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max manufacturer rim size rating on EA

hi guys

i was wondering if anyone could help me out. i was looking to get 17" rims for my EA series II wagon, and wanted to know what the maximum size that is recomended by ford for this particular model? i rang up vic roads, and they said i can go whatever size that is plus 15mm in diameter, and 25 in width.
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Re: max manufacturer rim size rating on EA

17 x 8 is the biggest rim you can 'legally' fit, but make sure your insurance company agree.

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Re: max manufacturer rim size rating on EA

thanks for that mate.
i actually rang the insurance company, GIO, and the woman there said they couldnt care less what size they are as long as its considered road worthy. which is why i rang vic roads to find out. so does that mean if i had 17x8s it would still be rw?
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  • 1998 EL 4.0L
  • AUII 4-speed auto
  • EFII Ghia Rims
  • VDO Dayton CD 2703 Mp3 Head Unit
  • VDO Dayton MPC-1300 components
  • Philips DAP-4040 4 channel
  • Kenwood KFC-HQ718 7x10s
  • Alpine MRP-M350 Mono block
  • Alpine SWS-1042D 10inch S-Type sub
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Re: max manufacturer rim size rating on EA

couldnt u fit 18 inch rims on an EA as the EA SVO came out with 16 inch rims

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Re: max manufacturer rim size rating on EA

No Wild6 you cant, same argument goes for the EB GT having 17 x 8.5 rims you cant fit 19's (people have tried the arguement with insurance companies)

BargeEA - yes 17 x 8 is roadworthy with vic roads last time I checked.

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Re: max manufacturer rim size rating on EA

awesome, thanks for all the help guys! now all i have to do is find some cheap 17s!!

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  • EFII Ghia Rims
  • VDO Dayton CD 2703 Mp3 Head Unit
  • VDO Dayton MPC-1300 components
  • Philips DAP-4040 4 channel
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  • Alpine MRP-M350 Mono block
  • Alpine SWS-1042D 10inch S-Type sub
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