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wheel size info needed please.

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:17 pm
by retroglam73
im thinkin of treatin the capri to some new revolites, what size wheels and tyres should i be looking for , im unsure about lowering the car so i dont want them to look silly if they are low profile tyres, also i obvioulsy dont want them catching anywhere if theyre too wide..
so all in all im looking just to replace the wheels without doing any mods.

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:36 am
by csr
7x15 is the realistic choice.

off-set should be as close to 5 as you can get.

tyre size 205-50

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:42 pm
by retroglam73
ok so just to clarify.... thats 205 50/13 tyres yeah? thats pretty low profile? wouldnt that
look daft if i dont lower the car? would it leave a huge gap between the tyres and arches? if i need to lower it how much would you reccomend? 1 inch? 2 inch?

thanks for helping.

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:31 pm
by csr
Yes I would reccomend 13" tyres for 15" wheels abviously.

Do you see 13" in the post anywhere?

No didn't think so.

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:34 pm
by retroglam73 me i was only asking!!
has it evert occured to you that i dont understand wheel/tyre sizes hence the question.
i shant bother any more, thanks.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:34 pm
by zak427
I've got 205-60-13's on Revolutions and it sits ok. However the nearside just catches with a bit of weight on board, probably just a weak spring! I personally would prefer 15inch Minilites with 195-50-15 tyres but I've just brought mine, the Revolutions came with the car and had never been on the road before last week! They actually look better than I thought they would.

Regards Zak

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:55 pm
by retroglam73
thanks for that zak, very helpfull.
i dont want to fit 15's as i wannna keep the period look .

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:50 am
by zak427
My mate has just moved down from Brid to Lincoln, his dad has seen your car out and about, some time in the next few weeks I should be bringing him up to fetch his motorbike, if i'm in the Capri i'll give you a message and you can see what it looks like on Revolutions with these tyres. Mine is also yellow.

Regards Zak

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:57 pm
by retroglam73
yeah for sure zak, whats ya mates name cos i ride bikes too, brids a small place so i may know him, il pm you my phone number so giz a bell when you know your comin.

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:58 pm
by last18
thank you for your good answers, useful.