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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2013/02/21 22:30:47 (permalink)
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I cant find the article.. but this aussie car with a 13b had a tonne of work and way too big a wheels..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWKw5jh4enc 
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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2013/02/22 18:15:21 (permalink)
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Thats my escort in the link up top

Ive got 17x7 on the front and 17x9.5 on the back...
The fronts fit easy enough and the back is mini tubbed

Personaly if i didnt tub the back and run wide wheels with good dish i wouldnt hav run 17s i would hav stuck with the 16x7s all round...

Theres a candy red mk2 2 door down south with 20" rims on it but it looks wayyyyy out proportion

my limit would be 17s....

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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2021/11/10 23:16:37 (permalink)
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17 x 9.5  mk1  9 x 17

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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2021/11/11 13:43:29 (permalink)
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that looks on the money to me, nice work OT.
 
Any more info/pics?
I'd happily add it to the shed, even if it had an 1100 fitted.
Bet it doesn't though.
 
Its going to make my planned 15x7's look wimpy in comparison.
 
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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2021/11/11 14:52:29 (permalink)
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Hehe, of the rims get too big, the car will become a Pimp my Ride with bag suspension bouncing in the carpark lol, or it can be a 4wd by the looks of it.
The above pic is right on the edge of wheel biggness, no bigger .. Just hope it doesn't have CD size rotors behind them 🤣,
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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2021/11/12 20:54:57 (permalink)
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martymexico
Hehe, of the rims get too big, the car will become a Pimp my Ride with bag suspension bouncing in the carpark lol, or it can be a 4wd by the looks of it.
The above pic is right on the edge of wheel biggness, no bigger .. Just hope it doesn't have CD size rotors behind them 🤣,


Yep agree, cant stand huge wheels with stock tiny brakes.

15s are the limit on size wise for a escort.
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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2021/11/14 06:39:15 (permalink)
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What is the attraction of fitting oversize wheels on cars? Considering the loss of engine torque to the road and adding lot's of additional weight and increasing bump steer and wear and tear on steering and suspension components designed in the 1960's.
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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2021/11/14 23:15:13 (permalink)
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to impress the chicks of course Peter!
Torque we can get around, with engine upgrades, and heaps of $$ gets you forged rims, without the weight penalty.
I dont think 12"' rims cut it anymore on an Escort.
Agreed too, 15'is fine by me. 
 
 
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Re:large wheels on escort mark 2 4 door 2021/11/18 06:44:40 (permalink)
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"to impress the chicks of course Peter!"
 
When I was knee high to a grasshopper a very wise man told me:
"If it has tits or tyres, there's trouble".
 
At the tender age of 58 I am still learning that exact lesson.....
 
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