairmont ghia with the bf mk2 xr8 18" wheels.
Currently running maxis 245's on the front which i had replaced from the original bridgestones due to puncture:<:<:<
Just wanting to know what would my cheapest...
Buying FG XR6 tomorrow in Nitro colour.
Any exisitng owners of same model changed their wheels (keeping same 17x8 size) and if so can you post pics to show me what they look like?
I'm looking to keep 17x8 size so dont have to buy new tyres too.
Does anyone have an idea of what to do...
Hi, hoping someone can offer some advice:
I own a G6 which has 235/50R17 tyres which I have been pricing today and found out they are pretty costly (over $300 per tyre). Am wondering if I could put 235/45/R17 tyres on? Would that mean I would need to have the speedo recalibrated? Any advice...
Sorry to bang on but thought i'd post a new thread to sum up my impressions so far. You can read the original thread by clicking on the link in my sig. Again for clarity these tyres are a demo set from Bridgestone supplied to FAF (specifically, me!).
I'd have to start by summing up the OE tyres...
Disclaimer first: Bridgestone flew me over to Adelaide last Monday to test their new Potenza Adrenalin RE002 tyres in two C63 AMGs and three 2011 Subaru WRXs (which now come with the STI-spec wider track.)
As well as these new performance tyres, we also drove their new eco tyres which I’ve...
So the call went out for someone to trial some new performance tyres, so who was I to refuse!
Voucher duly arrived from Bridgestone and fairly seemless arrangement - call local Bridgestone Select dealer, have brand new set of Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002s fitted! So that duly happened...
Been having problems with my wheels. Don't know what kind it is. Where to get the ones that could fit my Mustang, and how to repair them.
Thanks in advance.
while looking up some info on PCD i found this. someone started a list by make, then another member posted a list by PCD. i found it very helpful and thought it good info to share. thieved oh um copy/pasted from http://www.boostcruising.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t331472.html
Just wanting to know how well a set of 245-40-18s will fit on the front of a BA Falcon sedan with an 18*8.5" rim wanting to have same size tyres front and rear would i be better with a 240-(40/45) if they make them or going 255's
any help will be appreciated
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