TC front wheels/tyres - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Cortina Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Cortina Forum Forum for discussion of the Ford Cortina.

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 11-03-2005, 14:09   #1 (permalink)
All crossed up
 
DOG20L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Camden, NSW, Australia
Age: 34
Posts: 45
TC front wheels/tyres

What is the fattest wheels/tyres anyone has fit in the front of their TC Corty?
I can only fit 195's but would like/need to go fatter. I'm using the car for track work (not drags). Car has 351 Windsor, toploader, 9 inch w/ later model nut adjustable front end (not shims) and XY brakes.
DOG20L is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-07-2005, 23:56   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
skid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: cortina italy no really i do
Age: 29
Posts: 107
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

hey
iyou can get 235 under if you like but it cant be to low otherwise they hit on the inner gard.
you will also lose steering lock but that wont affect you on the track if you start using more the 3/4 a turn your going to slow.
hope your setting the suspsion up on scales so you get the front rear weight a bit more blanced.
mark
__________________
Fear leads to arrogance
Arrogance leads to over confidence
Over confidence leads to
your suffering
remember this young grasshopper
skid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2005, 14:25   #3 (permalink)
All crossed up
 
DOG20L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Camden, NSW, Australia
Age: 34
Posts: 45
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

Don't need any steering lock really, you steer it with the rear wheels lol. Don't see how tyre that fat would fit, how does it clear the bump stop?
DOG20L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 00:52   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
skid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: cortina italy no really i do
Age: 29
Posts: 107
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

hey
easy you run the corect offset but you might have to flare or do what i whould do and cut along the top edge of the gard and add about 2in there and have pumped out gards whould look mean.
mark
__________________
Fear leads to arrogance
Arrogance leads to over confidence
Over confidence leads to
your suffering
remember this young grasshopper
skid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 14:02   #5 (permalink)
All crossed up
 
DOG20L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Camden, NSW, Australia
Age: 34
Posts: 45
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

Got any pics?
DOG20L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 19:40   #6 (permalink)
money pit
 
holset_cortina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Sunshine Coast QLd
Age: 32
Posts: 44
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

hey
I fit 205/45R16 tyres in the front of mine..... without lipping the guards and have superlows- so surely you could fit 225's with the right offset with lipping the guards

craig
holset_cortina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2005, 15:44   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
TaraHymen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 354
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

ive fit 225/50r16 under my guards with about 1/4inch clearance from the outer guard(lipped)
__________________
TD Cortina ED XR6 Engine, T5, 9inch, Boyd billets, 4 wheel disc etc
AU XR6 - All the usual goodies not worth bragging about

See them both here <=-- Page Updated 15 October 2006
TaraHymen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 03:31   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
skid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: cortina italy no really i do
Age: 29
Posts: 107
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

hey
havent done it yet to busy doing engine bay plus iam not pumping the rears out cause its a 4 door but am thing it on the race one when i get around to building it back up.
mark
__________________
Fear leads to arrogance
Arrogance leads to over confidence
Over confidence leads to
your suffering
remember this young grasshopper
skid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 14:38   #9 (permalink)
All crossed up
 
DOG20L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Camden, NSW, Australia
Age: 34
Posts: 45
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

I think I just worked out whats going on. I've got the later model (nut adjustable) front end so it must be slightly different. I can't possibly fit any thing wider under mine. The guards are lipped flush on the inside and there is only about 8-10mm clearance between the tyre and the bump stop. Thanks for advice anyway.

Another thing, has anyone else had problems with V8 Corties seizing the uni joints on the steering column? I've done two.
DOG20L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2005, 02:06   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
skid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: cortina italy no really i do
Age: 29
Posts: 107
Re: TC front wheels/tyres

hey
eat will do that wrap the exhaust.
flare the fonts if you cant go in then go out and hey it will handle better with the wider front track anyways
just make sure the rear is allways narrower to get beter turn in
mark
__________________
Fear leads to arrogance
Arrogance leads to over confidence
Over confidence leads to
your suffering
remember this young grasshopper
skid is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Cortina Forum



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


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:44.



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.