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#1 tompalmer89

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

just brought a 98 ford fiesta lx which 13" standard wheels wanted to know if i could put my 14" alloys of my old ford fiesta 2000, is this alot of hassle?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

just brought a 98 ford fiesta lx which 13" standard wheels wanted to know if i could put my 14" alloys of my old ford fiesta 2000, is this alot of hassle?


hi welcome to the forum,
you should be able to fit up to 15'' wheels without any problems atall mate.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

ok cheers for reply so i can just put them on without needing to go to garage or anything?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:21 PM

ok cheers for reply so i can just put them on without needing to go to garage or anything?


100% correct,
but if changing from steel wheels to alloys, dont forget to fit your spigot rings to the centre of the alloys to ensure a seperation between the hub and the alloy so as they dont stick to each other.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

sorry if being stupid, but where do i get these and what type?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

they should be on the inside of the centre cap,
on the flat surface that bonds to the hub of the car,

the hub is the part with the bolts on it, and you put the wheel on the hub then the bolts come through the holes on your alloy,

the ring stops the alloy from bonding to the hub with rust and keeps a 1mm gap between the hub and the alloy,
they may be on the alloys already or some sort of 1mm spacer that prevents a full bond to the hub

like these mate,
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item337542010e

the sit in to the centre cap on the inside of the alloy before you bolt them to the hub,
and the lip on them keep a little gap between the hub and the alloy so as they always come off easy.

but if you dont have these then just smear some copper grease on the face of the hub but not the nuts or bolts,
just the face of the hub to keep it from bonding.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

also see here mate,
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4158cd5f6b

but check the size is correct before you purchase.
if you need to purchase that is....

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

cheers for the replys guys :D

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

cheers for the replys guys :D

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:23 PM


Mine is doing that and I had it plugged in to diagnostics and it is something to do with the speedos. I went to Ford and they want £450 to sort it. I have a Zetec S - Ryan Morrissey from England

This is exactly what mine is doing, when I have left it overnight it won`t tick over until I have driven it for about 30 seconds, then it is fine all day. It is really frustrating because I don`t want to waste my money to find out it is nothing


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