What did you do to your 3rd gen today??

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by ndlm8888, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    Well guys hate to say it but I sold her. BB gone..

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  2. Vbv58

    Vbv58 FEOA Member

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    NO! :( I loved your build dude...What're you driving now?
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    Vbv58 FEOA Member

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    True, and these are Wal-Mart Goodyears...I have the 99 OEM Miata 14" alloys...and I'd like to keep them...but idk how to figure out the widest width I can run with said wheels.
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't go wider than 195s. something like 195/60/14 would be close to your original size of 185/65/14 so the speedo will be accurate.
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    copcarguy FEOA Member

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    Oh boy Shake, I didn't see that coming!

    Are you going to get another Escort or getting out of the business?
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    Find of the width of said wheels, it should be stamped on the back of them. Then, go to tirerack.com and look up the specs for a tire in the size you want. There will be a specified minimum and maximum rim width for every tire. Stay within that spec and you should be good.
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    I had to do the same thing with mine back in 2013. It still looked really good but there was a lot of rust underneath and it was about to need quite a bit of stuff replaced so it was a good time to let her go. I would like another to mess around with though. They are ridiculously simple cars and very easy to work on.
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  8. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    I loved it too. I drive a pair of Vans atm. ;)

    I def want a 2nd gen someday but it probably will not be my next car. I still have parts, I pulled the 21mm RSB and rear disc brakes off. But I wont lie Ive been dream about an FC Rx7 or something with a 7.3 powerstroke.

    Yeah, it just made sense financially. Just to have it shipped out of Alaska is a min $2500. A clean title BB's for $1200, with a recon title; not worth it.

    Driving it out of state was another option but seemed too risky. What if it drops a seat, breaks down, ect? I lose. Could it drive 2k miles through Canada? Prob, but do I want to drive a loud ass car 2k miles? Hell no.

    I got $900 and she lives on; I'm happy.
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  9. Gamer92

    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    Hopefully the new owner will take care of it and come here for any issues.

    I hope you stick around on here

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