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taurus dimensions

Post by Rachel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:30 pm

Anyone know the Taurus width and offset please??
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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:41 pm

Taurus 6J X 15" ET 33
195/50R15
195/55R15
3462739-8

From the main site: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by brinkie » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:44 pm

I would choose the 195/55-15 tyres though, the 195/50-15 may be cheaper but it looks skinny and the speedo will be off.
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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by Rachel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:00 pm

Thank you both very much, tyre and wheel dimensions are an just an enigma to me,I'm getting there though! I'm trying to get all the measurements together to get my 17" wheels on my 480. They have previously been on a 480 but I'm not sure if they needed a spacer and I have the added issue of my repaired wheel arches on the rear which with the lowered springs do occasionally rub on big dips on the road, I think the extra width will be inwards though so shouldn't be an issue. I'm going to put all the measurements into "will they fit.com" and see what that says.
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by Rachel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:01 pm

brinkie wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:44 pm
I would choose the 195/55-15 tyres though, the 195/50-15 may be cheaper but it looks skinny and the speedo will be off.
These are what I roll on at present.....Thanks.
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by Rachel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:56 pm

anyone know the actual rim sizes??
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by jifflemon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:41 pm
Taurus 6J X 15" ET 33
195/50R15
195/55R15
3462739-8

From the main site: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php
Right there (in bold).
6 = 6 inches
The "J" symbolises the shape of the tyre bead profile.(it honestly means the shape of the rim looks like a letter J, And is thankfully pretty damn standard now!)

ET is the crucial part of your looking at changing wheels.

This is the distance in mm between the centre line of the wheel rim, and the line through the fixing face. You can have inset, outset or neither. This determines how the suspension and self-centring steering behave. The most obvious problem that will occur if you get it wrong is that the steering will either become so heavy that you can't turn the car, or so light that you need to spend all your time keeping the bugger in a straight line. More mundane problems through ignoring this measurement can range from wheels that foul parts of the bodywork or suspension, to high-speed judder in the steering because the suspension setup can't handle that particular type of wheel.

Inset and outset are subsets of offset and the relationship is this : positive offset = inset. Negative offset = outset. Typically you can get away with 5mm-7mm difference from the vehicle manufacturer specification before you'll run into trouble with the wheels fouling the suspension or bodywork. So for example if your stock wheels have an offset of 33mm and you can only find replacements with a 35mm offset, that 2mm difference ought to OK.

If your asking because your moving up width’s, we’ve many, many more calculations to do!

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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by jifflemon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:54 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:41 pm
Taurus 6J X 15" ET 33
195/50R15
195/55R15
3462739-8

From the main site: http://www.volvo-480-europe.org/volvo480/wheels.php
Right there (in bold).
6 = 6 inches
The "J" symbolises the shape of the tyre bead profile.(it honestly means the shape of the rim looks like a letter J, And is thankfully pretty damn standard now!)

ET is the crucial part of your looking at changing wheels.

This is the distance in mm between the centre line of the wheel rim, and the line through the fixing face. You can have inset, outset or neither. This determines how the suspension and self-centring steering behave. The most obvious problem that will occur if you get it wrong is that the steering will either become so heavy that you can't turn the car, or so light that you need to spend all your time keeping the bugger in a straight line. More mundane problems through ignoring this measurement can range from wheels that foul parts of the bodywork or suspension, to high-speed judder in the steering because the suspension setup can't handle that particular type of wheel.

Inset and outset are subsets of offset and the relationship is this : positive offset = inset. Negative offset = outset. Typically you can get away with 5mm-7mm difference from the vehicle manufacturer specification before you'll run into trouble with the wheels fouling the suspension or bodywork. So for example if your stock wheels have an offset of 33mm and you can only find replacements with a 35mm offset, that 2mm difference ought to OK.

If your asking because your moving up width’s, we’ve many, many more calculations to do!

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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by jifflemon » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:56 pm

So good, I thought i’d (Drunkenly) post it twice! Sorry!

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Re: taurus dimensions

Post by Rachel » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:08 am

Thank you so much for your reply. I know they should be ok as they used to be on my other 480, but this one a bit lower and has had replacement wheel arches.
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
----------------------------------------------------------
'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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