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Hey guys!!! Im new to FEOA.. live in London, Ontario..
anyways.. got a DESPARETELY IN NEED OF ANSWER ASAP question..

I have a 1993 2dr LX...


i came across WICKED deal for rims....

they're 4x100 16's.. 6.5" +42mm offset..

WOULD THESE FIT MY ESCORT WITH NO BAD PROBLEMS!??!!?!


NEED TO KNOW ASAP.. seeing as how the gf's buying the rims for xmas for me. and if they dont fit.. then im pretty much sleeping in the doghouse for a few years because of her blowing her money on stuff that is useless.
WRITE BACK ASAP GUYS
 

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WHAT?!??!?!? Are you DEAD SERIOUS MAN?!?!!? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

hehe. now officially happy as a pig in shit!
 

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i could be wrong, but you might have to roll your efnders, to fit that offset. hopefully someone will either confirm or deny that though.
 

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Alright, I'm tired of you guys guessing. It's math time.

It's simple algebra. Quit being lazy.


  • With your current wheel, 5" wide with a +40mm offset:

    the inner part of your rim is 4.0748031 inches on the steering knuckle side of the hub mounting surface
    the outer part of the rim is 0.9251969 inches from the hub mounting surface (outward).

  • With the NEW 6.5" wheel with the +42mm offset:

    the inner part of your rim is now 4.9035433 inches from the hub mounting surface
    the outer part of your rim is now 1.5964567 inches from the hub mounting surface.

  • Thus, your inner increase is 0.8287402 inches
    and your outer increase is 0.6712598 inches

So go out and measure if you've got 0.83 inches between the tire and the strut perch, and if you've got the 0.67 inches between the outer edge of the tire and the fender. The bolt pattern of the wheel will fit onto your current hub.
 

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LOL LAMENS terms please.
unfortunately.. im just a damn kid man.. *LOL* that's WAY too technical for me..



if it helps people.. the rims originally came off of a 1993 honda civic dx coupe. :p
 

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and whoa.. i thought stock escort LX wheels were a +38 offset. *confused*

Help anyone? *L*

DESPARATE to knowif these fit.. so thye're not a waste of gf's money.
if that turns out to be the case after she buys them.. consider me castrated...
 

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siragan said:
Go out and measure if you've got 0.83 inches between the tire and the strut perch, and if you've got the 0.67 inches between the outer edge of the tire and the fender.
If the values your read are GREATER than the ones I specified above, then the wheel will not fit.
 

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Why don't you get the aluminum rims off a LX that has the OEM aluminum wheels? There are plenty of them in the junk yard and they do fit and look nice.
 

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From what I have seen they will fit!

But when you put tire on dont go to wide because you may rub the fender abit, but that can be fixed no problem.

A friend of mine had 16 x 7 with a 40 offset and they fit good.
 

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I had ones that were 7" and an offset of 43, I had to roll them, but they were just touching, you will be fine! Trust me on that... worst case, u just need a block of wood and a rubber mallet.
 

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umm yueah.... aluminum lx rims.... thanks but no thanks.. those are the p.o.s's i have on my car now..
14's just aint cuttin it for me..

lol
 

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HMMM hehe

HMMMM hehehe... how much ya wanna take my rims for? :p

they come with tires.. two are BRAND spankin new.. two could use some replacement. *LOL*

gimme a decent price, and hell.. i'll pay the shipping. :p
if yer in ontario.. relatively close to london area.. i'll even drop them off for ya. :p
 
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