capri ghia wheel tyre sizes

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capri ghia wheel tyre sizes

Post by veitchy67 »

hi everyone ,just a quick question before i buy some ,am i right in saying these tyres size are 185/70/R13 ,its just i bought some ghia rims to put my capri back to original but couldnt remember the tyre sizes and didnt want to order the wrong size (thanks for all your help in advance)
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Yes
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cheers pal
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I can also vouch for that size on Ghia alloys.

Bought a set of five of these from these guys, spoke to them first to see if they were compatible with an 80's Ford, very helpful place been going a good few years

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Post by CapriFreak »

Just done exactly the same things! bought Ghia wheels but they have really old 205/60 and 185/60 on the front. Id put them on to see what it looks like but the valves seem to have stopped working.

Does anyone have a picture of their wheels with 185/70 R13s ? I'm guessing this is standard for 1.6 / 2.0 alloy wheel Capris?
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According to the Ford brochure of September 78, the only capris that had 185/70/13 tyres as standard were the 3litre S and Ghia, all others had 165/13, the 185’s were an option however I believe this changed late 79 to 185 being standard fitment. I always used to get people telling me that I had the wrong size tyres (165’s) however as I had the original spare with a Firestone 165 I knew they were wrong and the Ford brochure supposed that. The 165’s do look like bicycle wheels, so it all depends what your intention is, on the Ghia wheel I run 165/13 and on the 7 1/2 RS 4 spokes I run 205/60/13
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I always think 185 tyres look too narrow on the Capri, where possible 205 seem to suit the car better.
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Years ago I had a set of 7" rims welded onto my centres so I could run 205s or 215s on my mk2 Escort . Its surprising just how different the car felt on lower profile wider tires .
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Mine are 185 60 13,s i like em ,cheap and cheerfull.i cant remember how much i paid for them.i dont do much mileage so thought theyle do
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tazla wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:05 pm Mine are 185 60 13,s i like em ,cheap and cheerfull.i cant remember how much i paid for them.i dont do much mileage so thought theyle do
I bought one of those tyres for the spare on my last Capri.

Certain tyre sizes are hard to get, I could only find one supplier for my Sierra wheels, so at some point I might have to get bigger wheels so more tyre choce.
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