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Old 06-26-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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anybody have a set of 5 lug mustang wheels laying around...my wife just got a 73 mercury cougar and my goal would be to put some 17" cobra wheels on it....so i was wondering if anybody had some wheels laying around that i could test fit and make sure bolt pattern is good, hub size, brake clearance, etc., etc. thanks!
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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i have one sitting in my garage right now with a hoosier tire on it (a 17x9) if you want to test fit it on every corner your welcome to do that in our driveway.. LMK
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id love to do it in your driveway but there is no motor in the car - i was just planning on putting a bunch of weight over the front to simulate motor weight and do a lock-to-lock turn to see if any issues - then just check wheel wells in back
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oh... well, I have just a single wheel with the tire and I forgot to tell my hubby about it and I think he's dismounting it now

there is a set of 4 ON the car but the car isn't street legal and we tow it to/from track events.. and the tires are 275 40 17 (probably bigger than youd want anyway)

I'd suggest finding someone with 245s to do thetest fitting...

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I have a set of 17x8's that I no longer use with winter tires on them. Let me know
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which rims are they? i might grab them from ya.
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which rims are they? i might grab them from ya.
They are like the wheels on the car below, but painted black. The paint job is not that good either.

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it doesnt matter if its a 17" wheel or not, i just want to make sure the hub pattern is the same and clears brakes and what the car looks like - i just dont know which way to go with the car....hot rod look (some old 15" crager wheels or torq thrusts etc.) or pro touring style (some 17" or newer cobra wheels, etc.)
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it doesnt matter if its a 17" wheel or not, i just want to make sure the hub pattern is the same and clears brakes and what the car looks like - i just dont know which way to go with the car....hot rod look (some old 15" crager wheels or torq thrusts etc.) or pro touring style (some 17" or newer cobra wheels, etc.)
Are you sure the '73 has a 5 lug bolt pattern? The wheels I have clear my Cobra brakes. If anything you may need a different offset. Let me know if you want to try them out.
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why not look up the bolt pattern first?

I thought you knew the bolt pattern and were deciding on the tire clearance?

Maybe TireRack or Discount Tire even shows it online (look up a wheel/tire package and then check what it says for the wheel bolt pattern and offset)
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i know the bolt pattern is the same, 5X4.5 at least thats what the internet tells me...but yes just check clearance with body panels, etc. and drum brakes? see how the offset looks or if it needs to be changed
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i have my winter rims sitting in my garage you can try that with... 15" v6 rims.

or i could possibly be willing to drive there with my car, pop off one of my 17" bullits to let you test fit them...
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i have my winter rims sitting in my garage you can try that with... 15" v6 rims.

or i could possibly be willing to drive there with my car, pop off one of my 17" bullits to let you test fit them...
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that would be awesome - the 15" will deff. let me know the bolt pattern but the style im looking at putting on the car is the bullits you got...just dont know if they are the right look for the car - ill post a pic of the cougar in a few mins

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heres the car...im thinking some 17" mustang wheels should look decent on her - but kinda hard to visulize this huge hunk of crap on any nice wheels....lol



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Yes, 17x9.
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that would be awesome - the 15" will deff. let me know the bolt pattern but the style im looking at putting on the car is the bullits you got...just dont know if they are the right look for the car - ill post a pic of the cougar in a few mins

My bullits are 17" and im looking to upgrade rims soon...
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hmmm...i do like the bullits....kinda retro for a retro car....wierd
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we should prolly photoshop that b4 i go buying all sorts of mustang wheels....anyone here have that sort of tallent? cuz i sure as hell dont
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well let me know if you want me to come down and you can pull the rims off my stang and test fit them. ill bring my winter rims if you want to keep them
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