View Full Version : questions concerning lincoln turbines "duw"
01-04-2006, 07:15 AM
1. are the lincoln turbines (as pictured below) the same width as regular turbines?
2. if so, what is the widest tire a turbine will accept?
3. are there caps with the ford emblem made for those turbines or will a normal ford cap fit?
01-04-2006, 07:39 AM
All the same size, caps are interchangable, technicaly the widest tire within maufacturer specs is like a 225/60 I think. Lower profile the closer to the wheel width that it has to be, higher profile the more room you have to play with.
01-04-2006, 06:41 PM
01-04-2006, 06:57 PM
They look slightly different to me. As far as width. Ive put 14 inch wide tires on em before.
01-04-2006, 07:53 PM
Those are lace turbines. Lincoln-specific I believe, tho you can get the same turbines that came on Fords and Mercs on Lincolns. Those take a different smaller center cap too. Same width as the regulars tho.
01-04-2006, 10:28 PM
yah, according to Epi (has run the regular looking lincoln turbines on SQ), the lincoln turbines use a different cap and wont fit the vic/gm ones.
When I was shopping for tires i saw that Cooper reccomends no bigger than 235/60 or 255/70 on a 6.5" wide wheel. Id guess that means a 245/65 will work - thats what I would have gotten, but they dont have that size in a cooper cobra.
01-04-2006, 11:00 PM
lacy spoke wheels have smaller caps........otherwise they fit the same........6.5" wide iirc
01-09-2006, 07:57 PM
The metal part of the lacy-spoked hubcaps is smaller than that of the regular turbine, but the emblem part will most likely interchange - I got a pair of lacy-spoked hubcaps, and as thy wouldn't fit my regulra turbines I just swapped the emblems. As for tires, 255/60s don't look bad at all, and they don't bulge much either. Good luck getting them balanced though...
01-15-2006, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the info guys. :2up:
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