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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:29 pm 
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I seem to have a bit of conflicting information on the matter.... Are 18" wheels legal on the EF Futura?

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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:48 pm 
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From what i remember, You're only allowed to go 2 sizes bigger than it says on your tyre placard. Mate of mine with a EF Fairy gets defected every now and then for having 19's. So he's only allowed to go to 17's.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:06 pm 
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19s are fine!!! ur aloud to go 25mm width larger than the largest wheel in the series! (xr and gt 7inch so u can go 8) and the wheel size cant be any larger than 25mm of the hole rolling diameter (wheel + tyre ) so a 19inch wheel with a low profile tyre is fine!
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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:18 pm 
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^^^ yep.

there fine, aslong as you dont use hub adaptors you wont get a defect for your wheels, unless you are and drive like a complete C*** and make cops want to throw the book at you

 

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I was under the assumption you can have anything you like, providing there's no clearance issues / structural mods or adapters to compensate.

The above answers I would have thought were Insurance tolerances.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:47 pm 
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22s in the front 24 in the rear.. thats the dream anyway

 

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Krytox wrote:
I was under the assumption you can have anything you like, providing there's no clearance issues / structural mods or adapters to compensate.

The above answers I would have thought were Insurance tolerances.

Legally they have to be within 15mm of the original rolling diameter, and no more then 25mm wider then (this is an ambiguous bit) the widest wheel fitted to that series.
EL GT had 8.5" so you could argue 9.5" is legal for EL.
That is Vic anyway, most states are fairly similar in that regard, just different wording.
No more then 2" of rim size used to be included in that, some states may still have that wording as mentioned above, I'm not sure.
Either way, you really shouldn't be hassled for 18s.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:14 am 
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Great, thanks guys.
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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:32 am 
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i got pulled up with 20s in my eb, i said " your gonna get me for rims too big"
he said " no, rim size doesnt matter, just outer circumfrence but more importantly load rating"

ended up with just the speeding fine and no canary. Even had three chrome guages on bonnet!!
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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:05 pm 
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Talk about luck eboost, the guages are a defect alone. You just struck a nice copper for a change! :). Ive been told 2 sizes up max as well as diameter
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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:39 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Krytox wrote:
I was under the assumption you can have anything you like, providing there's no clearance issues / structural mods or adapters to compensate.

The above answers I would have thought were Insurance tolerances.

Legally they have to be within 15mm of the original rolling diameter, and no more then 25mm wider then (this is an ambiguous bit) the widest wheel fitted to that series.
EL GT had 8.5" so you could argue 9.5" is legal for EL.
That is Vic anyway, most states are fairly similar in that regard, just different wording.
No more then 2" of rim size used to be included in that, some states may still have that wording as mentioned above, I'm not sure.
Either way, you really shouldn't be hassled for 18s.


Yep what SteadyED said is correct, go on vicroads or rta depending on what state your in i think theres a thread stating the laws il c if i can dig it up.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:41 pm 
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Here we go, http://www.fordmods.com/forums/ADR-and- ... s-d90.html

have a look under wheels n tyres etc.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:44 pm 
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i have an ef xr6 i want to fit 19X8 FORD FPV STYLE WHEELS TO SUIT AU & PRE AU FORD. will these be legal???
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:13 pm 
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Yes, as long as you run very low profile tyres to keep within 15mm of original wheel diameter.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Legal wheel size for EF/EL?
Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:28 am 
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Kurfurst wrote:
I seem to have a bit of conflicting information on the matter.... Are 18" wheels legal on the EF Futura?

Confliction only if you are going to the wrong places.
Steady ED wrote:
Krytox wrote:
I was under the assumption you can have anything you like, providing there's no clearance issues / structural mods or adapters to compensate.

The above answers I would have thought were Insurance tolerances.

Legally they have to be within 15mm of the original rolling diameter, and no more then 25mm wider then (this is an ambiguous bit) the widest wheel fitted to that series.
EL GT had 8.5" so you could argue 9.5" is legal for EL.
That is Vic anyway, most states are fairly similar in that regard, just different wording.
No more then 2" of rim size used to be included in that, some states may still have that wording as mentioned above, I'm not sure.
Either way, you really shouldn't be hassled for 18s.


GOTO VicRoads web site, it's clearly marked there.
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