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19th September 2009, 09:47 PM
Hi Folks,Can any one help. Ive just got a set of 13" mini lites for my MK1 1200 and they dont fit on the front so im now thinking of upgrading to disc set up. Ive been told that capri stuff bolt on and ive been told Escort stuff will bolt on :headscratch i have found a pair of MK2 Escort legs compleat ?50 but i dont know if they will fit? I want to keep things simple and bolt on with no mods Would use 1500 Tina stuff but cant find any!

20th September 2009, 02:10 PM
Can even use mk2 legs if you cant get 1500 mk1 ones.

20th September 2009, 05:27 PM
Mk2 Tina stuff fits, Great thanks for that. Im sure there is a 1600e breaking on eBay. Cheers

20th September 2009, 05:55 PM
The escort legs wont work mate , what size are the wheels and why wont they fit were are they rubbing .

21st September 2009, 06:48 PM
The wheels are 5.5 i think, 185/13" anyway. The front are weged against the dampers/shocks and there is very little thread showing to get the nuts on. The wheels fit like a glove on the back!

21st September 2009, 11:02 PM
Sounds to me like you just have the wrong offset on the front wheels.

21st September 2009, 11:30 PM
Steve if it is the tyre rubbing then try 175 or 165 if not then burton do a spacer kit which has spacer and studs as for capri stuff the brakes discs and hub fit the your legs I think you have to swap bearings but I dont think that will sort your rubbing problem .Ps make sure you have the right wheel nuts as well .

22nd September 2009, 02:12 AM
Ok i will try slimmer tyres and find some longer studs. Thanks for your help:handshake