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#1 paulsvan

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:21 PM

hi

I want to change the wheels on my escort van 55td (year 2000).

At the moment they are the original 13'' which is being a pain to have a garage with the size tyres I require(165x80x13)

Is it possible to fit 15'' wheels off a ford ka, (51 plate) with no problems?

I must apologise if this has been posted before :mellow:

many thanks

 



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

Not realy sure tbh i should'nt see a problem in 2"! My mate put 19s on his astra van with no probs!

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

Yep they will fit no problem, I had 16" escort cosworth alloys on my van.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:07 PM

thanks all.

I have taken your comments and purchased some 15's.

I believe they have 195x45x15 tyres on.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

the size should fit but you need to update the cluster so that it reflects the size so your speedo is accurate.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

ah ok didn't think of that.

will compare to satnav when there fitted

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

to be honest that wont make any odds. SatNav sees you travelling in a stright direction on a flat line so doesnt reflect the up and down!

 

if your going from say 135/25 r13 and go to something like a 205/55 r16, then you are looking at a massive difference. Differences can be fractional i.e. couple of miles an hour, or can be as big as 20 or 30.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:32 AM

that much :o

did not realise. Guess it'll be going to the garage after unless thers an easier way of checking.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:30 AM

ELMCONFIG allows you to configure the speedo and calibrate it for different sized wheels, so its something you could look to do?



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

From 13" to 15" the difference is around a 1mph over-reading on your speedo, so 30mph on your speedo is really 29mph actual speed (according to an online calculator!).

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

Good find there Ade!

 

Hopefully that will be all that it is!



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