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Old 12-10-2004, 12:02   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me why my 04 Marquis came with 16" wheels and 60's? Is it to improve handling, or to appeal to the gangstah crowd?

I am thinking of going with different wheels, maybe 15" or 14" with 75's, to make it ride smoother. Is there any reason why I couldn't do that, and might it help with the rough ride?

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I think it is to improve handling. We had the same happen here in Australia with our falcon - went from 15" wheels running 65's to 16" wheels running 60's.

I'd look at putting better shocks under the car, putting a better set of tyres on it or take it back to the dealership to see if there is anything else causing the rough ride.
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Old 12-10-2004, 13:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Marquis wheels

going to 16" from 15" hardens a ride but better handling due to a stiff tire. I recomend 15 with 65, or 70 witch is pushing it. 75 will fit but your speedo will change +/- 5-7 miles. If you do go with 14" wheel becarefull of the rear drums or if you have all wheel disc, it may not fit. Also EBXR has a good idea, better shocks. Stock tend to be temperature sensitive. I sugest KYB GR-2 or Gaberial Red Ryders.
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:05   #4 (permalink)
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Morella, leave that car alone! I've discovered with my '04 GM that the harsh ride is quickly forgotten when I can take corners at higher speeds and go over railroad tracks and other ruts without having to slow down as much.

With my '87 and '88 GMs, I always wondered why people were on my tail when I had to slow for curves. Those old cars would wallow like crazy. Not my '04. The turns are flat and smooth.

Keep the setup that Ford has given you, you won't regret it when you need it!

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Re: Marquis wheels

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Can anyone tell me why my 04 Marquis came with 16" wheels and 60's? Is it to improve handling, or to appeal to the gangstah crowd?

I am thinking of going with different wheels, maybe 15" or 14" with 75's, to make it ride smoother. Is there any reason why I couldn't do that, and might it help with the rough ride?

thanks

-m
Hello there,just thouight id fill you in on why they went with the 16inch vs the 15inch wheel and tire pkg,in 1998 ford upgraded the braking system including bigger calipers and rotors on the front and rear,the increase in rotor diameter ment that a 15 inch wheel will not fit,there isnt enogh clearence between the caliper and the wheel to allow the wheel to move freely.
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I believe that a larger wheel and tire puts more rubber on the road, therefore increasing traction.
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