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Tire Size Calculator + Wheel Bolt Patterns by Gen.

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by 1Sleepy93, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. 1Sleepy93

    1Sleepy93 New Member

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    For those of you wanting to get new wheels and tires, here is a handly little tool. Input your original tire and wheel size and then size your new tire and wheel to match the diameter of your old one. Now you don't need to worry about them throwing your speedo off.

    Tire Size Calculator


    *Should note that this will not tell you how wide you can go. You'll need to check with your installer. To my knowledge no one has put anything wider then a 205 on an Escort without changing the factory backspacing.


    Bolt Pattern By Gen.

    1st Gen 81-90 4x108
    2nd Gen 91-96 4x100
    3rd Gen 97-03 4x100
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    Sticky it
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  3. neuspeedescort

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    im running 215's so there! lol

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    Is that on your 18's?
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    yes sir.

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    Nice post, whats the stock tire size for the LX anyone know?
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    175/65-14. Thats what I have on my car. Since I bought the car, I've had them replaced three times. two sets of all season, one set winters. All the same size.
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    Plus Zero
    155/80-13
    165/80-13

    Plus One
    175/65-14
    185/60-14
    185/65-14
    195/60-14

    Plus Two
    195/50-15
    195/55-15
    205/50-15

    Plus Three
    205/40-16
    205/45-16

    Plus Four
    205/40-17

    Plus Five
    215/35-18
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    my Lx with stock steelies had 175/70R13 on it.
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    i just got done fitting 225/45/17's :)
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    does anyone know the factory backspacing? i want to get rims and i want wider. who can help me out
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    does anyone know if i can put 215/35/18's on my 3rd gen. i have seen one done but i was wondering what i would need to do to make them work. my buddy was giving me the set off of his civicand im hoping theyll fit.



    please help i want these rims.
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    I like this calculator! Thanks!
    My stock tires on my LX were 175/65-14
    and I put 205/40ZR17 and the handling is awesome...
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    i was told by my local tire shop that they could put 215/45/17 on my 95 wag
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    Yeah they might be able to but your speedo will be off. The correct size would be 205/40/17
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    yes it would throw off the speedo but only by 1.4% so it wouldn't be much
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    You'll need to check the clearance with a tire that size.
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    Yes Etienne, most `91-`93's with steallies come from the factory w/175/70R13's, or both my `91 Pony and my `92 wagon did. I think in `94 they bumped the steallies up to 175/65R14's to allow more clearance for the brakes. I know I tried fitting a 13" steallie on my mom's `94 w/14" steallies on it (blow out, only spare tire I had) and the thing wouldn't clear the Caliper. Same with my `95 LX Sport. Basically, I have 2 spare rims that only fit in the rear. :evil:

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