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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Hi.
I want to change the tire size on my MK2 to one of the following:
185/55R14
195/45R15

In order to change the size one that is not one of the original sizes (135/80R13 to 185/60R13) i need approval from the manufacturer and to present it to the local Israeli MOT.
I tried contacting Ford via email and via the local importer (Delek-Motors), but no response.

I don't know how what is the legislation in the UK for those matters, but maybe someone has an original approval?
or an idea how can i get one?

Thanks!
Udi from Israel :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:38 am 
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There is no approval and we don't need it in the uk ,can't see you getting any as Ford won't want to know with such an old car and with a size was never available when new.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:45 pm 
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Mk1/2's were only ever fitted with various sizes of 12 and 13inch wheels and tyres.

As mentioned. Here, as long as the tyre is type approved and has the correct speed rating for the vehicle and is, of course, fit for the vehicle. i.e. It does not rub, protude the arches and had the correct tread depth. Then it is legal here.
You are, however, obliged to inform your insurer of anything other than standard equipment fitted.

I understand Ford "Recommended" nothing larger than 15inches be fitted to a Mk1/2 Fiesta.
But I do not know where that information came from.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:49 pm 
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I currently run a 195 45 15 but was going to go a 185 45 15 as i think nangkang make one that size now. As said though we dont need any approval


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:17 pm 
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I think Ford fitted 194/45 x 15 to the Puma, which is Fiesta based (later model though) so maybe you could use that as support?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:14 pm 
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No matter what i try - they simply don't return my messages.
This is SO FRUSTRATING !

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:18 pm 
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If there's no profit in it for them then they're not likely to bother.

Can you not use the well tried British approach - namely fit the legal spec bits for the test and then take them off and fit the bits you want to use when you get home?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:09 pm 
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Can't
1. The first police officer that will stop the car for inspection will take my licence
2. In case of an accident, the insurance company won't cover me.

:-(

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:13 pm 
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Would a 14" wheel from the RS accessory catalogue be of any use?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:01 am 
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Can't hurt.
sent you my email addr via PM.

Many thanks

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