Questions about 15" wheels.

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Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Arya2.0S » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:49 pm

Did a quick search but couldn't find anything on this subject so thought I'd ask.

If my research is correct, a 15" wheel will fit fine as long as it has an offset of ET-0, is that right?

What is the best size of tyres to get, I'm looking at some 195 50's, but was wondering if there was anything better?

Also curious how this will affect the Speedo, I'm assuming it won't read accurately but by how much? Will it read slower, faster?

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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Paul G » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:34 pm

If you look at pictures of Fordaholic Nick's pictures of his beautiful Laser it will give you an idea of how they look - stunning!

The tyre size conversion chart link below will allow you to see which 15" wheels give you a similar rolling radius to your existing tyres so that the speedo isn't too far out.

I can't help you with the offsets but I'm sure someone else will.

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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:14 am

I have a set of Performance (brand) 15x7 superlite style wheels in my spare bedroom , Id be happy to measure them for you .
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Arya2.0S » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:21 pm

It's alright guys decided to stick with 13's instead thanks anyway.

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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by T.M. » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:04 pm

Arya2.0S wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:21 pm
It's alright guys decided to stick with 13's instead thanks anyway.
Hi,
here is something about 15" wheels:
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Standard tyres on Capri 280 are 195/50 VR 15 and ET+5.

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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by andyd » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:24 pm

I really like the 15x7 RS4 Nick style alloys, but very common on many Capris now ( :sorry: Nick) :D

Saying that, not much else I would want to put on my car. Minilites are nice but I'm not 100% which you need to be when buying wheels. Had the 280 style which do look good on the Capri.

So many wheels don't suit the Capri so an expensive mistake :headscratch:

15 inch pepperpots will do (I know Danny would approve) :lol:
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:03 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:14 am
I have a set of Performance (brand) 15x7 superlite style wheels

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Stunning wheels Hamish :)
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:12 am

Thanks Nick, but credit really goes to Dianne coz she bought them. She even got the size bang on .......ha I guess maybe she does still listen to me :)
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:06 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:12 am
Thanks Nick, but credit really goes to Dianne coz she bought them. She even got the size bang on .......ha I guess maybe she does still listen to me :)
:lol: How cool is that. Nice one Dianne :applaud: :)

Hamish I think these wheels really suit the Capri. Seen a few guys on fb fitted very similar and really transformed the look. Mate on fb recently fitted 15x7 like these and wow the difference it made !!
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:31 am

Yeah I like them too. Maybe its an association thing coz I think they are the bizz for classic fords ....but I wouldnt put them on anything else....well..maybe an Austin Healey 3000
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:57 am

Mc Tool wrote:
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Yeah I like them too. Maybe its an association thing coz I think they are the bizz for classic fords ....but I wouldnt put them on anything else....well..maybe an Austin Healey 3000
Yep I can see them working proper nicely on that Healey Hamish although you might cause a stir at the monthly club meet ups :lol: :lol: But I love different. Its very healthy not to conform to everything. I used to get in constant trouble at school for not wearing proper uniform. I was a rebel :guitar: :lol: :lol:

Dont forgot to post up pictures when you get a Healey 3000 anf fit these Hamish :)
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 am

I'll have to wait till my parents kark it before I get a Austin Healy. I nearly bought a red one (#uck it was red , red paint, red upholstery with .....red piping , red carpet and red #uckin roof ) with my accident insurance money , but "others" thought it best to pay off the mortgage. Fully restored but I just couldnt go with the red......and there aint that many in NZ .
I am pleased I paid the mortgage off, havnt got enough feet to drive it now anyhow :lol:
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:03 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:35 am
I am pleased I paid the mortgage off, havnt got enough feet to drive it now anyhow :lol:
:lol: That's one way to look at it Hamish :applaud:
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:13 am

andyd wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:24 pm
I really like the 15x7 RS4 Nick style alloys, but very common on many Capris now ( :sorry: Nick) :D

Saying that, not much else I would want to put on my car. Minilites are nice but I'm not 100% which you need to be when buying wheels. Had the 280 style which do look good on the Capri.

