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Wheels-Tires 15" ZX2 wheels on '98 Wagon

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by DCR, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. DCR

    DCR New Member

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    I looked back through the various wheel size threads but didn't see this particular question addressed:

    I recently bought a '98 wagon that the previous owner had put 15" ZX2 wheels on. The odo loses .3 over 5 miles and the speedo appears to read about 5 mph slow (Just based on other traffic, not checked with radar or timed distance).

    Q1-Do the taller tires/lower speed reading negatively affect any of the engine management systems?
    Q2-Back when I was running a Jeep, we could get a factory speedo gear toothed to compensate for larger tires. Is that possible on the Escort? If so, is it worth the time and money?
  2. Tnashua

    Tnashua Gearhead / hot rodder with a soft spot for Scorts

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    I ran 195/65R15's on ZX2 rims on my tracer for quite a while- other than the slight mileage/MPH difference- I don't think that there is any harm... I wouldn't worry about it! :)
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