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rob888
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Hi All

 

Have just bought a mk6 escort cabriolet currently with mondeo st24 16" alloys, front tyres are 205/50zr16 rears 205/55zr16.

However Speedo seems way out...sooo I am thinking tyre profile is off. Any ideas what size tyres should be on these rims?

 

Have been told 205/45 zr 16 ..is this right?

 

Any help greatly received..new tyres going on tomorrow and want to make sure they are the right ones!

 

Cheers

 

Rob

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best is 195/45/16 imo - but 205/45/16 works just as well :)

 

 

Thank you for prompt reply , its all been a bit of a whirlwind...the wife said she had seen this escort, next thing money disappears from bank and suddenly an escort appears on drive.

 

The prevoius owner had let tyres down so noone nicked the car whilst he sold it..but in doing do the tyre walls are all cracked, so after a bit of persausion he is going to replace all of them tomorrow ...but having checked what tyres were on the car wanted to make sure he gets the correct tyres.

 

Could having the wrong size wall tyres affect the speedo as it does seem rather off at the moment?

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Ahh thats a relief we have about 5 speed cameras along our stretch of road and I am currently having to make sure I am doing ten miles an hour less than what the speedo says to make sure I dont get flashed.

 

So thats the tyres sorted......just got to sort the Idle control valve now.....

 

Cheers

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np fella :) ISCV is easy enough so sort :thumb:

Car to PM me how ? :) I have a shitty idle and if its a quick/cheap fix i'm up for trying it before I give it to Carl to fix :P

 

2x 8mm bolts, its on the back of the inlet manifold, pain if you have big hands! Flexi ratchet is your friend!

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Just to update, new tyres fitted - correct size this time , much better ride and speedo right - so thanks for help with that one

 

Idle control valve - 3 x 8mm bolts on mine 1.8 (130ps) EFI Engine, womans hands needed to get to them, but managed to get off, gave a good clean out with carb cleaner and refitted, idle issue solved - no more hunting.

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