So many wheels don't suit the Capri so an expensive mistake :headscratch:

15 inch pepperpots will do (I know Danny would approve) :lol:
COMMON.!!! RS 4 Spokes :shock:... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes Andy I agree mate choosing the right wheels for the look you want is pretty difficult with the big choices as you said. For me it's easy as I've always loved the rs 4 spokes and indeed am on my third set. Have had std 6x13, polished 7x13 and now polished 7x15. And I really like Danny's 7.5x13 which look dam good too.!!! It's a testament to the design that even now as you rightly said many are still choosing the 4 spokes in a world with much more choice of wheels than ever before not only on Capris but escorts and fiestas too. . Having said this I really really do like minilites on Capris. They really suit it if the cars sitting a tad lower than std. . If I were to ever stray from 4 spokes :shock: I woukd seriously consider these. The wheels Hamish has are stunning too.!! Seven spokes and peppers also look really great too. Its just all about personal taste for the look you want but as you say unless you have a firm fav it can be quite a challenge to choose from the many. . Everyone has there favourite wheel. . I really love the different looks the different wheels give to the Capri. Kris has some stunning wheels but for the life of me I can't remember what they are again :lol: :lol:
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by D366Y » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:08 am

andyd wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:24 pm
I really like the 15x7 RS4 Nick style alloys, but very common on many Capris now ( :sorry: Nick) :D

Saying that, not much else I would want to put on my car. Minilites are nice but I'm not 100% which you need to be when buying wheels. Had the 280 style which do look good on the Capri.

So many wheels don't suit the Capri so an expensive mistake :headscratch:

15 inch pepperpots will do (I know Danny would approve) :lol:
I do like the RS4s but am falling out of lover with them a little... Not only are they a pain to keep clean, the lacquer has peeled on both sets I've owned which is probably partly my fault for not cleaning them every 30seconds but when I drive the car pretty much everyday it makes no sense to.

I'm hankering after some Wellers or starmags now ;)

Unfortunately Andy there is no 'sick' emoji but I can't imagine anything worse than bigger pepperpots :lol:
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by andyd » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:04 pm

D366Y wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:08 am
andyd wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:24 pm
I really like the 15x7 RS4 Nick style alloys, but very common on many Capris now ( :sorry: Nick) :D

Saying that, not much else I would want to put on my car. Minilites are nice but I'm not 100% which you need to be when buying wheels. Had the 280 style which do look good on the Capri.

So many wheels don't suit the Capri so an expensive mistake :headscratch:

15 inch pepperpots will do (I know Danny would approve) :lol:
I do like the RS4s but am falling out of lover with them a little... Not only are they a pain to keep clean, the lacquer has peeled on both sets I've owned which is probably partly my fault for not cleaning them every 30seconds but when I drive the car pretty much everyday it makes no sense to.

I imagine to repair any kerb damage etc would also be a pain :headscratch:
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by D366Y » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:19 pm

andyd wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:04 pm


I imagine to repair any kerb damage etc would also be a pain :headscratch:
Yep - scratched my first set a bit and because they are already diamond cut there is only a tiny amount left on them so if you scuff them too badly or more than once then there isn't really much you can do to repair it which is annoying.

That's why I'm leaning towards going back to painted wheels rather than alloys!
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:26 pm

D366Y wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:08 am
Not only are they a pain to keep clean
:agree: :lol: :lol:

They are a pain to keep clean Danny. Even harder to dry off afterwards and treat so I find it easier to take the wheels off now.. Neighbours think I've lost the bleedin plot :lol: :lol: :lol:

Danny I love your 7.5's fella. But yep sometimes it's nice to change things up to give your capti a new stance. Looking forward to seeing what you do mate :)
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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Arya2.0S » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:44 pm

What do you guys recommend to use on the new alloys to protect the shiny bits?

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Re: Questions about 15" wheels.

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:09 am

Arya2.0S wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:44 pm
What do you guys recommend to use on the new alloys to protect the shiny bits?
This is very good stuff. Apply 2/3 coats for extra protection. It's a great barrier against brake dust.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004ZLAMEY/ ... iFbHMVZ5KY
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