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    i started and finished my aspire swap this weekend. after a few weeks of collecting parts, vacation, and some more parts collecting i had everything i needed to get things going.

    i cut all the springs 2.5 inches, and used escort 7 spoke wheels painted them a graphite grey with rustoleum wheel paint, and then cleared them. wrapped em in a set of falken ziex 902 (185-60-14) it all fits, no rubbing, and im very pleased.

    now if i can only get my camera to load pics......

    Last edited by villageidiot; 03-06-2011, 08:46 PM.

  • #2
    NICE! what's your suspension set up? stock struts/springs?
    -Josh R

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    • #3
      kyb gr2's with stock cut springs. also did new lower control arms and both new axles, all wheels bearings etc.

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      • #4
        the tires cleared the stock rear strut perch? just curious because i'm thinking of getting gr2's, and i'm running the same size you are with tires.
        -Josh R

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        • #5
          yeah, i can barely jam a fingertip in between, lol, but that's good cuz i have like a 5xl glove size hand. there's definitely no chance it'll rub the rear

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          • #6
            that's awesome news for me. how many coils do you have them cut?
            -Josh R

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            • #7
              Nice Festiva! I am a fan of the 7 spoke Escort wheels!
              '90 LX

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              • #8
                Escort 7 spokes look so nice on a Festiva.
                Festiva: Because even my dog can build a Honda.
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                '90 L. B8ME/Kia Rio 5 speed. Rio/Aspire suspension swap.
                '81 Mustang. Inline 6, Automatic.
                '95 Eagle Summit Wagon. 4G64 Powered.

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                • #9
                  Thats a clean Festy you got there! Love the blue with the grey wheels. Thats exactly what I had on my other Festiva before I sold it

                  88 Festy L (The White Thunder)
                  91 L came and gone, owned only 2 days

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 91blufestiva View Post
                    that's awesome news for me. how many coils do you have them cut?
                    its 2 and a half inches, measuring across the coils from the lower end of spring. basically 2 coils

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                    • #11
                      thanks for the good words. im enjoying this little bugger

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                      • #12
                        What is the width of the Escort wheels? I'm guessing 5.5". With my 14x6 Estrellas, I had to use spacers or go to the Aspire rear strut.

                        Looks great BTW.
                        90 Festy (Larry)--B6M (Matt D. modified B6 head), header, 5-speed, Capri XR2 front brakes, many other little mods
                        09 Kia Rondo--a Festy on steroids!

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                        • #13
                          Escort 7 spokes are 14x5. Gorgeous wheels period, and those look awesome with the gunmetal finish! You need to get the the little center caps for them though, they complete the look with the little tiny ford oval that makes them look like a wicked stock option. I love things that go on cars that make them look great without making them look "modded" and you sir have done a good job with that. Like that fact that it appears it could have rolled off the showroom floor twenty years ago looking like that
                          No festiva for me ATM...

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                          • #14
                            those escort rims look great and are abundant in JY's...

                            -"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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                            • #15
                              I've got the center caps for em but neglected to put them on. I'm still debating to paint them black or leave them chrome..... any input?

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