Alloy Wheels

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Alloy Wheels

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:30 pm

Ummm anyone k ow what alloy wheels will fit my 1986 Ford Capri Mk3. As far as I'm aware everything is still standard on there.

How would I find out with all the offset, width, max size etc

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:49 pm

Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Ummm anyone k ow what alloy wheels will fit my 1986 Ford Capri Mk3. As far as I'm aware everything is still standard on there.

How would I find out with all the offset, width, max size etc
Hi mate. Am guessing you're asking what wheels fit without any modifications. I got 7x15 4 spokes with 195 50 15 tyres and they fit fine... and thats with lowered ride height - 2" I wanna fit 205 tyres and been told these will be ok in my setup....

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Here's the spec on these from jbw.

https://www.johnbrownwheels.com/product ... 08-7015RS4
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:20 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Ummm anyone k ow what alloy wheels will fit my 1986 Ford Capri Mk3. As far as I'm aware everything is still standard on there.

How would I find out with all the offset, width, max size etc
Hi mate. Am guessing you're asking what wheels fit without any modifications. I got 7x15 4 spokes with 195 50 15 tyres and they fit fine... and thats with lowered ride height - 2" I wanna fit 205 tyres and been told these will be ok in my setup....

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Here's the spec on these from jbw.

https://www.johnbrownwheels.com/product ... 08-7015RS4
That's what I am indeed asking. Thanks for the quick reply 😊

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by D366Y » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:44 pm

The Max size will depend on the offset really more than anything else - I have 7.5 inch wide on the laser with 205 tyres and never had an issue.

There's a website which I think is willtheyfit.com or something like that and you can put in the measurements of what you have currently and then what you want to fit and it will tell you the difference in height, width and depth so you know how much space you have to play with.

If you have the standard laser 4spokes they are only 6inches wide so you can definitely go bigger, up to 7 inches wide easily, up to 15inches diameter easily (same size as Nick has on his) any bigger than that will depend on the offset really... seen 16/17s on standard arches but not sure if the inner arches had to be modified to suit or not, don't see many with wheels that big!
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:56 am

7 x 15 will be sufficient. Now to hunt down some nice ones

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by andyd » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:52 am

I have spoken with this company, very helpful and good prices too https://www.randr-alloys.co.uk/

Not too many 15x7 options for the Capri but these are popular;
https://www.randr-alloys.co.uk/performa ... -7x15.html
https://www.randr-alloys.co.uk/classic- ... -7x15.html

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by D366Y » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:10 am

Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
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7 x 15 will be sufficient. Now to hunt down some nice ones
If you've got the cash Compomotives look the nuts
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:48 am

These are rather nice 15 x 7 too.... :) :wave: :lol:

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:51 am

Mate of mine on Facebook fitted these 15 x 7 to his standard set up capri and they look stunning...

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:57 am

Jason ( "Jasonmarie" .) from on here has fitted these wooden beauties to his Capri but he says they are very noisy. He has to treat them with a wood preserve once a year so factor this cost in..... :lol: :lol: :sorry:

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:58 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:57 am
Jason ( "Jasonmarie" .) from on here has fitted these wooden beauties to his Capri but he says they are very noisy. He has to treat them with a wood preserve once a year so factor this cost in..... :lol: :lol: :sorry:

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I do get a wheel wobble at 30 mph with these :lol:
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Bug » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:15 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:58 am
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:57 am
Jason ( "Jasonmarie" .) from on here has fitted these wooden beauties to his Capri but he says they are very noisy. He has to treat them with a wood preserve once a year so factor this cost in..... :lol: :lol: :sorry:

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I do get a wheel wobble at 30 mph with these :lol:
You're obviously part of a splinter group?

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:03 pm

Bug wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:15 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:58 am
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:57 am
Jason ( "Jasonmarie" .) from on here has fitted these wooden beauties to his Capri but he says they are very noisy. He has to treat them with a wood preserve once a year so factor this cost in..... :lol: :lol: :sorry:

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I do get a wheel wobble at 30 mph with these :lol:
You're obviously part of a splinter group?
:lol: :lol: :lol: looks like I SPOKE too soon :)
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by andyd » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:33 pm

CCI 280 copies but not cheap at £880 inc postage for 4 wheels https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Capri-2 ... SwKPNTyOlQ

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:40 am

So the new alloys are on... The tyre fitters think I need longer bolts..... Is that easy to do and where can I get some...
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by D366Y » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:12 pm

Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:40 am
So the new alloys are on... The tyre fitters think I need longer bolts..... Is that easy to do and where can I get some...
IMG_20201105_103902.jpg
easy enough to change - wheels off, hub off, gently prise (with a large hammer) the old studs out, then gently (again, twat with a hammer) the new ones in the back of the hub.

Not sure where to purchase them from mind as never changed them
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Bug » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:26 pm

D366Y wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:40 am
So the new alloys are on... The tyre fitters think I need longer bolts..... Is that easy to do and where can I get some...
IMG_20201105_103902.jpg
easy enough to change - wheels off, hub off, gently prise (with a large hammer) the old studs out, then gently (again, twat with a hammer) the new ones in the back of the hub.

Not sure where to purchase them from mind as never changed them
The studs are splined and pull in tight to the hubs. You can of course 'twat them with a hammer' but another method which also works is to use a wheel nut to pull them on.
If your wheel nuts have enclosed ends they won't go tight enough, but you can pack out the stud with washers, or a socket, or use an old standard wheel nut.

I assume as you've got as far as fitting them that the nuts are the correct shape to snugly fit the holes in the wheel? Some are chamfered and others are flat, and they should have a captive washer that is free to rotate, so the nut doesn't cut into the alloy.

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Mrbaboon1985 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:34 pm

There on just the tyre place think longer studs would be better to secure them!

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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by D366Y » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:43 pm

Mrbaboon1985 wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:34 pm
There on just the tyre place think longer studs would be better to secure them!
I think I heard somewhere once that it's recommended to have 7turns on the nut or something? If that's correct and you have that many turns I'd leave it as is?
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Re: Alloy Wheels

Post by Bug » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:05 pm

Caprisport are selling longer studs in pairs for £4.69 on Ebay.

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