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Hi I have a 1997 1.6 Cabriolet with stock suspension and am looking at buying some secondhand 17" alloys, what is the lowest ET that I can fit ? I think they normaly recomend 35 -40 ? but whats the lowest that can go on it ? and what else would I have to change without doing body work to the arches ?

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it depends on the width of the rim and also the tyre size you'd be using, the lower the et the more it'll stick out, id try and get some with et 35 personally, unless you want to start stretching tyres etc

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Hi Gingerman thanks I will look for some that are within the limits someone was selling some but said they were ET 20 ? so thats no good then haha the car they were on was a citroen C4 picasso 2.0

but they were advertisaed as 4x108 with 215/50R17 tyres

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citroen/ peugeot share the same 108 pcd stud pattern as ford but there offsets are a lot lower, ET 20 with 215 50 will scrub, ideally you need 205/40/17 up to 7.5j and you shouldn't have any issues with a ford offset

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citroen/ peugeot share the same 108 pcd stud pattern as ford but there offsets are a lot lower, ET 20 with 215 50 will scrub, ideally you need 205/40/17 up to 7.5j and you shouldn't have any issues with a ford offset

 

So I can fit these on my Escort if I change the Tyres to 205/40/17's with no other modification ? not sure what the rim size is ( up to 7.5j ) But I know they have good tyres on them maybe I sell the tyres seperately ? I 'll have to check Thanks for the info.

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no you need 205/40/17 with a ford offset, even 205 with et 20 will scrub, and probably mangle your arch.

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