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    Test fitting new wheels

    Picked up 2 wheels from US Mags to test out on the Cougar. 17x8 et 1.

    Looks like it could be close in front. I bought the car basically as it sits and it has some type of disc brake conversion up font. Probably Granada.

    Back should fit no problem though.


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    Re: Test fitting new wheels

    What was the offset and backspace on the front ones?
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    Re: Test fitting new wheels

    They were the same offset. 17x8 Et1. I just ordered 17x7 et0 for the front

    So I will have 17x8 et1 in rear with 245/45/17 tires and 17x7 et0 with 205/50/17 in front.

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    What brand tires do you have?

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    Re: Test fitting new wheels

    Should look really nice...... give us a side shot when you get 'em done.
    1969 E-cat warmed-over 351W AOD

    1969 XR7 S Code vert in progress

    1968 F code XR7 - waiting for re-imbursment from bro-in law :>\

    1998 F150 4x4 D.D - 300k on the clock!

    2001 F150 4x4 backup for 98 ;>P

    2 x 1985 Suzuki Madura 1200's. One done - one in progress

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    Tire is a 245/45/17. Seems like a short tire but it could be because I am used to seeing a 27" tall tire on the rear.

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    Re: Test fitting new wheels

    Do you have lowering blocks installed? The arch of the leaf spring looks off compared to the centerline of the axle.

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    Re: Test fitting new wheels

    There is a 3" block in the rear. Cheapest way to find out how much drop I wanted so I can find replacement springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967Cougar302 View Post
    There is a 3" block in the rear. Cheapest way to find out how much drop I wanted so I can find replacement springs.
    That is if you trust those springs to be of "stock" ride height, which to me they don't appear to be. If you take the blocks out, it will look like a 4x4...

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    Re: Test fitting new wheels

    Yeah, if you work with a spring company they should be able to help you get the right height and road feel your looking for. Nice looking wheels on the color combo!
    1969 E-cat warmed-over 351W AOD

    1969 XR7 S Code vert in progress

    1968 F code XR7 - waiting for re-imbursment from bro-in law :>\

    1998 F150 4x4 D.D - 300k on the clock!

    2001 F150 4x4 backup for 98 ;>P

    2 x 1985 Suzuki Madura 1200's. One done - one in progress

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    Andrew, his rear tires will be around 25.7" diameter, using a tire calculator. This is smaller than the average rear tire combo on these cars by almost an inch. That means he'll need a half inch more drop to make them look like they fit right. I bet with a larger tire and no drop, his springs don't look so abnormal.
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