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  • 13 inch tire recommendations??

    Did do a search, and although I am pretty sure this topic has been covered before, I was not able to find information that I am looking for.

    Switched to 13 inch rims as we could not find anything in the 12 inch arena.

    The 13 inch tires we got on there, the back ones rubbed, so we have to find something a bit different size. What I am asking is, if you have 13 inch tires, what size are you using?

    Can you recommend specific tires?

    Some time ago I did find an excellent webpage about substitute tire sizes, but of course now that I need it, cannot find the page again.

    Any help/information would be much appreciated.

    Cheers, Nonie


  • #2
    The 155/65-13 Federal SS657 tires seem to work great. They are nearly identical to the 12" tires and ride much better than any 12 I could find.
    You can get 4 brand new for 168 bucks (shipped to your door!) on eBay. Hard to beat that.
    Driving for me is neither a right nor a privilege. Driving is my passion, as it was for the people who invented the automobile, the people who paved the first roads and the people who continue to improve the automobile. Please respect this passion.

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    • #3
      175/60 is also a nice size. And 155/70 Achilles
      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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      • #4
        I'm running P155-80R13. BUT, I also have Aspire rear struts which give a bit more clearance.

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        • #5
          What are the 13s from? My Metro 13s(4.5" wide) use the 155-80R13 also, on a stock suspension with no rubbing
          "Blue92"- 92L 5 spd, original owner- 185K, B8,DD..
          "Pedro"-88L 5-spd, B6D (built by Advancedynamix)
          "Blanca"-92 GL auto, 125K(FM8 Lowest Miles)- B6 daughter's DD
          "Tractor Blue"- 89 L auto, 110K
          "Chester"-88 LX, runs but not street legal
          "Wenona"-89L parts car
          "Flame"- 89 LX 5 spd ,parts car

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          • #6
            I got 13" Konig Incident rims on mine with 175/70/13 tires and have no problems unless I have too much weight on bumpy roads which i rarely don't have more than 2 people or over 300 pounds of cargo/people in the car at any time.... works great and was recommended that size from the kind people on this site.... only throws the needle off by 3-5 mph over what your actually going (30 on needle means your actually going 23-25 MPH)
            Doug's Daily Driver (Dad): '91 Ford Festiva L Manual "Old Yellow" got with 40,xxx mi... about 52,xxx mi. give or take now

            Austin's Daily Driver (mine) : '91 Ford Festiva GL Automatic "Whitie III" W/ 0.40 over aspire engine from '94 Aspire "New Blue" rebuilt 92,xxx mi. then... about 96,xxx mi. or more now (on body)

            Doug's work car: '95 Ford Aspire Manual "Whitie II" w/ swapped stock aspire engine from '95 Silver Aspire and has
            it's 5th transmission! 75,xxx mi... now with about 130,xxx mi.

            Sold! '89 Ford Festiva Manual "Gaystiva" (sold to my Uncle) - got with 163,xxx..... now 163,xxx Sold!

            TRANSFERRED! '89 Ford Festiva Automatic EFI "one hit wonder" Given to
            bolokid - got with 210,xxx ...... now with 210,xxx miles TRANSFERRED!

            '94 Ford Aspire SE Manual "Assfire" - got with at least 350,000 mi

            SOLD! '90 Ford Festiva L Manual look for Narion (or click the username) it's new owner on the forum! - got with 193,xxx miles... now has 193,xxx miles give or take SOLD!

            R.I.P '91 Ford Escort GT w/ bad engine..... stripping for parts then off to the scrapper!

            R.I.P '91 Ford Festiva Manual "Lil Red Rocket" bought brand new in 1991 with ~120 mi... ended with 227,xxx mi.


            R.I.P '97 Ford Aspire 4 Door Automatic "Ford Metro" parts car - got with about 144,xxx mi.... ended with 144,xxx mi

            R.I.P '95 Ford Aspire Manual Silver (one owner and one family car) got with about 50,000 miles ended with about 90,000 miles

            R.I.P '94 Ford Aspire Manual "New Blue" got with 150,xxx.... ended with about 200,xxx (it's engine is the .40 engine in my GL)

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            • #7
              ^ Holy signature Batman!!!!
              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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              • #8
                I run 155/80 r13s on aspire swap with aspire rims no rubbing. speedo is off by 3 mph.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FestYboy View Post
                  ^ Holy signature Batman!!!!
                  just all the festiva related stuff that has come and gone over the years... it really was lil red that started dad loving the Festivas and the '95 silver aspire coming from his mom (my grandmother) starting his love for aspires.....
                  Doug's Daily Driver (Dad): '91 Ford Festiva L Manual "Old Yellow" got with 40,xxx mi... about 52,xxx mi. give or take now

                  Austin's Daily Driver (mine) : '91 Ford Festiva GL Automatic "Whitie III" W/ 0.40 over aspire engine from '94 Aspire "New Blue" rebuilt 92,xxx mi. then... about 96,xxx mi. or more now (on body)

                  Doug's work car: '95 Ford Aspire Manual "Whitie II" w/ swapped stock aspire engine from '95 Silver Aspire and has
                  it's 5th transmission! 75,xxx mi... now with about 130,xxx mi.

