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Rims are just for looks. there are no performance benefits for rims. They are actually heavier than stock rims most of the time. They are for show uses. And remember to consdier your tranny when you do decide what to do. If you don´t think your tranny is strong stay small, the excess weight could do it in faster. But they do alot to dress a car up also. The tires is where you get the performance at. I think all escorts use a 4 lug pattern, i know at least the 2nd gens do.I can´t remember the lug size and spacing though. So what color is your new gt??

91 Gt Scort. Teal.

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for the lug patern it is a 4 lug and the spacing is 100mm on second gens and first gens are 108mm i believe. there are many cars with the same lug patern so u have the option for cheep originality
 

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cool.

are there any things that I can do to the stock 91 rims to make them a little better looking? like a clearcoat or something? I´m not sure what they´re made out of...
 

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I don´t know much about rim sizes and offsets and all that stuff, but I DO know, for anyone who cares, that the 8 spoke rims off an 87 to 89 egt will NOT fit on a second gen scort (at least not a 91). I know because I have tried. The lug spacing is not quite the same and the wheel will not go on. Any there´s my 2 cents. BTW, glad to see another scort join the ranks of feoa.
 

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yeah now I´ve got an LX and a GT! the best of both worlds!

These are the wheels that I really like:


but the wheels on my 91 egt are slightly different:


actually, I´m not completely sure if my escort is even a 91, because it seems to be sporting 92 wheels. I dunno, maybe I´m crazy. I´m almost positive it´s a 91 though. hrm.
 

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I didn´t read through everything but there is a performance gain to rims! Section with of a tire. Yeah my 17´s weight about 22lbs a piece, BUT running a 214/40 improved my handling QUITE a bit. Likewise, my dry traction went through the roof...however my traction in snow when downhill pretty hard.

My scort with 17´s, cut airbox and exhaust runs .06 seconds faster on a quarter then ScortGT´s EGT with everything stock except an intake.

Give here, to get there type of thing.
 

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If you wanna make those stock GT wheels look a little better try getting them power coated. Quite a few wreckers do the job and do it nicely.
 

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I don´t know anybody who does powdercoating around here.

Jason: when you say "My scort with 17´s, cut airbox and exhaust runs .06 seconds faster " are you saying you cut your exhaust? Or just put a new exhaust. One of the FIRST things I think I will do it stick in a new K&N and cut the airbox, and put on a new 2.25" cat-back exhaust. I´m not sure which ones to buy.
 

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Okay, can I buy a decent exhaust, or would I have to have it custom made?

If I can buy one, where would I be able to do so, and would I be able to replace it myself (is it a relatively easy job to do) or should I have it done professionally?
 

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My 1st Gen GT wheels on my LX are powder coated silver and love them. They last a lot longer than paint and can take one hell of a beating.
If you keep the stock wheels and have an extra 200.00 get them powder coated, they will look better than the stock finish.
 

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There is a benefit to lighter rims, less rotational weight. Overall diameter is important too, smaller the outside diameter better low end. In a smaller way shorter tires act as a torqe multiplier.
 
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