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Widest tire I can put on my stock rims for my 1991 ford escort gt

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by muscles, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. muscles

    muscles FEOA Member

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    Rims are the original factory fan blade rims. I do not have time to search..just want a simple answer.

    Thanks david

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    muscles FEOA Member

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    Btw tire size is 185/60/15. Just want to get wider tires. No change in height of side walls or dieamenter...nothing drastic any way.

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  3. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    Can go up or down 10mm. So 195 or 175
  4. muscles

    muscles FEOA Member

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    What about 205/60/r15 or 205/50/r15??

    I've seen where guys has said they have used them on here..know anything about that?

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    205 50's will fit but they will be a bit pinched. You don't get the whole benefit of the tire at that point. I had 205 hoosiers on my fan blades at one point those are as wide as most 225's


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    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    What do you mean by pinched ...are you saying they will have body rub

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    [​IMG]

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    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    What about 205 55 r16. Has any one tried that size?

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    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    I Ment 205 55 r15

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    Pinched meaning the tire is too wide for the rim so it is "pinched" on the rim.


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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    OEM for 2nd Gen were P175. I did P185 with no problem.

    I guess "tire float" issues could manifest going wider. Imagine your wheel shifting side-to-side when shifting weight from left to right on the tire.

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  12. THEHULKISBETTER

    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    185 is stock for a gt

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    Intuit FEOA Member

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    Forgot the GT are 15" wheels instead of 14".
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    1856015 vs 2055515

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    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    Ok will that tire fit a escort gt 2nd gen with no finder rolling and not jumping into the struts

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    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    I Ment jumping.. Auto correct

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    Bumping...goddame it

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    Under hard cornering it will rub the strut in the back. It shouldn't rub in the front unless your car is lowered.


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    THEHULKISBETTER FEOA Member

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    Are you talking about the 205/55/15 or the 205/50/15

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    yes

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