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  • Geo Metro 12 Inch wheels on Festiva

    I did a search in this thread with the above title and got no hits.

    I bought two Geo Metro 12 Inch wheels with almost new tires yesterday.

    I'd like to put them on the front.

    Has anyone done this? Any problems with the offset? I tried one on the back at the sellers and it fit nicely. Wheel center hole a bit big but the bolts centered it OK.

    I can have them remounted, but I'm a cheapskate and if they will run OK I'd just as soon do that.

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Red Rocket 1988 L, 133,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, hit guard rail in snow, RIP, saved everything but body
    Black Rocket 1988 L 207,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, engine, trans, wire harness, radiator from RR
    Red Rocket 2 1988 L 138,XXX miles, 4 sp
    White Rocket 1989 L 128,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC

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    Folks have done it before, no issues I am aware of. I'd personally not want to have wheels with a larger centerbore on my car (at least not without centering rings) especially with the fact that the Festiva uses lug bolts instead of studs with nuts. But the offset is identical I believe.
    No festiva for me ATM...

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    • #3
      They'll work
      Edit: The white car in the first post here has 13" Metro wheels...
      http://www.fordfestiva.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=27659
      So your 12" should be fine too
      Last edited by lanemeyer14; 12-09-2010, 10:00 AM.
      "Lane, I've been going to this high school for seven and a half years. I'm no dummy."

      Gone but never forgotten, "Hulkstiva"...http://www.fordfestiva.com/forums/sh...ht=progression

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      • #4
        Thanks for the info.

        Paul
        Red Rocket 1988 L, 133,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, hit guard rail in snow, RIP, saved everything but body
        Black Rocket 1988 L 207,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, engine, trans, wire harness, radiator from RR
        Red Rocket 2 1988 L 138,XXX miles, 4 sp
        White Rocket 1989 L 128,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC

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        • #5
          another thing to add is the metro wheels have 12 x 1.25 lug bolts and festiva is 12 x 1.5. So the metro lug holes are slightly small than the festiva's...
          vice versa a festiva wheel on a metro will only work with non-oem lug bolts.

          -"Hairlipstiva" 1991 GL 5spd (swapped from an auto), rolling on Enkei 14x6 +38 with 195/45/14 Toyo's, Jensen MP5720 CD deck, tach install, LED strip in cluster, down position rear wiper, FMS springs, Gabriel shocks on 4 corners, Acura Integra short shifter
          -Escort GT 91 donor car with BP, G5M-R tranny to be dropped in the little guy...
          -Aspire brake swap COMPLETE!
          https://www.wunderground.com/persona...?ID=KOKOWASS38

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          • #6
            ummm you do know that the 1.25 and 1.5 specs are the thread pitch and NOT the shank diameter.... they are the same size and the holes for the wheels should be too.
            Trees aren't kind to me...

            currently: 2 88Ls (Scrappy and Jersey), 88LX, 90L(Pepe), 91L, 91GL (Skippy) 93 GL Sport (the Mighty Favakk), 94 (Bruce) & 95 Aspire SEs, 97 Aspire (The Joker),
            94 Justy 4WD, 87 Fiero GT, plus 2 parts cars. That's my fleet.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FestYboy View Post
              ummm you do know that the 1.25 and 1.5 specs are the thread pitch and NOT the shank diameter.... they are the same size and the holes for the wheels should be too.
              correction: i meant to say the metro has 10x 1.25 not 12 x 1.25... hence the smaller holes (festiva has 12x1.5)
              http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-r...o&Models=METRO
              Last edited by ejp2fast; 12-13-2010, 10:20 AM.

              -"Hairlipstiva" 1991 GL 5spd (swapped from an auto), rolling on Enkei 14x6 +38 with 195/45/14 Toyo's, Jensen MP5720 CD deck, tach install, LED strip in cluster, down position rear wiper, FMS springs, Gabriel shocks on 4 corners, Acura Integra short shifter
              -Escort GT 91 donor car with BP, G5M-R tranny to be dropped in the little guy...
              -Aspire brake swap COMPLETE!
              https://www.wunderground.com/persona...?ID=KOKOWASS38

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