So somewhere in its past someone installed lift springs on the back of my Cougar?
Does anyone have an off the shelf spring that will put me at the current ride height or slightly lower?
Would 245/50/17 be a better tire size?
Last edited by 1967Cougar302; September 22nd, 2015 at 01:06 AM.
As far as the springs, I would say that a previous owner was sporting a "stink bug" stance. Just look at any 67 Cougar picture and you will note that the rear section of the leaf spring is barely visible.
Here is one that looks like yours and look at how high the car sits:
The arch of the spring is similar to yours and there must be 6 inches between the top of the wheel arch and the top of the tire.
Still waiting on my 17x7 with 205/50/17 to come in. Charged the battery after sitting all summer and drove it around the block. Need to pull the passenger quarter lip just a little. Get slight run over bumps but not during cornering since the side load pushes the wheel in a little.
Looks like the axle is slightly off center to the passenger side by about 1/4".
13.25" from center of wheel to quarter lip in the rear.
Last edited by 1967Cougar302; October 2nd, 2015 at 07:10 PM.
The wheels look great. Looks like you have a preference for having the rear of the vehicle lower than the front. I'm the opposite, I prefer the rear of the vehicle to be slightly higher than the front. I would take some of the spacers out of the rear springs to get the rear to sit an inch or so higher than it is now, but that is just my preference.
1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible
1973 Ford Mustang Convertible
1998 GMC Sierra K1500 4WD pickup
2007 Toyota Prius
1986 Toyota SR5 4WD pickup
1998 Suzuki Intruder 1400
My preference is lower front.....I will remedy the front soon.
If you look at the rocket, the car is level. Body line on bottom of door throws the look off.
Wheels look great on that! Congrats...
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
Car looks great, wheels look great, but your rear springs are not right. Look how low the shock mount is! I bet if you get a flat tire the shock will bottom out and dig into the ground. Also, with those lowering block I bet you have almost no rebound travel on that shock!
You need to get the right springs and vet rid of those 3" lowering block.
NOTE: Nothing above a 4.0 back space will fit a factory equipped disc brake 69-70 Cougar. Not 4.125 or 4.250. Trust me.
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