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    Tire x Wheel Combo

    15'' staggered packages for 1967 Mercury Cougar
    Package Price
    Cragar 061 Chrome wheels
    Front: 15x7.0 ET3 PCD 5x114.3 (5x4.5) $171.95 each
    Rear: 15x8.0 ET-6 $177.02 each
    wheels only:
    $697.94
    buy now
    Full package: 4 wheels + 4 tires $1,092.22 buy now
    Mounting, balancing, lug nuts, valve stems, centering rings (if applicable) are included
    Goodyear
    Eagle 1 Ultra High Performance tires
    Front: P205/65R15 92S (647x205mm) $92.26 each
    Rear: P235/60R15 98S (663x235mm) $104.88 each
    tires only: $394.28 buy now
    Considerable fitment for 1967 Cougar: Rear tires are 16mm taller than front: A bit too tall. OEM tires have even height. Check other tire options for better fit. Other parameters are within OEM specs. Tires are 15 mm shorter than OEM.
    Tires: The Eagle N1 features the NASCAR logo, and each sidewall displays either white or black race-style lettering. This Eagle`s sporty looks are matched by its sporty performance.
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    Will the size of this wheel: Front 15 x 7; Rear 15 x 8 & tire: Front P205/65R15 92S; Rear P235/60R15 98S fit without rubbing on my '67 Cougar? Especially when turning the wheels?

    Mine currently has white wall bias ply tires and factory hubcaps. Very skinny tires.

    Any recomendations as to tire x wheel size....back spacing....style?

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    Sorry. I do not know why the text over lapped the signature.

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    Will the size of this wheel: Front 15 x 7; Rear 15 x 8 & tire: Front P205/65R15 92S; Rear P235/60R15 98S fit without rubbing on my '67 Cougar? Especially when turning the wheels?

    Mine currently has white wall bias ply tires and factory hubcaps. Very skinny tires.

    Any recomendations as to tire x wheel size....back spacing....style?

    Thanks,

    Steve
    Last edited by shipfitter_sjd; February 19th, 2007 at 11:06 AM. Reason: Overlapped Writing. Clarity.

    Member of COUGAR CLUB OF NEW ENGLAND (#25) www.necougarclub.com
    Member of DODGE TRUCK WORLD (Maine Chapter) http://dodgetruckworld.tenmagazines....ry.asp?id=4871

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2931144


    _________________________________
    Steve Dudley
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    1970 Mercury Cougar (19,800 miles )
    2006 Ford Mustang
    2003 Dodge Ram 4x4 Quadcab

    Retired Navy (Submarine Service) E-7 MMC(SS)
    USS Simon Bolivar SSBN-641 (B)
    USS Henry M. Jackson SSBN-730 (B)
    USS Gurnard SSN-662

    Shipfitter @ Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Building Aegis class destroyers for the U.S. Navy. (http://www.gdbiw.com)

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    That combo should work for you.

    On my 67, I'm currently running 15x7 Magnum 500's with 235/60/15 tires in the back. The backspace is 4.25". You could go with a 4.5" backspace and still have room on 15x7 rims -- 15x8, I'm not sure of the backspace you'd need. My driver's side rear tire rubs very slightly on big bumps -- it wouldn't if the axle was perfectly centered, as the passenger side doesn't rub at all ( soon to be fixed ).

    On the front I'm running 15x7 wheels and 225/60/15 tires, with a 4.25" backspace, and they fit fine. Any more backspace on the fronts and you may run the risk of rubbing the suspension.

    There's pics in My Photos if interested. Good luck with your decision.....
    67 XR7 - Tiff. Blue, 289, C4
    13 Ford Focus ST
    90 Mazda MX-5
    95 Ford Probe GT/68 Cougar Trans Am tribute LeMons race car
    03 Ford F150
    83 Honda Nighthawk 550

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