                  Sold! '89 Ford Festiva Manual "Gaystiva" (sold to my Uncle) - got with 163,xxx..... now 163,xxx Sold!

                  TRANSFERRED! '89 Ford Festiva Automatic EFI "one hit wonder" Given to
                  bolokid - got with 210,xxx ...... now with 210,xxx miles TRANSFERRED!

                  '94 Ford Aspire SE Manual "Assfire" - got with at least 350,000 mi

                  SOLD! '90 Ford Festiva L Manual look for Narion (or click the username) it's new owner on the forum! - got with 193,xxx miles... now has 193,xxx miles give or take SOLD!

                  R.I.P '91 Ford Escort GT w/ bad engine..... stripping for parts then off to the scrapper!

                  R.I.P '91 Ford Festiva Manual "Lil Red Rocket" bought brand new in 1991 with ~120 mi... ended with 227,xxx mi.


                  R.I.P '97 Ford Aspire 4 Door Automatic "Ford Metro" parts car - got with about 144,xxx mi.... ended with 144,xxx mi

                  R.I.P '95 Ford Aspire Manual Silver (one owner and one family car) got with about 50,000 miles ended with about 90,000 miles

                  R.I.P '94 Ford Aspire Manual "New Blue" got with 150,xxx.... ended with about 200,xxx (it's engine is the .40 engine in my GL)

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                  • #10
                    I mean it covers my whole screen on my phone... one post = full page view.

                    Maybe trim it down a little ( like all the RIPs)
                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Advancedynamix View Post
                      The 155/65-13 Federal SS657 tires seem to work great. They are nearly identical to the 12" tires and ride much better than any 12 I could find.
                      You can get 4 brand new for 168 bucks (shipped to your door!) on eBay. Hard to beat that.
                      Do you think these tires would accommodate my 6" wide Enkeis? I've been looking at the 165/65 but they are $200...
                      Ben Rogers, Admin of the
                      Facebook Group


                      '93 Festiva GL "Frito" (Travelled in 36 US States & 4 Canadian Provinces)

                      '91 Festiva L "Barry Bluejeans"
                      '95 Dickmeyer Aspire SE "Dortmund" (SOLD to jbibb1)
                      '91 Festiva L "Fermina" (SOLD to Hulspowered)
                      '93 Festiva L "Tallsmallcar" (SOLD to Stretch and Skeeters_Keeper)

                      Watch "It's a Festiva", my short film!


                      It's better to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.

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                      • #12
                        165/60-13's on American Racing Estella's
                        If it don't fit, use a bigger hammer!


                        '93 Green L - ' Tiva

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jawja jim View Post
                          What are the 13s from? My Metro 13s(4.5" wide) use the 155-80R13 also, on a stock suspension with no rubbing
                          IF you were asking me, they were mounted on some old Nissan/Datsun wheels I found at the scrap yard. A bit close at around 1/8". The Aspire parts gave quite a bit more room.

                          Once I put them on the early Ford Falcon wheels AFTER the Aspire spring/strut swap I gained bunches of clearance.

                          Now I'm running the wheels in my avatar.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ThisVelologist View Post
                            Do you think these tires would accommodate my 6" wide Enkeis? I've been looking at the 165/65 but they are $200...
                            Yeah, they should be fine. I run 165 on 7" wide wheels so I don't see why 155 wouldn't fit on 6" wide ones. I have an extra set of Enkei 92s that I may buy a set of Federals for to have as a spare set of wheels.
                            Driving for me is neither a right nor a privilege. Driving is my passion, as it was for the people who invented the automobile, the people who paved the first roads and the people who continue to improve the automobile. Please respect this passion.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FestYboy View Post
                              I mean it covers my whole screen on my phone... one post = full page view.

                              Maybe trim it down a little ( like all the RIPs)
                              Tapatalk doesn't show sigs ^_^
                              91GL BP/F3A with boost
                              13.79 @ 100, 2.2 60' on 8 psi and 155R12's

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