Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Older Fords > Classic Fords > Fairlane | Torino
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Fairlane | Torino Discussion area for Fanatics of the Classic Ford Fairlane and Torino Lines.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2004, 20:14   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 10
Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

What are the largest tyres/rim width that can go on the rear of a ZH without mods? I have the opportunity to grab a couple of 10 inch rims, but before I do I want to hear from someone who has had these on their ZH already…

What size tyres did you run on them?
Was there any fit problem (rubbing when the car was loaded, etc)?
AndyZH is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-08-2004, 20:31   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Perth Hills WA
Posts: 540
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyZH
What are the largest tyres/rim width that can go on the rear of a ZH without mods? I have the opportunity to grab a couple of 10 inch rims, but before I do I want to hear from someone who has had these on their ZH already…

What size tyres did you run on them?
Was there any fit problem (rubbing when the car was loaded, etc)?
All I know is that I currently have 8s (245s) on the back and there is heaps of room. However, if you like I can try on a 10 inch rim (tyre isn't fitted as yet) over the weekend and see how it looks (will email you photos if you want). Can't do it tonight though, sorry. I also have some 8 inch rims with 265s which used to go on my P6 and they were no problems at all. Can send pic if you like.

Paul
paull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2004, 21:16   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 10
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

Hi Paul

Thanks for that. I have 7inch rims with 245's on at the moment, and although it appears to have a heap of room left I just want to be sure before handing over any $$... I would be keen to see what a ZH with the 10" rim on it looks like for sure, would be most appreciative. The 245's look big enough off the car, but once they go on they are absorbed into the mass of the car!
AndyZH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2004, 22:32   #4 (permalink)
'77 XC Wagon in progress
 
Neeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Age: 37
Posts: 451
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

Well, I run 14 x 8s with 235s on my ZH. Loads of room everywhere - at least 1.5" from outside of rim to wheelarch and another 2" before you start fouling anything on the inside of the wheel. I'd tenatively predict that 10" rims would be fine provided you didn't go over about 265 width...
Neeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2004, 23:13   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
MakoZH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Tasmania Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 264
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

I had 14 x 265's on the back of my zh at one stage, but when I lowered it there was no room.. Max is 9 inches wide ... Unless you have a different off set wheel.. I had centrelines on it... Did look tough but scrubbed the tyre to bits...
__________________
Chillin, Pimpin, Lo Ridin.
MakoZH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2004, 23:27   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Perth Hills WA
Posts: 540
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

Quote:
Originally Posted by MakoZH
I had 14 x 265's on the back of my zh at one stage, but when I lowered it there was no room.. Max is 9 inches wide ... Unless you have a different off set wheel.. I had centrelines on it... Did look tough but scrubbed the tyre to bits...
With my P6 it was not lowered at all, I suppose that is why I had no problems with the 265's.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyZH
Hi Paul

Thanks for that. I have 7inch rims with 245's on at the moment, and although it appears to have a heap of room left I just want to be sure before handing over any $$... I would be keen to see what a ZH with the 10" rim on it looks like for sure, would be most appreciative. The 245's look big enough off the car, but once they go on they are absorbed into the mass of the car!
Will fit both the 265/8 inch rim as well as the 10 inch rim over the weekend and will send you photos.
Paul
paull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2004, 23:39   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
MakoZH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Tasmania Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 264
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

265 is 10 inches.... or 10 3/4
__________________
Chillin, Pimpin, Lo Ridin.
MakoZH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2004, 00:34   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Perth Hills WA
Posts: 540
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyZH
What are the largest tyres/rim width that can go on the rear of a ZH without mods? I have the opportunity to grab a couple of 10 inch rims, but before I do I want to hear from someone who has had these on their ZH already…

What size tyres did you run on them?
Was there any fit problem (rubbing when the car was loaded, etc)?
You have a pm.
paull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2004, 21:30   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bullsbrook WA
Age: 45
Posts: 251
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

I have seen a lowered P6 with 10" convo pros on the rear with no dramas.

Dmax
Dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2005, 14:24   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mattlea1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 243
Re: Maximum ZH wheel & tyre size

I have 15x9 simmons on the back of my P6 LTD with 255x60 tyres and its lowered 2inches and have no dramas
mattlea1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Older Fords > Classic Fords > Fairlane | Torino



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aftermarket wheel tyre pressure? frd_pwr Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 3 07-23-2004 22:56
new wheel size affecting speedo rockerfella Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 8 05-24-2004 07:26
The next generation engines?? ivorya Modular Tech 36 12-22-2003 21:11
wheel size for AU MR AUII Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 10 11-21-2003 21:37
Ford and Wheel of Fortune to give away 20 cars in 20 days RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 04-15-2003 03:40

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:39.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.