wide 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 > Older Fords > Classic Fords > Classic Falcons
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

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 05-19-2005, 20:49   #1 (permalink)
xc ute
 
Chartoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 173
wide tyres

My XC ute is in the shed now and will be for a while. Its got 246/265 tyres on 12 slotter rims. Will These fit legally on my XE or will they be cop bait. My XE looks alright (newish paint) but probly wouldnt pass a roadworthy.

Cheers chartoo
__________________
Its only illegal if you get caught!!!
Chartoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-20-2005, 01:12   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Can hear Calder Park Raceway
Age: 51
Posts: 335
Re: wide tyres

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chartoo
My XC ute is in the shed now and will be for a while. Its got 246/265 tyres on 12 slotter rims. Will These fit legally on my XE or will they be cop bait. My XE looks alright (newish paint) but probly wouldnt pass a roadworthy.

Cheers chartoo
Depends what state you're in. Here in Vic it's OK to go 2 inches wider
on your wheels over the widest factory optioned rim on rear wheel drive cars.
Then, the tyre must readily fit on that size rim as per the tyre manufacturer
specifications. You can increase track by 1 inch up front and 2 on the back.
The tyres must not foul on any part of the vehicle ie-body/suspension etc.
And they must not protrude past the guard's outermost lip.
Tyre diametre can't increase by more than 15mm without an Engineers Cert.
Satisfy all of the above and you can run whatever you like!
Some people shorten their diff to accomodate huge rubber on the rear,
primarily for drags, and more often will need to lip the guards/mini tub or
full tubs to gain the required clearance, minimum 10mm throughout
full suspension travel.
LTD Ute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2005, 02:08   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 475
Re: wide tyres

The tyres aren't legal on your XC either.......!!!
RPO-083 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2005, 03:12   #4 (permalink)
ESP
V8 GT pilot
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: At the wreckers for ESP parts
Age: 46
Posts: 592
Re: wide tyres

Quote:
Originally Posted by LTD Ute
Depends what state you're in. Here in Vic it's OK to go 2 inches wider
on your wheels over the widest factory optioned rim on rear wheel drive cars.
Then, the tyre must readily fit on that size rim as per the tyre manufacturer
specifications. You can increase track by 1 inch up front and 2 on the back.
The tyres must not foul on any part of the vehicle ie-body/suspension etc.
And they must not protrude past the guard's outermost lip.
Tyre diametre can't increase by more than 15mm without an Engineers Cert.
Satisfy all of the above and you can run whatever you like!
Some people shorten their diff to accomodate huge rubber on the rear,
primarily for drags, and more often will need to lip the guards/mini tub or
full tubs to gain the required clearance, minimum 10mm throughout
full suspension travel.

Are you sure about the 2" wider stat.
I thought it was only 1" from what was stated on the vehicle door jamb.

A 9" rim on a Falc would seriously alter the track
ESP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2005, 05:07   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Can hear Calder Park Raceway
Age: 51
Posts: 335
Re: wide tyres

The info I posted is from the RTA modification guidelines.
They are very quiet, lets say, on tyres, other than diametre increase,
fit on rim as per specs, not protruding out of guards and not fouling on anything. The track increase is correct as per the RTA docs I have
that are about 2 years old and I don't think anything has changed.

The onus is on the owner to meet all the RTA specs and have it
certified by an engineer.

I have an XC ute and planning to run 235:60:15s on 7 inch rims
up front and 295:50:15s on 10 inch rims on the back.
The rears are my problem and will require engineers approval.
Rim is 3 inch over standard width (6 in) and 1 inch more than
approved mod. Tyre is 6mm over the 15mm allowed.
It's still complicated as I need to make sure offsets are correct,
front and back, to allow for complete unhindered travel of both
tyre and rim. Note, a very deep dish may not be best.


Cheers, Will.
LTD Ute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2005, 05:09   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Can hear Calder Park Raceway
Age: 51
Posts: 335
Re: wide tyres

By the way ESP, that's a georgeouse car you have there!!!
LTD Ute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005, 05:46   #7 (permalink)
ESP
V8 GT pilot
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: At the wreckers for ESP parts
Age: 46
Posts: 592
Re: wide tyres

Quote:
Originally Posted by LTD Ute
By the way ESP, that's a georgeouse car you have there!!!
Thanks LTD Ute.

She's a daily driver and it's gettin real hard to maintain her in pristine condition.............parts are a bitch too............but I love her to death.
ESP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005, 06:25   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Sydney
Posts: 80
Re: wide tyres

Quote:
Originally Posted by ESP
Thanks LTD Ute.

She's a daily driver and it's gettin real hard to maintain her in pristine condition.............parts are a bitch too............but I love her to death.
Ill second that, your car is spot on.
CRUISIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005, 08:49   #9 (permalink)
Approach with caution.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Age: 42
Posts: 1,043
Re: wide tyres

Quote:
Originally Posted by LTD Ute
Depends what state you're in. Here in Vic it's OK to go 2 inches wider
on your wheels over the widest factory optioned rim on rear wheel drive cars.
Then, the tyre must readily fit on that size rim as per the tyre manufacturer
specifications. You can increase track by 1 inch up front and 2 on the back.
The tyres must not foul on any part of the vehicle ie-body/suspension etc.
And they must not protrude past the guard's outermost lip.
Tyre diametre can't increase by more than 15mm without an Engineers Cert.
Satisfy all of the above and you can run whatever you like!
Some people shorten their diff to accomodate huge rubber on the rear,
primarily for drags, and more often will need to lip the guards/mini tub or
full tubs to gain the required clearance, minimum 10mm throughout
full suspension travel.

Plus 1" is the rule, plus 1" for dia and plus 1" for width, so on an XC/D/E its 16 X 8 max to be road worthy...
__________________
F6: the fastest factory 4 door falcon in the world!
4Vman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005, 19:04   #10 (permalink)
Registered Abuser
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: woop woop
Posts: 438
Re: wide tyres

Just to clarify things.
Is this the rule on any wheel/tyre mods. done without a engineers cert?

Ive just gone through the paper work for my XM and its been certified to run
7" rims and 245's front and rear.
1470mm front track, 1397mm is std.
1520mm rear track. 1384mm is std.
I want to reduce the rear track 2" do you think i need a engineers approval.

Last edited by 302xm; 06-24-2005 at 19:06. Reason: cos i can
302xm is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Older Fords > Classic Fords > Classic Falcons



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 16:30.



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.