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 Post subject: biggest legal sized wheels for an EF falcon
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:52 pm 
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just interested in buy some wheel and dont want anything that will be illegal for the car..are 20's too big (illegal) if so what is the biggest legal size cheers.. any help will be great

 

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 Post subject: Re: biggest legal sized wheels for an EF falcon
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: biggest legal sized wheels for an EF falcon
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:24 pm 
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Reading that VicRoads link, it would appear that 17" would be the max as it states "15mm over the largest size wheel available for that model" and 15mm isn't an inch so 18" or larger would be out of the question.
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:28 pm 
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Wheel = rim + rubber.
Meaning you can run 20s as long as the total rolling diameter does not exceed a stock 205/65/15s rolling diameter by more than 15mm.

 

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 Post subject: Re: biggest legal sized wheels for an EF falcon
Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:30 pm 
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Sorry for misleading but to me a Wheel is just that, a wheel.
We sell Wheels and Tyres separate, in 42 years never heard of
wheels being + a tyre.
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Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:40 pm 
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Well if you read that link it actually says:
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The overall diameter of any replacement rim and tyre must not be:
- More than 15mm greater than the largest diameter tyre specified by the vehicle manufacturer for that model or vehicle series

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:07 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
Wheel = rim + rubber.
Meaning you can run 20s as long as the total rolling diameter does not exceed a stock 205/65/15s rolling diameter by more than 15mm.


I think you'll find the biggest issue will be with the width. If your vehicle had stock rims (as per placard on your vehicle) that were 6" wide then your max is 7" wide. Not going to get many 20" rims that are 7" wide.

Also remember that insurance have different rules as well. So check with them as well before buying rims. :)
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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:23 pm 
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Yeh, but 16s were optional across the board, and were 16x7 rims so should be fine there. 15x7 were on XRs std as well.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:33 pm 
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An accepted rule of thumb by NSW highway patrol is no larger than +2 diameter from biggest option rim for the paticular model and no more than +1.5" width from largest option tyre. No increase in track is permitted and no items that allow fitting of different offset wheel. ie spacers.

That being said, there either needs to be a blitz on or you need to be acting the tard for them to pin you. its the easiest thing for them to hit you on too.

Of course this is not gospel, your luck may suck and you pinged as you leave the tyre shop.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:39 pm 
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krisisdog wrote:
Yeh, but 16s were optional across the board, and were 16x7 rims so should be fine there. 15x7 were on XRs std as well.


I would have thought the 17 x 8.5" option for rich pricks only would have been of more benefit for the OP. :D
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arm79 wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Yeh, but 16s were optional across the board, and were 16x7 rims so should be fine there. 15x7 were on XRs std as well.


I would have thought the 17 x 8.5" option for rich pricks only would have been of more benefit for the OP. :D


17's were only option on EL and up. EL GT and FBT were the 1st falcon based vehicles to use 17's. Depending on the model in question your both right.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:16 pm 
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An accepted rule of thumb by NSW highway patrol is no larger than +2 diameter from biggest option rim for the paticular model and no more than +1.5" width from largest option tyre. No increase in track is permitted and no items that allow fitting of different offset wheel. ie spacers.

That being said, there either needs to be a blitz on or you need to be acting the tard for them to pin you. its the easiest thing for them to hit you on too.

Of course this is not gospel, your luck may suck and you pinged as you leave the tyre shop.

You're right, its not gospel, its completely incorrect on all counts.

In NSW you are allowed to fit wheels that are up to 26mm wider than the manufacturer’s specified wheels without needing to notify the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA).

Increases in wheel track can’t be increased by more than 25mm beyond manufacturer’s specification.

The diameter of the new wheel and tyre combination can’t be more than 15mm beyond the largest diameter combination specified by the manufacturer for that car.

NSW has no 2" rule.


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krisisdog wrote:
Yeh, but 16s were optional across the board, and were 16x7 rims so should be fine there. 15x7 were on XRs std as well.


I would have thought the 17 x 8.5" option for rich pricks only would have been of more benefit for the OP. :D


Would have been but theyre not on the placard unless its an EL GT placard.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:35 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Yeh, but 16s were optional across the board, and were 16x7 rims so should be fine there. 15x7 were on XRs std as well.


I would have thought the 17 x 8.5" option for rich pricks only would have been of more benefit for the OP. :D


Doesn't count because it wasn't available across the full range and its whats on the placard of your car.... Not what rich ppl buy. krissdog i think you might be right. My BA the max is 7" wide, so i can legally run my BA XR 18x8's but i cant run BA GT rims.
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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:21 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
krisisdog wrote:
Yeh, but 16s were optional across the board, and were 16x7 rims so should be fine there. 15x7 were on XRs std as well.


I would have thought the 17 x 8.5" option for rich pricks only would have been of more benefit for the OP. :D


Doesn't count because it wasn't available across the full range and its whats on the placard of your car.... Not what rich ppl buy. krissdog i think you might be right. My BA the max is 7" wide, so i can legally run my BA XR 18x8's but i cant run BA GT rims.

well you can buy GT placards from ford cheap

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:22 pm 
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Cars not a GT though, they dont like it when you fib to them.

 

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